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      04-30-2010, 03:37 PM   #177
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I posted this up in all the other forums as well, all the 1ers, 5ers, //M's, Z4's! no love from any of those guys tho.
I cant believe not one of you guys tints windows!
why do you want to hide behind tints... ? Its not like you get much sun here... I never got tints even in texas... beside i was there only for one summer lol
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      04-30-2010, 03:39 PM   #178
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Lol, and I thought 5 was pretty good...being that this is for the BMW "enthusiast" scene of Pittsburgh!
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why do you want to hide behind tints... ? Its not like you get much sun here... I never got tints even in texas... beside i was there only for one summer lol
Well I never looked at it that way, I just want to finish the look I was going for. The whole car is pretty dark and tints would just complete it imho.
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Well guys if I dont see you on here I will see ya on Sunday at 3:00 pm at the Primanti's in the Strip! Have a good weekend fellas!
Rain rain go away come again some other day(s)!
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      04-30-2010, 06:02 PM   #181
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I posted this up in all the other forums as well, all the 1ers, 5ers, //M's, Z4's! no love from any of those guys tho.
I cant believe not one of you guys tints windows!
I tinted mine myself, the back window is difficult even with the heat gun and the right tools (brother works at a vinyl shop). It took me three times to get the back formed correctly without any creases.

I only used 50% VLT though, I've been told PA law forbids tint but I've never actually known anyone who had an issue with it.

Anyway you can buy professional film a few places online, mine is the SolarGard which blocks something like 99% of UV rays. Someone asked why even bother tinting but if nothing else I'd tint the windows with something very light that blocks UV just because the sun is real bad on the back deck and headrests etc.

I would say anything darker than 35% is excessive, particularly for this area.
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      04-30-2010, 08:22 PM   #182
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I tinted mine myself, the back window is difficult even with the heat gun and the right tools (brother works at a vinyl shop). It took me three times to get the back formed correctly without any creases.

I only used 50% VLT though, I've been told PA law forbids tint but I've never actually known anyone who had an issue with it.

Anyway you can buy professional film a few places online, mine is the SolarGard which blocks something like 99% of UV rays. Someone asked why even bother tinting but if nothing else I'd tint the windows with something very light that blocks UV just because the sun is real bad on the back deck and headrests etc.

I would say anything darker than 35% is excessive, particularly for this area.
I have 20% on both of my cars and have had no problems around here
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      04-30-2010, 08:31 PM   #183
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I tinted mine myself, the back window is difficult even with the heat gun and the right tools (brother works at a vinyl shop). It took me three times to get the back formed correctly without any creases.

I only used 50% VLT though, I've been told PA law forbids tint but I've never actually known anyone who had an issue with it.

Anyway you can buy professional film a few places online, mine is the SolarGard which blocks something like 99% of UV rays. Someone asked why even bother tinting but if nothing else I'd tint the windows with something very light that blocks UV just because the sun is real bad on the back deck and headrests etc.

I would say anything darker than 35% is excessive, particularly for this area.
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I have 20% on both of my cars and have had no problems around here
Yeah I am looking to go 35% all around. Zimmerman you wanna do mine?

Hey are either of you guys gonna make it to the meet on Sunday?
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      04-30-2010, 08:46 PM   #184
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Gooooooo Peeeeeeens!!!
YEAH BAY BAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      04-30-2010, 09:06 PM   #186
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I got a set of tickets last minute...it was incredible!
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I got a set of tickets last minute...it was incredible!
awesome man! I went to few playoff games last year was awesome!
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Yeah I am looking to go 35% all around. Zimmerman you wanna do mine?

Hey are either of you guys gonna make it to the meet on Sunday?
Nah, maybe next time!
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hey i also got a pair of tickets... for pirates/cubs game wednesday...

boy i'm loving my new job !!!
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Yeah I am looking to go 35% all around. Zimmerman you wanna do mine?
Out of all the projects this one was the most difficult because its very hard to get perfect, that said, it wasn't something I want to do again unless its something like a truck with a flat panel, the curves are tricky, I have a lot of respect for the pro shops.

I would recommend buying a high quality film, make sure you get UV protection with it, and watch some Youtube videos on shrinking the film to the back window. Otherwise the only advice I would give you is you have to keep the area very clean, you don't want any dust at all or you will see it for sure.

Oh yeah about Sunday, yeah I could probably head down there. What's the parking situation like, I realize it is Sunday but do you guys park at one of the private lots down there or what?
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Out of all the projects this one was the most difficult because its very hard to get perfect, that said, it wasn't something I want to do again unless its something like a truck with a flat panel, the curves are tricky, I have a lot of respect for the pro shops.

I would recommend buying a high quality film, make sure you get UV protection with it, and watch some Youtube videos on shrinking the film to the back window. Otherwise the only advice I would give you is you have to keep the area very clean, you don't want any dust at all or you will see it for sure.

Oh yeah about Sunday, yeah I could probably head down there. What's the parking situation like, I realize it is Sunday but do you guys park at one of the private lots down there or what?
There is tons of parking right on smallman st.
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Yeah I just plan on parking on smallman st.

How bout that game tonight! I'm callin for a sweep, I don't think their defense can handle the constant pressure
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Yeah I just plan on parking on smallman st.

How bout that game tonight! I'm callin for a sweep, I don't think their defense can handle the constant pressure
Agreed!
Drew I will call you when I get down there tomorrow.
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With the marathon, Pens game, construction, and rain im a BIG maybe. Ill see whats up.

Im a huge hockey fan, and to miss game 2 is pretty serious for me
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should we move it to next weekend then... its kinda blah day tomorrow.
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Hey Mike did you see this thread? I know you were lookin for an e92 with some Miro's... They look pretty sick IMO

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=380489
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