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Re: A no-cost way to tint your back window! (archive)

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Posted by TomB on September 29, 1998 at 13:33:36:

In Reply to: A no-cost way to tint your back window! posted by Box*man w/ a 2.5 on September 28, 1998 at 13:04:46:

An SCCA racer friend of mine tints her own helmet face shields. (I figured that the plastic might just be similar enough for her method to work) She uses "Rit" brand clothing dye, heats it to "warm" on the stove (in a disposable pot/pan/etc. and then dips the helmet shield into it. The longer she leaves it, the darker the shield comes out.

Dunno if it'll work on a window, but whatyagottolose?

'98 2.8 Whiteblack-redblack

: Let it age!

: I have given up on my unsuccessful search for a way to tint the back window, after numerous calls to tint expert shops. The conclusion - there is no way, no even a spray-on tint option. Not even a pre-tint soft piece one can replace with!

: That was until I keep running into older (current version minus two) BMW 318/325i convertibles. They all have their soft-plastic back windows aged to a opague yellow color - serving the purpose of a tint!

: Now, seriuosly:
: - do you think ours will age the same way?
: - are later 3-series convertibles faring better, or it is just a matter of time?
: - has any of you Texan--owner-with-a-dark-interior figured out a way to tint that back window yet?

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