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Window tint with frameless windows?

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  1. tpatana

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    From some earlier, I remember that you shouldn't retract windows for couple weeks after tint, and that had some problems with vehicles that have frameless windows as they automatically retract when opening the door. Is that still issue? Is the material improved to overcome that? Or you can tell the car not to retract?
     
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    Kinda hard to tell car not to retract, which would mean never opening doors or never closing them (how would you install the tint?).

    Not sure how this works on frameless where opening the door retracts the glass like Teslas!
     
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    I have not had any issues with the tint on my Model S.
     
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    My tint installer was familiar with frameless and retracting windows . He made sure the tint was properly applied and used a hand held torch to heat the edges. He also used a file and dressed the edges at the top of the glass to put a little taper on the edge. Absolutely had no problem with the tint on my model S.
     
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    Not an issue.
     
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    Asked my installer. He used a heat gun along the lower edge to help the adhesion.
     
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    Interesting, thanks for the info!
     
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  8. tpatana

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    Good to know, thanks! For sure I'm getting tint :)
     
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    Ditto to everything everybody already mentioned, but only adding that my installer (who also did my 2002 Subaru in... 2002...) also gave me a great tint that never experienced any issues with frameless windows. I'm still driving that car every day, so almost 16 years later and still looks great.
     
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    Just finished up getting my car tinted, and after getting into the car and driving home I see a noticeable line/markings where the bottom of the window retracts into the door frame. Is that something that dissipates after a few hours/days or does that mean the installer didn't do it correctly?

    Hoping it's the former, since the installer has done plenty of Teslas...
     
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    By line, you mean untinted area?

    I don’t see any bright along the bottom.
     
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    Never had issue w/ frameless window tints on my 2 Model Xs. If there was any issue the installer would fix it anyways.
     
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