Cost of Tinting a Tray and Quality thereof

Submitted: Friday, May 28, 2004 at 23:06
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What is the go in tinting today?, Are there any questions I should be asking about the tint? A rough guide for a fair price, for a tray.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 00:47

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 00:47
anything from $100 upto $600
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Follow Up By: fat bastard - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 15:13

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 15:13
Thanks truckster
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Reply By: Savvas - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 06:55

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 06:55
The guy that replaced our back fence a few weeks has a new Falcon cab chassis and it has the radio aerial in the back window. The radio can't receive FM correctly and he has since found that the either the alloy tray or the metallised window tint, or maybe the combination is causing a problem.

So, something to look out for.

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Follow Up By: fat bastard - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 15:13

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 15:13
Thank u kindly
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Reply By: 1an - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 11:48

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 11:48
fb,

If you are handy to Ringwood chk out post 13248.

cheers
1an
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Follow Up By: fat bastard - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 15:14

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 15:14
Had a good read thank u
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Reply By: tinter - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 22:57

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 22:57
G'day,
The reason that some window tinting affects a few modern cars like the latest BA Ford is that high performance reflective films are deposited with metals like aluminium and titanium and this shields out the AM signal being received to the antenna which is now built into the rear screen.
Specific films are made these days to negate this problem but you have to have someone who knows the tinting game inside out to properly advise and install the correct ones.

Aside to that, look for a local company that has years of tinting experience with a proven USA manufacturer. They are the world leaders in this field.
The installation should be custom fitted with door trims removed and even glass pulled out in some circumstances. Patrols and Landcruiser sliders for example can be simply installed on a bench thereby eliminating the unsightly gap between the 2 moving glasses.
One piece rear screens and top edge tinting is another must have.

Films should be covered by manufacturer's warranties with all roll numbers documented with exact film types installed.
Scratch resistant coatings are another feature that one should look for with off- road vehicles that may get into dirty and dusty conditions. This protects the inner surface of the film.

Australian laws state that a film fitted to any car must permit a light transmission of 35% to enter through the tinted glass otherwise you are running illegal and voids the film warranty by the distributors.

Never ever buy a film advertised at $100 because it sounds like a bargain. Even the worst films on the market may look sort of OK for the first few months but it's the sun exposure that kills them. Invariably the installations are of a very poor standard and that matches the lack of merchantable quality of the whole thing.

There's heaps more but I'm trying to best summarise 28 years knowledge into a few short paragraphs.
Hope that helps and maybe another time I can answer a few more concerns?
Regards,
Rob Tait.......Car Tint, Ringwood.
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Follow Up By: fat bastard - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 13:39

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 13:39
Thank u Robert , much appreciate that through follow up.
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