In Reply to: Problem with tinted windows posted by Michael H on March 05, 1999 at 17:06:23:
: I have 99 323i and just got my windows tinted. I've noticed that all of the roll down windows have a small crease about 1/2" from the top of the window in the tint. I took it back to my window tinter, and he believes, as well as I do, that the new 323 uses a new seal that the window fits really snug into(probably to eliminate road noise) that is causing this to happen. anybody have any similar experience of this. Also, the rear window has a bunch of dots painted onto the glass near the bottom of the window, that did not tint well. I am disappointed in the tinting job, but the tinter is pretty reputable and I don't know if he's to blame or not. Please respond
I had the same problem with a Honda I used to have. I took it to a diff. tinter who redid the windows & advised me that in order to keep the tint from eventually peeling away at the top of the window (because of the seal) you needed to leave a "buffer zone" untinted around the top of the window. This way the tint never hits the rubber seal & never gets peeled off. The Honda had about a 1/5" buffer on the windows. You could only see it when the window was rolled down & that tint job lasted for 6 years until I sold the car!