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Old 07-30-2012, 02:23 PM   #1
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Default tint seems hazy into the sun

Is this normal with window tint? If i am looking out the windows on the side of the car the sun is currently in, it is very hazy almost dusty looking. But out the opposite side is crystal clear. No issues at night either with halos or the haziness.

Tint was installed 10 days ago and it appears that everything has dried, but still seems hazy so I'm not sure if it needs to go back or if it is normal.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:43 PM   #2
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I get that on mine too, the sun has to catch it just right. I think it's normal.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:08 PM   #3
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mines the same way. But if you think about it, the film is made of layers one of which contains the "tint" which blocks out light. so when the sun is bright and coming though at the right angle you can see a slight dust/haze probably because you are actually seeing the particles that make up the charcteristics of tint
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:39 PM   #4
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Ok, must be normal then but man is it ever annoying
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:01 PM   #5
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The darker your tint, the more pronounced the effect will be. For the reason I listed above
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:37 PM   #6
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The darker your tint, the more pronounced the effect will be. For the reason I listed above
Doesn't seem as bad on the windows with 35%- i really notice it on the 50%
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:02 PM   #7
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Seems to be a lot of tint questions recently, and I professionally tinted windows for 7 years so I thought I'd chime in.

Well, tint takes up to a month to completely cure, and what you are seeing is the adhesives, that actually holds the tint to the glass, and the moisture which hasn't dried out yet. Haziness is professionally acceptable for almost a month, given weather and temperature and how much sun it gets daily.

For a car that sits in an open air parking lot 5 work days a week, will cure and gain its maximum optical clarity much faster than a car that is garaged at home and parked in a parking deck, which could litteraly take up to 2 months....Seriously

Another major factor is the film. OP, how much was the tint job and do you know what kind of film you bought? Dyed, Ceramic, Semi-metallic(still black/grey in color)? Another issue with film is, is it a 2-3 year film? If so it will always be hazy cause it's Taliban film from the middle east that isn't worth a **** and the adhesives are on par with elmers glue... If its got a lifetime warranty, it could still even be Taliban film. If you can tell me Brand and possibly type, which should be on your receipt, I can tell you exactly what to expect.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:11 PM   #8
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Seems to be a lot of tint questions recently, and I professionally tinted windows for 7 years so I thought I'd chime in.

Well, tint takes up to a month to completely cure, and what you are seeing is the adhesives, that actually holds the tint to the glass, and the moisture which hasn't dried out yet. Haziness is professionally acceptable for almost a month, given weather and temperature and how much sun it gets daily.

For a car that sits in an open air parking lot 5 work days a week, will cure and gain its maximum optical clarity much faster than a car that is garaged at home and parked in a parking deck, which could litteraly take up to 2 months....Seriously

Another major factor is the film. OP, how much was the tint job and do you know what kind of film you bought? Dyed, Ceramic, Semi-metallic(still black/grey in color)? Another issue with film is, is it a 2-3 year film? If so it will always be hazy cause it's Taliban film from the middle east that isn't worth a **** and the adhesives are on par with elmers glue... If its got a lifetime warranty, it could still even be Taliban film. If you can tell me Brand and possibly type, which should be on your receipt, I can tell you exactly what to expect.
supposed to be 3M film, not 100% sure what kind. Was 345.00 installed.

My car doesn't get driven much right now, so i will start leaving it outside to help the curing process, it had been outside though for 7 days in a row in 90 degree heat/sun
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:20 PM   #9
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I had mine professionally done and they said it was normal because of the reason listed above, its just the way the light hits it I guess its almost a mirrored effect
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:35 AM   #10
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it's really annoying. I have never seen it before, or never noticed it. But this is the first time i have had tint installed on one of my vehicles
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:48 AM   #11
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well, ambient heat is even slow compared to direct sunlight and prolonged time frame. 3m, is actually the worst for this behavior all though the reputation is good for the name. Or in other words...Name brand Company, who produces sub par glue adhesion systems, in their window film applications for cars. Their residential and commercial stuff is tthe awsomeness! None the less, the price is right, however a little steap, it it's lifetime warrantied, just take it back , be calm and stern, go when the owner is there, and tell them that it clarity is unacceptable and you would at least like the four doors redone in a different comparable matching degree of darkness film.

We would have gladly accepted that compromise because you left out wanting the back window done, which we wont do for free because of the amount of time it can take to do it correctly, so that all the defroster lines work afterwords. And even then, it is such a large piece of glass that guaranteeing you another 100% flawless rear window, the second time around, is near impossible! But you could call them out on their service and warranty, tell them about nasioc and any local clubs for cars you might be in, etc and get the whole car redone. We redid, an Infinity M36 or whatever the bad ass v8 sedan is, 3 times...windshield and all...we closed the shop one weekend and it got every bit of attention....only time I have ever seen need something like that to happen, and it was a re-tint, some hood ass job that got brought to us. You could be that guy...His dad was a big wig etc...

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Side note, and I could be totally wrong about this but I think 3m is the only company where the tint will literally just straight peel off. Not leaving any glue. but Ive been out of tinting for about 2 years.
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:00 AM   #12
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well, ambient heat is even slow compared to direct sunlight and prolonged time frame. 3m, is actually the worst for this behavior all though the reputation is good for the name. Or in other words...Name brand Company, who produces sub par glue adhesion systems, in their window film applications for cars. Their residential and commercial stuff is tthe awsomeness! None the less, the price is right, however a little steap, it it's lifetime warrantied, just take it back , be calm and stern, go when the owner is there, and tell them that it clarity is unacceptable and you would at least like the four doors redone in a different comparable matching degree of darkness film.

We would have gladly accepted that compromise because you left out wanting the back window done, which we wont do for free because of the amount of time it can take to do it correctly, so that all the defroster lines work afterwords. And even then, it is such a large piece of glass that guaranteeing you another 100% flawless rear window, the second time around, is near impossible! But you could call them out on their service and warranty, tell them about nasioc and any local clubs for cars you might be in, etc and get the whole car redone. We redid, an Infinity M36 or whatever the bad ass v8 sedan is, 3 times...windshield and all...we closed the shop one weekend and it got every bit of attention....only time I have ever seen need something like that to happen, and it was a re-tint, some hood ass job that got brought to us. You could be that guy...His dad was a big wig etc...

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Side note, and I could be totally wrong about this but I think 3m is the only company where the tint will literally just straight peel off. Not leaving any glue. but Ive been out of tinting for about 2 years.
i had everything done but the windshield. I think at this point it isn't getting any better, but i don't notice any issues with the back window, I'm hoping my defroster works, but i guess i went find out until fall and it is non metallic film. I would be very happy with just getting the side windows redone, but i think they only use 3M film at the place i went, so does that mean even if redone it well probably look the same?
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:08 AM   #13
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it means the tint ure using is cheap and low quality
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