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Hey my tint guy here in NYC claims people are having issues due to water damaging the electronics from the installation. He has been doing my tinting for 30 years. He has an exclusive contract for porche and rolls royce for tint and paint protection because he is one of the best around. He mentioned 2 other cars with similar issues that he only started working on after research on how to avoid the issues. He also didn't want my car to be his guinea pig.. He did mention quite a few k5s have been popping in so he will be looking into it further. Anyhow he will be doing paint protection on my front hood next week.
 

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Hey my tint guy here in NYC claims people are having issues due to water damaging the electronics from the installation. He has been doing my tinting for 30 years. He has an exclusive contract for porche and rolls royce for tint and paint protection because he is one of the best around. He mentioned 2 other cars with similar issues that he only started working on after research on how to avoid the issues. He also didn't want my car to be his guinea pig.. He did mention quite a few k5s have been popping in so he will be looking into it further. Anyhow he will be doing paint protection on my front hood next week.
I’ve had my K5 EX tinted for about 3 weeks now. No issues with any electronics or the windows. For what it’s worth, I didn’t roll down my windows for 5 days (recommended is 3), so that may have helped to dry up any lingering water from the installation process.
 

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Hey my tint guy here in NYC claims people are having issues due to water damaging the electronics from the installation. He has been doing my tinting for 30 years. He has an exclusive contract for porche and rolls royce for tint and paint protection because he is one of the best around. He mentioned 2 other cars with similar issues that he only started working on after research on how to avoid the issues. He also didn't want my car to be his guinea pig.. He did mention quite a few k5s have been popping in so he will be looking into it further. Anyhow he will be doing paint protection on my front hood next week.
I had mine tinted 2 weeks ago, I waited about a week before rolling the windows down, as I got ceramic tint and my guy said it takes longer for it to cure versus the traditional carbon tint
 

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I had my GT Line and my girlfriends LXS tinted in Dec, waited a week and have no problems with electric. Unless this guy puts a hose to the window during installation, I don't think it would be an issue. Im thinking he doesn't want to deal with it because the back and front windows are a pain in the ass to get to lol
 

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Honestly, it may not have anything to do with the tint. When my door panels were removed so that my speakers could be swapped out, my door panels had quite a bit of water in them towards the outside portion of the door. Maybe it's because I am in NC and there was a ton of rain at the time or there's a flaw in the design of the door/window panels.
 

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Honestly, it may not have anything to do with the tint. When my door panels were removed so that my speakers could be swapped out, my door panels had quite a bit of water in them towards the outside portion of the door. Maybe it's because I am in NC and there was a ton of rain at the time or there's a flaw in the design of the door/window panels.
Your weep holes might be blocked. Check those first!
 

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Your weep holes might be blocked. Check those first!
Thanks. I don't think that is the issue as it was more than one door effected and it's the entire door that seems to be wet. As though the rain water is dripping from the top down, no water pooling at the bottom.
 

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Thanks. I don't think that is the issue as it was more than one door effected and it's the entire door that seems to be wet. As though the rain water is dripping from the top down, no water pooling at the bottom.
What the hell? That is really odd. Was it behind the vapor barrier like INSIDE the door, or outside of it? If it is inside I would notify the dealership immediately.
 

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Honestly, it may not have anything to do with the tint. When my door panels were removed so that my speakers could be swapped out, my door panels had quite a bit of water in them towards the outside portion of the door. Maybe it's because I am in NC and there was a ton of rain at the time or there's a flaw in the design of the door/window panels.
Where in NC? I’m in the RDU area.
 
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