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      04-11-2012, 03:33 AM   #1
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Rear window tint looks bodgey!!

Hey guys,

Just a quick one - I literally picked my car up on saturday and had the tints done today. It was through a authorised tinter.
The back window - At the top - Looks terrible.
He said this is a common problem on this model. 08 BMW (335 if that matters)
There was no previous tint on the car.
He said it will take a week to settle but even then won't look 100%.
Has any1 else experienced this problem and found a solution or can anyone recommend a tinter that will make this look immaculate?

Thanks in advance.
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      04-11-2012, 03:48 AM   #2
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I've got the same issue on my car and it bugs me each time i look over at it

Tint was done through BMW selected contractor and negotiated into the deal i got. The tint had a lifetime warranty so i contacted them about it and they are more than happy to re-do the work for me at no charge but i haven't had the time to go back yet.

I've seen the issue on a few E9X's but I've also seen some with flawless tint work done with no bubbling or peeling.
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Geez I'd love to know who has their rear window done and it looks flawless.

I hate looking at shit like that - Its the little things that crack me!
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Is this the dot matrix part? If so then it is a common problem and no biggie.
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pics of what it looks like on your car?
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Yes it is the dot matrix part - I'll get some pics of it tomorrow.

I know it seems like no biggie - But its really frustrating and its only been on there 2 hours. HAHA - Yes I have issues.
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It'll definitely improve over time... you can squeeze some of the bubbles out yourself... but yeh pretty common on the BMWs, very hard to get it flawless
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Similar thing happened to mine, i waited for a week and it still looks bad... u just have to live with it. OR, an alternative that some forum member suggested was so stick a strip of black vinyl wrap over the top part
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I got my partners 320i done at Tint-Ur-Ride on the Gold Coast and it looks fine... I'm a fussy bugger and haven't noticed any issues with the rear window at all. I'll have to go look tomorrow morning.

oh, and they only charged $200 for 35% on the front windows and 55% for the 3 rears.
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I got my partners 320i done at Tint-Ur-Ride on the Gold Coast and it looks fine... I'm a fussy bugger and haven't noticed any issues with the rear window at all. I'll have to go look tomorrow morning.

oh, and they only charged $200 for 35% on the front windows and 55% for the 3 rears.
you got darker front that rears?
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That would seriously annoy me.
I'd rather no tint. Post pics, how bad is it?
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Hey guys,

Just a quick one - I literally picked my car up on saturday and had the tints done today. It was through a authorised tinter.
The back window - At the top - Looks terrible.
He said this is a common problem on this model. 08 BMW (335 if that matters)
There was no previous tint on the car.
He said it will take a week to settle but even then won't look 100%.
Has any1 else experienced this problem and found a solution or can anyone recommend a tinter that will make this look immaculate?

Thanks in advance.
Marc G.
Hey buddy, sorry to hear about the problems.. Mine is like that too, I don't think time really helps, just have to accept it. Mine has bubbles around the dot matrix area which is common problem but it also in patches and isn't even. Post up some pictures so we can let you know if it's really bad. You can always ask them to re do it.
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Unfortunately this problem is specific to the Coupe as the dot matrix is much wider.

I had the same problem but when they removed the tint to try and fix it they ruined the heater demister bars and nicked the headlining. They (Tint-A-Car) denied liability and in the end I claimed on my car insurance and replaced both the headlining and the whole back windscreen!!!

Once that was done I had my BMW dealer re-do it. They specifically don't tint over the dots at the top of the windscreen, they just leave it untinted, which looks fine and is the best solution.

There is a product called Dotmaster or something like that which some tinters use, but it doesn't really work either. Others actually try and file down the dots using steel wool.
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I have had this problem since i got my E90 tinted.
When its new you can everynow and then run your finger along the dots to flatten it out
Its hardly visible anymore. That is with 15% allround
I ran my finger along it every day for about a week and they slowly flatten out. now i dont even notice it
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Also have this on my m3 bloody dodgy by BMW if you ask me
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Brisbane BMW Westside did mine darkest tint possible and perfect very professional job, they keept the car overnight to get more heat lights on the back window, even gave me a loaner car as well, but they said it was the dots system around the top they have problems with.
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Well this is interesting... I thought most of these guys would've figured out to sand it down a little by now? Using a very fine sand paper of course

That's how my guy did it (on a 1 series)
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      04-13-2012, 08:40 PM   #18
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Ok so I have put heat and credit card wrapped in cloth to make it better - It did make it better but you can still notice it. Ahwell - I will ride it out for a month - If it ets that annoying - Ill vinl wrap the top bit I spose.
Good to hear I am not the only one - Makes me feel somewhat better to know there are others suffering.
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