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      07-12-2011, 01:18 PM   #23
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It's normal for a mediocre tint job. Get a guy who knows what he's doing and you won't see that.
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      07-12-2011, 01:50 PM   #24
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I have also heard of people putting a strip of black vinly over the top of the window were the dot matrix is to cover it.
I had that done on my car. It's looks incredible.
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      07-12-2011, 01:51 PM   #25
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I had that done on my car. It's look incredible.
do you have any pics? I would love to see what it looks like.
I have heard of it but have never actually seen pics
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      07-12-2011, 01:54 PM   #26
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I would take it to another place. I had my car tinted with Formula 1 ceramic. My dot matrix is very smooth, just takes more time to do. Refuse use of glue or vinyl.
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      07-12-2011, 03:31 PM   #27
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I don't have that on my e90 m3
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do you have any pics? I would love to see what it looks like.
I have heard of it but have never actually seen pics
Tried to capture it via iphone, but not very well. Ill try again later with my DSLR.

Basically, the area above the line is completely black on my car.
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Sorry for the bad image, but you can see how perfect the tint covers the matrix up and down the edges of my back window.
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I did my window tint last weekend. You can either sand it down or use black vinyl. I end up using vinyl because it's the easiest way and it turned out great
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Where can one find this black vinyl and how thin? Thanks!
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My tint guy painted mine and it's second to none......no dot matrix what so ever.......Phil
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just keep pushing it with your fingers and eventually they will go away.
it went away for me
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      08-04-2011, 10:13 PM   #34
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Our cars are some of the most difficult vehicles to tint out there. I had to look through over 200 tint shops before I found one that could do the dot matrix. The bottom line is it can be done right.

Read my thread here for some insight:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=513195
+1 I was just going to cite this post. Good thread.
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Just had mine tinted, my guy uses vinyl for the matrix. He said that it is really the best way to go, if it wasn't he wouldn't do it. He's been tinting for years and has a great rep on the net, lazy he is not.

He's tinted a bunch of my cars, friends and coworkers....all perfect.
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I'm sorry but that's a horrible job.

I had my tinting done at Premier. All dots had tint laid over them uniformly. I would take it back and demand better.

I see you're in CA, take it to Premier and have them take a look at it. They have a shop in both Norcal and Socal.
I was trying to google premier but couldnt find one here in SOCAL, does anyone know how can I find them ?
need tint on my car soon!
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yeah if your tint looks like that you got a poor quality tint job. I got mine done at song tint masters in Los Angeles through a group buy on M-fest. After they finish putting on the tint they ask you to wait two weeks for the tint to fully dry and they use this silicone spatula tool to press down the dot matrices that are hard to reach by hand.
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Tried to capture it via iphone, but not very well. Ill try again later with my DSLR.

Basically, the area above the line is completely black on my car.
thanks
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      08-05-2011, 09:05 AM   #39
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I was trying to google premier but couldnt find one here in SOCAL, does anyone know how can I find them ?
need tint on my car soon!
I think they're referring to Premier Protective Films in OC:

http://www.premiermobilegroup.com/contact_pfoc.shtml

if im wrong, please correct me...
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Thanks for all the replies and suggestions!!
Since the place I went to tint it won't redo it again, I'll call up Premier and try them out. thanks!!
yea the guys at premier did mine...basically they just slapped a black vinyl stripe over it...cant see any of the dots...i didnt even know it until i saw a thread on here about it....i thought they just did a really clean job but when i looked from the inside, i saw the strip...looks good to me tho
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I've got the crappy looking dot matrix look after a tint and I'm going back to ask them to redo it with a black vinyl strip covering the dot matrix.

For you guys who had that done, it sounds like the shop just needs to cut a strip of black vinyl which covers the entire dot matrix section, then just apply tint as usual? Does the tint cover the backside of the vinyl or is the tint cut so that it comes right up to the edge of the black vinyl? Thanks.

If the shop I used don't know how to do this properly, anyone have recommendation in LA/SoCal for a shop that knows how to do this vinyl thing exactly and can do it without removing my rear glass tint completely?

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Black vinyl. This was the best solution for me on my last M3, looked great, no regrets.



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Black vinyl. This was the best solution for me on my last M3, looked great, no regrets.
Thanks, that looks great. Do you remember if they cut the tint film right up to the edge of the black vinyl, or simply overlayed over the back of the vinyl strip?
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Thanks, that looks great. Do you remember if they cut the tint film right up to the edge of the black vinyl, or simply overlayed over the back of the vinyl strip?
Cut to fit, no overlap. I used my dealership's tint shop, awesome bunch of guys.
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