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Window tint with frameless windows?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by tpatana, Oct 4, 2017.

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  1. tpatana

    tpatana Member

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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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  2. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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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!
     
  3. jelloslug

    jelloslug Active Member

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    I have not had any issues with the tint on my Model S.
     
  4. 1937highboy

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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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    brkaus Active Member

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    Asked my installer. He used a heat gun along the lower edge to help the adhesion.
     
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  7. boaterva

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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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