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      07-21-2005, 12:36 PM   #1
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Group Buy for Huper-Optik Tint

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For anyone that is interested in Huper-Optik tint, myself & itznin are trying to recruit 3 other members for a group buy.

The tint installer is in Manhattan & promised that if I brought him 5 cars, he would do each all the way around for $360 apiece. This is by far the BEST deal around for this quality of tint....and for those of you unfamilar with this product you can view a demonstration of its heat-shielding qualities here: http://www.huperoptikusa.com

The tint installer has been highly recommended
( http://www.theartoftint.com) and this guy also tinted zero619's E90. Please respond to this thread if you are interested or you could send me a PM. Thanks!

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      07-21-2005, 02:21 PM   #2
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Guys;

For anyone that is interested in Huper-Optik tint, myself & itznin are trying to recruit 3 other members for a group buy.

The tint installer is in Manhattan & promised that if I brought him 5 cars, he would do each all the way around for $360 apiece. This is by far the BEST deal around for this quality of tint....and for those of you unfamilar with this product you can view a demonstration of its heat-shielding qualities here: http://www.huperoptikusa.com

The tint installer has been highly recommended
( http://www.theartoftint.com) and this guy also tinted zero619's E90. Please respond to this thread if you are interested or you could send me a PM. Thanks!

R.R.
Here is a link to the thread of zero619's E90. Keep in mind the tint on this car isn't the tint we are interested in getting (Huper Optik) but it is a good example of the quality of work the tint shop we are going to can do.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...&postcount=432

In addition to RichRegs post above the dealer is in Manhattan M-F and does installs for local dealerships. This is the ONLY authorized HuperOptik installer in NYC and stocks the tint in all of the shades, 50%, 40%, etc.

If M-F in Manhattan is no good for you, he is in Brooklyn on Saturdays.

All the cars don't have to be done on the same day, as long as we have 5 who are signed up to go and leave a deposit of some sort we will be locked into the group buy deal.

PM me or RichReg if you have any questions.
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      07-22-2005, 11:46 AM   #3
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Here is a link with Huper Optik 35% tint on an older 330.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ht=Stark+Huper
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360 for this? What's the benefit? It's just a tint isn't it? My local installer here use Luxxxx (forgot the name but it starts with "Lu") and I got mine installed for $200 with lifetime warranty. 360 is a bit steep...
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360 for this? What's the benefit? It's just a tint isn't it? My local installer here use Luxxxx (forgot the name but it starts with "Lu") and I got mine installed for $200 with lifetime warranty. 360 is a bit steep...
You get what you pay for, the Huper Optik film is by far the best film for blocking out heat.

$360 is the best deal I ever seen for this type of install. If you go by yourself without a group rate it will run you near $450 installed.
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I just looked up a local window tinter here in Miami and found a tint shop that will install the Huper-Optik and they have it computer-cut for $325. Then I went online to do a little research and they have a 15% off coupon online. I'm not sure if the 15% off will work, but I printed it out and I'm going to take it with me when I have my tints installed.

I'm sure $360 is a great price for NY, but luckily they do it cheaper down here. If anyone is interested, it's called Solar Tint in South Miami. I can get you more info if necessary.

After reading some of these posts, I did some more searching online and found some demo videos. I'm pretty impressed and am going to have it installed this weekend. I feel bad that my car is absolutely burning up inside when I leave for lunch and from one of the videos I saw, it was more than a 20 degree difference between two identical Mercedes's, one with Huper-Optik and one without. I think it's definately worth it.
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I just looked up a local window tinter here in Miami and found a tint shop that will install the Huper-Optik and they have it computer-cut for $325. Then I went online to do a little research and they have a 15% off coupon online. I'm not sure if the 15% off will work, but I printed it out and I'm going to take it with me when I have my tints installed.

I'm sure $360 is a great price for NY, but luckily they do it cheaper down here. If anyone is interested, it's called Solar Tint in South Miami. I can get you more info if necessary.

