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Old    Davis Greene (dgreene)      Join Date: Jun 2008       03-23-2009, 11:13 AM Reply   
I am thinking about tinting the windshield on my 07 210 and was wanting to see some pics and was wondering how dark. Thanks
Old    Josh Cushman (jcush313)      Join Date: Jun 2008       03-23-2009, 11:18 AM Reply   
i have mine tinted on my x-2. dont have any pics right off hand but it is pretty dark... i would say go around 25-35% if you are planning on cruising at night at all. if not you can go darker, just very hard to see out of it when its dark out.
Old    Robert Mitchell (2006maliblue)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-23-2009, 11:44 AM Reply   
Did Limo tint on my glass. Looks really good during the day but at night I have to look over the windshield because I can't see a darn thing. Theres a pic of my boat on my profile. P.S. My window has a nasty curve too it. The first shop wouldn't do it. The second said no problem and I got two nasty seams. Third and final time took the window out then had it done!
Old    JARROD (muckinaround)      Join Date: Dec 2008       03-23-2009, 2:00 PM Reply   
I have limo on mine also. I have to look over the windshield at night also, but I don't mind at all.

Here's a link with the pic on mine.
http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/669792.html?1235575379
Old    Ed (elc)      Join Date: Jan 2008       03-23-2009, 2:29 PM Reply   
I think mine is 25%. We haven't driven it at night but I am sure you wouldn't be able to see much. We board in the evening and it is fine.
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Old    scooter (spherren)      Join Date: Aug 2005       03-23-2009, 2:32 PM Reply   
20% on mine, the boat is pimp but the tint made it that much pimper. Having a boat without tint is like wearing white sox.... "still not pimpin!" LOL!!
Old    Aaron R (reeszr6)      Join Date: Feb 2009       03-27-2009, 5:00 PM Reply   
Is the tint legal?
Old    Robert Mitchell (2006maliblue)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-28-2009, 12:16 AM Reply   
Not sure if its legal or not but I've been pulled over several times and they have never said anything about the tint.
Old    Newty (newty)      Join Date: May 2005       03-28-2009, 6:58 PM Reply   
Just got mine done, and haven't had it on the water yet. I went with 30% because of visability and now I wish I would have done 20%. I think the darker looks good.

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Old    scooter (spherren)      Join Date: Aug 2005       03-29-2009, 1:22 AM Reply   
still looks good!
Old    NAW (ripr)      Join Date: Mar 2002       03-30-2009, 6:49 AM Reply   
20% here. I don't really boat at night, but would need to look over the windshield as well.

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Old    anndrew smith (smith86)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-30-2009, 6:32 PM Reply   
hey naw did you do the tint yourself or have somebody do it.
if so how much? im trying to deside to tint my 22 myself or just let someone else do it for me.
Old    Newty (newty)      Join Date: May 2005       03-30-2009, 7:15 PM Reply   
Andrew, I tried it myself but the curved convex window is a beotch to lay tint down on. Save yourself the aggrivation and pay to have it done.
I took my windows off and took it down to the shop. I just didn't like the idea of those hoopleheads climbing in and out of my boat with that slimy water all over the place and having to leave it down there for who knows how long. It took me about 15 minutes to remove them. Its really easy and it was easier and cheaper for the tint guys to do.
Old    NAW (ripr)      Join Date: Mar 2002       03-31-2009, 7:23 AM Reply   
I had someone do it....A guy who my buddy has used for boats at his shop. He didn't take the windshield off.
Old    Jeremy Krenek (crowmobe540)      Join Date: Mar 2004       03-31-2009, 11:07 AM Reply   
go as dark as you can get. looks the best plus at night you really can't see that great no matter how it is tinted. limo for sure
Old    anndrew smith (smith86)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-31-2009, 3:06 PM Reply   
i agree with going limo or as dark as you can get. I think most the time at night im standing above the windshield looking all around.
Newty this might be a dumb ? but how do you take the glass out.
Old    Duffy Mahoney (duffymahoney)      Join Date: Sep 2008       03-31-2009, 3:09 PM Reply   
What was the cost on tinting?
Old    Newty (newty)      Join Date: May 2005       03-31-2009, 6:13 PM Reply   
I'm not sure if they are the same but I'll bet they are. Just pull the rubber strip out along the bottom of the window and you will see all the screws holding it in. I know on mine, one screw on each side was a machined thread with a nylox nut underneath. The rest were self tapping. Then just pull the pins out of the walk through window hinge. I used vise grips for the machined thread and a cordless, as I had no help at the time.
I paid $175.

(Message edited by newty on March 31, 2009)
Old    anndrew smith (smith86)      Join Date: Mar 2009       04-01-2009, 1:25 PM Reply   
thanx for in info newty
Old    Kevin Robinson (littletna)      Join Date: Jan 2008       04-01-2009, 3:32 PM Reply   
Newty,

I figured I'd ask since you took your glass out and you might know.

Will I be able to screw the sliding snaps into a fixed position on the window frame or will I be going into the glass? I know it's off the subject but the grey powdercoating on my frame will scrape off if I continue to let the snaps slide on the frame. I haven't been able to get any info from the window vendor for Skier's Choice. Any info would be great.

Sorry once again for going off subject everyone.

Thanks.

Kevin
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Old    Newty (newty)      Join Date: May 2005       04-01-2009, 9:45 PM Reply   
Kevin Mine does the same thing my dealer said if you drill through it will break the glass. He suggested gluing the snaps in place. I'm thinking some kind of epoxy of rubber cement to stop that. a couple of mine are getting pretty bad. Kind of a bad design. Something else you can do is maybe put a piece of felt or something soft under it so when it slides it won't scuff. Just thinking out loud. I'd like to avoid the glue route.
Old    moombadaze (moombadaze)      Join Date: Dec 2003       04-02-2009, 5:16 AM Reply   
Dont drill-all i can say is trust me on that. Barefeet and glass dont mix to well.

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