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      06-24-2007, 11:56 PM   #1
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Tint shop in SE Virginia?

Searched the forum earlier for tint shops near Virginia Beach and came up empty. Any recommendations/experiences with shops near Virginia Beach that can do Huber Optik (or Madico--what do you think?) ceramic tint for my 335i coupe? Alpine White over Coral, and I was thinking of ~40% to make it less likely I'd get pulled over. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
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Did you try TNT Tinting, I believe it's on Laskin Road? I had my E92 done at Bay Tinting in Newport News, and they did a great job.
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Did you try TNT Tinting, I believe it's on Laskin Road? I had my E92 done at Bay Tinting in Newport News, and they did a great job.
noooo!!! none of those. they are horrible. especially TNT. x2

Go to Atlantic Shoreline, that's where I got mine done. They use Llumar tint. Highly recommend them.
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Thanks for the feedback. Yesterday I was told by a detailer about Atlantic Shoreline. They do tinting for all Checkered Flag locations, Barker Lexus, Driver's World, and others. In addition to Llumar, they have Madico Advanced Ceramic and I'm leaning that way right now. Any other thoughts would be appreciated. Again, thanks.
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I got madico cermaic at atlantic shoreline as well. Jay, were you on I64-Eastbound today near the coliseum at around 12:30? I saw an AW 335i E92
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No, sorry to say. I pick up my 335i coupe at the PC next Thursday. The wait has been very long, but I'm starting to taste it now. Wanted to get the tint applied very soon after I pick up the car, so thanks for the feedback. BTW TheAcAvenger, what % Madico Ceramic did you put on and how happy are you with the look and heat rejection (and we've had a couple hot days here lately to assess heat rejection!)
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I went with 50%. (Remember a couple weeks ago where it was 90+ everyday? Yeah, thats when I found it necessary). I wish I'd gone a bit darker, but I really like the look of even-all-around. The heat rejection is even better than I expected, and I'm pleased to say that ceramic is actually everything its cracked up to be. As far as looks are concerned, outside of it possibly being a bit darker, the color is perfect for what I was looking for: a grey/brown color that didnt appear reflective/metallic
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Thanks again for the information. Glad you're pleased with the heat rejection and the look. That's encouraging. I'm looking forward to getting it done. I may go slightly darker, although I also don't want it too dark. I think with the Coral interior it'll be nice to be able to have some of that show through. I'll probably go with 40% (no less than 30%) all around.
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