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Old 04-22-2013, 03:32 PM   #1
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Got my windows tinted and they scratched both quarter panels...

So I went to a local shop amd got my windows tinted. Fairly cheap I thought 189+ tax. it was kind of a crappy day so I didn't take a good look at my car when it was done. Took it home and parked it. Drove it the next day got out and noticed something on the qp looked closer a bunch of little scratches walked around to the other side and scratches in the same spot but quite a bit bigger. Needless to say I am quite pissed.

My car has 550 miles on it. The guy tells me that could have happened anywhere. I said on both sides and the same spot. Then proceeded to tell me they where not consistent with the work they did. So my buddy was with me (to keep me from ripping some punk over a counter and dragging them outside and introducing them to my fist, feet and concrete) and says I know you lay it out on the outside to cut it. The guy proceeds to tell him he doesn't knoe anything about tinting and goes to demonstrate and nearly rubs up against my car again in the same spot. So he says you almost did it again! He proceeded to change his tune a bit. So now thwy said they want me to come back and they will prob take care of it but not sure what that will take. Even if they "fix it" it doesn't make it better or change the fact that they scratched my brand new 1LE.

So if you get your windows tinted make sure you tell them to watch out for the quarter panels.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:43 PM   #2
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That sucks! And yes, they place the tint on the outside of the car and cut the shape before they put it on the windows inside. With out seeing a picture it could be because of the flared quarters that stick out further than the windows that this was a zipper, belt buckle or a button when yet leaned on the car. If it is just below the glass it is most likely front them cutting the tint.

Either way do not back down a press foward with the shop for them to cover the repair. Do no let them try to fix it or it could get worse.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:01 PM   #3
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I take mine where they do Ferraris and Lambos.
but 189 bucks.. not for a good job around here..
my Ceramic was nearly 350 but the job shows it's quality.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:05 PM   #4
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It is right about at the level of the gas cap but on both sides. Looks like either pants zipper or those little metal things on the edge of your pocket. I am definitely hesitant on letting them "fix" it. I think most of the scratches will come out with a polishing wheel but they couldnt even tint my car without messing it up why do I think they wont mess that up as well.

The only small positive of the situation is I got on the freeway behind a 13' Mustang 5.0 on my way back to the tint shop. I was already fired up so I noticed he got on it on the on ramp so I followed suit. I know for a fact the Mustangs run... but I will just say he didnt outrun me. Took me a minute to real him in as he was in front and got on it first but I pulled him in. I went by at about 110 and lifted at about 115mph. To his credit he might have lifted for a brief second but got back on it. That made me feel a little better because I know mustangs are a little faster on paper.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:06 PM   #5
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Sorry to hear OP, that sucks. Like someone mentioned, keep pressing for a resolution.

For anyone contemplating doing this, do a thorough walk through with the manager of the shop before proceeding! If they fail to adhere to your standards, find another shop who will.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:08 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=Dropspeed;6454792]That sucks! And yes, they place the tint on the outside of the car and cut the shape before they put it on the windows inside. QUOTE]

They still cut the tint outside the car? Dang that was back in the day. My buddys shop cuts them using a laser hooked to a PC. they type in the car and it automaticly cuts the perfect size/shape of tint without having to cut it on the car.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:55 PM   #7
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Someone wasn't paying attention. They should only need to cut on the car if they haven't made any templates. So they are lazy and haven't made any templates, or it was their first Camaro.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:13 PM   #8
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Sorry to hear OP, that sucks. Like someone mentioned, keep pressing for a resolution.

For anyone contemplating doing this, do a thorough walk through with the manager of the shop before proceeding! If they fail to adhere to your standards, find another shop who will.
amen. luckily ill be taking mine to a trusted shop, but damn if i did not watch them do a toyota celica before i let them do the one i bought a few years ago. will most likely watch them do a camaro before i let them touch mine. mofos need to
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:25 PM   #9
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Thats unfortunate man!!! Im a Manager of a Local tint/audio shop. Myself, I have been tinting for 15 years now. 10 years by hand, And 5 with a plotter that cuts all my patterns. I can honestly say that I take extra care while doing the rear window of ANY car, And I make Damn sure that I have nothing resting on the car while shrinking the rear film...

