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:
06-24-2012 10:11 AM
looks like it worked alright
06-24-2012 10:48 AM
Wonder how it would work with hard doors? It looks great on your jeep and should help keep it much cooler.
06-24-2012 10:56 AM
06-24-2012 11:59 AM
You know that turned out pretty darn good! Nice job!
06-24-2012 12:49 PM
Did you do your back window and side windows too?
06-24-2012 02:27 PM
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.:D
06-24-2012 02:49 PM
If the police cannot see in it is illegal in !j.
12-09-2012 08:40 PM
How did it hold up?
12-09-2012 08:55 PM
Originally Posted by dixau11
How did it hold up?
I'm interested too.
12-09-2012 09:04 PM
12-11-2012 11:28 AM
I sent a PM to the OP asking about this with no reply, he may not be active any more.
12-11-2012 12:08 PM
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.