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      09-30-2012, 11:11 PM   #1
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Window Tint - Scratched up after a year!

I have a regular E90 that I got tinted last year. By now, I see all 4 windows being scratched from going up and down.

I have had plenty of cars that had tint, but never scratched like this. I have never messed with door panels or taken them apart.

Should I contact the tinting place? What can they do? Is this common for these cars?
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      10-01-2012, 12:23 AM   #2
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Most places have a lifetime warranty. I had the same problem with one of my windows and it was replace after about a year too.
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      10-01-2012, 01:07 AM   #3
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I wonder if they blame it on the car.
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      10-01-2012, 08:28 AM   #4
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Unfortunately it is a common issue on e90s. You're best bet is to buy some moleskin from Tint Protector and apply it to car. The kit includes instructions on how to prep and apply the moleskin. I have it on my car and haven't had any scratches at all on the new tint, whereas my old tint without the moleskin was scratched up pretty darn badly.
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      10-01-2012, 07:04 PM   #5
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I have the exact same issue and my car got tinted a few months ago. What do we do?
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Unfortunately it is a common issue on e90s. You're best bet is to buy some moleskin from Tint Protector and apply it to car. The kit includes instructions on how to prep and apply the moleskin. I have it on my car and haven't had any scratches at all on the new tint, whereas my old tint without the moleskin was scratched up pretty darn badly.
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      10-05-2012, 04:38 PM   #7
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I have the exact same issue and my car got tinted a few months ago. What do we do?
I did soooo much research on this a couple weeks ago.

Basically 2 options:
remove the inner seal on the window or put Moleskin on the inner seal.

If it is a good tint shop they already know of the that e90's windows get scratched....eventually if nothing is done.

I recently bought a 2011 335d and the Dealer tried to upsell me on the tint. After doing my research, I called him back to see what they do to prevent the scratching and he said that they dont use moleskin, but removes the inner seal.

I called some other independent shops and one tint shop did Moleskin, the other tint shop removes the seal.

I have hear that sometimes the Moleskin eventually come off...so I finally chose the tint shop that removes the inner seal. They basically do all the high end tint jobs and their price reflects this. They also do tint for other BMW dealers in the area...so I thought this was a safe place to take it.

Just got the car back. Ended up getting Suntek CPX 35% all around. Totally Satisfied with the look.

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What is involved in removing the inner seal? Not the whole weather stripping right?
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What is involved in removing the inner seal? Not the whole weather stripping right?
I would like to know this as well......I purchased my car in july of this year and the previous owner had the windows tinted but NEVER put them down, well after 2 years there was a lot of dust build up that ruined my perfect tint. Looks like a stray cat was locked in there clawing at the glass trying to get out! Has completely cut through in 2-3 places.
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It is common on the E9x. Did you get a regular tint or a ceramic?
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Most places have a lifetime warranty. I had the same problem with one of my windows and it was replace after about a year too.
I have a warranty too. so if anything happens I can just bring it back
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