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#1 OFFLINE   ratchetrob


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 02:15 PM

Has any one took on the task of window tinting

Would you use paint?

Or window tint film ?

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 03:14 PM

You can use tamiya smoke paint! First I sand with water the window from the inside with a grit of 4000+, clean it with water, let it dry and apply the tamiya smoke paint. Notice that you have to apply several layers of this paint, so the first coat has to be thin. Wait for it to dry well, the more you wait the better. Then sand it softly with water, clean it and apply again a layer of smoke. When you got to the tint shade you want you sanded again to leave a smooth finish and apply some clear. But if you got skills cutting I think tint film can work, I never have done it, because my skills aren't very good.  :occasion14:




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Posted 11 August 2013 - 05:47 PM

I have used tints and it does work, but a pain on curved windows.  I have also used paint, which does a great job, but I just used black gloss for a limo tint look !!

Here is the effect.  Ignore the lift at the base of the window, that is because the window was cracked !!  That is why I ended up painting it in the end.  I'm sure it would have been fine without the cracked screen !!

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 02:20 PM

I've used both real window film and spray on product.  For myself i use a product called VHT Nightshades.  It's designed to tint taillights on 1:1 cars.  I believe it is similar to tamiya and testors offerings just a bigger can and easily available at most automotive supply stores.  Using real film is tough to get the cut perfect and in my opinion isn't worth the effort.
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