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I have a chip/tear in the window tint on a rear side window about the size of a quarter. No, I have no idea how it happened. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Anyone ever repair such a thing on their own? I wonder if the local auto parts store has some kind of "cut to fit" patch that would work? I'd prefer not to shell out the coin to have the entire window re-tinted.<p>Any ideas?
 

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Re: Rear side window tint repair? (RexB)

<I>Cut and fit patch,</I> are you serious? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Just go to any tint shop and have a new piece installed.<br>I just had to do this on one of my cars, cost me about $45.<p>If you want to save a couple of bucks, remove the old tint yourself.<br>Since it's already "started", <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> it shouldn't take more than a few minutes
 

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something preferrably with alcohol in it. alcohol breaks up the glue easily.
 

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Re: Rear side window tint repair? (JRL)

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<I>Cut and fit patch,</I> are you serious? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Easy, big fella; it was just a question. If there's a $5 fix, I'd have no reason to pay $45 for the re-do. As it appears there is not, I'll now call the tint guys.<p>By the way, does anyone know off the top of their head the maximum legal tint permitted in California? Might as well have the front windows darkened while I'm there.
 

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Re: Rear side window tint repair? (RexB)

Tint shop will know
 

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Re: Rear side window tint repair? (RexB)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RexB</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">
JRL said:
<I>Cut and fit patch,</I> are you serious? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>By the way, does anyone know off the top of their head the maximum legal tint permitted in California? Might as well have the front windows darkened while I'm there.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://lmgtfy.com/?q=california+window+tint+law" TARGET="_blank">let me google that for you</A>
 

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Re: Rear side window tint repair? (kmagnuss)

Someone who wants a $5.00 fix for a torn tint may not have those capabilities! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Rear side window tint repair? (JRL)

Notwithstanding my "capabilities," <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> , you guys might want to lighten up a little.<p>Here's a wild idea; if you don't deem my question worthy of an answer, don't answer it.
 

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Re: Rear side window tint repair? (RexB)

<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> turn that frown upside down <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Rear side window tint repair? (RexB)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RexB</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Easy, big fella; it was just a question. If there's a $5 fix, I'd have no reason to pay $45 for the re-do. As it appears there is not, I'll now call the tint guys.<p>By the way, does anyone know off the top of their head the maximum legal tint permitted in California? Might as well have the front windows darkened while I'm there.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>35% in the front, whatever you want in the back. Ask around local shops. I got my tint done for $20 a window. I got 20% all around, cops don't bother me.
 
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