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      02-13-2008, 05:33 PM   #23
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I want to get mine tinted too. Do you guys like Tint King at Billerica? I want to get Huper Optik 35% and they are the closest one. Otherwise, there's one in Westport, MA.
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o nice to see so many interested people, I was thinking tint king. There's also solar solutions out in bedford i believe, but they use dyed tint instead of metallic, I dont know enough about that so someone please chime in. I also heard that going with huper optik or formula1 on the east coast is a waste of money since it costs almost twice the price and we dont see enough sun/heat to appreciate it.
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I had Huper Optik on my E55 and it worked fairly well blocking the sun out to keep the car cool when I park outside. Otherwise, it doesn't do much.
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I'm thinking of tinting my car at tint king as well.. I got quoted $250 for Suntek (carbon based tint) for 5 windows. I don't think I neeeed the ceramic. If we all go, maybe we can get a group discount as someone mentioned??
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I want to get mine tinted too. Do you guys like Tint King at Billerica? I want to get Huper Optik 35% and they are the closest one. Otherwise, there's one in Westport, MA.
I just got mine tinted a couple of weeks ago at Tint King. I got Huper Optik 35% and it's awsome!!
It's not just normal black tint, but it has some reflective film on top of it.
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I just got mine tinted a couple of weeks ago at Tint King. I got Huper Optik 35% and it's awsome!!
It's not just normal black tint, but it has some reflective film on top of it.
I had my previous one done at AEM (?) Solar Solutions in Westport, MA. They did a good job and used felt to prevent scratches on the film. I had the tints for 2 years and not a single scratch.

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The tint is not extremely dark and like Kevin (lyjw88) said, it's reflective, unlike the dye or carbon based products.
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SIM, Sound in Motion can do it for you guys, if u want to stay local.
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      02-14-2008, 07:11 AM   #30
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SIM, Sound in Motion can do it for you guys, if u want to stay local.
Do they do the tint themselves? Or do they contract it out to one of those mobile tint van?
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Regarding the possibility of a group discount, I contacted Brian at tint-king and he said:

"Discounts are hard. I am not against it but I need to know all the cars will be there. I am out of the area till the 21st (next thursday) give me a call then."

I guess if we can get a list going and specify a date, we may be able to convince him to do a discount.. I might start a separate thread on this if there's enough interest..
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Do they do the tint themselves? Or do they contract it out to one of those mobile tint van?
They have a very good tint guy come in for customer appointments.

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They have a very good tint guy come in for customer appointments.

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I probably know who that guy is. Thanks.
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I went to Sound in Motion a couple of days ago and was qouted 225. If their tint guy is as good as they described then it is definately my first choice, since I live right near 88 and so do my friends..

do you guys have any preferences?
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ya sry busy the guy who comes to SIM is pretty good... Shouldve went there, i did it back at home in NY at a friends place and it turned gr8 outside but the inside tint got scratched some how, something in the door.

But ya SIM is a gr8 shop, if you go there tell them Seth with the blk 335 says hello.
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I went to Sound in Motion a couple of days ago and was qouted 225. If their tint guy is as good as they described then it is definately my first choice, since I live right near 88 and so do my friends..

do you guys have any preferences?
What kind of tint for 225? one piece rear windshield or 2?
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Most likely Suntek if SIM uses the same tint guy that I know. Honestly, I would rather shell out a little more for the Huper Optik. I guess I'm going to TK or Secure Sound Plus in Westport
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i think the SIM guy uses lumar tints, but i didnt ask whether its one or two piece rear...ill drop by this afternoon and ask i guess..

how much does huper optiks run in boston? i have no experience with tints and don't know much about it....is the difference in quality that significant?
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i think the SIM guy uses lumar tints, but i didnt ask whether its one or two piece rear...ill drop by this afternoon and ask i guess..

how much does huper optiks run in boston? i have no experience with tints and don't know much about it....is the difference in quality that significant?
Two years ago, I had the HO tint done in Wesport, MA and the cost was around 275. I think Tint King charges more.
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the guys at SIM use one piece for the rear I know because one of my friends got his clk tinted there. All I care about is that it is machine cut, no scratches on the tint, and that the film doesnt have any type of greenish hue to it. I'm going for a really clean look and I've gone through many many tints in the past that I haven't been very fond of. This can potentially be a pretty fun meet if we can get everyone together!
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Im most likely tinting my car at SIM since its so close...should we start a new thread and make a list?? my friends and i have 2 e92s, and a G35 coupe.
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yea sure make the list, i'll add myself and also my friend with his 530i. the only complaint i have with SIM is that i think they use a razor instead of a machine....you can still get pretty close with a blade but nothing beats the clean look of machine cut, just some food for thought
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