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  • Boat Window Tint

    Is tinting Boat Windows a Waste of Money. More looking for a cool factor instead of functionality.
    David THE 5am Boater
    1996 Glastron GS 205 BowRider Purchased 2/12/10
    40th Anniversary Edition V8 5.7 Cobra/Penta Volvo Outdrive.
    Tow Vehicle Ford 2004 F250 4 x 4 V10
    5am is not too early to go boating
    Wife and Kids just don't understand

  • #2
    Re: Boat Window Tint

    I'm doing my boat with this stuff, Deluxe Silver film . http://www.windowtint.com/shop/Exter...er-60-VLT.html

    I'm doing it for the BLING look. I also have underwater trim tab blue lights

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    • #3
      Re: Boat Window Tint

      I will have a shop do it. I will just mess it up and it couldn't cost that much.
      David THE 5am Boater
      1996 Glastron GS 205 BowRider Purchased 2/12/10
      40th Anniversary Edition V8 5.7 Cobra/Penta Volvo Outdrive.
      Tow Vehicle Ford 2004 F250 4 x 4 V10
      5am is not too early to go boating
      Wife and Kids just don't understand

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      • #4
        Re: Boat Window Tint

        I just did my side two windows a couple years ago went to autozone and bout a roll of the static cling tint. Works really well and easy to put on. The real cheap stuf and the stuf from advance will turn purple in a year or two. Just go buy a box and try it not really hard to do.
        1974 Starcraft Holiday 18; merc 115
        2003 Silverado crew cab Dually with Duramax
        1985 Century mirada 255 Sold
        1985 Wellcraft 210 Elite Sold
        1999 K3500 Crew Cab Dually 4x4 7.4 Sold

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        • #5
          Re: Boat Window Tint

          If you get it tinted post some pics. Was looking to find a 1 piece tinted lo pro window on my 175 but can't find a place. Started to think about just tinting what I have to get a similiar look. Would love to see the final look. Exactly what we need in snowy cold Gilbert
          2007 Reinell 200LSE (yellow on yellow with yellow ghost flames )
          Party beach tunes: JL XD600/6 + XD600/1, 2x JL 12W1V3, 10-Polk DBs

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          • #6
            Re: Boat Window Tint

            Not sure what to do about the Snow in 85 degree weather but I will research some local tint shops and get some estimates.

            Thanks for the Replies all.
            David THE 5am Boater
            1996 Glastron GS 205 BowRider Purchased 2/12/10
            40th Anniversary Edition V8 5.7 Cobra/Penta Volvo Outdrive.
            Tow Vehicle Ford 2004 F250 4 x 4 V10
            5am is not too early to go boating
            Wife and Kids just don't understand

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            • #7
              Re: Boat Window Tint

              Didn't think about tinting the boat windows but now you have me wanting to do it. Make sure you get the professional tint (usually metalized). It will hold up to the sunlight. I have some left from tiniting a few cars, maybe I'll try it and post some pics..
              1991 Cheetah 2000LS 4.3 Merc Alpha 1

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              • #8
                Re: Boat Window Tint

                I'm liking the idea to...tinted windows,...wonder why I never thought of it....any regulations concerning this ?..... I wouldn't go too dark...
                Good judgment comes from experience...experience comes from bad judgment........ask me how I know.





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                • #9
                  Re: Boat Window Tint

                  Most boat windows have a (hard) curve in them that makes it a pain to tint.
                  The owner of the shop that does my cars windows (he is GREAT at tinting windows) takes his boat to another shop to have it tinted.

                  I think on most bowriders it's a cool factor (I've heard some owners state the wind up riding on top of the seats if out at dark to see above the windows). I think it looks great and I really want to do this mod to my boat (just for the look).
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                  96 Seadoo Spi
                  88 Kawasaki JS650 (Stand up w/built engine)

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                  • #10
                    Re: Boat Window Tint

                    My Bow Rider windows are pretty much straight without Curves so tinting shouldn't be a big challenge. I think any auto Tint shop should be able to handle it. Not sure the tint darkness. I think I want to go dark on the sides and something lighter on the front.

                    Thanks for the Replies.
                    David THE 5am Boater
                    1996 Glastron GS 205 BowRider Purchased 2/12/10
                    40th Anniversary Edition V8 5.7 Cobra/Penta Volvo Outdrive.
                    Tow Vehicle Ford 2004 F250 4 x 4 V10
                    5am is not too early to go boating
                    Wife and Kids just don't understand

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                    • #11
                      Re: Boat Window Tint

                      while my window are tinted. they're tinted very lightly. in coke bottle green.



                      be careful not to go to dark if you boat at night at all. it's hard enough to see at night imho.
                      'Lime Time'
                      1975 AristoCraft Nineteen
                      Mercruiser 165hp (chevy 250 L6), MC-1 drive

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                      • #12
                        Re: Boat Window Tint

                        I just tinted my two side windows still deciding to do the rest or not I really like the way they look tinted. I just went Limo from autozone. I don't ever look out the windshield at night. I barely look out it during the day mostly over it. Here is the only picture I could find right know. I did it about 4 years ago.
                        1974 Starcraft Holiday 18; merc 115
                        2003 Silverado crew cab Dually with Duramax
                        1985 Century mirada 255 Sold
                        1985 Wellcraft 210 Elite Sold
                        1999 K3500 Crew Cab Dually 4x4 7.4 Sold

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                        • #13
                          Re: Boat Window Tint

                          I've got my side windows tinted like Badbowtie, but they are very light. I'd like to go darker. Do you think it would be OK to add another layer, or should I peel the old stuff off? It's in good condition.
                          2008 82' Sunseeker Predator...... Gotta hit the Lotto.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Boat Window Tint

                            I don't plan to do any night boating. Not sure what the fun in that is.

                            Anyway thanks for the replies.
                            David THE 5am Boater
                            1996 Glastron GS 205 BowRider Purchased 2/12/10
                            40th Anniversary Edition V8 5.7 Cobra/Penta Volvo Outdrive.
                            Tow Vehicle Ford 2004 F250 4 x 4 V10
                            5am is not too early to go boating
                            Wife and Kids just don't understand

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                            • #15
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                              Re: Boat Window Tint

                              Originally posted by AZBoatDreamer View Post
                              I don't plan to do any night boating. Not sure what the fun in that is.

                              Anyway thanks for the replies.
                              Total tangent here:

                              We have a bar/restaurant that's about 30 minutes down the river from where we dock. We went there a few times last year after work and ate, drank and hung out. Of course it was dark driving back. Man was that fun...after an intensely hot day out it was a little cooler, and we all stood up and paid attention to what was on the river in front of us. It was glass-smooth and just a great ride every time! We even stopped to swim, which was a trip in dark water. [/tangent]
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