After reading some of these posts, I did some more searching online and found some demo videos. I'm pretty impressed and am going to have it installed this weekend. I feel bad that my car is absolutely burning up inside when I leave for lunch and from one of the videos I saw, it was more than a 20 degree difference between two identical Mercedes's, one with Huper-Optik and one without. I think it's definately worth it.
Can you post some of the links to the videos for the non-believers?
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www.wetamethesun.com/huper_optik_films.htm

If this link doesn't work, type:

huper optik window film

in Google and Glas-tint llc should should come up first. Then click on the video under automotive on the right side of the screen.

There are three interviews linked together from the local news and what appears to be a local Arizona automotive show where a guy from a window tint place in Arizona uses some sort of butane-meter to measure the heat on the other side of the glass. I was still questioning the actual amount of heat difference when the car is parked, and on the third section of the video, they have thermometers in two parked cars.
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Here is the fixed link:

www.wetamethesun.com/huper_optik_films.htm
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      07-26-2005, 05:23 PM   #10
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I'm sure $360 is a great price for NY, but luckily they do it cheaper [$325] down here [South Miami].
You can say that again! In the DC metro area, quotes for H/O are $550-610!! No sh!t.
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Wow! I was feeling bad about paying over $300 for tints, but now I feel like I'm getting a bargain! $320 - 15% = $272...not bad.

(The 15% discount is offered on the tint shop's website)
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Wow! I was feeling bad about paying over $300 for tints, but now I feel like I'm getting a bargain! $320 - 15% = $272...not bad.

(The 15% discount is offered on the tint shop's website)
That is a great deal...I guess the warmer the climates are, the more volume sales they must have for this tint in Commercial applications, thus giving the ability to discount it a helluva lot more.

Road-trip to Miami anyone?
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From reading other posts, apparently metallic tints will interfere with Comfort Access. Another reason to get Huper Optik. I got a quote for $500 here in the Northern Viriginia area to install HO. Even with a group buy, the installer said he wouldn't come down on price.
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From reading other posts, apparently metallic tints will interfere with Comfort Access. Another reason to get Huper Optik. I got a quote for $500 here in the Northern Viriginia area to install HO. Even with a group buy, the installer said he wouldn't come down on price.
According to a local guy here, the Huper is pressed with a metallic film as well.

This is UNCONFIRMED.... just what I heard.

Rich will be able to comment more on this.

But in any event this is why the group buy is on delay at the moment. We are currently looking into the solar guard alternative, but also as a group buy.

We will keep you posted as to what we find out about both Huper and Solar Guard (pricing, locations, options, etc.)
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brooklyn, NY here waiting for my 330i very interested in tint by a quality proffessional. Last tint on my 4runner was a decent job but not quality. Will have my car in like 3 weeks hope to get some updates on the group buy by then. Thanks Chris
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As itznin said, this is unconfirmed but, the guy @ Monster Coatings that applied my clear-protective covering made some comments abot Huper-Optik that made us pause a bit.

Something about the fact that the 'ceramic' part of the tint isn't really in the tint at all. He claimed that Huper is still a metallic tint but when its pressed out, they use ceramic rollers. Basically meaning that ceramics are used in the production process, but not in the final product. I'm not sure if this means that it will still have an effect on radio reception or not, this is just what we heard.

If anyone has any other insight as to what this could or could not mean, please feel free. In the meantime, we have decided that Solar-Gard may be the better alternative for a group-buy because of pricing mostly.
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what is the group buy price you are getting for solar gard? also what was the regular price for it? i just want to get a good idea on how much to spend for tints.
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what is the group buy price you are getting for solar gard? also what was the regular price for it? i just want to get a good idea on how much to spend for tints.
NTP:

We are currently looking into dealers and will post the prices, etc as soon as we can.

We are looking into this new carbon 3M film that a local dealer got, which is supposed to be a thousand times better than the solar guard.

We should have more information on that after this weekend, as the dealer just got his first roll of the film.
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