: post pics of your catera's window tint

10-25-06, 10:18 PM
I've been deciding on tinting out my 97 catera and im not sure of the color tint I should get does anyone have pics of tint jobs done to their catera?? If you do plz post so I can see how they look thanks,

- jeremy

10-26-06, 07:27 PM
20% 3M film. As for me, looks great, works even better and it is 3M ;)


10-27-06, 12:03 AM
Hey man your tint job is nice. Your car looks good. Did you do it yourself or did you have it professionally done? I have a 97 cat that its like the cranberry color with black leather. I was thinking about trying to find a tint close to the same color as the car but i havent had any luck on any tint thats colored. The only tint i can find is the black colored. Dont get me wrong the black tint still looks good but i was thinking about doing something a little different. If anyone knows a good place to buy some tint post it up on here. Im even thinking about using the spray tint stuff for the tailights and the headlights but i cant find anywhere either. I'd post a pic of my ride now but it's at the dealership getting the recall work done.

- Jeremy

10-27-06, 07:36 AM
The tint was istalled professionally at local auto spa. They do the most expensive cars in our area. The also use the best films. If you want looks - you can try go with color tint, but pretty much sure it won't last or work as good as 3M film. I never felt sun burning since installed - unless i open the windows. Interior stays cooler in summer. I won't advise to install youself - if you don't want any bubbles or dust under the film, plus the windows seals are pretty tight on Catera. To spray taillights you need VHT Nite Shades spray paint. Read tutorials (!) here (http://www.scionlife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=115733) and here (http://newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=204207) how to apply it. I used smoked film from stickercity.com - it is removable and stratches up to 2 inches. It is glossy and removable, but pain in the neck to install. I will not advise to do this - just use Nite Shades. I think I'll go with night shades next year... Got the paint already... ;)