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Old 06-24-2014, 11:22 PM   #1
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Pre/Post shadowline & window tint

The shadowline is vinyl. It took about 3 hours for the first side and 1 hour for the other side. Significantly faster/easier on the second side. I used the matte black vinyl from: http://shadowlinetrim.com/

The tint is 30% all around with nothing on the windshield.

I had trouble finding decent pictures of different %'s of tint before I got mine done so I figured I'd make a thread for it and make it easier for the next guy to find an example.

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30% tint + shadowline. I took the pictures in the shade so it appears a bit darker of a tint in the pictures than it actually is.








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Old 06-24-2014, 11:47 PM   #2
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Looks great man, thinking about 30% myself. As much as I like the chrome trim, it looks good shadowlined. Are you going to do the headlight trim as well?
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Old 06-26-2014, 07:01 PM   #3
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Thought your username looked familiar. I remember it from r3v.
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:30 PM   #4
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Props to you for doing the vinyl shadowline.

I did the bottom ones in vinyl but I gave up and just got the upper trim powdercoated.

Sorry no pics yet. I haven't put the upper trim back on from getting it PC'd
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:53 PM   #5
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Looks nice. I might have to do this myself. What width did you order?

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Old 06-28-2014, 12:58 PM   #6
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Looks great man, thinking about 30% myself. As much as I like the chrome trim, it looks good shadowlined. Are you going to do the headlight trim as well?
I'm not sure about the headlight trim. I might be doing a retrofit on those soon so we'll see

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Thought your username looked familiar. I remember it from r3v.
Yep, that'd be me

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Props to you for doing the vinyl shadowline.

I did the bottom ones in vinyl but I gave up and just got the upper trim powdercoated.

Sorry no pics yet. I haven't put the upper trim back on from getting it PC'd
I started and almost gave up after only doing ~8" in 30 minutes. It gets a LOT easier after having done 1 full side.

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Looks nice. I might have to do this myself. What width did you order?

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I think it was the 3". Whatever their standard size is. 1 roll was plenty enough to do both sides with some to spare.


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Old 06-29-2014, 12:57 PM   #7
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I like that last shot.
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