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Old 10-28-2008, 04:22 AM   #1
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Tint

i've never purchased a new car so i don't know what the process is. how do you go about getting the windows tinted? is it something done at the factory? is it dealer installed? does the dealer call a local tinting shop to come in to do the work? or do you just go to the tint shop after you pick up your car?

also, what would be the cheapest, and what would be the way for best quality?
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:37 AM   #2
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dont go cheap on tint...

talk to people who have tinted windows & ask them, look at their cars, then go to a couple of tint shops to check out their work,

after you pick up your car, then bring it there yourself...

expect to pay $1,000,000

for a tint job that will last & look great, it also should come with a waranty

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Old 10-28-2008, 06:49 AM   #3
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dont go cheap on tint...

talk to people who have tinted windows & ask them, look at their cars, then go to a couple of tint shops to check out their work,

after you pick up your car, then bring it there yourself...

expect to pay betewewn $350-$500 for a quality tint job that will last & look great, it also should come with a waranty
Thats just crazy talk right there.I pay around $120 for tint that has a lifetime warranty.i got it done 5 years ago and there is still Nothing wrong it.$350 - $500 for tint is just crazy.
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:25 AM   #4
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by crazy talk I assume mean the prices? price can vary,

BUT I assume the rest of my post is NOT crazy talk...
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:33 AM   #5
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Yes, Do not go cheap on tint, cause it won't last. Make sure you look at some of their work before you let them touch your car. Most importantly the work should look stock, clean, and professional.
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:59 PM   #6
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Don't go cheap, but 350-500 really is up there.

For good tint, I mean the type that will not fade and actually is GOOD, expect about $200 for the job. And, I say this for a 2 door with rear window....not a 4 door.

I'm going to be doing my usual limo in the back and as dark as I can go on the sides along w/a strip across the top of the windshield down to the ASL line. I have a guy here that will do it for $190.
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:07 PM   #7
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I'm going to be doing my usual limo in the back and as dark as I can go on the sides along w/a strip across the top of the windshield down to the ASL line. I have a guy here that will do it for $190.
yeah... my truck was like that when i bought it, and that is the biggest pain in the butt when it's dark outside. i have to roll the window down, open the back glass & turn on the cargo light just to see when i back up. it also screws with my automatic light sensor. if i'm driving away from the sun in the afternoon, it'll turn my lights on because the cab is so dark.

on the plus side - it stays really cool in the summer & you don't get blinded by people following you with the high beams on.
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:12 PM   #8
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like others have said, dont go and do it yourself, pay someone. but dont EVER pay 500 dollars for tint. it cost 200 to get my 4 runner 5% all around
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:31 PM   #9
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:52 PM   #10
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Don't go cheap, but 350-500 really is up there.

For good tint, I mean the type that will not fade and actually is GOOD, expect about $200 for the job. And, I say this for a 2 door with rear window....not a 4 door.

I'm going to be doing my usual limo in the back and as dark as I can go on the sides along w/a strip across the top of the windshield down to the ASL line. I have a guy here that will do it for $190.

TAG I might just need to meet up with you one weekend in Dallas so we can take our cars to this guy. Think I could get the $190 hookup for tint?
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:05 PM   #11
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:44 PM   #12
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i paid $120 for mine, 4 doors, rear, sunroof, and top of windshield lifetime warranty...

is tint just cheap in FL or something?
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:58 PM   #13
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i paid $120 for mine, 4 doors, rear, sunroof, and top of windshield lifetime warranty...

is tint just cheap in FL or something?
when i lived in FL there was a tint shop &

"ice cold air" shop at just about every intersection
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:06 PM   #14
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Price also depends on if it already has a tint on it. Meaning, I have a light tint on my windows but I wanna go darker. They'll charge more for having to remove my tint and put on a darker one. Which raises the question, what will stock tint be on the '10s??
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:17 PM   #15
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If you care to stay legal, check out the link

http://www.tintdude.com/laws.html
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:31 PM   #16
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:48 PM   #17
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How dark can you go up front and still see?
I was thinking going 35 all they way around., thoughts, comments??

I really want it to look even. I know the law in IL says no but I see a lot of cars with tint, so I am going to take my chances.
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:55 PM   #18
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I'd like to go a little darker than legal on the sides. But I don't think the windshield would ever be worth it. Thoughts?
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:47 PM   #19
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Check your local laws because if you get tagged it can be very expensive. Every State has different laws. In Hawai'i they can tag you for every window that has illegal tint, including the small vent windows or in the case of the Camaro the small rear passenger windows. Plus you have to show that the illegal tint has been removed or replaced with legal tint. I always got ceramic tint, a little more expensive but looks darker than pigmented and not shiny like metal tints. Ceramic and metal tints will not turn "blue" like pigmented tint over time. I plan to call my tinter as soon as the Camaro gets in and have it tinted before I get it home.
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Old 10-28-2008, 11:39 PM   #20
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Check your local laws because if you get tagged it can be very expensive. Every State has different laws. In Hawai'i they can tag you for every window that has illegal tint, including the small vent windows or in the case of the Camaro the small rear passenger windows. Plus you have to show that the illegal tint has been removed or replaced with legal tint. I always got ceramic tint, a little more expensive but looks darker than pigmented and not shiny like metal tints. Ceramic and metal tints will not turn "blue" like pigmented tint over time. I plan to call my tinter as soon as the Camaro gets in and have it tinted before I get it home.
i wonder if they have that kind of tint in illinois? never knew there were different kind of tint. i've seen the blue tint you are talking about.
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:13 AM   #21
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Those asking about the tint...don't recall his name. I'll find it out. But, he's at 1604/stone oak by the car wash spa. That price DOES NOT include removal of the old stuff that's on cars already. There's another $45 or $50 removal fee for that. But, That was the price for my 4th Gen. Should be the same for the 5th Gen....two sides and back. ASL line will be extra...but not by much, I'm sure.
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:47 AM   #22
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and most places wont guarantee your tint unless you get legal tint of your state. Atleast they wont around here.
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:42 AM   #23
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yeah i know about the tint laws, but it won't stop me. my truck had limo on all 5, then i got pulled over for speeding, and he tagged a tint ticket on top of it. then 8 days later, a different cop, same area pulled me over just for tint and made me rip it off or i get another ticket. good stuff....

seriously though, i've seen cheap tint jobs, you will see lines on the rear window, and/or the tint will fade to a purplish color. pay the extra $$. under 200 is what i've paid before.
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How dark can you go up front and still see?
I was thinking going 35 all they way around., thoughts, comments??

I really want it to look even. I know the law in IL says no but I see a lot of cars with tint, so I am going to take my chances.
do you like driving with sunglasses at night? thats what it would be like when the sun goes down
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:27 AM   #25
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i can't really see out the back of my 4th Gen...just a couple little specs of light from headlights. you get used to it really quickly. and learn to use your side mirrors. then again, when you are blowing by everything, you don't need mirrors! hehehehe...OK. i'm kidding...jeez.
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