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Old 12-16-2004, 02:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm planning on tinting my windows soon, around how much should it cost for the whole car??? This place near me called The Tint Shop says he'll do the whole car for $190, is that too much for tints???
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Old 12-16-2004, 09:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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how much cheaper??
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call around. it depends where you live. also, its good to do it around this time since its more expensive around summer time since its in demand.
if you live in south oc like me, shops have to charge more so they can stay in business.
you might be able to get it for 150, but make sure they use good tint, and have a good reputation.
where are you located?
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Old 12-17-2004, 02:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 12-17-2004, 04:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I got '04 325i tinted for a little under $300 (all windows except windshield). A friend of mine who has an '02 330i got his done for about the same. We both live in San Diego.
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Old 12-17-2004, 10:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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^ yeah i'm supposed to be getting mine in the SD area for mid 200s, from a good shop... you just don't want bad tint
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Old 04-22-2005, 11:55 AM   #8 (permalink)
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^ yeah i'm supposed to be getting mine in the SD area for mid 200s, from a good shop... you just don't want bad tint
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I'm in Vista and want to tint my black '01 325Ci. Where did you guys go? Can you recommend a good shop, thanks...
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Old 04-22-2005, 01:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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^ yeah i'm supposed to be getting mine in the SD area for mid 200s, from a good shop... you just don't want bad tint
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I'm in Vista and want to tint my black '01 325Ci. Where did you guys go? Can you recommend a good shop, thanks...
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Anyone in Arizona can get a tint from one of my guys, lifetime warranty metallic tint, all windows including windshield for $135 or without windshield for $90.
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Hook ups at the my mechanics shop quoted me $145 all arounad and they use high quality stuff. Look at about $150 but not too cheap and know when you are getting a good deal.

The $190 place probably uses some better than decent tint.
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Old 04-22-2005, 02:48 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Hook ups at the my mechanics shop quoted me $145 all arounad and they use high quality stuff. Look at about $150 but not too cheap and know when you are getting a good deal.

The $190 place probably uses some better than decent tint.
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Old 04-22-2005, 03:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Got my '03 325i done for $125. here in Atlanta (all windows except sunroof and windshield). Guy did a great job, lifetime warranty. He applied LLumar Window Film. Is it considered good?
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Old 04-22-2005, 05:22 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I think mine has LLumar on it. $200 except windshield. Good job, lifetime warranty. You've got a bunch of options, just know that if you go with a metallic film it will last longer but you can also really screw up your radio reception.
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Old 04-25-2005, 07:04 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Yes, my LLumar is the metallic tint. Looks nice, works great, but really screwed up my AM radio reception. Luckily I only listen to AM when I want sports talk radio, but still miss the crystal clear reception I had prior to tint.
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