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      07-02-2012, 08:33 AM   #1
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Tint shop in area that can do 15%?

Have yet to find a shop that will do this particular one. I know most do 50/35/20/5, but I've had 20 for a while and was wondering about this. I figured that the film could be ordered if someone wanted a particular one, but I guess its too much trouble if they don't already have it.
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      07-02-2012, 08:36 AM   #2
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http://www.freshdesignsinc.com/servi...indow-tinting/

They dont advertise 15%, but call them and ask just in case. I've had all my tinting done by them, they solve pretty much any problem.
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      07-02-2012, 09:00 AM   #3
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I just went through and raided the tint thread archives here lol, I've also found LA Tint who seem to be pretty reputable. They're pretty far from me and a tad expensive, but I would rather pay for a good job done the first time. And thanks man, I'll definitely check them out, as well.


Had my tinting done by Mark at National Glass Tinting and I've got seriously bad scratches on my passenger rear window. Like, DEEP scratching. Looking to go someplace else.
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Dang, was planning to go to National Glass Tint this week based on yours and Dean's recommendation. But if yours has scratches, I might be looking for another place
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+1 for fresh designs. No appointments thought, just drive up and get in line.
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i got my lexus done at LA tint and been pretty happy with so far. pricey tho
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Dang, was planning to go to National Glass Tint this week based on yours and Dean's recommendation. But if yours has scratches, I might be looking for another place
Yeah I mean it was cool, you've got a coupe so maybe it will turn out different, I don't know. I'm just a perfectionist and extremely picky, so I want to go to the best place possible.

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i got my lexus done at LA tint and been pretty happy with so far. pricey tho
I think that's who I'll be going with, as they also offer 15%, which seems to be a rarity around here. Price isn't something I'm concerned with, but rather the quality of the job.
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Call Matt at TNT tint. Pretty sure you can get whatever you want - he'll probably warn you that your likely hood of getting pulled over will be increased with anything higher than 35%, but hey it's your car! Top notch quality.
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Had my tinting done by Mark at National Glass Tinting and I've got seriously bad scratches on my passenger rear window. Like, DEEP scratching. Looking to go someplace else.
Scratches in the tint are a well documented problem for E90 sedans. The problem is an unfelted rubber seal on the inside at the bottom of the window. Coupes have a completely felted seal. There are a couple of solutions. One is cutting off the part of the seal that's causing the problem. The other is getting tint protector molesking from tintprotector.com. I went the latter route. I've had the tint and tint protectors for two weeks through this extremely hot weather and have no scratches at all. My workplace is behind a security gate, so I'm lowering my window at least twice a day.
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Had my tinting done by Mark at National Glass Tinting and I've got seriously bad scratches on my passenger rear window. Like, DEEP scratching. Looking to go someplace else.
That's where I got my tint done. Was the scratch there immediately after the tint was layed down? Or did this scratch happen after the fact?

Nonetheless, I'll reinspect my tint on my lunch break. I'll report back.
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Call Matt at TNT tint. Pretty sure you can get whatever you want - he'll probably warn you that your likely hood of getting pulled over will be increased with anything higher than 35%, but hey it's your car! Top notch quality.
I second this suggestion. I bet he has it.
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Call Matt at TNT tint. Pretty sure you can get whatever you want - he'll probably warn you that your likely hood of getting pulled over will be increased with anything higher than 35%, but hey it's your car! Top notch quality.
I will definitely check him out, as well. Mark had talked me out of the 5% I was going to do initially, lol. But my 20% is just a tad light, and my next car may be black. Which means I need a bit darker.
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Scratches in the tint are a well documented problem for E90 sedans. The problem is an unfelted rubber seal on the inside at the bottom of the window. Coupes have a completely felted seal. There are a couple of solutions. One is cutting off the part of the seal that's causing the problem. The other is getting tint protector molesking from tintprotector.com. I went the latter route. I've had the tint and tint protectors for two weeks through this extremely hot weather and have no scratches at all. My workplace is behind a security gate, so I'm lowering my window at least twice a day.
I have seen the moleskin technique used by certain tint shops, as well. It just annoys the hell out of me (the scratching), and I didn't even roll the windows down that often, either. Next shop I go to will hopefully employ that technique during install.
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That's where I got my tint done. Was the scratch there immediately after the tint was layed down? Or did this scratch happen after the fact?

Nonetheless, I'll reinspect my tint on my lunch break. I'll report back.
No it happened later, I was extremely anal about rolling the windows down prematurely. The sad thing is I never even roll the rear windows down. Lol. But I think you have an E92, and apparently you don't have the liner that the E90's have that causes the scratching. I thought the tint was too thick but apparently that's not it.
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I have seen the moleskin technique used by certain tint shops, as well. It just annoys the hell out of me (the scratching), and I didn't even roll the windows down that often, either. Next shop I go to will hopefully employ that technique during install.
Some shops won't use it. Matt at LA Tint had reservations about increased friction on the window and shortening the life of the window motor. Lookiing at our seal though, I don't think it's a problem on our cars.

Installing the moleskin isn't hard. I really took my time and had it done in an hour. If you're interested, let me know and I'll see if I can't find some instructions. You'll need a T20 bit and plastic interior tool. Basically, you pop the top of the inside door panel and you can pull the rubber seal out. Trim and stick the molesking on. Pop the door panel back in place and you're done.
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http://www.freshdesignsinc.com/servi...indow-tinting/

They dont advertise 15%, but call them and ask just in case. I've had all my tinting done by them, they solve pretty much any problem.
Looking to get my windows re-done and I called these guys. They wanted $200 for tint. However, I asked what they do to prevent the tint from scratching since BMW e9x's have a known history with this issue and they said they do not do anything to prevent it (i.e. moleskin) and they will not warranty the tint if scratches due to the weather stripping.
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I second this suggestion. I bet he has it.
Matt at TNT is probably the best best in all Virginia. He has fair prices and only the highest quality work. He is located in Alexandria right across the street from BMW. I have 35% all around and love it. I would recommend you get the moleskin so there is no worries on scratching... he charges 20 a door.
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