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Dealer Aftermarket Window Tinting on a C-Max

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I am seriously considering tinting my Windows on my C-Max when it arrives at the dealer next month. The dealer charges $300. Does anyone have any comments on tinted windows on their C-Max? I prefer factory installed, but you can't get that option on the C-Max and I heard they might have to take the door panels off...ugh!

 

Here is an example of what it should look like....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iPJl6iNV6M4

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The only question I would have for the dealer is, are they doing it themselves or are they sending it out and having a local shop do it for them - common practice around my area.

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The only question I would have for the dealer is, are they doing it themselves or are they sending it out and having a local shop do it for them - common practice around my area.

The dealer sends it out to a detail shop. I discovered there are many different brands and types of material. SunTek and 3M are most common...but there is dyed tint, metallized, stable, ceramic etc...plus percentages. My state allows 35% front, 50% maximum for side and rear Windows. Detailers are not certified. I also believe the production vehicles probably already have a slight tint in the glass. So it's hard to determine what accurate match to factory tint is preferred.

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I also believe the production vehicles probably already have a slight tint in the glass. So it's hard to determine what accurate match to factory tint is preferred.

This is true, but the tint on the C-Max (and Focus) is very light to the point it's almost nonexistent.

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I had my 2013 C-MAX windows tinted shortly after buying it new. Had it done at Ziebart and they did a wonderful job. Still looks new today. Love it!

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I had my 2013 C-MAX windows tinted shortly after buying it new. Had it done at Ziebart and they did a wonderful job. Still looks new today. Love it!

Do you know what type (dyed, metallized, ceramic)...and did they lightly blend the drivers side Windows...or just the back and rear Windows?

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This is true, but the tint on the C-Max (and Focus) is very light to the point it's almost nonexistent.

Agreed...that's why I would like to get the drivers Windows blended with the rear Windows a little bit. None of these detailers use tint meters (Enforcer, etc) to determine the actual percentage of light. If you are pulled over for excessive tint it's a fine up to $200....PLUS POINTS!!!!

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