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CAMO
Wednesday 23rd March 2005, 13:11
has anyone attempted to fit window tint on their motor's themselves, or should it be left to the experts?
your thoughts please chaps! :rolling_e

Mrsmopp
Wednesday 23rd March 2005, 13:14
Chapess thinks you should leave it to the experts, a DIY job will never be able to get the same results. The nice thing about a company doing it too is that if they do a poor job you get it done rectified for free where as if you do it yourself and it doesn't come out so well you have no comeback!

Just my opinion tho and i am just a mere female!! LOL

x

Pedro Fandango
Wednesday 23rd March 2005, 13:55
had a try myself & it is a right nightmare (especially on the rear quarters on saloons). So i got it done professionally in the end :smile:

http://covcrew.dyndns.org/covcrew/volvo-850-t5/t54.jpg

kristoff007
Wednesday 23rd March 2005, 14:54
Hey pedro,

What grade or level tint is on your car. I was going to get 18 (as opposed to the current 38) put on my black 850 T5R.

Yours looks nice and dark....I want that

:crazy:

gibbo
Wednesday 23rd March 2005, 14:57
I did a few a couple of years ago and had a complete mare of a time ended up taking the bl**dy windows out. Best left to the pro's i'd say.
As mrs mopp said no comeback if you balls it up yourself.

Gibbo

Pedro Fandango
Wednesday 23rd March 2005, 14:59
mine is done in meduim (no idea on numbers sorry mate)

in some lights it looks to light, but i wouldn't go much darker as its a mare went reversing at night
http://covcrew.dyndns.org/covcrew/volvo-850-t5/t56.jpg

Luke
Wednesday 23rd March 2005, 14:59
Just like mine then...

http://photos.fotango.com/p/eba00457506f00000003.jpg

Sorry, not the best photo, although I will be posting up somenice shots of my T-5R very shortly, I need to take a load of photos of it before I let it go...

mailee
Wednesday 23rd March 2005, 23:02
Hey Pedro, where and how did you get those cool twin tailpipes on your machine? They look so good. How did you get the cut out for the extra pipe in the rear valance too? :worship:

Wobbly Dave
Thursday 24th March 2005, 00:22
Pedro's twins are legendary as is the noise!

It is a false economy to do tints yourself. It is nigh-on impossible to avoid that blacked out tranny van look with the bubbles and that. I had my 740 done with limo tint - which is a lot of glass for about 250.

Well I thought it was cool at the time.

http://www.bigredvolvos.co.uk/galleries/my740_gallery.htm

Now I am not so sure.

Pedro Fandango
Thursday 24th March 2005, 14:04
Hey Pedro, where and how did you get those cool twin tailpipes on your machine? They look so good. How did you get the cut out for the extra pipe in the rear valance too? :worship:
the exhaust was custom done by Powerflow. I had to do the extra cut-out myself using a dremmel (& grind off a small metal L section behind it)

Pedro Fandango
Thursday 24th March 2005, 14:05
It is a false economy to do tints yourself. It is nigh-on impossible to avoid that blacked out tranny van look with the bubbles and that. I had my 740 done with limo tint - which is a lot of glass for about 250.
thats a good price, mine should have been 300

siamblue
Friday 25th March 2005, 13:11
Well I thought it was cool at the time.

http://www.bigredvolvos.co.uk/galleries/my740_gallery.htm

Now I am not so sure.

Dave i too had some shockers for cars,Luckily for me i don't have access to the pics,Maybe it's time for a new thread for over 30's?Be nice to see some of the older type cars from the 80's :saythat: