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      08-18-2011, 01:02 PM   #1
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ok so i noticed a deep scratch on both front windows in the same spot. at first i thought it was the felt but the tinting guys said this was not the case since my car has the nice felt but looks like something in the door is rubbing on the tint and causing the scratch.. they told me to take the door appart and see if this is indeed the case.. anyone else have this issue or am i just special?
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I have this problem right now. Cant offer much advice as its my first time with tint. I have considered taking it back to the place and seeing if they could do something. I'd love to hear if anyone has any fix for this, a spray on material of some kind that could smooth out/fill in/even out the scratch?
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most tint places will redo it for free. it's just fixing the problem. i'll post pics when i tear appart the door and see what's rubbing
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My bet is the felt or absence of in early production cars. MIne did, tint replaced and did it again so I live with it, not the tint guys fault and I'm not goign to make him replace it every year he has to make a living too.
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no they took a look at it and said it shouldn't be the felt. i need to take pics but there is a spot on the window that looks like it hits and then scrapes the rest of the way down the window. unless it's a rock i doubt dust could do this. my car has the felt on the window scrapers
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Inside the door is a second hard plastic weatherstrip that scratches the tint.

http://www.tintprotector.com/bmw/
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my car has it on all four windows, always thought it was the actuators. i just live with it.
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Inside the door is a second hard plastic weatherstrip that scratches the tint.

http://www.tintprotector.com/bmw/
+1 Works like a charm.
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Time for invisishield to start inventing scratch proof tints for cars instead of iPhones.
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Inside the door is a second hard plastic weatherstrip that scratches the tint. http://www.tintprotector.com/bmw

Time for invisishield to start inventing scratch proof tints for cars instead of iPhones.
If an invisishield cost like $10 for just an iPhone face, how much would it cost to tint a whole car? Like 5 grand!
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My car had it on all for windows. They re did it and it didnt happen again. They did nothing extra. Strange.
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Inside the door is a second hard plastic weatherstrip that scratches the tint.

http://www.tintprotector.com/bmw/
Had my door apart today for a regulator so I snapped a picture. On my 02/2007 all the tint has scratches.
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Got my car tinted last week. I roll the window down today for the first time and I notice there's a scratch in it after I closed the window.
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Got my car tinted last week. I roll the window down today for the first time and I notice there's a scratch in it after I closed the window.
Yep. Sucks big time. There is an easy fix though. Tint Protector BMW Kit.
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It's def something along the lines of the actuator or some internal component. I have the issue in my E90 and noticed its the same exact scratch pattern I had in my E39... Weird.
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It's def something along the lines of the actuator or some internal component. I have the issue in my E90 and noticed its the same exact scratch pattern I had in my E39... Weird.
Look a couple of posts up. It's the hard plastic that has no felt on it causing the scratches.

Just put some Tint Protector felt on it and your done.
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Inside the door is a second hard plastic weatherstrip that scratches the tint.

http://www.tintprotector.com/bmw/
Huge! Thanks! Just ordered
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