BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

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


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Cosmetic/Visual (Exterior + Interior) Modifications
 
GetBMWParts
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-27-2011, 12:58 AM   #1
tonym427
New Member
0
Rep
11
Posts

 
Drives: 635csi
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: los angeles

iTrader: (0)

Best tinting in LA/CA?

Can someone recommend a good quality tint shop in the so-cal area? I have a 85' 635csi and only posted here because of the knowledge of tinting on this forum. I wanted to get a ceramic tint possibly huper optic or f1. I was wondering how much it was going to run me. I was thinking 70% on the windscreen for uv protection and 50 all around. Can someone recommend me a shop and possibly pm me on a quote. Thanks
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2011, 01:04 AM   #2
geneatals
Ninja
geneatals's Avatar
Philippines
44
Rep
3,206
Posts

 
Drives: 2011.5 E90 M3
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: So Cal (SFV)

iTrader: (2)

what part of LA/so cal are you in...

just had my tints done by Sunshield in sherman oaks..great price..

they do almost all of the tinting for the dealerships along Van Nuys blvd, including center bmw...

I've also found california tint in rosemead get recc'd a few times as well on here and e90posts....
__________________
2011.5 E90 M3 AW l Black Novillo Leather | Carbon Fiber Leather Trim | ZCP | ZP2 | M-DCT | Navigation | Moonroof | 6FL l Pics/Mods
Retired: 2008 535i l AW l Black Dakota Leather l Bamboo Anthracite l ZPP l ZSP l 6FL
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2011, 01:20 AM   #3
tonym427
New Member
0
Rep
11
Posts

 
Drives: 635csi
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: los angeles

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by geneatals View Post
what part of LA/so cal are you in...

just had my tints done by Sunshield in sherman oaks..great price..

they do almost all of the tinting for the dealerships along Van Nuys blvd, including center bmw...

I've also found california tint in rosemead get recc'd a few times as well on here and e90posts....
I'm in the Burbank Glendale area. Does sunshield do ceramic?
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2011, 01:53 AM   #4
geneatals
Ninja
geneatals's Avatar
Philippines
44
Rep
3,206
Posts

 
Drives: 2011.5 E90 M3
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: So Cal (SFV)

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tonym427 View Post
I'm in the Burbank Glendale area. Does sunshield do ceramic?
yes they do...they are right off the 101 Van Nuys exit..give them a call...
__________________
2011.5 E90 M3 AW l Black Novillo Leather | Carbon Fiber Leather Trim | ZCP | ZP2 | M-DCT | Navigation | Moonroof | 6FL l Pics/Mods
Retired: 2008 535i l AW l Black Dakota Leather l Bamboo Anthracite l ZPP l ZSP l 6FL
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2011, 04:32 PM   #5
tonym427
New Member
0
Rep
11
Posts

 
Drives: 635csi
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: los angeles

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by geneatals View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by tonym427 View Post
I'm in the Burbank Glendale area. Does sunshield do ceramic?
yes they do...they are right off the 101 Van Nuys exit..give them a call...
Thanks. I just saw pics of your AW e90 and the tint looks great!
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2011, 04:48 PM   #6
esquire
Colonel
esquire's Avatar
United_States
58
Rep
2,801
Posts

 
Drives: 2011.5 Dakar Yellow M3 Coupe
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Orange County, California

iTrader: (0)

The absolute most reputable place for tinting in southern california (ESPECIALLY for BMWs) is Song's Tint Masters - aka STM Solutions. Very very well known throughout the BMW community, very experienced with BMWs raised dots, and is very well received. He's also a forum sponsor over at M-Fest.

Ask for HAN and tell him to give you the M-Fest discount.
__________________

[ESS VT2-625] [Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust] [KW Clubsports] [OSS Angel Eyes] [Revinora r-CRT Lip]
[Vorsteiner Boot] [Challenge Race Diffuser] [See the Build Thread HERE]

Last edited by esquire; 02-27-2011 at 05:05 PM.
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2011, 06:24 PM   #7
M3_LIN
LM-R Whore.
M3_LIN's Avatar
United_States
36
Rep
858
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 White M3 Sedan
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: LA

iTrader: (1)

Send a message via AIM to M3_LIN Send a message via MSN to M3_LIN
Quote:
Originally Posted by esquire View Post
The absolute most reputable place for tinting in southern california (ESPECIALLY for BMWs) is Song's Tint Masters - aka STM Solutions. Very very well known throughout the BMW community, very experienced with BMWs raised dots, and is very well received. He's also a forum sponsor over at M-Fest.

Ask for HAN and tell him to give you the M-Fest discount.
Hann at STM!!!!! Tell him that Ed Lin sent ya.

He should give you a pretty good price!

