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Old 08-24-2004, 01:39 PM   #1
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Exclamation what tint looks best on white cars??? please help

i just put in an appointment to have my windows tinted 20% metallic all the way around but i just was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions/pics of what looks nice. i'm afraid that the new tint will make the black plastic parts on my car stand out more and i don't want that, and i don't have the $$$$ to paint them. i may someday have most of them be in silver carbon fiber but not too sure. any input/pics would be greatly appreciated. my appointment is on friday, 8-27 at 11am so if you have some reason to stop me please do so.
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Old 08-24-2004, 01:49 PM   #2
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i just put in an appointment to have my windows tinted 20% metallic all the way around but i just was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions/pics of what looks nice. i'm afraid that the new tint will make the black plastic parts on my car stand out more and i don't want that, and i don't have the $$$$ to paint them. i may someday have most of them be in silver carbon fiber but not too sure. any input/pics would be greatly appreciated. my appointment is on friday, 8-27 at 11am so if you have some reason to stop me please do so.

maybe u should get black tint (35% all around or go as dark as u want)... or LIMO TINT if u are not afraid of the cops...
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Old 08-24-2004, 02:40 PM   #3
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maybe u should get black tint (35% all around or go as dark as u want)... or LIMO TINT if u are not afraid of the cops...
i really appreciate the reply but i guess i was lookin for pics of guys who have done it to their white cars to see what looks nice.
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Old 08-24-2004, 02:58 PM   #4
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i know this doesnt help much but my friend drives a silver S4 and he did the tint your talking about but 10% and it looks nice on sunny days but you can start to see in when its cloudy and when its dark you can see in really easy... if i were you i would do just black tint around your whole car 20%. my other friend with a E36 has it and it looks pimp all the time. Take a look on car domain and see if anyone else has what your looking for
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Old 08-24-2004, 03:04 PM   #5
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I would do 35% & as for colour, try to match your interior. If you have grey or black interior, get charcoal. If your interior is tan, get bronze. I have 35% bronze on my 3 & its honestly one of my favorite mods.
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Old 08-24-2004, 03:20 PM   #6
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I would do 35% & as for colour, try to match your interior. If you have grey or black interior, get charcoal. If your interior is tan, get bronze. I have 35% bronze on my 3 & its honestly one of my favorite mods.
i have silver interior but i'm not too sure i want the silver mirror tint stuff. thanks for the help guys. keep it comin.
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Old 08-24-2004, 07:05 PM   #7
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i have silver interior but i'm not too sure i want the silver mirror tint stuff. thanks for the help guys. keep it comin.
It also depends on how mirror-like it is... mine's somewhat reflective, but there's a guy where I works whose windows look like two-way mirrors.

I would suggest black, tho. It'd be a great contrast on a white car -- just spend a little extra and get something that doesn't fade (to purple). I'd say get semi-reflectives (that mirror one don't do it for me) only on metallic-finishes (esp. silver and steel).
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Old 08-24-2004, 07:14 PM   #8
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I'm not mr. know it all on tints - but on my car I have just straight black tint at 50% or so - I love it. It's not too dark, but you can tell I have tint.

I think that just straight black non-reflective tint would look best on a white car - nice contract between the two to make the white really pop - it would also blend well with the black trim/rubber around the windows

just my 0.02 - btw, I'm in cali, so that's why mine is so light - I don't get hassled by the cops despite the windows being illegal.
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do NOT get metalic tint unless u dont mind not havign radio reception
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Old 08-24-2004, 07:21 PM   #10
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What about that blue shade like the Mercedes cars have. On the outside it's blue but when you're inside the car it's normal. Is there such a tint that do that?
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Get the non-reflective charcoal tint.
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Old 08-24-2004, 08:43 PM   #12
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id say titanium tint looks the best...its a mix of the regular smoke tint + reflective tint....i think itll look really good...
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id say titanium tint looks the best...its a mix of the regular smoke tint + reflective tint....i think itll look really good...
that sounds nice. you got any pics???
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Old 08-24-2004, 09:50 PM   #14
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Ok heres the deal if you like the very show look then go with the silver or the limo (my bro has the silver)if the silver isnt put on perfectly then you tint will not look very profesional I got the 32% on my 2001 steal gray 330ci and it is the perfect comb of class and a nice dark tint no I am not some old dude I am 19 so I have some good modern taste but i think that 32% I think its called proshield or something would look awsome on your white car trust me what ever you end up with you will LOVE good luck
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Black tints look great on any color car.
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Old 08-24-2004, 09:55 PM   #16
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I'm not mr. know it all on tints - but on my car I have just straight black tint at 50% or so - I love it. It's not too dark, but you can tell I have tint.

I think that just straight black non-reflective tint would look best on a white car - nice contract between the two to make the white really pop - it would also blend well with the black trim/rubber around the windows

just my 0.02 - btw, I'm in cali, so that's why mine is so light - I don't get hassled by the cops despite the windows being illegal.
thanks for the input guys. i forgot to mention that i have chrome window trim.
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Old 08-25-2004, 05:05 PM   #17
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do NOT get metalic tint unless u dont mind not havign radio reception
i only listen to cd's but that's a valid and unheard of point to me. very interesting.
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Old 08-26-2004, 01:09 PM   #18
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do a search on "tints" and you'll see some example. i think for white cars the regular charcoal tint is the best.
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