If a car is shows that a solid effort was made, and the car is reasonably well executed I can respect that. Even if it's not my cup of tea..
Is this Wes guy on here? Contact info?
Yes he is - http://toptierimports.com/index.php?topic=515.0
I think he was having a bad day when he did my car, I've never heard anything else negative about him.When I called to confirm my appointment he had double booked but he took me because I had made my appointment first. I showed up on time and he started to tint my car. One of his friends stopped by the shop as he was starting and he chatted with him while he tinted my car. He was in a huge rush and tinted the whole of my car in 45 minutes. I don't know if he was rushed because of the double booking or if he wanted to spend more time with his buddy but he was clearly in a rush.I had 7 windows tinted on my car and I had problems with 5 of them. There were bubbles in them and the rear window was very bad with bubbles perhaps 3 inches in diameter. I know tint takes a week to 'cure' so I was patient and I didn't even contact him until after a week had passed. I was able to use a heat gun and fix 2 windows. Wes made a follow up appointment and he was able to fix another by pressing harder and getting the bubbles out. He had to completely replace the tint on one door and the rear glass.When you replace tint you have to scrape off the old adhesive and when he replaced the tint on the rear glass he damaged the rear defrost while getting rid of the adhesive. I didn't know the rear defrost was damaged until it got cold out and I only had 2 clear stripes across my rear window. The tint looks great all around the car now though after he spent more time on the second attempt.Some people might be able to put up with a half clear rear window but I can't so I am replacing the rear glass. I was quoted $800 for the glass and $300 for labour. I never got in touch with him to help pay for the glass because I just don't feel like arguing with him. It's not like I have pictures of the rear defrost working before the tint was applied.
How much on average does it even cost to tint your windows assuming say you have 5-6 windows? From what ive heard it seems to do a pretty good job may have to see him one of these days to get my car retinted
Don't you know canadian tire has a defroster line repair kit for like 15 bucks?
Don't you know I'd have to completely remove the tint and then scrape off the adhesive once again before using that stuff? I'm not going to pull the tint off again and spend all day painting every defrost line back onto my window in the hope I can fix it. We're not talking about a 10 year old car here. I once used that repair kit to fix my rear defrost in an old Ford I owned and it fixed the broken line. There is also a $50 kit available to install a rear defrost grid onto a car that does not have one. If I didn't care about the car or if it wasn't a nice car I might take that approach but I prefer to fix the STi correctly. I already bought the rear glass from Subaru in the US for $500 now I just have to get it installed.Believe it or not a couple of the body shops I have called about installing the glass said I should just have thrown something through the rear window and made an AutoPac claim since I have a $200 deductible but I'm too honest for that.
Don't you know that you don't have to scrape off adhesive if you followed a proper DIY? If you heat it up enough it all comes off in one piece with the adhesive.. yes even on the rear window. I've done it.15 dollar fix (even 50) over a 800 dollar rear window replacement? I'm sorry but you should get your head checked.
I can't beleive you guys ! What the hell are you doing Wlad ? Sometimes you guys act like little kids on this forum. I post up when I have a problem with my GTR and I get great reponses and help. Then you guys do this crap ! GROW UP!THIS WILL BE MY LAST REVIEW for this forum !
Does Wes charge more if he drives to your house and do it? Just curious. I have a buddy that has a car that's not safetied yet and wants to know.