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Finally! Got the windows tinted today. Unfortunately my window tinter (and personal friend) could not fit me into his schedule until today. But he does such great work it is always worth the wait. This was his first Camaro to tint and wanted to make sure the job was "done right". I wanted the tint to go all the way to the bottom of the rear window so it was a lot of work. Some tinters will just cut around the third brake light. We had to tear the rear apart to get to the bottom of the window but the hard work paid off!!!!

Just tried to upload photos but the original photos were 4.1MB and when I cropped then down to 250KB it was pointless. Dang!

Just figured it out! Whew. :lol:
 

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I totally agree with the tinting. I HATE it when I see the window tinted with a cutout around the 3rd brake light.

No attention to detail!
 

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Looks good. This is the first thing I'm going to do when mine gets here. All black Camaro means I need to get as dark tint on it as possible. ;)
 

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Looks good. This is the first thing I'm going to do when mine gets here. All black Camaro means I need to get as dark tint on it as possible. ;)
I was going to go darker, but at the last second changed my mind. I went down to the lowest transmission allowed in Alabama (32%). This is the first vehicle I have tinted "legal". With the black leather it looks like it is a lot darker than it really is. Looks almost as dark as 15%
 

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Nice! I'm next haha. My friend too is a window tinter. He has yet to fit me in. We have been tinting cars for years together. It's nice to see somebody else that takes the interiors out like we have been doing since 1986!
I take the cars apart, he tints them. What brand of tint? Also how did you defeat window indexing, pull the fuse while doors are open to keep windows down slightly?
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I was going to go darker, but at the last second changed my mind. I went down to the lowest transmission allowed in Alabama (32%). This is the first vehicle I have tinted "legal". With the black leather it looks like it is a lot darker than it really is. Looks almost as dark as 15%

Yeah I really like the way it looks, I just need to find a good window tinter here in Houston / Waco and I'll be good to go.
 

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Nice! I'm next haha. My friend too is a window tinter. He has yet to fit me in. We have been tinting cars for years together. It's nice to see somebody else that takes the interiors out like we have been doing since 1986!
I take the cars apart, he tints them. I also like the cutout for the third brakelight, most guys just tint over it. Kinda defeats the purpose of a high mount brake light. What brand of tint? Also how did you defeat window indexing, pull the fuse while door are open to keep windows down slightly?
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Llumar ATR35 Charcoal. To defeat the indexing, just stick the bar of a screwdriver into the door latch. This will make the door think it is closed and the window will go back up. Then when you are done tinting just pull the door handle. Once you do this just remember not to shut the door or the glass may break since it is all the way up. ;)
 

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Llumar ATR35 Charcoal. To defeat the indexing, just stick the bar of a screwdriver into the door latch. This will make the door think it is closed and the window will go back up. Then when you are done tinting just pull the door handle. Once you do this just remember not to shut the door or the glass may break since it is all the way up. ;)
Thanks. Llumar is the film we have been using for a couple of years now.
3M always seems to bubble or turn purple (even with the best stuff).
Llumar just gets a little lighter after a while.
 

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Thanks. Llumar is the film we have been using for a couple of years now.
3M always seems to bubble or turn purple (even with the best stuff).
Llumar just gets a little lighter after a while.
Llumar ATR has a lifetime warranty against fading as well as bubbling and peeling. I had the same film on one of my vehicles for 6 yrs and did not notice any fading. Luckily, if something goes wrong, my tinter will make it right and redo. :)
 

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I'm glad no one wanted to tear my car apart when they tinted the windows. Sorry but that's just ridiculous.

He mentioned that the indexing windows were a piece of cake as he had already done plenty of Vettes and Mustangs.

I didnt even ask him about the back window, he managed.

Lumar tint was used on mine too. My installer doesn't mind warranty claims on the lifetime film since Lumar pays him labor for the re-do.
 

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It looks great...however, when tearing apart the car you risk ending up with rattles and noises that didn't exist before...
 

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It looks great...however, when tearing apart the car you risk ending up with rattles and noises that didn't exist before...
So long as you take your time an do not break any clips, clamps, or alignment pins this should not be an issue. If I do notice anything, I will be sure to let everyone know.
 

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Llumar ATR35 Charcoal. To defeat the indexing, just stick the bar of a screwdriver into the door latch. This will make the door think it is closed and the window will go back up. Then when you are done tinting just pull the door handle. Once you do this just remember not to shut the door or the glass may break since it is all the way up. ;)
Can we revisit the indexing windows question for a minute? The screw driver sounds like it will work while doing the tint, but what about the next 24-72 hours until the tint dries/cures? Do you just pull a fuse? Any advice?
 

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Can we revisit the indexing windows question for a minute? The screw driver sounds like it will work while doing the tint, but what about the next 24-72 hours until the tint dries/cures? Do you just pull a fuse? Any advice?
Naw just roll with it, wont hurt anything. The stuff is mostly dry when they are done, they just say that "just in case"

Just don't roll the window all the way down for a day if it sits in the sun, or I waited 3 days since mine is garaged unless it's moving.
 

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How ironic I took all my hatch tint off today. I like it on the sides, just not in my rear view mirror.

OP, Looks great!
 

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Naw just roll with it, wont hurt anything. The stuff is mostly dry when they are done, they just say that "just in case"

Just don't roll the window all the way down for a day if it sits in the sun, or I waited 3 days since mine is garaged unless it's moving.
Correct. If the tint job is done correctly this should not be an issue. I let the car sit in the hot sun the next day to let all "haziness" go away (which is a good indication that things have set) then started using my windows as I would normally would.
 
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