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Old 06-30-2009, 09:46 PM   #1
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Clear Bra. Don't go to Tint-King

I got a decent quote $650 from Tint-king.com in Billerica to do my car. They had it last Friday for the whole day. They had so much trouble they didn't even finish and rushed me out of there without even paying or getting my address even. I was supposed to come back this Thursday and let them finish. They had lots of issues with their computer and patterns. Well long story short I found out last night when I was checking out my car why the owner was so anxious to get me out of there.
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Looks like they had more trouble than I thought. They deny they did this and I'm gonna have to let the INS company go after them. They refused to even give me their insurance info. There was minor wheel damage too. Looks like they flipped it off the ramp they used to bring the car up to work on or something. Don't know. Many ways they could have done it I guess. Any way you could do this driving does not fit the damage. I know I didnt do it and I know the dealer or transport (rail and hauler) didnt do it. I have pictures to prove this. I speculate they were hoping I wouldnt find the damage and wouldn't come back. One of the last things this guy Brian Timm said to me today was this "You were never here, you never paid me, your not a customer, you were never here" I said good luck with that and left.

Too bad they won't do the right thing and admit they did it. Estimate is 2k plus from the dealer and it will get fixed correctly.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:29 PM   #2
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That sucks.
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:17 AM   #3
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Oh Man, I would have freeked on them.
Tint King Off my list.
Thanks for info.
Sorry you had to be the one to save the rest of us...

BTW, Do you have the GFX package on yours? Couldn't tell from pics.
I have my GFX coming in soon and I'm worried about clearance after install.
Already close to the ground without....
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:40 AM   #4
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Sorry to see that; I would sue them.
Your INS company or theirs? If yours, the rates will go up eventually.
I had a business try to deny I was there once, I was able to get a copy of their repair bill for the U-hall that I rented and got towed to them; they lost. Lawyer only charged me $50 for his time to send them a letter.

BTW Phil, I ended up having mine done at Banks for under $600.
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:29 PM   #5
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Is the clear-bra vital to get? I live in Billerica myself, so I appreciate the info about TintKing.
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:51 PM   #6
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Obviously they messed your car up. They didn't want to get paid for the work they did? That seems weird??
Also, didn't they take all your information, i.e. name, address, etc., BEFORE they took the car and did the work? Most of the shops do that before staring any type of work at all. Sounds like they are a shady company.
I hope all works out well for you.
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:15 PM   #7
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Sorry to hear this. Thank you for alerting the rest of us. I would consult with an attorney on this one. With there denying this it should entitle you to BF those unscrupulous dogs!
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:06 PM   #8
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Yeah the only thing they had was an e-mail address, my name and a cell phone number. No work order, paperwork or anything. Just e-mail which will, hold up in court now a days.
Definitely shady stuff going on there. First they talked me out how the job was quoted. Then they messed up the work that was done. Then later I found out they weren't even using the material on the quote but gave some story that it was better stuff. Cheaper is more like it. I got conned big time. I'm afraid what else I might find. If there is anything else I havent noticed yet I'll just

If only my car where a Transformer or I had a trunk monkey ! Had to add some humor or I'm gonna scream.

I read some reviews of them damaging other peoples car's and denying it. Bad work, using cheap material instead of what people paid for, etc.. I wish I saw those before I went there.
You know, every damn time I listen to a friend on a place to go I get screwed or something goes wrong. Not usually this bad though. This is just a nightmare. This was the last time. I'll do my own damn research from now on. AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

I'm glad I could help stop it from happening to anybody around this area who reads this thread at least. Come on Google. Make it the top hit.

To think, I even setup a guy with my dealer to start doing paint protection at the dealership and I didn't go with them. Tint-King lured me in with a great (false) quote and my friends who happened to have good results on their TINT work. Good God I can't believe I fell for this. Its really not like me
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:17 PM   #9
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Is the clear-bra vital to get? I live in Billerica myself, so I appreciate the info about TintKing.
I wouldn't say its vital but I think the design of the front end is prone to strikes.
Theres a lot of surface area right up in front.
After watching our 99 Grand Am's paint deteriorate from driving in Boston, I wanted to do something to protect it from happening to this car. The Grand Am is a black car and the front lower bumper has thousands of little white pock marks. The hood has huge chips and even started rusting. The hood is aluminum on the Camaro so it wouldnt rust.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:11 AM   #10
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Not going to tint king.. Wheel Dynamics it is
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:45 PM   #11
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damn that sucks, I'd report them to the better business bureau.
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Old 03-29-2010, 05:02 PM   #12
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I have an appointment with Protective Solutions in Hudson when mine comes in.

Anyone deal with them?