Ed Lin
__________________

09AWE90M: Light headlight tint, Full front end clear bra wrap(Harris@InstyleGraphics), Ceramic tint(40%), Piaa GTX H3 bulb, HID 8k AE, 6k Low, INT Luxer1 lights, RD springs, LMR 20X9 +8, 20X10 +18 (Dave @ Status), Vertice CF hood Ducts(Dat @ VertexUSA), Tecnocraft FULL Envy Intake system+plenum(KEVLAR)+cabin filter covers, Meister GTC exhaust, Arkym F LIP.
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2011, 07:15 PM   #8
tonym427
New Member
0
Rep
11
Posts

 
Drives: 635csi
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: los angeles

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by M3_LIN View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by esquire View Post
The absolute most reputable place for tinting in southern california (ESPECIALLY for BMWs) is Song's Tint Masters - aka STM Solutions. Very very well known throughout the BMW community, very experienced with BMWs raised dots, and is very well received. He's also a forum sponsor over at M-Fest.

Ask for HAN and tell him to give you the M-Fest discount.
Hann at STM!!!!! Tell him that Ed Lin sent ya.

He should give you a pretty good price!

Ed Lin
Thanks! I'll definitely give them a call
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2011, 02:54 AM   #9
shuggy
Private First Class
shuggy's Avatar
2
Rep
141
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3, Space Gray
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Los Angeles / Tokyo

iTrader: (0)

On Friday, I had the HuperOptik (ceramic) 65% installed on my E90 by Hann and his crew at STM. 323-732-3760. The install took about 90 minutes. I went for the 65% because I wanted an OEM look that would go unnoticed by our favorite organization and would not make night-driving too dark from the interior.

The 65% tint is for the most part unnoticeable unless you knew my windows were tinted. It has a very light blue hue to it (matches the Space Grey very nicely) and what I notice the most is its ability to eliminate UV heat.

A side-note for E90 drivers considering tinting... All four of our doors are equipped with two dust-collecting blades at the base of the window. To avoid scratching Hann recommends that the second blade (which causes the scratching) to be removed -or- adding a sheepskin layer on top of the blade to avoid harsh friction b/w the blade and tint. I opted to have the 2nd blade removed, to avoid extra stress on the motor-action of the windows.

Since there is a MFest group buy going on, I was given a 20% discount.

Btw, Hann's reputation extends beyond the BMW community, as he was the installer responsible for the elevator windows at the Beverly Center and most Pinkberry stores. I highly recommend his work and that anyone interested act quickly and sign up for the group buy at MFest's forum before it runs out.
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2011, 05:36 AM   #10
Jsnscot
First Lieutenant
7
Rep
359
Posts

 
Drives: 2011.5 E92 M3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (1)

Actually the tint you have isn't by HO, it's Photochromatic 65. I have the same tint from STM.
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2011, 10:35 AM   #11
mastek
e36s54, F10M5, e70X5d
mastek's Avatar
United_States
32
Rep
1,595
Posts

 
Drives: slow
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA

iTrader: (15)

Quote:
Originally Posted by shuggy View Post
On Friday, I had the HuperOptik (ceramic) 65% installed on my E90 by Hann and his crew at STM. 323-732-3760. The install took about 90 minutes. I went for the 65% because I wanted an OEM look that would go unnoticed by our favorite organization and would not make night-driving too dark from the interior.

The 65% tint is for the most part unnoticeable unless you knew my windows were tinted. It has a very light blue hue to it (matches the Space Grey very nicely) and what I notice the most is its ability to eliminate UV heat.

A side-note for E90 drivers considering tinting... All four of our doors are equipped with two dust-collecting blades at the base of the window. To avoid scratching Hann recommends that the second blade (which causes the scratching) to be removed -or- adding a sheepskin layer on top of the blade to avoid harsh friction b/w the blade and tint. I opted to have the 2nd blade removed, to avoid extra stress on the motor-action of the windows.

Since there is a MFest group buy going on, I was given a 20% discount.

Btw, Hann's reputation extends beyond the BMW community, as he was the installer responsible for the elevator windows at the Beverly Center and most Pinkberry stores. I highly recommend his work and that anyone interested act quickly and sign up for the group buy at MFest's forum before it runs out.
So how much did that end up being on an e90 with the 20% discount?
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2011, 10:36 AM   #12
mastek
e36s54, F10M5, e70X5d
mastek's Avatar
United_States
32
Rep
1,595
Posts

 
Drives: slow
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA

iTrader: (15)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jsnscot View Post
Actually the tint you have isn't by HO, it's Photochromatic 65. I have the same tint from STM.
So theres a "brand" called Photochromatic?
Does Hann not carry Huper Optik?
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2011, 03:02 PM   #13
M3_LIN
LM-R Whore.
M3_LIN's Avatar
United_States
36
Rep
858
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 White M3 Sedan
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: LA

iTrader: (1)

Send a message via AIM to M3_LIN Send a message via MSN to M3_LIN
Quote:
Originally Posted by mastek View Post
So theres a "brand" called Photochromatic?
Does Hann not carry Huper Optik?
im pretty sure he carries Huper.

