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Mazda MAZDA5, Kia Rondo, Car Comparisons, Car Buying, Wagon
#790 of 859 Re: coolmazda... [tsm280z]
Nov 02, 2009 (1:00 pm)
Opinions are healthy for forum debates, misleading statements are not. You may want to check with the fellow member conwelpic, among others, and learn something from him.
Let's get back on topic (3rd time request by the way)
#791 of 859 Mazda & Rondo Sales for October '09 (USA)
Nov 03, 2009 (2:43 pm)
Mazda 5 - 853 (1921 for '08); YTD 15,771 (17,638 for '08)
Rondo - 814 (1541 for '08); YTD - 12,545 (26,194 for '08)
#792 of 859 I thought this was over...
Nov 05, 2009 (7:35 pm)
and if a host deleted my post here I wouldn't blame them.
OEM tint: how can it be scratched because is inside the glass, there is no "film" in it. In other words, it cannot be redone by ANY dealer after the window is manufactured. If by any means comes scratched (or defective is a better word, as it would be inside the glass) then a new window is needed.
OK, so you're saying that my car dealer replaced my driver's side window and my front passenger window? Not the tinting on it? Excuse me, but you're acting like Dennis Rodman and placing tattoos all over the Edmunds website now.
Listen to yourself! Tinting is done outside a window. What I was trying to explain to you earlier is the OEM window was scratched because the tinting was rubbing on something on the inside of the door. Something that needed to be buffered by a substance called felt. No felt=scratched tinting. Not a real mystery and not rocket science.
Is this a mystery to anyone else who happens to peruse this thread?
OK, let me reframe the end result for you, coolmazda5. Whatever they did(my dealer)they did it good, they did it right, and the tinting is not scratched and the job is weathering the test of time. There was no charge, so this is a win-win for us.
Keeping that in mind...and knowing that it looks good and pristine and costed us no money at all, how it this a negative thing?
coolmazda5...are you telling me that you really believe that they replaced two of my Lancer GTS' windows? Are you for real, bud?
Can I get a witness? Who knows about automobile window tinting reading this? Please attach reason to this thread and confirm that window tinting is outside a window and sticks on to it. If I'm wrong I'll renounce my belief that the Pittsburgh Stealers really did steal Super Bowl 40 from the Seattle Seahawks and they received abundant help from bought-off referees.
#793 of 859 Re: I thought this was over... [iluvmysephia1]
Nov 06, 2009 (5:06 pm)
Well....I had my Honda Accord professionally tinted four years ago and it is indeed a film stuck to the INSIDE of the glass. It still looks great and there are no scratches.
I don't think it makes any sense to put it on the outside. The weather would have too much effect on it.
Nov 06, 2009 (9:48 pm)
so you're sayin' that my dealer actually replaced the entire front glass windows to fix defective window tinting on my 2 year old Lancer GTS from Mitsubishi? That is so non-cost effective for them. But now that it's done...oh well. I come out smelling like a rose on this one. I can't believe that tinting goes on the "inside of the glass."
Come on, I'm the boss...need the info.! Someone else supply window tinting information for us, that still maketh no real sense to me.
#796 of 859 Re: Mazda & Rondo Sales for October '09 (USA) [coolmazda5]
Nov 07, 2009 (8:51 am)
still no info on Canadian models for the Mazda 5, only '09 info available. It's the only Mazda model that is not providing 2010 info.
Nov 07, 2009 (10:34 pm)
if no one's going to play with me any more on this window tinting thing I just had a novel thought. I'll call my dealer and try to get a hold of the same Service Advisor who authorized the tinting work on our Lancer GTS.
I'll just ask him how the tinting process works. In explicit detail. And get to the bottom of this menacing mystery once and for all.
#798 of 859 Re: All right... [iluvmysephia1]
Nov 08, 2009 (9:46 am)
to my knowledge there is only two ways of tint, if its factory tint its embedded into the glass (the glass is manufactured with tint in it to a set percentage); if its aftermarket and you get the tint applied its usually a film applied on the inside of the glasss (that is what I have had done to my Rondo). I did hear about a spray one time but not sure if that's used anymore, or maybe it wasn't effective.
Now if there is another way, its news to me.
Nov 08, 2009 (11:30 am)
seems to me I'm gonna need to call up my Serivce Advisor to find out what they did to fix my driver's side and passenger side window tinting.
I'm guessing that my Lancer's OEM tinting was applied as a film on the inside of the glass, as it showing definite scratching having been done to it. But the re-tint job was film applied I'm thinking, too, because the Service Advisor told me to not roll my windows up or down for several hours after the job was done. It looks great, still, what a nice surprise from them to do this.
I'll try and limit this discussion from now on in here as it is severely off-topic.