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Why does DIY auto tint eventually start looking crappy?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (26834points) January 5th, 2015

I know it is probably a Googleable question (as most are here), but I am lazy and figure someone might know, thus giving me a shortcut to the answer. A lot of DIY auto tint I see eventually starts to look crappy, bubbles, and such that cause it to look crappy. Is it just the product is not as good as what the pros use, how it is applied by the buyer, or a combination of both? Why does professionally done window tint looks better and last longer without lifting and bubbling?

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“real” auto tint is baked into the glass at the factory.

Aftermarket auto tint done by a professional is done by people who bring the vehicle to the proper temperature, apply it with the correct rollers, and then heat the tint with a hairdryer or similar device to make it adhere. Basically, they do it properly in the appropriate environment.

DIY tinting is done by amateurs with the wrong environment and the wrong tools.

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