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      02-01-2006, 05:04 PM   #45
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Does tints affect the signal on the comfort access?
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      02-01-2006, 08:05 PM   #46
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^ metallic flim is known to cause issues.
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      02-01-2006, 08:10 PM   #47
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Ceramic film has been recommended.
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      02-02-2006, 01:36 AM   #48
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Ceramic film has been recommended.

But its also pricey and very efficient at keeping out heat.
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      02-02-2006, 03:17 AM   #49
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Sorry just had the cameraphone
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      02-02-2006, 12:30 PM   #50
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^ metallic flim is known to cause issues.
Damn really? like how bad does it affect the comfort access? i mean when you open the door you're right there next to the transmitter

i really wanted to get this suntek tint, you really think there will be much disturbance
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Hey, TC M3, what percentage tint is that? Looks good...
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      02-09-2006, 01:43 AM   #52
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Check Sig. Charcool tint, 50% in the front including winshield and sunroof and %20 in the rear.
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      02-09-2006, 01:59 AM   #53
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35% Tint, non-metallic.
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      02-09-2006, 10:39 AM   #54
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is that your pad KS? Looks really nice.
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      02-14-2006, 11:09 PM   #55
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I have 8 % Limo tint all the way around...No one can see in, even in the Sunniest of Days and I LOVE IT. The front windsheild tint is a must go lighter if worried about getting in trouble.

FYI Having your front 2 windows lighter than your back 2 looks horrible and never do it.

I now dont like driving in cars without tinted windows...seems to be common among other people with tints too.
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      02-14-2006, 11:17 PM   #56
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Can you get the windows tinted in a leased car?
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ask your dealer....I have tinted my last three leased BMW's and just returned them normally they didnt say anything. But when i called in they said no because the tint on the rear window when it needs to be taken off sometimes they cut the heating wires to the rear window and have to replace the windshield. I asked my tint guy and he said he has never heard of that happening. If the tint is only 5 years or newer on the car it never happens. So just tint it. The car was meant to have tinted windows it looks way better.
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      02-14-2006, 11:45 PM   #58
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Can you get the windows tinted in a leased car?
I tinted mine and it's leased. Even if they said no, I'd do it. Tints make it look so much nicer. Even if you can't, you can just take it off when you return it. I bet they'll want a car with tints, lol.

I should've done 5% on my front windows. But, oh well. I live in a city full of cops. Check out my tints in my garage.
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      02-24-2006, 10:58 AM   #59
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this might be a dumb question, but did you guys get the tint from the dealer when u ordered your car? or did you have it done to your car, after you picked it up? thanks.
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      02-24-2006, 10:43 PM   #60
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this might be a dumb question, but did you guys get the tint from the dealer when u ordered your car? or did you have it done to your car, after you picked it up? thanks.

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this might be a dumb question, but did you guys get the tint from the dealer when u ordered your car? or did you have it done to your car, after you picked it up? thanks.
i got em at my dealer, they have a guy there that specifically does the tints at the dealership. It cost me 250. rear winshield, rear windows: 35%, front windows: 50%, front windshield, none. it was a good job, no bubbles. i wanted 20% all around except the front windshield, but they refused to do illegal tints
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this might be a dumb question, but did you guys get the tint from the dealer when u ordered your car? or did you have it done to your car, after you picked it up? thanks


When I first ordered my car...my dealer did not do their own tints. They would refer out to a local shop that did all of their tint requests. I decided to get mine done at a different shop that was recommended to me by friends.

However...when I did pick up my car (2 months after initial order) the dealer told me that they were now tinting cars in house. But the prices were ridiculous!!! So, I kept my plans to tint at outside shop that was recommended to me.
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I went to a shop recommanded by people.
Realized, its the shop that does tints for BMW/Mercedes in our local town.

$215 for 32% front, 22% rear/rear windshield. I had to sign a waiver, saying im responsible for the illegal tint.
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For anyone interested, I have a VLT of 15% all the way around in the car. I am from Florida and having a tint like this really helps and it looks awesome!!
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Hey, I've been looking into getting my car tinted all around. A lot of people have said to get the ceramic type tints, such as Huper Optik. I have Navigation/iDrive. It looks like a lot of people on here on getting other types of tints (non-ceramic) and it looks good.

If you have a non-ceramic tint, and Nav works fine for you, can you please post what brand of tint you got, and how much you paid for it.

Also, a guy I asked to quote me Huper Optik 30 all around said he had to do 2 peices for the back window, and he would put the seam on one of the defrosting lines. Does that sound right to you guys? Quote was $350.
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Hey, I've been looking into getting my car tinted all around. A lot of people have said to get the ceramic type tints, such as Huper Optik. I have Navigation/iDrive. It looks like a lot of people on here on getting other types of tints (non-ceramic) and it looks good.

If you have a non-ceramic tint, and Nav works fine for you, can you please post what brand of tint you got, and how much you paid for it.

Also, a guy I asked to quote me Huper Optik 30 all around said he had to do 2 peices for the back window, and he would put the seam on one of the defrosting lines. Does that sound right to you guys? Quote was $350.
The seam on the back is typical for coupes with really large windows. This isnt the case with the E90. My rear was done with a single piece. The wider film is just probably more expensive and he is trying to use the cheaper stuff.

I have the semi metallic film and everything works fine. But you have to understand that iDrive is not affected by the tint, the Sat Antenna is the fin, so it doesnt hinder signal reception.
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