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newty
03-24-2009, 12:24 AM
I was talked out of going darker by the tint guy and now I wish I would have gone darker. What do you think?

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Hammer
03-24-2009, 12:49 AM
I like it ! did you have to take the windsheild out to get it tinted and what did that cost ? May do that to mine.

newty
03-24-2009, 01:14 AM
I did remove it. It was very simple. Just take out the rubber strip under the window and you will see the screws. There is one screw on each side at the bend of the window that is a machine thread with a locking nut on it so its kind of a pain but I just used some vise grips and a cordless. Then you will need a short right angle phillips under the tower at the back of the windows. Took me about 15 minutes total to get them out.

I shopped around and paid $175 but the highest bid I got was $299. So it pays to look around. I did the 30% and wish I had done 20%.

yearround
03-24-2009, 02:04 AM
i dont really care for tinted windshield for me, but it looks good on others :)

moombadaze
03-24-2009, 08:27 AM
Newty, looks good and i agree darker would have looked a little better, but... have you been out on the water with it yet? Reason I ask is on my 03 I had the windows dark tinted (a week before selling) New owners said it was very hard to see out-I had not been out with it at that point, but we were together for the maiden voyage's and i got in the boat and sat down in the drivers seat and it was very diffacult to see thru. Hate to say it, but I peeled the tint off right then and there- Funny thing is at that point it was not my boat.

Man that must be nice to have the tower up while in the garage-and nice banner!!

Razzman
03-24-2009, 08:46 AM
X2 on that Daze! It really looks good but my experience is it acts like a mirror on the inside and reflects everything! I was going to do it on one of my other boats until i saw that.

Oh yeah awesome garage height! I also wish i could do that! :D

newty
03-24-2009, 10:10 AM
Because it is lighter tint, its much easier to see. I never really look thru the windsheild anyway.
Funny thing about the height of the garage, I have to move my florescent light over 4" so the tow point on the tower would fit.
I guess I could have straightened out my garage a little. kinda messy.
I can still fit two cars and a the boat which is more than I can say for most of my neighbors.;)

kennedy
03-24-2009, 10:51 AM
That looks SHARP!!!

GREAT JOB!!!

wolfeman131
03-24-2009, 10:55 AM
I like it!

moombadaze
03-24-2009, 11:39 AM
I can still fit two cars and a the boat which is more than I can say for most of my neighbors.;)

I must have the same neighbors-both cars outside and just got a huge storage shed in the back yard. Im not sure they could walk in there's. Myself-proud to say the boat, truck and car all fit with lots of room left over.

KT Mobius
03-24-2009, 01:36 PM
looks sweet, if you went darker it may of looked like paint instead of tint. It looks clean and not overdone.

newty
03-24-2009, 02:22 PM
I cant wait to see it on the water. I think having the darker gel coat will help reduce the glare that others may have from lighter colors... time will tell.
Whats funny is if I would have gone darker, I probably would have thought it was too dark.

jmvotto
03-24-2009, 06:36 PM
looks great.

my buddy tinted his really dark in the fall then traded it in the spring really never had a chance to see it on the water.

moombadaze
03-24-2009, 08:20 PM
Newty, this is what it looked like

http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc351/moombadaze/DSC01540.jpg

and then on the water

http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc351/moombadaze/DSC01550.jpg


we did not remove the glass and had lots of gaps-didnt look to good but the price was right-free

stillentt
03-25-2009, 12:59 AM
I'm trying to figure out if my moomba will it in my garage with the tower up... How high is your garage ceiling in that first pic?

newty
03-27-2009, 07:12 PM
10' 3" height in the garage. I have about 2" to spare. As I said earlier I had to move my florecent light over to fit the toe point.

XLV3BAGR
04-26-2009, 01:54 PM
I think they look sweet with tint. I usually dont look out the glass either but the Moomba windows are taller than my old boat. Am thinking of doing 20 all the way and 30 in for the drivers window. What do you guys think that would look like?

newty
04-26-2009, 11:08 PM
My buddy just did his boat with 20 all the way around and it looks good! You can see pretty easily through it. you can forget seeing through it at night.

mmandley
05-05-2009, 11:39 PM
Yea that looks sweet and wow sounds like a big 3car garage. My boat fits in the garage after i relocated the washer dryer and reran Hot Cold and Drain lines for it. Looks pretty pro if i say so myself.

My tower wont stand up in the garage the rafters are to low. Only about 8 ft in my garage but i have the tower suspended by bungee cords from the rafters so its not sitting in the boat and then i can hang out in there jam out and clean the boat when the weather is crappy. My gf can park her Dodge Magnum in the garage still so shes happy.

Well i went and looked at my windshield i see lots of screws arounf the frame looks like its how you separate the metal trim. Are these two machine screws under the dash? I see the ones right as the tower bolts to the boat and those look to be a pain for access but doable.

2000OUTBACK
05-06-2009, 01:44 AM
Looks Good!! I had mine done in 20% and the sides done in 5%.... I like it dark. I do not have a problem seeing

newty
05-06-2009, 02:48 AM
mmandley when you get ready to remove it, use a cordless and carefully remove each screw. About halfway (starting from the bow) you will find one that spins but doesn't back out. From what I can remember the nut is above the forward cupholder under the dash and about 6 inches back for the storage door opening on the oposite side. Its easiest if you find the screw that doesn't turn out and then look. You will have a better point of refference.
You going to do your windows?

mmandley
05-06-2009, 05:05 AM
Yea i was thinking of doing them next month maybe need to look into seeing how much it would cost to get them done. i might try it myself if i get them off the boat like were talking. Ive done graphic and pin striping and all sorts of other things on cars so i wouldn't think window tint is to much more. Just have to have the window clean and sorta soapy to move the tint around then use a good squidgy to smooth it out.

Loonytik
05-10-2009, 05:35 PM
Just had mine done this past week.....I love it! I went with limo tint with no piecing. Its tough to get it all the way to the edge without taking the window out but I used some thin, black pin stripe around the edges and that took care of the small gaps.

Sets my black boat off so much nicer now......very happy. I had it out on the water for the first time yesterday and had no problem seeing during the day. As it starting getting dark it was more difficult to see but nothing I can't live with.

I paid $175.00

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3373/3519042643_1c95d859a9.jpg?v=0

Another....

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3582/3519856558_33429cbbce.jpg?v=0

Back side...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3370/3519856476_8078893e89.jpg?v=0

newty
05-10-2009, 09:00 PM
Looks good!