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) > Regional Forums > USA - California
 
VF Engineering
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-03-2011, 03:33 PM   #1
michelley91
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011 M3 JetBlack
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SoCal

Posts: 230
iTrader: (1)

Tint

Hi just purchased brand new m3 coupe that is jetblack. Looking to tint the windows so was wondering if there were any good locations near Corona?
michelley91 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-03-2011, 03:37 PM   #2
OC3
Havin' a blast!
 
OC3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 M3 E92 Jerez Blk DCT ZCP
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: SoCal

Posts: 4,741
iTrader: (1)

get filmed with Huper Optik (ceramic) at STM in Los Angeles.

http://www.stmsolutionsinc.com
http://www.stmsolutionsinc.com/?page_id=53
__________________

BRP CW13 1:58 | CVR CW 2:01 | CVR CCW 2:02 | ACS 1:53 | WSIR 1:34
2013 E92 M3 Jerez Black DCT ZCP | JRZ RS Pro | Brembo BBK | Endless ME20 | Volk TE37 18x10.5 squared | NT01/TD
OC3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-03-2011, 03:40 PM   #3
Kyoshi71
Colonel
 
Kyoshi71's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 M3 Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: New York

Posts: 2,528
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by OC3 View Post
get filmed with Huper Optik (ceramic) at STM in Los Angeles.

http://www.stmsolutionsinc.com
http://www.stmsolutionsinc.com/?page_id=53

Yeah, definitely get Huper Optik if you dont want to use your comfort access and have no interest in AM radio. Ceramic tint DOES block the signal.

Instead, get Suntek Carbon and you'll have no problem.
__________________
"But resist we much; we must; and we will much; about that be committed."
~Rev. Al Sharpton


2010 E92 M3|Silverstone II|M-DCT|NCSW|2MT|ZCW|ZPP|ZTP|302|507|Gas Guzzler Tax
Kyoshi71 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-03-2011, 03:42 PM   #4
OC3
Havin' a blast!
 
OC3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 M3 E92 Jerez Blk DCT ZCP
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: SoCal

Posts: 4,741
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kyoshi71 View Post
Yeah, definitely get Huper Optik if you dont want to use your comfort access and have no interest in AM radio. Ceramic tint DOES block the signal.

Instead, get Suntek Carbon and you'll have no problem.
I don't have problem with either of those (comfort access & AM radio)
__________________

BRP CW13 1:58 | CVR CW 2:01 | CVR CCW 2:02 | ACS 1:53 | WSIR 1:34
2013 E92 M3 Jerez Black DCT ZCP | JRZ RS Pro | Brembo BBK | Endless ME20 | Volk TE37 18x10.5 squared | NT01/TD
OC3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-03-2011, 03:43 PM   #5
ES_TRADER
Colonel
 
Drives: 328i, 335i, M3, 535i, X5, 36M
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: OC

Posts: 2,476
iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2014 Ford Raptor  [0.00]
2012 328i E92  [5.00]
2013 X5  [0.00]
2013 335i F30  [4.00]
1990 Toyota Previa  [0.00]
1997 E36 M3  [5.00]
2011 E92 M3  [0.00]
2011 535i  [0.00]
go with Kris @ Premier near disneyland.....awesome work...those guys are great!

50% on the sides:
ES_TRADER is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-03-2011, 04:12 PM   #6
michelley91
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011 M3 JetBlack
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SoCal

Posts: 230
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by OC3 View Post
get filmed with Huper Optik (ceramic) at STM in Los Angeles.

http://www.stmsolutionsinc.com
http://www.stmsolutionsinc.com/?page_id=53
how much did you pay?
michelley91 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-03-2011, 04:14 PM   #7
LateBraking
Brigadier General
 
LateBraking's Avatar
 
Drives: Reliable Cars
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pacific Standard Time

Posts: 3,878
iTrader: (27)

Dumb question time, is Corona far from Irvine? I had mine done at Specialized Auto Tinting, no complaints so far.
LateBraking is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-03-2011, 04:20 PM   #8
michelley91
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011 M3 JetBlack
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SoCal

