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    Replace Tint Price Check

    So I moved to Louisiana and had to get an inspection done. My tint failed inspection, too dark. I have to remove it and re-tint my two side windows.

    A local shop quoted me $150 to remove the tint and then $200 for new tint. $324 for ceramic tint.

    This seems alarmingly high, no? Am I getting Porsche taxed or is this just what it costs now?

    Matt

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    Re: Replace Tint Price Check

    Seems very high. Takes five minutes to remove with a steamer. I paid $25 for no-name replacement on the passenger window of the Jeep - maybe that's the beater discount? My BS was $225 including the rear window.

    Either look for a different tint shop or a different inspection station - I'm sure there are many cars in LA with 20% or darker that "pass" inspections.
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    Re: Replace Tint Price Check

    I paid $350 for all windows (except front of course) on my 981. It looks like they are not too far out on the re-tint just for the sides but gouging you on the removal price considering its not a hard or time consuming job

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    I’m going to try another test station, top down and windows down, to see if I can pass. I’ll pay a ticket before I pay nearly $500 for two windows.

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    Re: Replace Tint Price Check

    I had my 981 done in E.NC for $150. Drivers window tint replaced for $10. After cataract surgery, the reflection/glare from the sun was more noticeable, so he did amber on the windshied inside & replaced the dark 6" strip on top for $20. They saw your car & said this guy has the $$.

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    That’s what I’m thinking....Porsche tax. Eff them.

    How hard is it to remove the tint myself? Is this something that I ought to attempt on my own? For $150 just to remove it...

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    Re: Replace Tint Price Check

    Quote Originally Posted by mrg02d View Post
    That’s what I’m thinking....Porsche tax. Eff them.

    How hard is it to remove the tint myself? Is this something that I ought to attempt on my own? For $150 just to remove it...
    Just need a scraper blade, a heat gun or good steamer to get the glue softened up and then it will peep right off. Should be plenty of videos on You Tube

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    Re: Replace Tint Price Check

    I had ceramic tint done on all 4 the windows of my Boxster, it was about $400. A month later something hit my windshield requiring replacement, in a way I was glad since the windshield tint was bothering me at dusk and dawn when it was neither dark nor bright outside.

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    Re: Replace Tint Price Check

    We are a tint shop on the East coast. (PA) If you came to our shop and wanted ceramic tint the cost would be $20.00 per window to remove and $200.000 to have the 2 front windows done. Keep in mind ceramic is considered a high line film since it has really good heat rejection qualities over standard tint. You could always ask for a Lower grade material rather than ceramic and it will bring the price down. You just won't have the heat rejection aspect as far as performance goes.



    Quote Originally Posted by mrg02d View Post
    So I moved to Louisiana and had to get an inspection done. My tint failed inspection, too dark. I have to remove it and re-tint my two side windows.

    A local shop quoted me $150 to remove the tint and then $200 for new tint. $324 for ceramic tint.

    This seems alarmingly high, no? Am I getting Porsche taxed or is this just what it costs now?

    Matt

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