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      11-21-2007, 01:02 AM   #1
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Tint shops in East Bay?

anyone have any recommendations for tint shops in the east bay? Omega tintworks is the only one I have heard of with a good rep. any others?
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      11-21-2007, 02:51 AM   #2
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43048 Christy Street
Fremont, CA 94538-3165
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Had my E92 tinted there and they did a great job!
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pretty good job for the price
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Rocky Mountain Tint in Livermore.

They use Pinnacle F1 tint and do excellant work.
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Auto Mall Tint Specialist
43048 Christy Street
Fremont, CA 94538-3165
(510) 659-8468

Had my E92 tinted there and they did a great job!
Are you happy with the dot matrix? Would you mind post some pictures for the dot matrix area?
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      11-21-2007, 05:54 PM   #6
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go to vince @ omega.
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go to vince @ omega.
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he did both my cars and I am very happy with the work
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drive to SF and get it done at Mach III. It's the only place for e9X's at a decent price. A number of forum members have gone to them for tint, clearbra and suspension installs. They're really your best bet. I only trust my car with them. Contact Ray and tell him Alex sent you.

They took care of my dot matrix perfectly and stand behind their initial install with touchups and sometimes even redos if something goes wrong down the road.
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      12-05-2007, 12:25 AM   #9
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Professional Film Installation, Oakland, CA (rec'd by Weatherford BMW) - he uses only Madico Onyx metallic tint
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      12-06-2007, 06:32 PM   #10
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I got mine done there. they did an excellent job.

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Rocky Mountain Tint in Livermore.

They use Pinnacle F1 tint and do excellant work.
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Rocky Mountain Tint in Livermore.

They use Pinnacle F1 tint and do excellant work.
+1 on that. They knew which parts of the interior "squeegee" to cut off so that the tint doesn't get cut / scratched (common E90 problem). These guys aren't cheap, but their work reflects what they charge.
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How much is the tint jobs at these places? I usually tint my own car but I might have someone else do tint on this car.

BTW, if you guys are using a radar detector, the metallic tint will greatly reduce coverage of your radar detector. It's so bad that even Valentine has a warning about metallic tint.
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      12-06-2007, 07:11 PM   #13
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How much is the tint jobs at these places? I usually tint my own car but I might have someone else do tint on this car.

BTW, if you guys are using a radar detector, the metallic tint will greatly reduce coverage of your radar detector. It's so bad that even Valentine has a warning about metallic tint.
I got all side windows, rear window, and sunroof for $435. Ceramic tint as to not interfere with V1.
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I got mine done there. they did an excellent job.
+10 for Rocky Mountain. Matt did an excellent job on my car. I went with the Formula One Pinnacle 35% all the way around (except front windshield). I think the price was $400
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I got the same tint and darkness as you and same original price, but sunroof was an extra $35. I think everyone who has gone there has been happy, even though it's not the cheapest place.
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Rocky Mountain Tint in Livermore.

They use Pinnacle F1 tint and do excellant work.


Matt (owner) does an amazing job
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Matt (owner) does an amazing job
best $400 i spent on my car. for matt.
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Tint % for Platinum Bronze

I have absolutely no idea.. I want to keep it legal in SF... but I am not sure what tint % look good on a Platinum Bronze E93.

Thoughts.. Guidance..? Thanks!
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Legal in CA is no tint on any of the windows next to, and in front of, the driver. So front side windows and windshield... I haven't had issues yet, but it's just a matter of time.
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Legal in CA is no tint on any of the windows next to, and in front of, the driver. So front side windows and windshield... I haven't had issues yet, but it's just a matter of time.
WoW... so you can't tint any of the windshield or the front windows???? What percentage do you have? I don't want mine dark.. just a little something -- I'm just not sure what that something is...

would appreciate more info on you tint % & what a light but noticeable % would be.. 20%?

Thanks!
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50% is light.... not very noticable (to me at least).
35% is good.
20% is darker. may be risky for the driver/pass windows, but fine for the back.
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WoW... so you can't tint any of the windshield or the front windows???? What percentage do you have? I don't want mine dark.. just a little something -- I'm just not sure what that something is...

would appreciate more info on you tint % & what a light but noticeable % would be.. 20%?

Thanks!
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if you don't want your windows super dark, 30-35% all around (minus front windshield) is pretty reasonable if you're going for a uniform look. some people do 35% on all the side windows and 30% on the rear.

if you're really worried about being pulled over for the front sides, you can go with a lighter shade on those...somewhere around 45-50% (or none at all if you don't mind a larger contrast).

personally, i went with 35% all around on mine (minus front windshield).
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