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      04-11-2007, 11:35 AM   #1
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Tint in Maryland.

My car is in transit now, and I would like to get it tinted when I get it.

I like to get 35% all around with Formula One "Pinnacle". My question is does the car come with some % of tint already? If so, would adding another 35% tint be notiable by the cop? (Maryland law allows 35% total. If the car already come with some tint, putting on another 35% would make it illegal).

I live in Germantown and work in Fredrick. Is there is good shop in that area? I've read a lot recommendations about shops in VA, but would like to see if there are anything close by.

Thanks!
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the dealership wont put a tint on the window unless you asked for it.
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The tint you add to your windows does not add to any tint that exits in the window. It is not cumulative.
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Thanks! Guess 35% all around will be safe for me. Any suggestion on the shops?
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The tint you add to your windows does not add to any tint that exits in the window. It is not cumulative.
the stock windows have some factory tint on them already.. with 35% under a tint meter, it will register around 26%

My 20% registered 11% when the trooper checked it
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I got 35% on my car and love it. I went to:
National Glass Tinting
10421 Metropolitan Ave
Kensington, MD 20895

(301) 946-8584


Ask for Marc. I've been to him 3 times (different cars and have been with 4 diff friends, my g/f, here best friend, and his b/f. Every time was perfect.

I've been meaning to take a couple good pics and advertise a little for them, but in the middle of modding so I wanted to wait. Regardless, I believe the price is $179 for a sedan and takes a couple hours. enjoi
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Swoop, thanks for the info. I will check them out.
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I got 35% on my car and love it. I went to:
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I brought a car to them a few years ago to remove my tint and they did an outstanding job.
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My car is in transit now, and I would like to get it tinted when I get it.

I like to get 35% all around with Formula One "Pinnacle". My question is does the car come with some % of tint already? If so, would adding another 35% tint be notiable by the cop? (Maryland law allows 35% total. If the car already come with some tint, putting on another 35% would make it illegal).

I live in Germantown and work in Fredrick. Is there is good shop in that area? I've read a lot recommendations about shops in VA, but would like to see if there are anything close by.

Thanks!
I got my Jet Black with Formula One Pinnacle 35% all the way around
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From a cop

We use tint mostly as a tool to stop a car of interest. I wouldn't be stopping a BMW with 20-35% with a normally dressed male/female driver. However, I may stop a veh. with multiple young passengers who for lack of better terms "Shady" (and no that does not in any way refer to race), most of the time these car are not BMW's. Most drug and gun stops come out of older vehicles (cadi's, lincolns, caprices, C/V's).
As for the Law in Maryland, the only legal tint aloud on a passenger vehicle is 50%. 35% is legal, but as someone else posted before me, the glass has tint from the factory. Approx. 98%, putting it above the limit. I believe the fine for tint is $55 and you could get that in additon to an ERO (Equipment Repair Order) or "fix it ticket" as you guys call it or one of the two (up to the officer). Limo's do not aply, SUV's can have darker, as long as it's not on the front windows.

Bottom line, if a cop is messing with you over tint on your nice new BMW, he needs to find something better to do or you look shady...
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Swoop, thanks for the info. I will check them out.
How did it turn out for you?

I'm thinking tint as well. Do they have Huber Optik tint?
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How did it turn out for you?

I'm thinking tint as well. Do they have Huber Optik tint?

I am going with F1 ceramic which they don't offer. I will go with LA tint instead.
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I got 35% on my car and love it. I went to:
National Glass Tinting
10421 Metropolitan Ave
Kensington, MD 20895

(301) 946-8584


Ask for Marc. I've been to him 3 times (different cars and have been with 4 diff friends, my g/f, here best friend, and his b/f. Every time was perfect.

I've been meaning to take a couple good pics and advertise a little for them, but in the middle of modding so I wanted to wait. Regardless, I believe the price is $179 for a sedan and takes a couple hours. enjoi
is that pricing for 3M tint or just the generic sunshade tint?
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