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Old 07-08-2002, 01:50 PM   #1
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Question about tinted windows

Hey guys,

Im new to this post, ordered a 330ci (Titanium silver, grey letather, sp, pp, xn lights) and should be arriving in about a month.

Was wondering about what you guys think is a good percentage to tint my window. Also someone recomended that I should get a silver tint. I have not see it and was wondering what you guys would go with.
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Old 07-08-2002, 01:58 PM   #2
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i got 15% on mine, black on a jet black car with black interior...
the 15% is pretty dark, but just light enough to see out at night...
if you have a tit.silver, Llumar makes a platinum plus series of film, which is a really nice looking film (it's reflective), so depending on the angle, you either can see through it or not at all, i think if you went with the PP, 20% should be sufficiently dark...
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Old 07-08-2002, 02:28 PM   #3
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im getting 20% on my black car this week. its pretty dark
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Old 07-08-2002, 02:35 PM   #4
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I have 70% on the sides and still trying to install for the rear and windshield.
Also is it normal to have bubbles after the tint's just installed? And how long before the bubbles vanish? TIA.
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Old 07-08-2002, 02:36 PM   #5
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i went with 35% on front windows and 15% on rear windows. fronts arent dark enough.
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Old 07-08-2002, 03:18 PM   #6
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Old 07-08-2002, 03:22 PM   #7
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Limo black!!!

Don't let anyone see who's driving that nice car, even the cops. Ooops! That would mean a ticket from the cop if they can't see you, perhaps.

35% is good.
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Old 07-08-2002, 04:02 PM   #8
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I have 70% on the sides and still trying to install for the rear and windshield.
Also is it normal to have bubbles after the tint's just installed? And how long before the bubbles vanish? TIA.
Some water bubbles will remain under the film after installation but dry out in a few weeks depending on the temperature. Raised areas like the dot matrix will never fully adhere.
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Old 07-08-2002, 04:39 PM   #9
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Limo black!!!

Don't let anyone see who's driving that nice car, even the cops. Ooops! That would mean a ticket from the cop if they can't see you, perhaps.

35% is good.
Limo baby! hehe...Love mine But seriously, if your not used to it, it will cause you problems, esp at night.. I'm very used to it from my other cars, so its ok for me...
I'd say the best is 20%, dark enough during the day and enough at night to see ok
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Old 07-08-2002, 04:42 PM   #10
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I got 35% in front and 20% in back..
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Old 07-08-2002, 04:50 PM   #11
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i have the same as above. looks great. cost me $90 from breakers in oxnard: get a coupon from q1047.com
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