Ed's D

My 1983 De Lorean DMC-12, VIN 16908

Tinted Windows!

I removed the headliners for recovering, and I also removed the upper door panels to repair them. Some of the window trim was also removed when I removed the side mirrors before I had the car re-brushed. With everything removed, the whole window glass was exposed. I figured this was the best time to tint the windows.


I’ve seen another Delorean with tinted windows, and liked the look. The tint also helps keep the car cooler in the hot sun. One local shop was advertising a winter special on tinting, so I headed out. In February. Ever since buying the car in 2007, this is the first time I’ve driven it in winter. Kind of scary with the snow and salt…


About to head out; before the tint:



When I got home, I got out the hose and rinsed any salt off the frame.

I went with a medium %35 tint on the side windows, and light %50 on the windshield. The rear side windows were done simply for aesthetics, and the rear window didn’t need tinting since it already has a shade over it. I got charged a little more for the side windows since they are a little more complicated than the average car.

I think the tinting really enhances the appearance, and it should help keep the car cooler in the summer. The tinting is still drying, and left some bubbles. The car is dirty, and the sun was hiding, so the pictures aren’t that great. I can’t wait to see what it looks like in better conditions.

Window Tinting by Riggs Bros costs:
Side Door Windows: $160
Side Rear windows: $100
Front Windshield: $125
Total: $385.00

2 thoughts

    1. Yes, I’m aware, and they are illegal in IL. I’ll chance it since I don’t drive the D often. Thanks for the comment, Farrar!

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