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« on: April 23, 2008, 03:07:57 PM »

Some questions on tinted glass to fit a UK Previa

Stick On Tints:
Who has had there glass tinted  and what was the cost ?

Tinted Glass:
On average how much would it cost new/salvaged

Places that do the jobs:
I live in Liverpool but would be willing to travel for a good job
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008, 03:09:41 PM »

I did my own.........its in the tutorial section........i only wish i had of gone darker though........cost me �19
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2008, 03:10:47 PM »

here it is............

http://www.estima-motoring.co.uk/Forum/index.php?topic=931.0
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2008, 03:17:55 PM »

you could see if AJ,S LUCIDA can get you some like he did for Eddy and swap the windows... there will shortly be a tutorial for that on site but it is a fairly easy job

personally I prefer privacy glass (mirrored) to tints tough but it depends what colour your bus is...
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2008, 04:02:44 PM »

Good tuturial i may consider a diy job but as I'm a disaster at diy it will have to be a last resort  Undecided
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2008, 04:16:08 PM »

im all thumbs as well......the roll is 6mtrs long......so there's room for failure/error....i mucked up one piece (the first piece) after that it was a doddle. Grin

the stuff comes from a chap on ebay..... just type in car window tints........it should be around the �20 mark.

 They do the rolls in 4 different (or is it five?) shades....i went for the second from lightest....because i didnt want it to dark......

5% is limo black (useless realy) and 75% is the lightest.....i should have gone for 35% in hinesight!

 Still.......... at only �20 its worth me removing it & doing it again at 35%.....as im now a pro at it lol.

If you do decide to do it........my top tip is to do it on a nice calm (pref sunny) day....NO wind / breeze. i cant stress enough how easy this is...... Grin
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2008, 05:58:34 PM »

Seeing as it comes off if i make a mistake i think i will give it a go with the 35% stuff
ill post the results for you all to have a laugh over

Cheers mate
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2008, 07:04:46 PM »

I was always advised to never try a DIY tint-job on the back window - mainly due to needing to cut it into strips and but the joints on the heater element wires - plus there's a lack of black matrix at the edges of the rear window (which the sides have) and the usual comment of "it's like wrapping a football"  :Smiley Wink

But then, the cheapest quote I had to tint the entire rear was �250 Shocked...so may well be worth trying to DIY the rear side ones - and they can even be removed with the minimum of fuss and tinted on a table if needs be.

Depending on your confidence levels after that, either consider DIY on the rear window - or seek out a professional for just that one window?

Avoid the spray-on tints though.


This may also help: www.tintdude.com  Cool
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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2008, 07:38:58 PM »

i concur centaur........ i did have a go at the rear......... to be honest......i should have had my camcorder rolling........i would have got �250 from you been framed....lol......i got in a right muddle with it.......and the attempt ended up in the bin pmsl..........i can see my error......i didnt cut it into enough strips........that would have worked. (the use of a hot-air gun would have been a bonus as well)

regards all ....... ade.
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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2008, 09:22:27 PM »

I was always advised to never try a DIY tint-job on the back window - mainly due to needing to cut it into strips and but the joints on the heater element wires - plus there's a lack of black matrix at the edges of the rear window (which the sides have) and the usual comment of "it's like wrapping a football"  :Smiley Wink

But then, the cheapest quote I had to tint the entire rear was �250 Shocked...so may well be worth trying to DIY the rear side ones - and they can even be removed with the minimum of fuss and tinted on a table if needs be.

Depending on your confidence levels after that, either consider DIY on the rear window - or seek out a professional for just that one window?

Avoid the spray-on tints though.



This may also help: www.tintdude.com  Cool

thats a bit of a steep quote i have been quoted �220 to do the rear and 4 sides....................


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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2008, 09:08:29 PM »

Thanks for all the advise i have decided the job especially the rear window could be a bit tricky for me.
I have shopped around and found a place 10 miles from were i live who will tint the complete van for �180 with a 10 year guarentee.
Here is the link to there site http://www.tintwindows.co.uk/car_tinting.htm

i will post some pics when the job is done here http://www.estima-motoring.co.uk/Forum/index.php?topic=1884.0
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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2008, 12:13:33 PM »

For anyone who would like to try to tint there own windows check out this site with videos to show how it is done

http://www.gilafilms.com/autozone/
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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2009, 06:43:18 PM »

ok i have been quoted 190 for entire rear windows to be tinted on my toyota previa from a company called custom tints they are based in the north east uk gateshead they do a nice job and also u get little decals saying custom tints on ur windows mine is getting done next week il post pics when done
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« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2009, 07:51:52 PM »

Nice, there seems to be a call for tints for a few people owning these buses. I'm just wondering if it's a way to hide as they feel silly driving them? Shocked  Grin Grin
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« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2009, 09:09:36 PM »



I just want to tint my rear door window as it has that netting type tint on it and i want black. Dont
know how easy to get the old netting stuff off though. Huh?
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« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2009, 09:57:52 PM »

i tell ya main reason for me wanting mine tinted lol i have to many children and wen i go to asda and i sit in car park with them the play up and i feel silly when people stair in bk lol
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« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2009, 10:26:14 PM »

i tell ya main reason for me wanting mine tinted lol i have to many children and wen i go to asda and i sit in car park with them the play up and i feel silly when people stair in bk lol

I like mine because it has saved me unwanted attention from the police when on a long drive as Ethan usually gets bored and goes walkabout in the back after a while
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« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2009, 11:02:17 PM »

i tell ya main reason for me wanting mine tinted lol i have to many children and wen i go to asda and i sit in car park with them the play up and i feel silly when people stair in bk lol

I like mine because it has saved me unwanted attention from the police when on a long drive as Ethan usually gets bored and goes walkabout in the back after a while
My daughter Celina plays chair hopping too  :Smiley
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