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      01-03-2011, 04:33 PM   #1
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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?
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get filmed with Huper Optik (ceramic) at STM in Los Angeles.

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

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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.
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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)
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      01-03-2011, 05:12 PM   #6
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get filmed with Huper Optik (ceramic) at STM in Los Angeles.

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how much did you pay?
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Dumb question time, is Corona far from Irvine? I had mine done at Specialized Auto Tinting, no complaints so far.
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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
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50% is too light. Go with 30%.
You'll still have good visibility and privacy without looking ghetto.
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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.
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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
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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.

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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
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50% is way too light

30% is perfect
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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.
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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.


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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.
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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.
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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
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