Ed Lin
__________________

09AWE90M: Light headlight tint, Full front end clear bra wrap(Harris@InstyleGraphics), Ceramic tint(40%), Piaa GTX H3 bulb, HID 8k AE, 6k Low, INT Luxer1 lights, RD springs, LMR 20X9 +8, 20X10 +18 (Dave @ Status), Vertice CF hood Ducts(Dat @ VertexUSA), Tecnocraft FULL Envy Intake system+plenum(KEVLAR)+cabin filter covers, Meister GTC exhaust, Arkym F LIP.
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2011, 03:22 PM   #14
speeding.rocket
Private
United_States
0
Rep
64
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 M3 E90 6MT AW
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southern California

iTrader: (0)

Tint

Just got my windshield tinted with Llumar air 80. It's almost clear so you won't have problems with the popo but it rejects 99% uv. I got it done at Signature glass and tint in Costa Mesa. Great place. The windshield was $180 but there was a yelp special you missed which dropped it down to $120.

I also have ceramic 30% for the rest of the car. Check on yelp for their reviews. Good shop with the computer cutting.

I would avoid Huper Optics because it will block a lot of the electronic signals like your gps, key remote... At least that's what everyone is saying.
__________________
Cheating death one day at a time with a defibrillator.
Appreciate 0
      03-07-2011, 02:07 PM   #15
ucsdsig
Private
1
Rep
88
Posts

 
Drives: '08 E63, 2011.5 E93 M3
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by speeding.rocket View Post
I would avoid Huper Optics because it will block a lot of the electronic signals like your gps, key remote... At least that's what everyone is saying.
Not true. I've had H.O. on my E63 for over 3 years now with zero electrical issues.
Appreciate 0
      03-07-2011, 02:19 PM   #16
Templar
Lieutenant Colonel
Templar's Avatar
United_States
39
Rep
1,823
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: One of the coasts...

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2011 BMW M3  [5.00]
Any ceramic type tint will keep your GPS and other electronic functions working just fine. When you get into the cheaper metallic type tints, you'll have problems.

If you go for the pricier brands you'll be fine. I just got Pinnacle 35 all around (minus the front windshield). Still drying so you can see some small streaks/bubbles in place. As they dry they'll go away. Will post pictures in this forum when it's ready, but it already makes my car look much better. And no problems with my GPS, comfort access, etc.
__________________
'11 BMW E92 ///M3 - ZCP and DCT
'13 Toyota Tundra - 4x4 Platinum CrewMax, 5.7l iForce V8
Appreciate 0
      03-07-2011, 04:33 PM   #17
shuggy
Private First Class
shuggy's Avatar
2
Rep
141
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3, Space Gray
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Los Angeles / Tokyo

iTrader: (0)

I was provided a HuperOptik lifetime warranty card.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jsnscot View Post
Actually the tint you have isn't by HO, it's Photochromatic 65. I have the same tint from STM.
Appreciate 0
      03-07-2011, 04:35 PM   #18
shuggy
Private First Class
shuggy's Avatar
2
Rep
141
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3, Space Gray
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Los Angeles / Tokyo

iTrader: (0)

Agreed. I park 4 stories below ground level at Equinox and GPS + radio work fine, just as pre-tint.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ucsdsig View Post
Not true. I've had H.O. on my E63 for over 3 years now with zero electrical issues.
Appreciate 0
      03-07-2011, 04:49 PM   #19
m3heaven
Captain
m3heaven's Avatar
United_States
27
Rep
840
Posts

 
Drives: 2015 AW M4 6MT
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Los Angeles/New York City

iTrader: (8)

Quote:
Originally Posted by speeding.rocket View Post
Just got my windshield tinted with Llumar air 80. It's almost clear so you won't have problems with the popo but it rejects 99% uv. I got it done at Signature glass and tint in Costa Mesa. Great place. The windshield was $180 but there was a yelp special you missed which dropped it down to $120.

I also have ceramic 30% for the rest of the car. Check on yelp for their reviews. Good shop with the computer cutting.

I would avoid Huper Optics because it will block a lot of the electronic signals like your gps, key remote... At least that's what everyone is saying.
I have 2 of those yelp deals if anyone wants to buy it from me.

It's a $110 certificate for the price of $50. So you save $60.
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 12:58 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