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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-22-2015, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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Window Tinting

I've never gotten car windows tinted, but I want to tint them in my 2015 Mazda 3. I've gotten two quotes and plan to get more. One dude said he'd take the door panels off, as that's the only way to get the film past the weatherstripping, especially on the very small rear passenger quarter windows. The other business owner said he can get past the weatherstripping without removing the door panels, and, furthermore, it's not a good idea to remove those panels, because they never go back as perfectly as the factory installed them.

Who's right? Should I hire a tint installer who removes the door panels, or an installer who leaves the door panels on?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-23-2015, 04:51 AM
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I've never gotten car windows tinted, but I want to tint them in my 2015 Mazda 3. I've gotten two quotes and plan to get more. One dude said he'd take the door panels off, as that's the only way to get the film past the weatherstripping, especially on the very small rear passenger quarter windows. The other business owner said he can get past the weatherstripping without removing the door panels, and, furthermore, it's not a good idea to remove those panels, because they never go back as perfectly as the factory installed them.

Who's right? Should I hire a tint installer who removes the door panels, or an installer who leaves the door panels on?
As long as they replace the clips if they break the door panels will go back on fine. On my 2010 I never broke a single clip and removed the panels a couple times. One my 2012 I broke three, but they are cheap to replace.
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