I can almost guarantee that the marks on your quarter panel is from the extension cord of the heatgun they were using on your back window. While he was leaning up and over your car shrinking your back glass the cord was moving up and down and rubbing the crap out of it. I have seen it done before by other tinters. When I am shrinking the rear I have the cord draped over my back and then it comes up and over between my neck and shoulder that way it doesnt ever have a chance to touch the car.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:46 PM   #10
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Man, that sucks. I would be pissed as well. I wouldn't let them take car of it though.
What I would do is, get some estimates and have a professional detailer take care of it for you. Do you trust them after the quarter panels? I wouldn't. Maybe I'm too cynical.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:35 PM   #11
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No I cant say that I really trust them at all at this point. However I dont know what they are going to do for me. Maybe they will pay for a detailer however I am sure they will just want to do it themselves. I messed with the driver side a little today just to see if I could get them out and I think if I had a polishing wheel I would have got them out all the way but heres a few pics.

Driver Side after I used a Cleaner, polish then wax.


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Old 04-22-2013, 10:43 PM   #12
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:00 PM   #13
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It's heart breaking but I'd avoid painting. That should rub out and what doesn't should cover up nicely as is not that deep. Let a pro do it or do it by hand. I don't trust anyone with my car. I love the color by the way.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:09 PM   #14
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Thank you. I liked the color but I was unsure when I ordered it the more I have it and see it person I love the color. It has many different looks depending on the type of light you have.
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Passenger side looks the worse, I'm not sure all of that will buff out completely. It all depends on how deep it went into the clear coat, hopefully not into the basecoat. If you don't have much experience with paint correction, I would leave it to a pro.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:40 PM   #16
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The passenger side is worse and I do not have much experience so I am leaving the rest to a pro. I tried just to see if the orbital I had would get them out. I could prob go by hand and use some rubbing compound and then through the different steps and maybe get them out but I will see what these yahoos say. Most of the driver side came out with that but not completely. I cant really tell if it is into the base coat but I dont think so. I know the paint on these cars is pretty thin so that scares me a bit.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:43 PM   #17
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Man that sucks!

Go get some ZL1 side skirts to make yourself feel better
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:46 PM   #18
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Man that sucks!

Go get some ZL1 side skirts to make yourself feel better
Funny you should say that I just emailed RPI about getting some and some splash guards. Already noticing a few chips on the gills from rocks.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:26 AM   #19
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Give me 2 minutes with my porter cable DA and those scratches would be gone.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:38 AM   #20
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It is still inexcusable, but that is fixable. I would ask them to pay the bill.

May need a little touch up as filler and then wheel it, but it will be unnoticeable when done. A professional detail shop should be able to handle that for you. If you dont have one you use or trust send me a PM. It is a little drive to Birmingham (45 mins) but I have a guy I have know and trusted for 13+ years out here that has fixed some things for me....
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What jackasses. Why can't people treat other's cars like their own?
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:50 AM   #22
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Give me 2 minutes with my porter cable DA and those scratches would be gone.


Sucks to see that, but atleast its fixable. AGM looks great with the black wheels and tint!
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:57 PM   #23
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Thats why I will not trust anyone to do work on my car unless under my strict supervision!
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:36 PM   #24
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Thats why I will not trust anyone to do work on my car unless under my strict supervision!
Does that include letting other people drive your car?
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Wow, those scratches along side of your car where your gas tank is, made me ill. That would piss me off as well. I would just take it to a professional detailer that you trust and just get your whole car professionally done at that point. If you can swing the bill. One thing is certain,.....I would be sure to let everyone know not to go to that window tint shop for sure.
Good luck man. I hope it works out for you.
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