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have a defrost grid? I slid/rolled down a hill yesterday and now need to replace my tailgate/rear window. I know t/gs from later Broncos will work, and a guy in my club offered my one from an 86. Does anyone know if this will have the defroster? I was thinking that it might depend on the trim/options installed? Also, can you tint those windows with a defroster? Thanks
 

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I've had tinted rear windows in several daily drivers with rear defrost. No problems. The tint shop told me it actually allows the defrost to work better 'cause it kinda insulates it, I have no idea if that's true.

As for bubbling, I wonder if maybe it was a poor job and there were already air bubbles which then expanded when heated in an otherwise cold environment.

Bottom line, don't worry about it. My '90 has rear defrost and it's tinted, but I dont' think the rear defrost has worked as long as I've owned the truck
 

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If you have high quality tint you will have no problems. Lumar (or Llumar) is probably the best tint out there.

I have a buddy who is the best tint man I have ever seen...he is in KY so if you are in the area...

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Bill
 

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my opinion is that tinting the back glass would protect the heater lines better, from the tailgate felt
 
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