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    How easy is it to fit tints yourself?

    Has anybody fitted window tints themselves? how difficult/easy is it? any pointers?
    This is for the Frontera hence the 'non astra chat'

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    its easy if youve already done it once cuz garenteed you will mess it up first time

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    It possible, but tbh you would be better off finding somewher cheap to do them, the frontera windows are fairlt flat so shouldnt be too bad, just remeber to put some soapy water on the window to allwo the tint to slide into place

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    Easy - all you need is a squirty bottle with water/washing up liquid in it and a squeegie.

    soak the window, apply film, slide into place and squeegie out all the bubbles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg
    Easy - all you need is a squirty bottle with water/washing up liquid in it and a squeegie.

    soak the window, apply film, slide into place and squeegie out all the bubbles.
    just as Geoff stated, but I usually pre trim the film before actually sticking it to the window
    I've done numberous cars before, ask Mat297 just how good a job I can do
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    after watching ETSM the other day I'm itching to have a go cos he made it look easy! But juggling looks easy, as do cocktail waiters when they do tricks!
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    Well I've had a go at most stuff myself so why not this - any other pointers welcome - think I'll have a crack at it this weekend.

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    don't attempt compound curves

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    from what I saw....
    Clean window
    Cover in baby shampoo and water (no additives so no residue)
    Lay the film over the window and trim round outside the matrix to get the size.
    Spread out as best as poss using a cloth to smooth out
    Use a heat gun to shrink the bubbles in the film around the curvuture of the glass and blend in. Using a squeegee.
    Once all the bubbles are pretty much gone, peel of backing and spray film with more soapy water, position film on window and squeegee into place. Belnding with a heat gun as you go.
    Leave to dry for at least 1-2 weeks b4 opening windows.

    Sounds easy doesnt it!!! Keep a good supply of swear words handy too I reckon.
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    you make it sound so easy lol.. no if you need any pointers msn me mate i willing to help anybody who wants to have a go themselves.. msn = etsm_motorsport_ltd@motorsport.com

    And if your really stuck i offer you a good cheap price to install here...

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