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      03-18-2013, 03:00 PM   #1
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      03-18-2013, 03:22 PM   #2
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what kind of tint ? certainly it's not ceramic tint.
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      03-18-2013, 03:41 PM   #3
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The one I chose is not the ceramic one. but i guess he might have this kind of tint as well, of course with difference price. If you are interested, it's better to call him and ask for a quote. Best deal I've ever found. The most impot. is the life time warranty. Even many shops claim that they will offer life time, you might have hard time if you actually go back for whatever reasons.

For me I did go back once, I've made a small scratch on the front passenger side window 6 days after the tint.. He just look at it for 2 seconds and replaced the whole piece tint for me.. During the whole process, he didn't even give me any hard time on it. That's why I'm trying to recommend him to whoever need to tint their window in this forum.

Oh ya, he uses the computer program to cut the tint, so the shape is gonna be as precise as it can be.
couple of things. first, the old adage "you get what you pay for" likely applies here. when getting a tint, it's a good idea to go with a reputable shop and if you do a search on the forum, you will see a number of places that have been recommended by other members. price should not be the determining factor. also, any good shop uses a computer to cut the tint. if you are going somwhere where the installer is estimating the size for your windows, then good luck to you! finally, people get too excited about "life time warranties". how long are you going to own your car? also, how long has the tint shop been in business? usually, the warranty comes from the manufacturer, i.e. Pinnacle. that's what I would focus on.
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      03-19-2013, 01:46 PM   #4
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Apeyuen, how's the tint along the rear window heater lines and dot matrix?


Would you mind posting a few photos.
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      03-24-2013, 04:04 AM   #5
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will he do it still for 120$ still??? Im comin from Windsor for a day... how long does it take?
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I just got mine tinted today. The installer had a heck of a time on my back window. It's somewhat white/blotchy towards the top (where the group of dot matrix sits) and a tiny horizontal blemish on the heater lines. Hopefully it will look better once it's had time to cure a bit.

What IS the purpose of the dot matrix lines? They "sanded" the very top of my driver and passenger side windows a little to get the tint to apply.

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      03-25-2013, 03:57 PM   #7
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Due to all the request, here is is some of the pic after the tint (35%).


https://www.dropbox.com/s/ljdc97segw...2015.44.38.png


https://www.dropbox.com/s/tn6tsjieqa...2015.45.00.png


https://www.dropbox.com/s/szm1tlzcdq...2016.01.53.png

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      03-26-2013, 12:04 AM   #8
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LOOKS LIKE HE DID A GOOD JOB!!!

I text them - very professional, quick reply.

price is now 140$ tax included!

I would do it but im broke as f%^$ right now plus I hear in Regina where I am headed tints are illegal on front mirrors (driver/passenger)... weird



EDIT - that 35% tint is really dark eh

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      04-07-2013, 01:04 AM   #9
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LOOKS LIKE HE DID A GOOD JOB!!!

I text them - very professional, quick reply.

price is now 140$ tax included!

I would do it but im broke as f%^$ right now plus I hear in Regina where I am headed tints are illegal on front mirrors (driver/passenger)... weird



EDIT - that 35% tint is really dark eh
I love reading posts like this. You drive a BMW yet you are "broke" and can't afford $140 for a tint? Epic.
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I have had my last 2 cars done at Autolinks - reasonable prices and good service
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I love reading posts like this. You drive a BMW yet you are "broke" and can't afford $140 for a tint? Epic.
I don't think that's a fair statement, most of the people on this forum and who own a bmw in general drive models that cost less than a fullly loaded camry, accord and other similar brands available in the market.

Just because it has a premium name plate does not mean it costs more.
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Dudes number is a 647 so he couldnt have been in business for more then 6 years, or even less... just saying. Although i need to start looking for a new tint guy, since mine died at 44 years old from a heart attack
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I am going to try and setup a group buy for tint at Auto-Links. Ceramic F1.
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LOOKS LIKE HE DID A GOOD JOB!!!

I text them - very professional, quick reply.

price is now 140$ tax included!

I would do it but im broke as f%^$ right now plus I hear in Regina where I am headed tints are illegal on front mirrors (driver/passenger)... weird



EDIT - that 35% tint is really dark eh
Hahahah

A broke person driving a 335i.
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I am going to try and setup a group buy for tint at Auto-Links. Ceramic F1.
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I am going to try and setup a group buy for tint at Auto-Links. Ceramic F1.
Awesome! Planning to finally do my tints this time!
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Dudes number is a 647 so he couldnt have been in business for more then 6 years, or even less... just saying. Although i need to start looking for a new tint guy, since mine died at 44 years old from a heart attack
I've had my 647 number since 2004.
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I am going to try and setup a group buy for tint at Auto-Links. Ceramic F1.
Thumbs up for Auto-Links. I got my discount from RFD.
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I am going to try and setup a group buy for tint at Auto-Links. Ceramic F1.
Yes please!

I was about to set up an appointment with them in the next few days. Gonna wait for this now!
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My little bro has been installing after market tint into vehicles as his occupation since he finished high school over 30 years ago. The guy is actually passionate about tinting. He has had his own shop as both a franchisee and as an independent. He is currently contracting his services to certain German dealerships in north Toronto but lives on the west side. He would likely be willing to do some private work. You would need to speak with him about what arrangements could be made. His name is Paul @ 416 459 5752 you can tell him his west coast Bro gave you his number.
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does anyone know a good place to get my front windows tinted alone alredy have my windows tinted but been getting to much tickets so need to re tint the front to somthing like 40%
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