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Old 05-20-2004, 12:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Where can you buy window tinting...? And what is installation like on window tinting? Ive never actually dealt with the stuff before.

Second was I was considering removing my back seats.... Is it hard to do? bolts and screws or what?

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Leave tinting to the professionals.
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I agree. Most DIY tints look like crap and bubble within a few years.

As for seat removal, you need to pull up on the corners of the bottom cushion. It is held in place by two clips that easily let it pop off. For the top of the rear seat, grab it firmly by the speaker grills and pull forward. It will pop out just like the bottom one, but the upper requires more force.

There is a small chance there will be two bolts also holding the rear in place; they are behind the seatbelt latch and you will need to pull on the seat to see them. If the seat has been removed before then they won't be there because they serve no real point other than being a PITA.
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Don't even attempt to install tint. It's only about $200 max for a pro to do it and it will look 1000% better than DIY. We've had a thread about this before and it was nearly unanimous: Pay for the pro install.
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Why would you want to take out the seats??? used You must be mistaking the BMW for a HONDA!
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Do you have split fold down seats?
If so, it'll take you like 10 minutes to remove them, the only bolts are the ones holding the seatbelts to the chassis.
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if you dont... you can just pull them out
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Tint it yourself with that nice purple tint that comes in a roll at Wal-Mart...take out ALL the seats and just sit on an upside-down milk crate....that would be the SHEEEEIIIIIIIITTT!!!!!
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Why would you want to take out the seats??? used You must be mistaking the BMW for a HONDA!
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Hey guys, i was just curious about how to take the seats out... I just like to know how to do that stuff if i ever need to. Sounds simple enough, and thanx for the replies. Ill try and get some pics around 4 central time today.
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Tint it yourself with that nice purple tint that comes in a roll at Wal-Mart...take out ALL the seats and just sit on an upside-down milk crate....that would be the SHEEEEIIIIIIIITTT!!!!!
Better yet, get the red metallic reflective tint. If your car is green, that would be so BAD ASS!
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Come on guys, knock it off.






























We all know the best tint is the purple to mirror fade.
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Heres a pic of my car... at the time i only had clear turn signals and rims. Ill try to get a newer picture sometime B)
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Nice looking car. Good red color.
Post some side view and motor pics.
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