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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-17-2014, 04:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hey everybody. Im a new member here coming from the VW world. I should be picking up a 2009 Escape by the end of the week. I have a question about the lift gate glass. I want to darken the tint but it doesn't seem like removing the current tint can be removed, or at least not easily. Does anybody have any experience with this? And can anybody recommend a good quality tint shop in Toronto? I'm considering going to The Detailing Shop but wanted to try to find something a bit closer.

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Welcome to fordtough.ca, I've never peeled the tint off the back window of the lift gate glass (wife had an '06 Escape).

Tint shop should have the expertise' you're looking for, but as far as specific recommendations in your area, I got nothin'.

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The Tint Boys are supposed to be good but I have no experience to speak from. I'm not sure if they have a Toronto branch.

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Thanks I'll check them out. I know I can't get the tint off myself. But the way it looks it seems like it would be a real tricky job. Plus I've seen a few videos where professional shops have applied tint to the outside of the glass. Not sure how happy I would be with that. I've seen the work that The Detailing Shop has done but if I remove the original tint that means 3 trips to Newmarket
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tint shops put the tint on the outside only to cut to size then it is applied on the inside. any factory tint is dipped glass and cannot be removed. just add the tint you want over the dipped.
i have 20% all around. makes the back windows black cause it 20 over the stock tint. front windows are 20 over clear windows.



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Cool. Thanks for the info. Now just have to find a shop that does good work with quality film
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I used Scott's car care in Milton. They did a good job and are reasonably priced. I got my two fronts windows done 20% to match the rears and it cost me $65.

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-18-2014, 01:10 PM
 
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In the Toronto area AutoLinks seems to get a lot of positive feedback.

http://www.auto-links.ca/

There's a discussion in this thread concerning good tint shops in your area.

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/merge...-shop-1179604/

Tint shops can remove old tints, it's labour intensive though so sometimes pricey...get a quote from a tint shop so you know.

If the tint is the factory one that in the glass, the tint shop will just add their tint film over it to your desired darkness level.

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if you want to remove old tint that was applied. not the factory tint. you just use a fabric steamer. i got one for $40 at xscargo type store.
the tint place wanted $30 a window (x4) to remove my tint when i went darker last year. i saved the money bought the steamer and did it myself in 30 mins.

then went 20% on all windows. over factory rear tint.



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I hear gas line antifreeze works well for taking the glue residue off the windows after you peel the tint off good idea on the steamer Blair I never thought of doing it that way


my car and truck are 5% that's pretty dark not too many places will tint all the windows that dark my wife's car is 20%

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