Jeep Wrangler Forum

Jeep Wrangler Forum (
-   TJ General Discussion Forum (
-   -   REVIEW: tinting front plastic windows with cling/peel tint (

Wattapunk 06-24-2012 11:09 AM

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:

06GoldenEagle 06-24-2012 11:11 AM

looks like it worked alright

Dusty Rhodes 06-24-2012 11:48 AM

Wonder how it would work with hard doors? It looks great on your jeep and should help keep it much cooler.

CharTay 06-24-2012 11:56 AM


fourty4magjr 06-24-2012 12:59 PM

You know that turned out pretty darn good! Nice job!

Jeeper_Kreeper 06-24-2012 01:49 PM

Did you do your back window and side windows too?

Wattapunk 06-24-2012 03:27 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

Atthehop 06-24-2012 03:49 PM

If the police cannot see in it is illegal in !j.

dixau11 12-09-2012 09:40 PM

How did it hold up?

Beastmaster 12-09-2012 09:55 PM


Originally Posted by dixau11 (Post 3085468)
How did it hold up?

I'm interested too.

dixau11 12-09-2012 10:04 PM


Beastmaster 12-11-2012 12:28 PM

I sent a PM to the OP asking about this with no reply, he may not be active any more.

ShakaBrahTJ 12-11-2012 01:08 PM

2 Attachment(s)
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.

Attachment 186600

Attachment 186602

doolyd 12-11-2012 01:24 PM

Anybody tried nightshades that you spray on your turn signals and stuff to black them out?

Neil F. 12-11-2012 07:59 PM

Niteshades is not opticaly clear. It will be very blury if you use is on windows.

Beastmaster 12-13-2012 02:31 PM


Originally Posted by Beastmaster (Post 3091015)
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:


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.

dixau11 12-13-2012 05:40 PM


Originally Posted by Beastmaster

I just got a reply from Wattapunk

Here's what he said:

Wanna sell them?

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:52 PM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.