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Old 06-12-2010, 10:04 PM   #25081
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:53 PM   #25082
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:37 PM   #25083
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:38 AM   #25084
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See, I actually want it to look like there is no tint, I just want it to for the heat/to save the interior from UV.
Do you own a pair of polarized sunglasses and if so does it give you that cross-hatched pattern some tint gives when you look at it while wearing polarized sunglasses?
My thoughts exactly. I don't need tickets for illegal window film. It's 50% up front and 40% on the rear side and rear glass.

I have Serengeti sunglasses. They weren't cheap sunglasses but I'm not sure if they're polarized. I just went out there and tested them.. I can't see anything weird on the tint through them.

Yea, you don't want to use strong glass cleaners on any window tint. I don't clean mine very often but I also don't have kids who put their hands all over the glass either. When I do wipe them down I just use water and paper towels.

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In my opinion (and by the spec sheets) here's the best window film that doesn't block cellphones, etc.:
3M Crystalline
Huper Optik
Forumula One Pinnacle

At the time I called Atlantic Shorline in VA beach. They didn't carry the crystalline line of 3M film, only Vcool and colorstable cs.. neither are as good as the three films listed above. Formula one is the best but a guy at work had to go down to NC to find a formula one installer. That's why I went to Richmond for the huper. By the way, the formula one "looks" darker than the huper.
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:27 AM   #25085
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on the note of tint...i peeled the tint off my front windows yesterday. what do i use to remove the old adhesive that was left behind? window wipes left lint behind and didn't do squat for the removal...
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:22 AM   #25086
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:37 AM   #25087
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That won't f-up the factory tint? I would think 91% rubbing alcohol would work, no?
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:48 AM   #25088
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He I don't think so. I don't think his windows have factory tint.
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:14 AM   #25089
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on the note of tint...i peeled the tint off my front windows yesterday. what do i use to remove the old adhesive that was left behind? window wipes left lint behind and didn't do squat for the removal...
The shop that removed the old tint from my S4 used razor scrapers and some sort of spray.

I just googled it..
"Window tint and the adhesive that adheres it to the glass is difficult to remove. While it is generally best done by experts, the consumer can remove it with appropriate materials and care. The process involves heating the film with a hair dryer or a steamer to soften the adhesive, pulling the film off in small sections, and dissolving the glue with a strong ammonia solution which may then be wiped off. Some professional tinting companies remove the glass during tint installation for a perfect finish, making removal of the film very difficult for the novice. As a side note, IGU (insulated glass units) should not have hair dryers put to them to remove film.

Removing film on rear glass with defroster lines can also dammage heating element if scraped with a razor its best to use a steamer if there is glue left behind you can use a soft steel wool 0000 spray glue with a glass cleaner cans work better then use steel wool using a heat gun also can be dangerous. all above content is for imformation purposes."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Window_film#Removal
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:12 AM   #25090
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I did steam on my wife's car. Worked out pretty good, but a bit time consuming. Once you get a corner to release and work it slowly you can get it all to come off in big sheets, if you are really patient you can take it off in one piece. Her tint was already peeling and just the glue layer was left behind in some areas.

Kiel if you want to come by today for a little while you can try it out with my steam cleaner. I'm doing some work around the house and cleaning for our move next weekend, but you can give it a shot in the driveway.
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:31 PM   #25091
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Anyone still use a film camera? I have a 35mm Minolta Maxxum SLR with 28-80mm lens that I haven't used in a long time I'm looking to unload.
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:40 PM   #25092
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thx charlie...i have some razor blades...i'm gonna stick to that. both windows came off in nearly full pieces...most of the adhesive came off w/ the film on the pass side...the drivers side looks like complete crap atm. i don't think any adhesive went with the film lol. i'll try a rag w/ a bit of acetone and if that doesn't work, i'll just stick w/ the razor blades for now

on another note..i have court on tuesday for tint and tags up in new kent county...been runnin around w/ no inspection still. decided last week to go get one and forgot my wallet. today, there wasn't a single shop i passed that was open. it HAD to be a small mom n pop garage as one highbeam won't work (wiring issue, not bulb) right now so i pulled into a closed shop w/ a bay door open. bickered w/ the guy for abt 8 minutes trying to get him to inspect it...his buddy was like "just go head and inspect it" and he said go to firestone and then i saw a USMC tattoo and said "if i showed you this tattoo, would that get me inspected?" he didn't care abt the high beam on the drivers side and then when i said how much do i owe you, he said "Semper Fi Brother, have a good day"
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:41 PM   #25093
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Anyone still use a film camera? I have a 35mm Minolta Maxxum SLR with 28-80mm lens that I haven't used in a long time I'm looking to unload.
what is this film you speak of! how many mp is it?
lol, just kidding...i wonder how many people on this and other forums even know what film is
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:43 PM   #25094
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I might be interested Charlie. How much?
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:43 PM   #25095
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Uhhh, I shot all this on film - http://davidson.smugmug.com/Street-Scenes/Italy
not just film, but mechanical shutter and manual focus
Click the Rome gallery and you'll see the story of why at the top...
BTW marine, take out the guy's name from your post about inspections...(for the same reason I didn't use your name here, let's not make things easy...)
(this is my favorite of the group btw, http://davidson.smugmug.com/Street-S...AbULz-XL-1.jpg - I didn't even see her when I took the photo, but it sure looks like she thought I was taking it of her and not pleased)

This is all film too http://davidson.smugmug.com/Street-Scenes/Washington-DC (except for the "Random" gallery)

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Old 06-13-2010, 02:07 PM   #25096
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I've got it up on craigslist for 30 bucks if either of you guys are interested. It just needs two CR2 batteries and should be fine, I used it last in China in around 2007 with some fuji black & white film.

http://norfolk.craigslist.org/pho/1788481056.html
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:10 PM   #25097
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Be careful with razors, really easy to scratch glass. The steamer is easy, you can even buy a cheapo jiffy steamer from walmart and return it when your done. I didn't say that.
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Yeah I'll take that off of your hands. My girlfriend wants to use it.
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:29 PM   #25099
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be careful with razors, really easy to scratch glass. The steamer is easy, you can even buy a cheapo jiffy steamer from walmart and return it when your done. I didn't say that.
lmfao
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:40 PM   #25100
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