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View Poll Results: Tinting VS No Tinting of windows
I HAVE TINTED MY WINDOWS 149 66.82%
I PREFER WITHOUT TINTING 74 33.18%
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      06-03-2006, 03:41 PM   #1
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Tinting VS No Tinting of windows

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      06-03-2006, 03:43 PM   #2
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I like tinting and will probably tint, but I haven't done so yet.
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      06-03-2006, 04:17 PM   #3
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Better to get it done at the factory or aftermarket?
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      06-03-2006, 05:14 PM   #4
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Better to get it done at the factory or aftermarket?

No such thing is factory tint on the E90. If the dealership has it done for you, they are simply outsourcing the job to a tint shop.
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      06-03-2006, 05:34 PM   #5
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No such thing is factory tint on the E90. If the dealership has it done for you, they are simply outsourcing the job to a tint shop.
RIght! Ask your dealer where they outsource it to and try and work a deal. That is what I did and save about $75. Cheapness is not always better since other installers might not be as careful with your car.
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      06-03-2006, 07:13 PM   #6
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Definitely go through the dealer. He can't afford to recommend schlep jobs. They know the best guy in town. Also you may be able to pull some warranty on the tint if you have the dealer do it. Do a consistent tint all the way around. 35% is the Legal limit here, and it looks really good. Going darker on rear window and backseat windows looks cheap, to me.
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Neither option applies to me. I prefer tinted windows, but I haven't had mine done yet.
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      06-03-2006, 09:35 PM   #8
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Its not an option.... Its a MUST.
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That's the first thing I did to my car, go with Madico, very good tint, unless you want to spend the money and go with Huper Optic, even better
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15% tints all around
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i didn't tint yet, but i will soon
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i want my car tinted but when i got my car the dealer told me that if i'll tint my car i'd have to keep my windows closed so the film will not get into the moving parts inside the door.

how true is this? dont really know much about things like this.

if that's the case then i wont tint mine coz i like driving with my windows down when its shady.
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i want my car tinted but when i got my car the dealer told me that if i'll tint my car i'd have to keep my windows closed so the film will not get into the moving parts inside the door.

how true is this? dont really know much about things like this.

if that's the case then i wont tint mine coz i like driving with my windows down when its shady.
you cnt roll ur windows down for the first 3 days usually..depends....you just need it to dry..after that..you fine with rolling your windows down..
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Its a must especially here in Florida with the heat. I will get mine done soon, probably limo all around.
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Yeah it's usally a couple days. I remember they put masking tape over my window buttons so I wouldn't forget, hahahah.
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okay. that doesnt sound too bad. thanks for the replies. i should get some tints soon.
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Tinting was a must for me. Summers are brutal here.
My primary reason was for heat and UV rejection, but I knew it'd improve the appearance too.

I didn't want it too dark, so went with 35%.
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Tinting was a must for me. Summers are brutal here.
My primary reason was for heat and UV rejection, but I knew it'd improve the appearance too.

I didn't want it too dark, so went with 35%.
How dark is 35%? Thanks!:rocks:
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I would like to, but tinting is illegal in Pennsylvania.
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How dark is 35%? Thanks!:rocks:
check out the tint thread for more photos,
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3093

i have 35%-here is a photo. sometimes it looks darker in images, sometimes lighter.
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I would like to tint my car but I want to avoid unnecessary tickets and worry about finding the right place here at NJ.
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anyone knows a good shop? i live in westminster and work in tustin. any place around that area. and how much? thanks.
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