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Old 06-12-2009, 06:28 PM   #26
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I've heard lots of good things about Lee and he's been around for a while now.
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:33 PM   #27
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Ok, I saw the explanation of what is a "filed" edge? Why is that a good thing? I mean how can you really tell the difference?
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:18 AM   #28
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Usually on normal framed windows they leave some gap maybe like three millimeters or something. I used to tint a while ago, just for fun; and as far I understood that is used so that film doesn't eventualy peel because when it is rolled up, on framed window, it will keep rubbing against the insulation thing.

Check this picture for comparison:

http://fordforums.com.au/showpost.ph...5&postcount=43

My guess is filled edge is hard thing to do, so if you don't know how to, you're better off tint normally. I think it combined heat shrinking or something else to make it stick, I don't know for sure.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:04 AM   #29
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So let me get this straight... you're going to drive to NJ to get tinted and then come back, be pulled over for tint, get a ticket and be told to remove it?

I don't get it.

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Old 06-14-2009, 10:42 AM   #30
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He's probably in MA, so he can have full car tinted 35%. I personally have window tint waiver that allows to tint front windows on NH registered car.
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Old 06-14-2009, 01:46 PM   #31
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I would bet that most people that go get 35% tint on their car forget the 2% that's already on their windows...

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Old 06-14-2009, 02:09 PM   #32
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Yeah OEM windows have some tint on it already. But I've had no problem with inspection. I guess police and inspection stations let us get away with it. I guess as long as you don't tint your car with 15% tint they'll let it go.

As you see my both subarus have 35% tint (http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...2&postcount=12) and windows are at all times transparent, the only time you cannot see through them is when it rains, strange effect; GTI on the pics is 15% tint, was FL registered.
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:42 PM   #33
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He's probably in MA, so he can have full car tinted 35%. I personally have window tint waiver that allows to tint front windows on NH registered car.
Actually I have tint waiver as well. The 35% Madico film I have reads 27-28%. When I moved here they failed me, but I got a tint waiver (I sure as hell would not pull that tint off my car). Bad luck with ghey inspection station, this isn't generally a problem, because 35% looks like light and transparent.
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Old 10-13-2021, 09:50 PM   #34
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I should have bumped this thread two years ago

Early 2019 I bought a new BMW i3 - which has frameless windows. Again I called around Boston area to see if there is anyone who can do the tint Lee-style by filing off the hand cut tint right at the edge.

Effing nope!!!!

Road trip time again. I drove the puny i3 from MA to NJ to Lee to get the tint done. Needless to say he did a fantastic job even though he never did an i3 which actually has some challenging glass shapes . He uses XPEL film these days, which is very nice (nice black hue, without grey "dirty" look).

This was btw an adventure. The i3 has like ~160 mile range, so getting from MA to NJ and particularly back wasn't exactly fast or easy, even though I managed to find some DC chargers along the way. Definitely not a road trip car, lol. Perfect city runabout, though.

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