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Old 06-20-2002, 10:24 PM   #1
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Angry Questions on Re- Tinting...

The tint that came with the car is too lite for Miami.
Since I have a silver car, I am going with 75% metalic.

What should I watch out for when I look for shops to retint my windows? I think they will charge me a fee for taking off the original tint. Is removing the tint something I can do myself with removal kit?
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Old 06-20-2002, 10:28 PM   #2
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If you are referring to the factory tint...there is no tint to take out.

If you bought this car used and it had an aftermarket tint...then I would think the tint shop would not charge to take it out and re-tint it. BTW, 75% is too light in my opinion...go with 20% to 30%...I'm not even sure if there is such thing as 75% tint
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Old 06-21-2002, 02:25 AM   #3
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I know in some countries there are 75% tint for the windshield, but for the rest of the windows you'll want at least 50%.
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Old 06-21-2002, 01:20 PM   #4
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get either 15 or 20 percent. 35 percent is legal, but too light. Limo is 5 percent but way too dark. i have the 15 and I really like it.
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Old 06-21-2002, 01:50 PM   #5
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I am new in town. My last car was a Maxima that had a nice dot-matrix tint band running across the top of the rear glass that tint could not stick too w/o a good bit of bubbling.
Is this phenom present w/ the 3-series?
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Old 06-21-2002, 02:04 PM   #6
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Howdy folks,
I am new in town. My last car was a Maxima that had a nice dot-matrix tint band running across the top of the rear glass that tint could not stick too w/o a good bit of bubbling.
Is this phenom present w/ the 3-series?
Thanks.
I think it is like that on every car.
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Old 06-21-2002, 02:05 PM   #7
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Old 06-21-2002, 04:16 PM   #8
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since when do 330's come with factory tint?
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Old 06-21-2002, 05:36 PM   #9
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Don't the windows already come with a slight tint to it?...I don't mean a window film, but I think the glass comes pre-treated with something...it's not like you have a clear glass.
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Old 06-21-2002, 07:53 PM   #10
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Don't the windows already come with a slight tint to it?...I don't mean a window film, but I think the glass comes pre-treated with something...it's not like you have a clear glass.
I think like Mercedes, the glass is dyed slightly green/gray-ish. But people barely notice it.

Anyway, with a silver car, I will go full reflective... (not mirror since that's illegal). Hopefully the pictures will show.

Banjo... what an interesting name...
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