Im considering buying an 85 corollacoaster for close to $200. The biggest problem is that its tinting is festooned with bubbles and must be removed to be roadworthy. Apparently this is no easy job and costs several hundred dollars...
There doesnt seem to be any reason to buy a $200 car if it costs three times that to get the tint removed.
Im going to call around and get some quotes but I thought someone on here may have a mate that does it cheap or have some experience in removing it first hand and have some tips for me.
There doesnt seem to be any reason to buy a $200 car
Or a 25 year old toyota.
The tint is just the first thing you'll be paying to fix.
last edited by thermite at 09:02:12 11/Mar/10
You buy a $200 for parts, not to drive or spend money on getting it roadworthy.
Pretty safe bet you'll have to spend a lot more cash on it to get it roadworthy.
doubt it costs hundreds of dollars
i'd guess it's a pretty common occurance
heat gun would probably do it
if i can ever be f***ed i need to get the tint removed from the vadge and redone as it's pretty s*****
sort of, its a mate from unis car and hes got a new car. Its mechanically very good. 102 000kms with a recond engine at 80. Transmission is excellent. The aircon works and is better than my parents Lexus.
It has a few minor problems but another mate is a mechanic and is fixing it to roadworthy for a carton of beer or there abouts.
The tint he cant do and will be the real car hunt
I'm trying to get rid of a 1990 Ford Laser and even the wreckers don't want it, still drives too. I'm probably going to end up selling it to sims metal for $100 as scrap metal. Old cars are worth nothing if there is stuff to fix up.
hair dryer and a blade?
it's summer so the car will be bloody hot anyway..
i have a corolla from 1932 and it is f*****g awesome. they are the most reliable cars ON THE PLANET.
All good suggestions
keep them coming!
soak the car under water
Just find someone who will do a dodgey road worthy? There's still a few of them around....
Word of the week: Corollacoaster.i used to use this when i had my corolla
I'd do the windows yourself with a razor blade and some metho/turps, but it might be best to get the rear windscreen done professionally if you want the demister to still work.
heated baby's blood should do the trick
replace all the glass with new glass
I knew i'd said it before here
you wanker hardware
You should be able to remove it yourself if it is a home film job.
Otherwise, I think it's more like $10 passanger windows and $50 the big ones or something.
$700 seems very excessive, more expensive than getting it tinted.
Tinta-A-Car: Are good, dunno if they are on the mainland but :)
thats your mums job heardy
All you need is a iron that makes a s*** load of steam and a razor blade. Thats how I've gotten tint off before. Works a treat.
I removed the old tinting from my car (it too is a corolla!) the other day, just peeled it off with my fingernails & used K&H Wax & Grease Remover to get all the sticky s*** off and some glass cleaner for a streak free viewing experience. It's a piece of piss to do yourself.