They quoted me $550 for the hood, fenders, side view mirrors and front bumper and carries a 5 year manufactures warranty from peeling, yellowing and cracking.
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:20 AM   #13
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I had my car done by tint king about 2 weeks before you....... there is only 1 spot im going back for them to fix because the material rinkled in the corner above the bumper but below the head light. Im going to go over my car and look at it like crazy now. The tint they did came out perfect though.
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:23 AM   #14
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And i had read up on them and heard some good things, but also some reviews that didnt sit with me well.....

1) I have a receipt
2) In the reviews i read Brian worried me but there was only like one or two bad reviews the rest were good, but when i had the car done he wasnt there and the other employees were, they were extremely nice.

besides that 1 spot there is a tiny spot on two spots of the bumper where the film is not fully covering the bumper......
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:50 AM   #15
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Sorry for your bad experience. I guess the only thing is did they install anything?? And wow, $2000 to fix that?????????????? Wow thats crazy. I hate to say it but unless you get under the car its not noticable. I would be tempted to pocket the $2,000 and use it for mods... after getting a proper clear bra install.
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That sucks...
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:34 AM   #18
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I ended up taking a chance with Tint King because they install Huper Optik which I really liked the look of. They weren't the cheapest but my experience was a good one. They stayed open late on a Friday for me since I had called ahead. Even when I ended up running 30 minutes later than expected (and called them to tell them so), due to traffic, they were fine with it and told me to still come on over.

When I got there I wasn't rushed through the process. Corey, the installer that was there when I arrived, showed me what they had including a number of pictures of the different films installed on various vehicles. I was pretty sure I wanted the Huper and after seeing some of their pictures that was confirmed. Corey though it would look great on the CGM as well and off he went to work.

Now, I did have a similar experience at this point where my vehicle was in their bay and they were cutting and installing the film on my car... all without so much as my full name. Everything went smoothly, however. I went upstairs to their waiting room for a little while to check and respond to some e-mail then went back down and watched some of the work. Great, clean install including the 3rd brake light, all as a single sheet without anything other than a very thin tool to get in there and smooth everything out. Despite the fact that they were their later than I'm sure they would have liked, Corey ended up removing the driver's side front window film and cutting a new piece because a speck of dirt got in there right in the line of sight to the side view mirror. I hadn't looked closely enough to see it but he did and he said he knew it would drive him crazy if it was on his vehicle so he was just going to do it over.

I walked out with a larger credit card bill but the car looks even better now, imo. Got a receipt with my info and everything on it that also states "Legal Limit" and "Lifetime Warranty".

It's VERY unfortunate that the OP had these issues and what transpired in that case certainly does sound shady. That story might be enough to keep me from going there for a clear bra but when it comes to tint they seem to be a stand-up operation that has been in business for a number of years. With the service that I got they'll get more business from me in the future for tint, at the very least.
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Call the BBB and TV stations and pass that info along.
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I ended up taking a chance with Tint King because they install Huper Optik which I really liked the look of. They weren't the cheapest but my experience was a good one. They stayed open late on a Friday for me since I had called ahead. Even when I ended up running 30 minutes later than expected (and called them to tell them so), due to traffic, they were fine with it and told me to still come on over.

When I got there I wasn't rushed through the process. Corey, the installer that was there when I arrived, showed me what they had including a number of pictures of the different films installed on various vehicles. I was pretty sure I wanted the Huper and after seeing some of their pictures that was confirmed. Corey though it would look great on the CGM as well and off he went to work.

Now, I did have a similar experience at this point where my vehicle was in their bay and they were cutting and installing the film on my car... all without so much as my full name. Everything went smoothly, however. I went upstairs to their waiting room for a little while to check and respond to some e-mail then went back down and watched some of the work. Great, clean install including the 3rd brake light, all as a single sheet without anything other than a very thin tool to get in there and smooth everything out. Despite the fact that they were their later than I'm sure they would have liked, Corey ended up removing the driver's side front window film and cutting a new piece because a speck of dirt got in there right in the line of sight to the side view mirror. I hadn't looked closely enough to see it but he did and he said he knew it would drive him crazy if it was on his vehicle so he was just going to do it over.

I walked out with a larger credit card bill but the car looks even better now, imo. Got a receipt with my info and everything on it that also states "Legal Limit" and "Lifetime Warranty".

It's VERY unfortunate that the OP had these issues and what transpired in that case certainly does sound shady. That story might be enough to keep me from going there for a clear bra but when it comes to tint they seem to be a stand-up operation that has been in business for a number of years. With the service that I got they'll get more business from me in the future for tint, at the very least.
Corey is the one i dealt with also, he was great. I was trying to think of the name.
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So I'm sitting in tint king ATM on my BB Brian is being great and is fixing a couple bubbles and ripples on my clear bra. He said "we absolutely destroyed a camaro last week" I immediately thought of you but he said it was the hood that was messed up.
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