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      04-13-2010, 12:58 AM   #1
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STM Tints Install Photojournal

Yep, tints with an s because you always have to pronounce it that way right "You got tints?"

I know the forecast had rain in it for Monday. I was hoping I could dodge it, but of course the Gods have to spite me. The second I pull out of my garage...rain...then sunshine as soon as I arrive at the STM shop.

Here's what chillin at STM for about 3 hours is like.






As soon as I get there they drive the car into the work area and get started. That's Jae and Eugene.




Heating the film to the contour of the window.


10 points if ya know this drink


Sanding down the dot matrix. To all the micro peeping haters, when ya see the car at Mfest, the bubbles/dot matrix gaps will get better due to the new install


They're cool in that they let you just hang out and shoot the breeze while they work.








After cutting the film to fit..ready to install it on the inside.


Some rack focusing.


Awesome job on the window edges. They're cut to the edge so you cant even tell the tint is there.




Off to pick up some grub. Thanks for the lunch guys!


He must be important..has an MFest Jacket!


Removing the rearview mirror.


Hann decided to finally show up and join in on the install!










Right across the street are walls painted with graffiti..








Really good Philly Cheesesteak but K style! Shit doesn't drip oil all out the bottom of the bread.


A few after shots. The whole reason I wanted tint was for heat rejection, but I also wanted it to look close to OEM. The photochromatic film was perfect and used all around including the windshield.









Hope you guys enjoyed. See ya at MFest!
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      04-13-2010, 01:09 AM   #2
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Great photos! Hann and the guys at STM are wonderful to deal with!
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      04-13-2010, 01:34 AM   #3
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The "tints" look amazing! And great pics!
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      04-13-2010, 01:39 AM   #4
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      04-13-2010, 02:18 AM   #6
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Any close ups of the dot matrices?
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      04-13-2010, 04:54 AM   #8
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Any close ups of the dot matrices?
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especially at the top of the rear window
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      04-13-2010, 05:15 AM   #10
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Looks real nice. What % would that tint be? Can you still see out fine during the day? I think about getting the windshield tinted.
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85C lol it's from Taiwan .........
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85c in Irvine?

haha I never actually been to the one in Irvine but I went there all the time back in taiwan
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i never go 85c in taiwan because too much place better then 85c......
and may i ask what % did u use for the tint? thanks~
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i never go 85c in taiwan because too much place better then 85c......
and may i ask what % did u use for the tint? thanks~
yea but that shit is on every corner lol
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You can barely tell the windshield is tinted! Great job!
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wish they had one here in south florida!
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Wow looks great. Is there anyone on the east coast that can do something like this??
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that is some seriously high end tint.
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Quote:
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Any close ups of the dot matrices?
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+1

especially at the top of the rear window
I will not post close ups because there is no point. It takes a few weeks to get the tint to stick onto the dot matrix area better. I'll take a photo then.

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Looks real nice. What % would that tint be? Can you still see out fine during the day? I think about getting the windshield tinted.
The Photochromatic film is 65% visible light transmission during night time and about 60% during the day. Visibility is not an issue.

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i never go 85c in taiwan because too much place better then 85c......
and may i ask what % did u use for the tint? thanks~
This film only comes in 65%.

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You can barely tell the windshield is tinted! Great job!
Thanks!
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      04-13-2010, 11:32 AM   #21
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looks awesome... nothing better than light tint, especially on an AW car. Looks classy.
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Awesome ride man,but its only tints. I personally think the best place to get your ride tinted is SunShield glass tinting in Van Nuys.
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