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Is it possible to get the windows NOT to roll down when you open the door so that the windows can be tinted??

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IF THE WINDOWS DON'T ROLL DOWN THE 1/4 ", IT WILL NOT CLOSE PROPERLY INTO THE RUBBER WHEN YOU GO TO CLOSE THE DOOR. THEY WILL BE ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE WEATHERSTRIP, AND LOW AND BEHOLD, YOU HAVE A MAJOR WIND NOISE.

IF YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE YOURS TINTED, AS I PLAN TO DO IN THE SPRING, A REPUTABLE WINDOW TINTING DEALER WILL ALLOW FOR THE 1/4" OF THE WINDOW THAT RUBS ON THE WEATHERSTRIP. (AREA THAT WILL NOT BE TINTED TO KEEP IT FROM PEELING. ANOTHER OPTION IS TO CHECK IF ANYONE IN YOUR AREA DOES THE SPRAY ON TINTING. nOT SURE HOW THIS LOOKS OR HOLDS UP, BUT IT IS AN OPTION.
 

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Here may be a simple soulution, just put the top down and then roll the windows up all of the way. (I don't believe the windows "drop" unless the top is up!)
 

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Buffy said:
Here may be a simple soulution, just put the top down and then roll the windows up all of the way. (I don't believe the windows "drop" unless the top is up!)
Thanks Buffy...Now why didn't I think of that!
 

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If the top is up, just simply take a screwdriver and trip the latch in the door to the full locked position and the window will go up. JUST DON'T TRY TO SHUT THE DOOR UNTIL YOU PULL THE HANDLE BACK UP. This worked for my tint man.

Just a word of caution, the tint will get scratched and it is because the lower window seals lack the normal felt that is on all other vehicles. There are many threads and replies to this issue. Just don't do like I did and make the tint man replace it thinking the tint is the problem.
 

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Thanks everyone!

Didn't notice the missing felt - maybe it is better to just go tintless for now. It's so nice to have these forums to keep you from making bad decisions!!

Have a nice weekend-
 

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Hey vettegirl,

ANOTHER option is to have me send you the SSR Door Panel Removal Instructions, have you or a friend remove the door panels before you have the tinting done and the tinter can apply the tint WAY BELOW the seal to ensure proper coverage.

While you have the door panel off, you or your friend can apply some felt or moleskin to prevent scratching the tint!

VIOLA!

(If you want them, just PM me with your e-mail address.)
 

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C'mon, Buffy - get your French dialed in - it's Voila!!! :lol :lol :lol
 

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Take Buffy's advice, do it right pull the door panels and put mole skin on the inside rubber seals this will save the tint job, and it will also give you access to the bottom of the glass for the tint .trust me I ruined two tint jobs before I fixed mine.The product you want is called ( MOLE SKIN ) your tinter or a good parts and paint outfit should be able to locate it for you. If you have any questions or need any help let us know. :thumbs
 

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Had my wifes done the first day we got it no issues,went with the 15% looks great on the YYEEELLLLLLLLLOOOOOOWWWWWWW :flag :flag :flag :flag
 

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Buffy was kind enough to send me detailed instructions, so time to make a tinting appointment. Thanks everyone!!
 

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If you do not have access to mole skin let me know and I will help you out, the stuff that I bought was 2" wide with an adhesive backing. I cut it into four 1/2" strips and it worked out perfect. Also make sure you clean any dirt or film off of the seals to insure a good bond.
 

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If you do not have access to mole skin let me know and I will help you out, the stuff that I bought was 2" wide with an adhesive backing. I cut it into four 1/2" strips and it worked out perfect. Also make sure you clean any dirt or film off of the seals to insure a good bond.
Hey Bill,

I know that you mentioned it earlier, but where did you pick up the moleskin?
 

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The product thar I used is designed for this application, it's very thin and super sticky. I bought it from a parts and paint outfit. If you need some let me know I'd be glad to help you out. :thumbs
 
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