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      02-24-2013, 12:39 AM   #67
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Tint!!! 5% I will never look back!!!





Looks awesome trouble is cops might think so too!!
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      02-24-2013, 02:53 AM   #68
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I have 5% on the side and rear 20% for my windshield lol
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      02-24-2013, 03:27 AM   #69
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Tint is not just for looks. My tint also has UV protection. Helps protect the plastic and leather inside the car. I have 5% rear 15% on the front.
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      02-24-2013, 03:43 AM   #70
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I have 5% on the side and rear 20% for my windshield lol
Damn post some pics dude!
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      02-24-2013, 05:47 AM   #71
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Just BMW side window screens & the power rear sunshade for heat. With the scratching, cops etc tint is a PITA. Prefer a sleeper over a kid car look. The white BMS decals have been changed to black.
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      02-24-2013, 06:53 AM   #72
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My e90 was tinted with 25% and my e92 is tinted with 20%. I hate driving/ riding in non tinted cars because of the sun. Seattle is only sunny 1/4 of the year but still, it adds privacy and I'll never own a car that's not tinted. If you're worried about the cops and just want to keep the sun out, 35% would do just fine, it just wont allow any privacy.
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      02-24-2013, 08:03 PM   #73
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I have 5% on the side and rear 20% for my windshield lol
Damn post some pics dude!
Here we go man!!


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      02-24-2013, 08:11 PM   #74
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Do it!

I did 20% on the rears, 35% up front to avoid the hassle of police. TBH, i think 20% on the front is fine if you have a light interior.

Tint is one of those mods that changes the look of your car completely. Like new wheels, or a drop.
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      02-24-2013, 08:22 PM   #75
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i went with 3M crystalline @ 40% all the way around with 70% on the whole windshield. Dark enough to give a good look / block out the sun, but light enough that i'll never have trouble with the police
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      02-25-2013, 05:32 PM   #76
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before and after 5% wrapped around..
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      02-25-2013, 05:43 PM   #77
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I get tint because I'm sexy as fcuk and get tired of getting objectified by other drivers
Or you got pulled over for a DBU (Driving Butt Ugly) and was required to tint your windows to not scare others...

Just kidding.
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      02-25-2013, 07:10 PM   #78
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Tint is good. It was something I never look into doing or at a much lower on the list. Keeps temp cooler and glare and also privacy too. Yes, makes the car looks sharper and cooler also. Some states have stricter tint laws and the state I'm in is one of them but you should be ok doing 35% all around. Got the car used the other months and came tinted already but I'm sure is like 25%
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      02-26-2013, 09:05 AM   #79
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What do you guys think? I am thinking of doing 20% rear windows only. Do you guys think tint is really necessary for that "look"?
I say tint! I just did and I'm happy only thing is my rear window has bubbles because of the defroster tape... They said they couldn't work around it or anything but they obviously don't know what they are doing .. Apparently it's too thick -___-
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I say tint! I just did and I'm happy only thing is my rear window has bubbles because of the defroster tape... They said they couldn't work around it or anything but they obviously don't know what they are doing .. Apparently it's too thick -___-
my tint is ever so slightly bubbled around the defroster lines... nothing you can see from a few feet away though.


I've heard the biggest issue is the dot matrix on the coupes... I read horror stories of people having to get their rear windows re-tinted several times because of bubbling
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      02-26-2013, 11:46 AM   #81
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its all your prefrence man, but i think its better to just keep it all around the same % so that you get that clean look
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      03-02-2013, 08:13 PM   #82
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Just tinted 15% rear. The shop did a great job

Loving the look so far.
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      03-03-2013, 02:16 PM   #83
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Be careful or you may for the police at the end of the month to ask the question " to pull over or not to pull over?"
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      03-03-2013, 02:31 PM   #84
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I do it because in Florida...the heat is no joke. Especially black on black lol
Word up and for that reason I even did my front windshield with like 70% and 20% all the the around and I love it.
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Haha, thats why I only did the back

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Word up and for that reason I even did my front windshield with like 70% and 20% all the the around and I love it.
Tint in rainvouver is practically useless as its gloomy 2/3s of the year.
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I went with 5% (Limo Grade Tint) for my back three windows and then 15% for my front two. Wish I hadn't because it's too dark and I always worry about getting a ticket. Here are some pictures for reference as to how dark you are looking to go.

Side note: You can only see into the back of the car on a sunny day
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