Amigo Sunroof TintDate: 2001, Dec 15
by Wade Ripkowski
This is the process for tinting the Amigo's sunroof. Tinting this window allows you to remove the plastic inside cover permanently. Mine kept falling out of the clips when hitting hard bumps and whacking me on the head. The outside of the window is tinted in my process.
After about 8 months of service, the tint has started to bubble. It could be because the tint was indoor household tint (this was an experiment). Its noteworthy to mention the Amigo sat in storage for two months as well. The last picture on this page shows the wear.
Remove the top and find a work surface to work on that is large enough to hold it.
Remove the gasket and all the mounting hardware. Note the orientation of the gasket and the hardware. Once removed, clean the top thoroughly with glass cleaner and a lint-free cloth.
This shows all the mounting hardware. The two slotted clips have a left and a right. Make sure you note the orientation when you remove them as they are not marked.
Apply the tint to the outside side of the glass, not the side with the mesh screen. Use a sharp hobby knife to trim the excess around the edge of the glass and the mounting hardware holes.
Let it dry for at least 24 hours. Then put the gasket back on, followed by the mounting hardware. Make sure the mounting hardware is on correctly or it will not fit back in the Amigo!
Once it has dried for about 3 days the tint should have cleared up. Put the top back in the Amigo and enjoy!
Either the type of film I experimented with doesnt hold up well to the elements -OR- opening and closing the sun roof over time has caused it to bubble. I'll be looking into another solution.