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12-03-2005, 12:30 PM
ok i wasent too sure where to post this cuz this kinda relates to all audis.

how bad is bad tint? i got tint a while ago on my car, it has a lifetime warranty and it was expensive, i got it from the 3M tint people... anyways there are little bubbles that just like popped up, they are not that visible with a camera but there are alot and everyone points them out. also, there is like a hair or soemthing that created a fold in the tint. its right in the middle on the passenger side.

im not sure if its covered by warranty, i gotta find the little paper... but if it is should i do something about it? is tint supposed to be immaculate? or are there always a few imperfections because isent it hard to do?

my 2nd question is, since i got a new headunit i had to get plastic to fill around the outside... is there somewhere i could get a new peice of plastic so it is all one peice? or is there some way i could mold the plastics together and like sand them and paint them so it matches the rest of my interior?


12-03-2005, 12:43 PM
3M's lifetime warrenty is on bubbling, fading, and cracks that develope - that that car in!

2nd - customer job, see your local audio specialist.

12-03-2005, 12:44 PM
for the tint, warranty should cover a hair, and bubbles. some bubbles are normal, as the smallest ones expand over time when heated. i just take a razor and slit them, then push them towards the slit and byebye bubble.

you can get a new peice of plastic from anywhere, then bondo or another adhesive it together, sand it, paint it. there a a few people who did that on carputers and custom peices, im sure a search would yeild some results.

12-03-2005, 12:55 PM
thanx. ill try the bubble thing soon.

here is a pic of the plastic i wanna mold together, i also cracked the factory molding when taking it off, i was so pissed. anyone here ever had any experience doing it themselfs? i think it would be more fun to do it myself

12-04-2005, 01:35 AM
cmon there has to be someone here that has bonded two plastics like this together!

tell me what you did. and what u used.

12-04-2005, 01:42 AM
Your shift knob is crooked. [:)]

Do what offroader said about the bondo.

12-04-2005, 07:46 AM
Autozone has a Dupont SUV,Car, Truck spraypaint in Flat black which matches the console perfectly.

12-04-2005, 07:57 AM
psst!~ plastiDip

12-05-2005, 11:27 AM
ok well yesterday i went to autozone and bought some flat black spray paint.

but i wasent sure what to use, i asked the guy at autozone and he told me something in spanish.

so i went to pepboys, dont laugh, and got a some stuff in a little container because the package looked really convincing, it worked pretty well but was hard to work with because it was a very thick mixture, but it hardened just like plastic. i havent painted it yet and im 3/4 done with sanding. ill post pics up when i get home.

12-06-2005, 12:03 AM
ok well i was gonna post pics but i cant get it smooth enough, its so rough its rediculous... is there any way i could get the plastic to be as smooth as the rest of my interior? i tried sand paper but i think its not fine enough, i spent like an hour sanding it, it really is a rediculous task... is there anything i could wrap it in that would be eaiser?

please respond!

12-06-2005, 12:29 AM
You have to use a finer grit as you sand.. Start with a rough sand paper, then use a finer one, then a finer one, etc.