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      12-01-2005, 04:27 PM   #1
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Some Info. on Tinting (Bay Area)

I looked on Yellow Page and called several shop for price quote, here's the information: (Quoted price is for tinting ALL windows)

Preferred Image, Redwood city Price:$195 Est. Time: 2-3 hours

Rocky Mountin Window Tink, Fremont Price: $249 Time: 3 hours

Driving edge Window Tinting Price:$300 Time: Half a day

Professional window Tint, Sunnyvale Price $215 Time 4 hours

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Should I go for the cheapest? I want to save money but on the other hand worry that cheaper = lower quality.

The "Driving Edge Window Tinting" is the most expensive, and seems like it is a one man company, because he said:" I only take appointment..." and he is the only one that told me "you know that tinting front window is illegal, right?"

Had anyone here tinted their windows in any of the shop on the list? Which one should I chose?
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      12-01-2005, 04:48 PM   #2
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Are you seriously considering tinting your front window?
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      12-01-2005, 04:49 PM   #3
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go to oakland Hi Fi, cheaper, but good job. locate at East 14 and 12 Ave.
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      12-01-2005, 05:25 PM   #4
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I had a good experience with Window Tinting Workz in Redwood City.
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I suggest you go with the best quality tinting shop, also ask for customer feedback rating if possible. You want a tinting shop that has a great reputation. Make sure they don't disassemble your door to get to the window, make sure they don't try anything to void the manufacturers warranty. You want tint that doesn't loose its color nor damages your car, if you can save money thats a bonus!

Good luck Wchew! Looking forward to those pics
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Quote:
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Are you seriously considering tinting your front window?
This isnt so rare. It removes glare and at a 70%-50% film doesnt affect visibility too much. I considered doing it on this car but then decided not to, afraid of scratching the tint one time when I clean the glass.
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      12-01-2005, 06:21 PM   #7
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Rocky Mountin Window Tint

I had my e46 M3's windows tinted at Rocky Mountain, it's been a year now, they did a good job and charged me $220. I'm planning to send my girl's 330i to there in a week...

Thanks for sharing your research by the way!!
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      12-01-2005, 09:04 PM   #8
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Fiberdesign in Fremont.

Also I prefer Auto Image in Belmont, CA.

Jeff Tom is a pure savage when it comes to tinting. He does not remove door panels and keeps everything clean and offers full warranty. Auto Image is the shit. He charged me 220 for my e46.
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      12-01-2005, 11:41 PM   #9
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Quote:
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Are you seriously considering tinting your front window?
Well, maybe not. And I think when I told them "all windows", they assume that does not include the windshield...or else the price won't be so cheap.
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      12-01-2005, 11:52 PM   #10
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By the way, anyone here had tinted their windows using the brand "Madico" ? Good or bad ?
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anyone else have bay area tint shop recommendations? thanks =]
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Had my Acura TL and will have my 'en route' 328i windows tinted at

Omega Tintwerks
3701 Old Santa Rita Rd Ste 18
Pleasanton, CA 94588

The owner Vincent Tran, is a really nice guy, and does a great job. He also installs the clear bra if your interested.
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Had my Acura TL and will have my 'en route' 328i windows tinted at

Omega Tintwerks
3701 Old Santa Rita Rd Ste 18
Pleasanton, CA 94588

The owner Vincent Tran, is a really nice guy, and does a great job. He also installs the clear bra if your interested.
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he has done a few of my cars. awesome job + good prices.
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california auto tint in Campbell is a good place. I had mine done there. $350 for everything except front windshield. I know it's a expensive but it's worth it. They work on exotics and do work for many new car dealers around here.
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Professional Tint at 2578 west st, oakland.. $300 for the E60, should be somewhere around that for E90.. installed 35% front/rear side windows, 20% back window..
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Mr. Tint in Santa Clara off of Kiely Blvd is also great. Had my Range Rover, Prius, and prior BMW done there.
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Mr. Tint in Santa Clara off of Kiely Blvd is also great. Had my Range Rover, Prius, and prior BMW done there.
haha mr. tint is expensive.

anyways... theres a thread with this kinda stuff... norcal list... and theres plenty of tinters referred...
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check out machIII..i got my previous car done there and it was pretty nice and cheap too. if you want a deal, pm threethirtyeye(Ray). i'm getting mine done on tuesday.
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