BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > General M3 Forum (E90 + E92 + E93)
 
Lux Angel Eyes
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-11-2008, 04:13 PM   #1
d_dot
4 * General
d_dot's Avatar
United_States
16
Rep
646
Posts

 
Drives: F12 M6,Audi R8 Lambo Gallardo
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Tri-State

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to d_dot
Different Tint!

What are the major differences between all of the tints out there?
Appreciate 0
      08-11-2008, 07:41 PM   #2
nunavut
Private First Class
1
Rep
131
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 BMW M3 - SG/FR
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Brentwood, TN

iTrader: (2)

Go with a ceramic tint- from what I understand, it won't interfere with your Nav, Sat Radio, AM/FM transmission.
Appreciate 0
      08-11-2008, 10:01 PM   #3
e46e92love
Brigadier General
e46e92love's Avatar
United_States
37
Rep
3,059
Posts

 
Drives: e92 ///M3; X3 (wife's)
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: The East Side of Things

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to e46e92love
Quote:
Originally Posted by nunavut View Post
Go with a ceramic tint- from what I understand, it won't interfere with your Nav, Sat Radio, AM/FM transmission.
Think again............http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143257
__________________

"...it's not about the money and not about the brand of the car, it's about handling,performance and passion......And that, no other car has all together like an M3........when you talk about the most complete car the M is invincible." --Tony Kanaan.
Appreciate 0
      08-11-2008, 10:09 PM   #4
Boost3dm3
Lieutenant
Boost3dm3's Avatar
United_States
7
Rep
470
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: DC Metro

iTrader: (0)

go with pinnacle f1 if you have comfort access
__________________
Become a BMW CCA member; please use member #405205 as a reference . Click here to join online
Appreciate 0
      08-11-2008, 10:10 PM   #5
JEllis
Brigadier General
JEllis's Avatar
84
Rep
4,783
Posts

 
Drives: E36 M3, E92 M3
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: SD CA/Yuma

iTrader: (4)

Another issue with tint and tint brands is how the tint will handle the dot matrix that surrounds that rear window...Most likely you will end up with lighter areas where the tint wont adhere to the window correctly....

Jason
__________________
http://www.m3post.com/forums/signaturepics/sigpic14547_7.gif
Appreciate 0
      08-11-2008, 11:03 PM   #6
TLud
Colonel
TLud's Avatar
United_States
34
Rep
2,280
Posts

 
Drives: '12 Golf R
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Texas

iTrader: (3)

There are three basic types of tint: dyed, metallic, and ceramic.

Metallic often interferes with AM reception and radar detector performance. It won't affect your nav or sat radio because those obtain their signal from the antenna on the roof of the car. This pretty much rules metallic out.

Dyed tints won't interfere with your car's functions, but they will fade faster than the other types and also doesn't block as much heat for the same reflectivity. If you go with a dyed tint, don't cheap out. Get a good 3M or Madico product.

Ceramic tint is what I would recommend. It has the best heat rejection, most likely won't interfere with your radio reception, won't fade as easily as the others, and has a very classy/luxury look. The one downside is that ceramic is more expensive.

There are three primary manufacturers of ceramic tint: Huper Optik, FormulaOne Pinnacle, and Madico Charcool. I've always used FormulaOne Pinnacle because I've never had interference problems, it's not quite as thick as the HO so it's easier to install well, and I like the appearance the best.
Appreciate 0
      08-12-2008, 12:24 AM   #7
py0413
Major
py0413's Avatar
Canada
19
Rep
1,178
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 M5
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: BC

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by e46e92love View Post
I have ceramic tints all around my car just because I don't like to get dark in color and I need to block the sun due to skin problem. Nothing ever went wrong. Choosing a right brand and right product is important though.
Appreciate 0
      08-12-2008, 12:53 AM   #8
Davinhci
Colonel
Davinhci's Avatar
United_States
25
Rep
2,474
Posts

 
Drives: 08 M3 E92 & 08 E70 X5 4.8
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Austin, TX

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2008 M3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boost3dm3 View Post
go with pinnacle f1 if you have comfort access
+1 35% tint
__________________

08 E92 AW M3 | HRE P40 19" | APE Air Filter | BMW Performance Grills | White Side Gills | CF Mirror Covers | BMW Performance Pedals | F1 Pinnacle Tint | V1 Hardwire | Dinan Performance Software | Gintani Exhaust | H&R Sports Springs | RPI Scoops | BMW CF Spoiler | Challenge Diffuser | Lux H8 V3 | LCI Tail Lights |
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:51 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST