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      03-28-2011, 05:58 PM   #1
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Quality Tint Shop In The GTA

I'm looking to get a professional tint job for my 335i . That means quality work, no bubbles and preferably a place that details with exotics so I know their attention to detail is top notch. If you guys can recommend any places in the GTA please let me know. Thanks
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go to John at autolinks.

he is has done MANY tints for bmws on this forum. call him and tell him Andy referred you

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go to John at autolinks.

he is has done MANY tints for bmws on this forum. call him and tell him Andy referred you

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Do you have any referrals from members on this forum who got their tint jobs their?

Does it come with life time guarantee?

Film is quality?

No Bubbles?

Do I ask a lot of questions? Yes
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      03-28-2011, 09:17 PM   #4
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this is the thread that started it, i'm sure he's done over 40 bmws from this forum, maybe much more not sure.

quality is very good, no bubbles, and there is a warranty of 10 yrs i think it is or lifetime, you'll really have to call him.
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+1. Very professional and did a great job on my current car, got tint, 3M clear bra and tail light tint. Warranty is lifetime. He does tons of BMW's. Tint film quality is superb. Usually filled up busy with appointments tho so book ahead of time for sure!
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      03-29-2011, 08:24 AM   #6
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Yup, I went to John as well. Great guy!
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Thanks for the advice guys. Can you guys post pics of how your tints turned out? Also does anyone have examples of the various tint percentages and how they each look on a 3 series coupe
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this is the thread that started it, i'm sure he's done over 40 bmws from this forum, maybe much more not sure.

quality is very good, no bubbles, and there is a warranty of 10 yrs i think it is or lifetime, you'll really have to call him.
how is the back window for e92's? im looking to get my rear window re-done because around the dot matrix mine doesnt look that great...got it done at fx auto the first time
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      03-30-2011, 06:12 PM   #9
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+1 for Jon at Autolinks.
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Heard lots of good things about Auto Links. Personal experience with Audio Heaven and Thornhill Tints, both are great. Thornhill is pricey, but Richard does great work. I'd say go to Auto Links or Audio Heaven, whichever is closer to you.
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how much % is acceptable legally?
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how much % is acceptable legally?

In Ontario, the level of permissable tinting of the front windshield or front side windows of motor vehicles is not specifically defined by the Highway Traffic Act (see section 73 (2) & (3) ). The Act does prevent operator’s of motor vehicles from obstructing the driver’s view, or the interior of the motor vehicle from outside.
It is up to the law enforcement officer’s discretion as to whether or not the tinting that is used “substantially obscures the interior of the motor vehicle when viewed from outside the motor vehicle”. This means that if the officer can’t see the occupants or the interior of the vehicle, when viewing it from the outside, a charge may be laid. When an officer approaches any motor vehicle, he or she does not know what to expect upon arriving at the driver’s window and without having the opportunity to know what the interior of the vehicle holds, they are at a severe disadvantage. This is one of the main reasons this tinting law exists and it is for this same reason, that tickets will be issued if the officer can not see the driver and the other occupants and what they are holding, that a ticket will be issued.
Ultimately, the court will want to know, after a charge has been laid, is whether or not the tint on the front windows (not the back windows) “substantially obscures the interior” from those on the outside. looking in.
In Ontario, theHighway Traffic Act provides the following language regarding tinting:
Equipment obstructing view
Signs, objects, etc.
73. (1) No person shall drive a motor vehicle upon a highway,
(a) with any sign, poster or other non-transparent material or object placed on the windshield or on any window of such motor vehicle; or
(b) with any object placed in, hung on or attached to the motor vehicle,
in a manner that will obstruct the driver’s view of the highway or any intersecting highway.
Colour coating obstructing view prohibited
(2) No person shall drive a motor vehicle upon a highway where the surface of the windshield or of any window of the vehicle has been coated with any colour spray or other colour coating in such a manner as to obstruct the driver’s view of the highway or any intersecting highway.
Colour coating obscuring interior
(3) No person shall drive on a highway a motor vehicle on which the surface of the windshield or of any window to the direct left or right of the driver’s seat has been coated with any coloured spray or other coloured or reflective material that substantially obscures the interior of the motor vehicle when viewed from outside the motor vehicle.
Signs, etc., required by Act or regulations
(4) This section does not prevent the use of signs, markers or equipment required under this Act or the regulations.
What is the fine for violating section 72 (2) & (3) of the HTA?
The Fine can be found in the Ontario Court of Justice’s (updated Jan,1/10) SCHEDULE 43 (The Highway Traffic Act) which lays out the set fines for violations of the Highway Traffic Act. See items 198,199 & 200 of the Schedule, which sets the fine at $ 85.00.
In addition to the set fine of $85.00, you must add the court fee of $ 5.00 and the victim fine surcharge of $ 20.00 – The total fine payable is $ 110.00.
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      04-07-2011, 06:53 AM   #13
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so maybe you want something like 35% to be sure
i did 20% and its really kinda dark and i am sure they wont like it
but whatever, it looks so nice!
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is 15% within the legal range? it doesn't say clearly in the Highway Traffic Act
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      05-06-2011, 01:15 PM   #15
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+1 for Thornhill Tints... guys do a great job there... even install the felt so the windows will not scratch when opening closing...

I personally went with 35% on all the sides and 20% on the back windshield... i don't like the uneven look of 35% on front door windows and 20% on back door/side glass windows.

I driven my buddies Audi who got 20% all around and find it way too dark at night (especially up north in the summer when backing up). I guess to each their own though.

Post some pics when you get it done
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+1 for Auto-Links

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      05-09-2011, 11:17 AM   #17
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+1 for Jon and Auto-Links

They did a great job on my AW e92. Had a tint and clear bra done. Very happy with the results.
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These guys do great work as well.

http://www.fxauto.com/
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      05-09-2011, 01:53 PM   #19
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+1 for Jon and Auto-Links

They did a great job on my AW e92. Had a tint and clear bra done. Very happy with the results.
what % did u do? 15 or 30? post pic plz =)
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      05-09-2011, 05:11 PM   #20
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Has anyone tinted their E92 at Auto-Links? I got mine tinted at Audio Heaven a year ago and I'm not happy with the way the rear dot matrix and the front windows' strip of dot matrix turned out. There are bubbles in the dot matrix and its sticking very unevenly.

I'm looking for a place who can do a perfect job on the dot matrix to re-tint my windows!
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      11-11-2011, 10:58 AM   #21
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Took delivery of my CPO E90 yesterday and headed straight over to see Don at iTint (www.iTint.ca). Haven't had a chance to post the pics since last night but theh 20% all around looks great. Definitely two thumbs up for iTint for their excellent work, price, and service!
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      11-11-2011, 01:04 PM   #22
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Had mine done 2 years ago, not one bubble, and no peeling
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