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      09-30-2013, 06:29 AM   #1
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another dot matrix tint gone wrong

Hi guys, i just picked up a white 2012 355. Did some research and took it to a reputable tinting place in Melbourne. I explained that I will be anal about the job and don't want a 90% job. The owner said that he had good success with the dot matrix section but if it doesn't stick we can cut it off and stick some vinyl.

I picked the car up and the job on the rear window was crap. I agreed to take it and let the tint try over the weekend. Tint is now dry but has not got any better. It is not just the section at the top of the windscreen it is also the tint around the edges of the glass and the demister lines.

I am taking it back tomorrow, not sure what to do. Don't really want to force them to take the tint off and fk my demister lines.....



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      09-30-2013, 07:27 AM   #2
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Mine initially looked like that towards the top but leaving it out in the sun and using a 3M squeegee while it was hot, I managed to fill the gaps
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      09-30-2013, 07:31 AM   #3
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makes me hesitant about getting my fishbowl tinted
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      09-30-2013, 07:55 AM   #4
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You need to do the vinyl thing... I DIY'd it.
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      09-30-2013, 07:58 PM   #5
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hmmmm i had no problems with mine?
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      09-30-2013, 10:35 PM   #6
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These stories are why I've been putting off getting my car tinted! Hope you can get it sorted.

Any recommendations of a tint pro in Melbourne who can get around this dot matrix issue?
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You need to do the vinyl thing... I DIY'd it.
So you overlay vinyl on the inside or outside?
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      10-03-2013, 03:33 AM   #8
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So you overlay vinyl on the inside or outside?
inside, and you don't overlay.. You need to cut out the section of tint on the dot matrix, then use that as a template to cut the vinyl piece.
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