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      03-01-2008, 03:26 AM   #1
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a few scratches on a window "normal" for a tint???

just got my car tinted and noticed a few light scratches at the top of one window. i noticed the same thing on my last car, no one would notice but me. so is this normal for them to make a few???
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      03-01-2008, 03:32 AM   #2
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I never noticed this before on the car, or the 2 cars before that were tinted by the same shop.
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      03-01-2008, 03:36 AM   #3
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never noticed any scratches on my cars and all of them were tinted.
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I heard this can happen if the guy doesn't do it right. I got mine done at TWTINT by Leo, and he was awesome. He is in costa mesa, close to where you are. PM for details if you want his info.
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I did notice a few scratches on my window.. I plan on going back to the tint shop to have them re-done.
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The light scratches are usually caused by dust in the rubber/felt seal at the bottom of the window. Some tint shops are willing to fix it for free, while others will make you pay.

ALWAYS ask about scratches before/during your tint job. If they tell you that there shouldn't be any as long as you keep your car clean, you've got some pretty nice leverage at getting it fixed for free if some scratches do show up.
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tint connection in CM has consistently scratched my windows everytime. never again will i give them business. Does anyone notice a single hairline scratch in the center of the window on the inside after the tint is on? particularly on the e90?
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glad to see a lot of orange county folks here! particularly ones with scratches after tints
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tint connection in CM has consistently scratched my windows everytime. never again will i give them business. Does anyone notice a single hairline scratch in the center of the window on the inside after the tint is on? particularly on the e90?
yea i got mine tinted there and my benz etc. they are good with service so im going to go back when it dries and see what theyll do
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I was gonna ask the same thing! I just got my "scratch resistant" F1 pinnacle done and there were scartches on both front windows. So I had them redone for free, but after a week I rolled the windows and got scratched again. They said it was either something in the door panels or the super tight sealings. I believe it's not their fault, but I have having scratched tints, they look so cheap now...
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Search for "felt." Usually it's the rear windows on e90s.
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i didnt even examine the tints job i jus got it and thats it..
cuz who would be the one checkin every single inch.. gees..
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i didnt even examine the tints job i jus got it and thats it..
cuz who would be the one checkin every single inch.. gees..
Well, they're scratches that go from top to bottom and you don't need to get close to notice...
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