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Window Tinting Shelby NC

Local resource for window tinting in Shelby. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to window contractors and window treatments, as well as advice and content on window tints.

Carolina Garage Doors Inc
(704) 739-3944
1317 S Battleground Ave
Kings Mountain, NC

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Kmart
(704) 482-8916
706 E Dixon Blvd
Shelby, NC
Departments
Pharmacy
Hours
Mon - Fri :8am-10pm
Sat:8am-10pm
Sun:8am-10pm

Ferguson Ace Hardware
(704) 435-3713
2267 Lincolnton Hwy, Wal Mart
Cherryville, NC
 
Buford Street Ace Hardware
(864) 488-3036
113 W Buford St, Downtown Gaffney
Gaffney, SC
 
Lowe's
(828) 351-1023
184 Lowe'S Boulevard
Forest City, NC
Hours
M-SA 7 am - 9 pm
SU 8 am - 7 pm

Jsm Garage Door Sales & Svc
(704) 869-8989
1506 Boyd Rd
Gastonia, NC

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Lowe's
(704) 484-9883
425 Earl Road
Shelby, NC
Hours
M-SA 7 am - 9 pm
SU 9 am - 7 pm

Lowe's
(864) 206-7932
1601 West Floyd Baker Boulevard
Gaffney, SC
Hours
M-SA 7 am - 9 pm
SU 9 am - 7 pm

Forest City Ace Hardware
(828) 245-4412
171 E Main St
Forest City, NC
 
Window World & Siding Company, Inc.
(704) 271-1419
2229 Village Lake Drive
Charlotte, NC
Services
Windows; siding; entry doors; trim systems; cabinet refacing.
Membership Organizations
Homeowner Approved, Better Business Bureau Accredited Business; National Association of the Remodeling Industry; rated Best of Charlotte.

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Removing Window Tint

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When old window tint starts to bubble, the glass looks like it has malignant melanoma. Light splotches disbursed over dark tint give the car that urban-beater attitude—whether that's your intent or not.

The typical warranty on window film is two years against cracking, bubbling or delaminating. The tint's adhesive eventually dries out, at which point bubbles start to appear. You may be tempted to try to repair the damage, but one bubble indicates that the glue is nearing the end of its life cycle. Instead, remove all of the film. This will save time and money whether or not you intend to re-tint the glass yourself or take it to a shop.

No special tools or talent are necessary to remove old window film. All you need are a few household items and a sunny day. The operation shown here applies to all tinted windows, particularly ones that have defroster lines, which can be damaged by razor blades. As such, heat and chemicals are the best ways to proceed on this type of glass. This rear-windshield job took about an hour and a half.

Author: Tom Morr

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Replacing Window Door Glass

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Life is full of ups and downs, but—when it comes to your vehicle's windows—that's a very good thing. Unless the glass is altogether gone ...

So, you've noticed your window isn't there anymore, and Mother Nature is being more intimate with you. Maybe your stereo is missing, or pieces of trash are floating in during your commute. You probably need to check out the cost of window glass replacement. I called one auto glass repair business, but didn't like the amount they would charge to fix the problem. A bit more research via the net and I not only got a market price for a replacement window (one-third what the "professional" wanted), but also found a nearby auto-recycling center with one in stock.

Make sure you have a good selection of hand tools, a tarp, a repair manual, and a vacuum. Follow the instructions in your specific repair manual to remove the door panel. You should find a plastic sheet/weather barrier under the panel. Carefully peel this sheet back while avoiding the sticky stuff. Use gloves to remove any hunks of glass that might still be together—window tinting will cause that. Use a shop vacuum to get the rest of the cubits out and carefully dispose in the trash.

Author: Scott Wallace

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