Tint-A-Cr@p - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
General Tech Have a question that is not covered by one of the other categories? This is the forum for all other items not specifically covered in other categories.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-08-02, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
Desiring 800HP
Matador's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 106
mad Tint-A-Cr@p

For my 18th bday present my family got the windows on my ea tinted for me at tint-a-car. Four hours and $250 later we drove my pride and enjoy home to discover a fair bit of damage (smashed back window plastic pillar, smashed back seat A shaped window plastic trim, missing screws, wrong screws used in places, back speakers left unscrewed in, door trims not put back on properly, parcel shelf carpet pulled up and left, back seats left improperly installed) the interior was left in a mess with dirt marks every where!!!!
I was preparing my car for when I get my license on Tuesday, already have done many mods to my car (inc 17" wheels, lowering, exhaust....many more) but tint a car managed to stuff it all up for me, tint looks good though!!!
I rang the guy and he said to bring it and he will fix it all, oh well will have to wait and see what happens
Did he really expect the owner to go home and not realise the damage and just live with the car the way he left? (the back seats wouldnt even open because of the way he put them back in)

He has committed a more serious crime than driving a commodore and that is vandalising an EA!!!!
Matador is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-08-02, 02:03 AM
Veteran Ford Member
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Lamb on Chapel, Chapel Street.
Age: 29
Posts: 2,893

Hope it all works out for ya mate :D

Sundeep is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-08-02, 02:43 AM
Ford Anti B&S Squad
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 400

Thats bad news dude. I make it a rule before i take the car home to go over what the guy has done. I tell the guy doing the work to take me over what he has done. My worse experince with this was while my car was at the mechanic some person backed into it and damaged the car and broke the bumper. This pissed me of so much, but hey what could i do i dont know who hit. This is the down side of cars.
EA90 is offline  
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-08-02, 02:48 AM
400 kg ego
Troutman's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 6,188
Hmmm my experience was different. I had them damage and replace a minor plastic part that was already broken. They actually damaged it again while putting it on (haha) but it still looked better than before. Since then I got around to replacing the item properly. Didn't cost anything.

Jack Travis, E-Series Acting President

1989 Ford Fairmont Ghia turbo/GL replica (underway)
1994 Eunos 800M
1990 Ford Laser S
Troutman is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-09-02, 01:00 AM
Posts: n/a
Yeah they did the same stuff to mine. I went back and cracked the shits and they paid to get it fixed.
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-09-02, 03:26 AM
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Age: 34
Posts: 1,675
i had the same sort of problems... i recommend people to premier now. they ****ed all the screws in my door trims, cost me $20 for new ones and about an hour of my time to drill the old ones out and fit the new ones...
galapogos01 is offline  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-09-02, 03:46 AM
E-Series Acting VP
Thanatos's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Melbourne
Age: 34
Posts: 1,432
Everyone I now who has gone to tint-a-car has come back unhappy.

A mate of mine's VL was completely f*#ked up inside when he got it back. They'd put a couple of rips (only small) in the seats, the parcel shelf had all these scrape marks on it and the whole car was covered in mud and tint offcuts.

My girlfriend's festiva had a REALLY dodgy tint job done to it. There were bubbles and imperfections everywhere, and on the passenger side window, the tint wasn't even stuck on properly. They also broke one of the door trims and mirror adjustor thingy. Needless to say, I took it back and became rather forceful in demanding they repair everything and clean up the car.
And too their credit, they didn't hesitate to do just that. But the point is, I shouldn't have had to ask......

I took my EA, my last car (an XF) and my mates EA to Advanced window tinting in Dandenong, and they did an excellent job. So i'd recommend them for anyone who intends to tint their car's windows in the future.

I think it's shocking that they (tint-a-car) try to run a business like that... they oughta be shot....


Thanatos is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-09-02, 06:33 PM
Registered User
Kenaz's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Melbourne
Age: 33
Posts: 2,061
I'm glad this thread came up, because window tinting is one of the next mods to be done on my car. Had I not known this info I would've gone to Tint-a-Car.

Because my interior is one of the neatest features of my car I would be quite upset if it was damaged in any way. I don't mind travelling to have a good job done, so maybe I will give that mob in Dandenong a go when the time comes.
Kenaz is offline  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-09-02, 07:16 PM
300+rwkw DC LTD Member
LTDHO's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Melbourne, Vic
Age: 41
Posts: 1,622
If you had come on here first, befor getting ya windows done, I would have put you onto a bloke in springvale, who did mine. He did the best job at the best price. He has noe done most of my mates cars...

Power by me 360rwkw
Check out E Series Owners Club on Facebook
LTDHO is offline  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-09-02, 07:35 PM
Ford Anti B&S Squad
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 400

LTDHO, who is the guy in springvale. How much does he charge to do it. Ohh and how long does he take.
EA90 is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > General Tech
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
100 bucks for tint? snavy General Tech 8 01-20-03 02:47 PM
Window Tint DavoXT The Pub 8 01-04-03 07:46 AM
Removing Tint ! Scott Fiske General Tech 8 10-31-02 10:42 PM
Removing Window Tint saleen1 General Tech 4 01-27-02 02:17 AM
Anybody with 5% window tint??????? prober4life Ford Probe Forum | Mazda MX6 Forum 4 12-21-01 02:49 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome