REVIEW: tinting front plastic windows with cling/peel tint - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 06-24-2012, 10:09 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Wattapunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: North TX
Posts: 1,858
REVIEW: tinting front plastic windows with cling/peel tint

There's numerous debate regarding tinting the plastic windows and I figured and try using the cling/peel 20% tint sold at autozone. I figured it's worth a try for only $12 for both windows. I never unzip my windows. It's either only up or off. I'm too cheap for sliders but figured $12 is worth a try. Very straight forward, same process as regular tint.
1) took windows inside on my kitchen table, clean/wipe with windex
2)spray windex on plastic windows and apply tint.
3)I trimmed using sharp scissors, following the window stitching. DON'T USE A RAZOR BLADE!! You might cut the stitching.(most tedious process)
4) squeegee and done.. Took a total of 45mins: Here's pics 2 days after and 95 degrees. Very pleased. There's a few small bubbles I need to squeegee out. Definitely on there good after 2 days in the outside heat. Don't know long term or with windows unzipped but cheap investment and easily removal:

Wattapunk is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-24-2012, 10:11 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
06GoldenEagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: bergen county, nj
Posts: 846
looks like it worked alright

__________________
Bergen county, NJ
06GoldenEagle is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-24-2012, 10:48 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Dusty Rhodes's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 299
Wonder how it would work with hard doors? It looks great on your jeep and should help keep it much cooler.
Dusty Rhodes is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-24-2012, 10:56 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
CharTay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,385
Impressive!
CharTay is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-24-2012, 11:59 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
fourty4magjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Erie
Posts: 1,742
You know that turned out pretty darn good! Nice job!
__________________
/I ,[_____], Goodyear duratrac 33x12.5r15s
I---I_ -olllllllo- 4" currie lift, savvy arms.
()_) ()_)—o-)_) Cragar or Procomp soft 8s pioneer deck with polk db series speakers
fourty4magjr is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-24-2012, 12:49 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Jeeper_Kreeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Dade city, Florida
Posts: 90
Did you do your back window and side windows too?
Jeeper_Kreeper is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-24-2012, 02:27 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Wattapunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: North TX
Posts: 1,858
The back came tinted with my top. So far it's working well. Hard doors would be alot easier to tint because it's really made for real windows. I do recommend leaving a tiny gap around the window so the adhesion is better. So far with the heat, the adhesion is alot better due to the windex drying out. I figured if I ever get pulled over for illegal tint, I can just take remove it in front of the officer to maybe avoid a ticket.
Wattapunk is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-24-2012, 02:49 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Atthehop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NW, NJ
Posts: 3,862
If the police cannot see in it is illegal in !j.
__________________
Retired my 94 YJ 4cyl 5spd @ 200K
Now in a 04 TJ 4cyl 5spd CV @120K+
Both as a commuter vehicle in NW, NJ
April 2012.downsized and now a 99er.
Atthehop is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-09-2012, 08:40 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
dixau11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 540
How did it hold up?
__________________
1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ
Zero to sixty? Yes.
dixau11 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-09-2012, 08:55 PM   #10
Thank you Veterans

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
Beastmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: The Old Pubelo
Posts: 23,285
Quote:
Originally Posted by dixau11 View Post
How did it hold up?
I'm interested too.
Beastmaster is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-09-2012, 09:04 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
dixau11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 540
Bump!
__________________
1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ
Zero to sixty? Yes.
dixau11 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-11-2012, 11:28 AM   #12
Thank you Veterans

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
Beastmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: The Old Pubelo
Posts: 23,285
I sent a PM to the OP asking about this with no reply, he may not be active any more.
Beastmaster is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-11-2012, 12:08 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
ShakaBrahTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Destin, FL
Posts: 32
This is probably a better idea than what I did. I used 20% regular window tint on the front. Worked great at first but has started "unsticking" in areas due to bending the window when putting it up and down. The cling stuff could be taken off and reapplied. My back Windows are still great, but I don't bend those.

Window tint guy told me the plastic windows really aren't supposed to be tinted over because they release a small amount of gases. But I did anyway.

Here's mine right after being done.


Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20121211_120734.jpg
Views:	97
Size:	105.3 KB
ID:	186600



Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20121211_120801.jpg
Views:	102
Size:	102.8 KB
ID:	186602
ShakaBrahTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-11-2012, 12:24 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
doolyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 321
Anybody tried nightshades that you spray on your turn signals and stuff to black them out?
doolyd is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-11-2012, 06:59 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
Neil F.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Marlton, NJ
Posts: 5,346
Images: 1
Niteshades is not opticaly clear. It will be very blury if you use is on windows.
__________________
2003 TJ, 33" BFG AT, 2" BL, 2" BDS spring lift, Truck Lite headlights, Homemade sunrider top.
Neil F. is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-13-2012, 01:31 PM   #16
Thank you Veterans

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
Beastmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: The Old Pubelo
Posts: 23,285
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beastmaster View Post
I sent a PM to the OP asking about this with no reply, he may not be active any more.
I just got a reply from Wattapunk

Here's what he said:


Quote:
Originally Posted by Wattapunk
Still holding up but now they're in storage. I replaced them with some sliders. That cling on actually worked really for the 4 mos I had it, although I was too afraid to unzip the windows.
Beastmaster is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-13-2012, 04:40 PM   #17
Jeeper
 
dixau11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 540
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beastmaster

I just got a reply from Wattapunk

Here's what he said:
Wanna sell them?

__________________
1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ
Zero to sixty? Yes.
dixau11 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:10 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC