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      04-06-2008, 06:51 PM   #1
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What should a good tint job cost?

Like an idiot, I paid $500 for the tint job on my current 535i from last June. It was convenient and I had never had tint on any of my previous so what the hell did I know...

This past weekend, my buddy in Charlotte, NC has his new JB M3 done for 185 with Madico Tint.....

What should or shouldnt I be tinting with and what is a good price for an M3 sedan?
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      04-06-2008, 07:39 PM   #2
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It depends on the film. This weekend I dropped $500 to have my car tinted with Huper Optik at Song's Tint Masters. They did a good job. It's better to pay more for a good job then have some dude hack up your car for cheap. The starting price at Song's depending on the film was $120 for 5 windows on to $500 for Huper Optik.

I can't tell you how important it is to choose a reputable place. These guys can tear up your leather, cut your rubber molding, burn things with the heatgun, and just mess your car up. Many people recommend Song's so I went there and I am satisfied. With the Huper Optik film, there are bubbles that started forming today but they will go away as the film dries in 2 weeks.
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im doing ceramic FormulaOne for about 500 in irvine
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      04-07-2008, 12:24 PM   #4
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That sounds about right to me for a good quality job!
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Formula One non-ceramic I paid $240
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      04-08-2008, 07:53 PM   #6
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I speak to a BMW sales associate that mentioned they have a in-house guy that will tint for $299 through the dealership. Seemed like I decent price, but I didn't ask what grade of tint they used.
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might go with the ceramic as well
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I paid $250 for the tint on my Z. It looked alright until it was scratched from someone trying to break into it.
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Ceramic formula 1 just got it done today 35% tint for $349
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Like an idiot, I paid $500 for the tint job on my current 535i from last June. It was convenient and I had never had tint on any of my previous so what the hell did I know...

This past weekend, my buddy in Charlotte, NC has his new JB M3 done for 185 with Madico Tint.....

What should or shouldnt I be tinting with and what is a good price for an M3 sedan?
I always use LA Tint in Sterling VA. They've done 4 cars for me already, and they do the best work I've ever seen. They can even avoid any bubbling around the dot matrix areas. I once had a small spec of dust under a piece of film, and they were happy to replace it with zero hassles.

They use Formula 1 film, which comes with a lifetime warranty. I paid $289 for their top non-ceramic film on my E90 in Nov.

They'll definitely be doing the tint on my M3 when it gets here.

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Talked to another shop around here and they said ceramic for $300, non for $225 and it comes w/ a lifetime guarantee
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      04-17-2008, 11:50 PM   #12
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Can someone please explain the pros/cons of ceramic/non-ceramic and what's the big deal about huber optik? My M3 should be arriving in about 2 weeks and I'm researching tint right now. What is the best and why? Thanks!
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