Posts: 230
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by LateBraking View Post
Dumb question time, is Corona far from Irvine? I had mine done at Specialized Auto Tinting, no complaints so far.
no not really...i go to irvine often maybe ill check it out there
michelley91 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-03-2011, 04:29 PM   #9
James T. Kirk
Captain of the Enterprise
 
James T. Kirk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 1 Series M Coupe
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Alpha Quadrant, Sector 001

Posts: 1,425
iTrader: (0)

50% is too light. Go with 30%.
You'll still have good visibility and privacy without looking ghetto.
Attached Images
 
__________________

2011 1 Series M Coupe VO M3 vs 1M Comparo Review
2011 M3 E90 DCT ZCP (sold) * 2010 335i Sedan (sold)
2005 M3 Convertible (sold) * 2003 325i Sedan (sold)
James T. Kirk is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-03-2011, 04:30 PM   #10
LateBraking
Brigadier General
 
LateBraking's Avatar
 
Drives: Reliable Cars
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pacific Standard Time

Posts: 3,878
iTrader: (27)

Cool, dude's name is Jae, his number is 949-341-9100, if it helps any. He's pretty close to the spectrum, if I recall correctly.
LateBraking is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-03-2011, 04:32 PM   #11
duk
///M
 
Drives: 2011 AW/FR 6MT E92
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Jose, CA

Posts: 2,943
iTrader: (0)

go with premier films
__________________
2011 AW/FR 6MT E92 | Powered by Premier | Alekshop | ESS |
Rok n Peace Clothing: www.roknpeace.com

duk is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-03-2011, 06:21 PM   #12
Raustin
Cmd Chief
 
Raustin's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 M3 DCT Sedan
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Altus AFB OK

Posts: 118
iTrader: (0)

Whoever you pick....make sure they use felt tint protector on the inside rubber or you will end up with windows like this....

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...tint+scratches
Raustin is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-03-2011, 06:23 PM   #13
LateBraking
Brigadier General
 
LateBraking's Avatar
 
Drives: Reliable Cars
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pacific Standard Time

Posts: 3,878
iTrader: (27)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Raustin View Post
Whoever you pick....make sure they use felt tint protector on the inside rubber or you will end up with windows like this....

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...tint+scratches
^That's only for sedans. My 2008 coupe was fine for 2+ years, and my 2011.5 coupe is fine as well. OP has coupe.

Last edited by LateBraking; 01-03-2011 at 07:57 PM.
LateBraking is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-03-2011, 07:38 PM   #14
ES_TRADER
Colonel
 
Drives: 328i, 335i, M3, 535i, X5, 36M
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: OC

Posts: 2,476
iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2014 Ford Raptor  [0.00]
2012 328i E92  [5.00]
2013 X5  [0.00]
2013 335i F30  [4.00]
1990 Toyota Previa  [0.00]
1997 E36 M3  [5.00]
2011 E92 M3  [0.00]
2011 535i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by LateBraking View Post
Dumb question time, is Corona far from Irvine? I had mine done at Specialized Auto Tinting, no complaints so far.
take the 241toll....its a 15min or less ride..but there are airplane cops patrolling it...so as tempting as it is to wot on that smooth pavement, exercise caution
ES_TRADER is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-03-2011, 07:44 PM   #15
persian54
Lieutenant General
 
persian54's Avatar
 
Drives: SL550. Prev: E93 M3/335i/Z435i
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The Valley, SoCal

Posts: 15,769
iTrader: (291)

50% is way too light

30% is perfect
persian54 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-03-2011, 11:25 PM   #16
michelley91
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011 M3 JetBlack
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SoCal

Posts: 230
iTrader: (1)

30% indeed
michelley91 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-04-2011, 12:41 AM   #17
kyheang12
First Lieutenant
 
kyheang12's Avatar
 
Drives: F10 535I
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Socal

Posts: 315
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kyoshi71 View Post
Yeah, definitely get Huper Optik if you dont want to use your comfort access and have no interest in AM radio. Ceramic tint DOES block the signal.

