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Rear Window tint Dot Matrix

Discussion in 'SN95 Cobras' started by NRM Cobra, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. NRM Cobra

    NRM Cobra Narrow Road Motorsport's Established Member

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    Just had my rear window tinted and my tint guy would not tint the dot matrix, said he would but, I'd be back in a month so he could trim it off, cause it just doesn't work.
    Anybody, know the best solution? I've read where some people use vinyl inside, paint inside, sand etc.. I just want it done right. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and I'm not going to pay for some to do it half way. I'd like some help on the best way for it to look 100%, not some crap job.
     
  2. 96redcobra

    96redcobra Member Established Member

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    This may be weird, but when i had mine done the guy used clear elmers glue between the dots and the tint, says he has done it like that for a long time. I kinda want one of the mmd roof spoilers so that would cover it anyway
     
  3. arayray

    arayray Member Established Member

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    Both times that I have had mine tinted, the guy put a black piece of vinyl over the dots. The only way to do it and look good.
     
  4. SuperBlownGT

    SuperBlownGT Forever CoBro! Established Member

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    Vinyl is really the only way to do it and look good
     
  5. redrocket16

    redrocket16 Active Member Established Member

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    Sanding them down can help but it's labor intensive and the vinyl is a much easier solution to the issue. Be sure to overlap the vinyl slightly onto the tint so if you cruise with the windows down each time you drive like I do it won't eventually start to peel your tint back from the wind.
     
  6. Blown_By_You

    Blown_By_You Richard Head Established Member

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    Find a better tinter.. It needs to be lightly sanded to stick properly.. Your guy is lazy.
     
  7. 1BD9D7

    1BD9D7 Rollin down the road in.. Established Member

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    Mine was tinted over the first time and it held up for over 10 years just fine. I took it all off this year and had darker tint put on, they used black vinyl over the top part.
     
  8. MustangMatt77

    MustangMatt77 Member Established Member

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    Just had my windows done this summer.
    Vinyl tape is made specifically for that dot matrix pattern.
    Regular window tint will not adhear fully and air will be trapped in.
    Mine looks no different from the outside and I do not notice it from the inside.
    That and the mirror is only so tall, you can't see the whole rear window from top to bottom in it either.
     
  9. DVJ38

    DVJ38 One mod at a time Established Member

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    I have the same problem OP. I specifically told my tinter not to tint the DOT matrix because they all peel off and get bubbley, then look like crap. I bought a piece of black 3M vinyl that I was going to put on the inside, but when I tried a piece on the glass, it looked grey from the outside. I've thought about trying a limo strip and using clear glue. If that doesn't work I may want to just spray paint it lol.
     
  10. FoxFour

    FoxFour Peace,Love and Soul! Established Member

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    Mine was sanded in 2000 and the my tints have held up fine. No peeling or bubbling, ever.
     
  11. SVTORANGE

    SVTORANGE Active Member Established Member

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    I have not had an issue tinting over the dot matrix on the rear window
     
  12. bumsoil

    bumsoil Active Member Established Member

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    mines painted matte black
     
  13. DVJ38

    DVJ38 One mod at a time Established Member

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    Do you have any pictures of it?

    Do you have any pictures of it?
     
  14. NRM Cobra

    NRM Cobra Narrow Road Motorsport's Established Member

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    did you spray it? If so do you remember what type and brand of paint you used? I was thinking of painting mine as well
     
  15. VirtualSVT

    VirtualSVT lolololololololololol Established Member

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    +1
     
  16. FoxFour

    FoxFour Peace,Love and Soul! Established Member

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    Sorry for the delay. I'll take a picture tomorrow.
     
  17. FoxFour

    FoxFour Peace,Love and Soul! Established Member

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    Sorry for the delay.
     
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    98$vt i love white girls Established Member

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    No offense, I think this is exactly what everyone is trying to avoid.
     
  19. FoxFour

    FoxFour Peace,Love and Soul! Established Member

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    I understand. It never has bothered me. Its never bubbled or peeled.
     
  20. DVJ38

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    No problem, I appreciated you taking the time to do that for us. Unfortunately that is what I'm trying to avoid lol. Maybe I'll sand and use clear glue.. see what happens.

    Bummer. Stupid dot matrix lol
     

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