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Old 04-20-2009, 09:04 PM   #1
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Problem Window Tinting?

I asked my dealership today if they could do window tinting on my new Camaro when it arrived. This was their response

"We don’t do window tinting, you have to be careful with tint on windows that index, like the Camaro and the Corvette."

Has anyone heard of problems associated with tinting?
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:09 PM   #2
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Maybe this will help!

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-c...ng-for-c6.html
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:15 PM   #3
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I asked my dealership today if they could do window tinting on my new Camaro when it arrived. This was their response

"We don’t do window tinting, you have to be careful with tint on windows that index, like the Camaro and the Corvette."

Has anyone heard of problems associated with tinting?
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I had a vert that had this feture and you can still tint them. they need to add heat to dry fast.
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:17 PM   #4
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Good information. Thanks. I'll be doing this too
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:17 PM   #5
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Will they have to remove door panels to install the tint??
That just makes me cringe
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:15 AM   #6
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Window Tinting

I owned a window tinting and auto accessory shop for almost 10 years ... they wont take any panels off the car and as far as the indexing this is not by far the first car to have this feature. The bmw has been doing it for years. Dont worry about it just take it to a pro they will hook you up. As far as the dealer saying not to... he doesent have a clue , probrobly has not ever tinted a window in his life!
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:21 PM   #7
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I had my windows tinted the second day after getting my Camaro. No problems with the door windows. What I did not like was how they did the back window. The installer was not able to get behind the center brake light to get the bubbles out from under the film, so he cut around it. If you look at the brake light, you will notice that it is molded into to the back dash panel. I have since picked up the drawings from the dealer service department. However, to get the back dash out of the way, the lower side quarter panels will have to be removed. Starting to get a bit difficult. Has anyone else had their camaro tinted, and if so, how did the installer do the back window. If someone has gotten the entire rear window tinted could you send me a picture and instructions how they did it. Thanks.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:40 PM   #8
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I had my windows tinted the second day after getting my Camaro. No problems with the door windows. What I did not like was how they did the back window. The installer was not able to get behind the center brake light to get the bubbles out from under the film, so he cut around it. If you look at the brake light, you will notice that it is molded into to the back dash panel. I have since picked up the drawings from the dealer service department. However, to get the back dash out of the way, the lower side quarter panels will have to be removed. Starting to get a bit difficult. Has anyone else had their camaro tinted, and if so, how did the installer do the back window. If someone has gotten the entire rear window tinted could you send me a picture and instructions how they did it. Thanks.
my installer worked around the light in the back window and had no issues at all i went over my windows for an hour looking for an imperfection and found not a one, he did say it was a little tricky in the back window but he said all it took was a little patience and just knowing how to work your materials. As for the indexing he said he simply just made the tint go down a little father toward the bottom of the car than he normally would as to you would see no long term issues with the windows indexing and bubbles and streaking. this guy knows his stuff and is a true professional
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:41 PM   #9
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Does anyone know what the TINT % is already on the Camaro from Oshawa??

I noticed It was marked on the window already....70%

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Old 05-21-2009, 09:58 PM   #10
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Does anyone know what the TINT % is already on the Camaro from Oshawa??
I didn't think there was any tinting to the windows at all from the factory. I could be wrong, I'm sure one of are camaro know it alls will correct me if i am incorrect.
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:32 PM   #11
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I owned a window tinting and auto accessory shop for almost 10 years ... they wont take any panels off the car and as far as the indexing this is not by far the first car to have this feature. The bmw has been doing it for years. Dont worry about it just take it to a pro they will hook you up. As far as the dealer saying not to... he doesent have a clue , probrobly has not ever tinted a window in his life!
+1 I own a BMW took it to a pro tint shop, they did it just fine
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Old 05-22-2009, 02:47 AM   #12
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Does anyone know what the TINT % is already on the Camaro from Oshawa??
No factory tinting. All of the images of Camaros on the Chevy cite are just eye candy.

You have to take care of it yourself, since the tint laws vary state to state.
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Old 05-23-2009, 06:00 PM   #13
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my installer worked around the light in the back window and had no issues at all i went over my windows for an hour looking for an imperfection and found not a one, he did say it was a little tricky in the back window but he said all it took was a little patience and just knowing how to work your materials. As for the indexing he said he simply just made the tint go down a little father toward the bottom of the car than he normally would as to you would see no long term issues with the windows indexing and bubbles and streaking. this guy knows his stuff and is a true professional

Thanks for the info., I'll be back to the tint guy next week to have the back window redone.
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Old 05-23-2009, 06:21 PM   #14
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ALL windows that come on cars are pretinted, this had been said as much by I believe FbodFather. the key is knowing what percent they are. because when you start adding up tints you can quickly pass the legal amount without knowing it. (im not sure but I believe it started in a thread about an IOM car with blacked out windows)
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Old 05-24-2009, 05:19 PM   #15
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i had mine tinted on friday and to do it correctly you have to take the door panels off and take the rear panel off. takes a little bit of extra time but its not a huge deal. ill gets some pics up soon. i only did mine 35% for a few reasons.
1: the cops here are dicks
2: the cops here are dicks
3: i didnt want to go 20% because its hard enough to see out as it is (although 20% would have looked way better)
4: the cops here are dicks
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:33 PM   #16
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some pics of my windows tinted


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Old 05-25-2009, 11:37 AM   #17
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complaining with 35%?! here in new york, sides must be 70% and there has been about 300 tickets issued for dark tint on one main street on SI in a week.
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Old 05-25-2009, 04:44 PM   #18
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im in ny and got 5% all the way around no tickets

im going to my eye doctor to ask for a note for tints


i dont like on the camaro with tint it makes a triangle in the back window

anyway to get rid of that?
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:29 PM   #19
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i had mine tinted on friday and to do it correctly you have to take the door panels off and take the rear panel off. takes a little bit of extra time but its not a huge deal. ill gets some pics up soon. i only did mine 35% for a few reasons.
1: the cops here are dicks
2: the cops here are dicks
3: i didnt want to go 20% because its hard enough to see out as it is (although 20% would have looked way better)
4: the cops here are dicks
Can you post some pics of 35%... I'm getting mind done this weekend.
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:58 AM   #20
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Tint

We had ours tinted....No problems at all...
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:03 AM   #21
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Anyone have pictures of the back window tint? How noticeable is it if you can not get behind the 3rd break light?
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:30 PM   #22
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some pics of my windows tinted


a sick looking car!!!
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:14 PM   #23
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a sick looking car!!!
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24379

This is my rear window tinted. it was no problem getting behind the break light.
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:17 PM   #24
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Everyone keeps posting pics with out giving us any numbers... %%%%% PLEASE

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