Instead, get Suntek Carbon and you'll have no problem.
Ceramic tint will cost problem to the comfort access? And is 3M tint ceramic tint? Sorry, I don't know much about window tint.
kyheang12 is offline   Cambodia
0
Reply With Quote
      01-04-2011, 02:54 AM   #18
OC3
Havin' a blast!
 
OC3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 M3 E92 Jerez Blk DCT ZCP
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: SoCal

Posts: 4,741
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by michelley91 View Post
how much did you pay?
Got it done under a Group Buy. Paid only $650 for 6 windows on a 4 door sedan (E90). Yes, including the front windshield.


Quote:
Originally Posted by LateBraking View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raustin View Post
Whoever you pick....make sure they use felt tint protector on the inside rubber or you will end up with windows like this....

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...tint+scratches
^That's only for sedans. My 2008 coupe was fine for 2+ years, and my 2011.5 coupe is fine as well. OP has coupe.
Correct, only for sedans.
__________________

BRP CW13 1:58 | CVR CW 2:01 | CVR CCW 2:02 | ACS 1:53 | WSIR 1:34
2013 E92 M3 Jerez Black DCT ZCP | JRZ RS Pro | Brembo BBK | Endless ME20 | Volk TE37 18x10.5 squared | NT01/TD
OC3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-04-2011, 06:39 AM   #19
11' AW M3
Major
 
Drives: 11' ZCP E92 M3
Join Date: May 2009
Location: california

Posts: 1,237
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by richpuer View Post
go with Kris @ Premier near disneyland.....awesome work...those guys are great!

50% on the sides:
hey is your car dropped in this pic?
__________________
2011 AW/FR Extended E92 M3... fully loaded
11' AW M3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-04-2011, 07:39 AM   #20
Kyoshi71
Colonel
 
Kyoshi71's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 M3 Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: New York

Posts: 2,528
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by kyheang12 View Post
Ceramic tint will cost problem to the comfort access? And is 3M tint ceramic tint? Sorry, I don't know much about window tint.
Yes, I installed Huper Optik ceramic tint and the range of my key remote was more than cut in half, the comfort access was hit-or-miss and the reception on my AM radio was wasted. Our rear antenas are very sensitive and although ceramic tint was created to not interfere with electronics, it does.

Suntek Carbon tint and Llumar ATX will not interupt any of these thing at all.

Many people who comment are the same folks who installed their tint the first day of ownership and have no idea of the difference. If you decide to still go with ceramic, do a test. Measure how far your key remote works from before install and then check it afterwards. Also, good luck getting it to work from behind the car where the signal actually has to pass through the back window. Ceramic or metallic is not worth the headache.
__________________
"But resist we much; we must; and we will much; about that be committed."
~Rev. Al Sharpton


2010 E92 M3|Silverstone II|M-DCT|NCSW|2MT|ZCW|ZPP|ZTP|302|507|Gas Guzzler Tax
Kyoshi71 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-04-2011, 01:02 PM   #21
Orange fever
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Orange fever's Avatar
 
Drives: E46M,E90M,X5M,135I
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: in the hood!!!

Posts: 1,621
iTrader: (4)

Hands down STM!!!!
Has done all my cars
Quote:
Originally Posted by OC3 View Post
get filmed with Huper Optik (ceramic) at STM in Los Angeles.

http://www.stmsolutionsinc.com
http://www.stmsolutionsinc.com/?page_id=53
__________________

X5M E70 Black Sapphire Metallic,VF Engineering Hex Flash Software,Vorsteiner-FrontSpoiler/RearDiffuser
/ 2011 135i/E82 N55 Aw (stock)
Orange fever is offline   Thailand
0
Reply With Quote
      01-04-2011, 01:02 PM   #22
persian54
Lieutenant General
 
persian54's Avatar
 
Drives: SL550. Prev: E93 M3/335i/Z435i
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The Valley, SoCal

Posts: 15,769
iTrader: (291)

weird... isn't CA located outside on the handle?

Thus it shouldn't be affected by the tint?

I have 3M Ceramic with no problems with AM, CA, or unlock/locking

Same thing is on the Z4
persian54 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
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 02:20 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