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Is this a botched tint job?

adon

Member
Aug 21, 2019
7
1
Ottawa
Hi,
I got my windows tinted from a highly rated local place with XPEL Prime XR. Can someone tell me from the pictures if I have a reason to be concerned?

tint1.png

tint2.png
 

destructure00

Active Member
Mar 2, 2019
1,472
1,625
Scottsdale, AZ
Can't see anything in your pics. If there are fluid-filled bubbles with nothing else in there, they should go away in a couple days. If there are small specks in the center, that's dirt or dust and it may get better but won't go away.
 

GreenHokie

Member
Sep 26, 2019
283
343
central Virginia
The corners look manually (& not well) cut. Also, in your first photo, it almost appears like the bottom edge of the film is above the weather stripping. If so, then that is definitely a bad install!! The installer should have tucked the film below the weather stripping so that you cannot see the bottom edge of the film.
 

Fusion

Member
Apr 13, 2016
682
487
San Francisco
Looks like I installed it. You should take it back. If they hand cut, he should of rolled/file the edges and not cut to fit. Really poor cutting skills. If he can't do it, ask for your money and go else where, however do allow them a chance to make it right.
 

kev1n

Active Member
Nov 17, 2016
1,319
920
SF Bay Area
i would have them re-do it. that is poor quality work from a "highly rated" shop,

although if you only paid $200 for this job, sounds about right.
 

gjunky

Trifecta: Solar and both cars are EVs
Mar 26, 2012
1,251
407
Scottsdale, AZ
It might be the picture but those tinted windows don't look very clear. Compare it to the picture by 03DSG and you see the difference
 

SunTek

Vendor
Mar 18, 2019
170
69
St Louis
Yeah those are poorly hand cut edges. There is nothing wrong with hand cut over a computer cut pattern, but yes that just isn't done well. I hope you can have that corrected!
 

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