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I am hearing a lot of people saying it is around $100-$150 depending on darkness and who does it.

Anybody have any bad experiences other than the guy not using felt? How long to tint and would you go darker or lighter if you had to do it over again?

I don't feel great about leaving my car at some guys shop with the kiddies eyeballing it and thinking they need to get it out on the highway to "test the tint" after they install it :( so I'd rather it be a "while you wait" sorta thing.
 

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I paid $150 for mine - had it 4 months and no scratches. A really nice job. He had the car a couple of hours though. I got one step down from the limo tint and so far have cruised past plenty of cops without a problem. It is worth it as I have noticed a considerably decrease in the interior temp.
 

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I paid $200 for mine but it was worth every penny. A company called LA Tint did mine (not sure if they're a national chain or not) but used them for two main reasons. Number one, they're computerized. They bring your cars make and model up on their computer and the film gets cut electronically to perfection. Second their film is UV rated, which if you have a nice interior like mine is important. I didn't want my nice red leather turning pink on me. Plus LA Tint gives their film a lifetime guarantee. Also, I made an appointment and waited about an hour or so while they did it.

Basically, call around to see which tint companies offer these. It might cost you a few extra bucks but you'll be real happy in the long run.
 

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Man, I like the idea of a lifetime guarantee. Bad tint looks so god-awful. Bubbles, scratches, peeling.

Is there anything extra to be done for cleaning it? Anything to watch out for? [ended that sentence in *two* prepositions!]

As the name says, my car is "hole-in-the-night" black and a dark tint would look especially bada--.
 

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No extra care. They just tell you not to roll the windows down for about two days to let the film adhere correctly. They truly did a great job, no bubbles or peeling or anything. Like I said, it might cost you a bit more but it's worth it when you see the end result.

And my car is black too and with the tint it looks awesome.
 

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A reputable shop near me wanted ~$220 and said it would take ~2 hours to complete. I thought that was a little on the pricey side.

Anyone else??? I'm located in a west Chicago suburb. (Anyone from the region would probably know where Aurora is, duh :rolleyes:)
 

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Mine was tinted at the dealer before I bought it, they tried extorting an extra $200.00 from me but didn't get away with it.
 

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My tint cost me $145 for all 5 windows (20% on front two, 5% limo tint on rear quaters and rear window). It took the guy a couple of hours. He has done several of my cars over the years. Offers a lifetime warranty. I would go darker if I coould, but I have already been pulled over three times for other cars with same tint. Fortunately, I have a vert and 90% of the time my windows (and top) are down. I agree all cars look better with titned windows, but the black cars look downright mean with them. For pics, check my photo gallery, for I do not have a pic with me to post.
 

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mrvandermey said:
My tint cost me $145 for all 5 windows (20% on front two, 5% limo tint on rear quaters and rear window). It took the guy a couple of hours. He has done several of my cars over the years. Offers a lifetime warranty. I would go darker if I coould, but I have already been pulled over three times for other cars with same tint. Fortunately, I have a vert and 90% of the time my windows (and top) are down. I agree all cars look better with titned windows, but the black cars look downright mean with them. For pics, check my photo gallery, for I do not have a pic with me to post.
Do you find visibility a problem at all with the rear window being so dark?

I'm thinking like 60% all the way around.

Hey fellas; post pics and describe what % the tint is so "us guys" that want tint can make a decision each of us would be happy with.
 

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Waxed'05 GT said:
Do you find visibility a problem at all with the rear window being so dark?

I'm thinking like 60% all the way around.

Hey fellas; post pics and describe what % the tint is so "us guys" that want tint can make a decision each of us would be happy with.
Basically (in Virginia anyway) you can go as dark as you want on the rear glass as long as you have sideview mirrors. My back glass is real dark but I have no visibilty probems. It even helps cut down the glare when those F150's pull up behind you with their headlights blazin'.
 

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Waxed'05 GT said:
Do you find visibility a problem at all with the rear window being so dark?

I'm thinking like 60% all the way around.

Hey fellas; post pics and describe what % the tint is so "us guys" that want tint can make a decision each of us would be happy with.
The short answer is No, I do not find any visibilty issues with the window tint. As I mentioned, I tint the windows of all my cars. Now when I had my Eclipse, the front windows were 15%, and the rear windows were 5% limo tint...too dark. I am now so used to the window tints that I do not even notice them. In fact on the Mustang, I have bigger visibility issues with my ducktail than I do with the window tint. Plus on my Mustang, the top is usually down when I drive it. I have a few pics of my car witht he top up and the windows up, you can still easily see out through the windows, even at night. But in my opinion, they look good.;)
 

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I paid $175 for five windows. With the 5% in the back and sides, it is hard to back out of parking spaces at night, so I need to roll down the windows so I don't hit a pedestrian.
 

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glyppus said:
it is hard to back out of parking spaces at night, so I need to roll down the windows so I don't hit a pedestrian.
That is the type of thing I'm trying to avoid.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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I paid $135 for 5 windows. I don't remember the %. Definitely get the felt. Mine eventually scratched. Not immediately, but after you get some dust or dirt between the window and the plastic piece it will.

I got mine a a place called WaxWerx in Indy. Lifetime guarentee, but they try not to honor it. I thought I was going to get in a fight after taking it back in the get the rear window redone after finding bubbles and dirt between the tint and window. I will get the sides redone at probably Ziebart, they were about $20 more.
 

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I paid $160 for mine at Tint World for 20% all the way around. They've done all my cars and have a lifetime warranty. It really makes the look of the car...
 

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Tint

I had mine done at MR TINT in Columbus Ohio, Paid 179.00 for 35% all around and a lifetime guarantee. I upgraded the tint so it will stay black and not turn that purple color you see with some tints.
 

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CHICO13 said:
Basically (in Virginia anyway) you can go as dark as you want
Idaho is the same way. We have no emissions standards and no noise ordinances, except for music and that is only downtown. No limit on how wide you can go on your tires. You don't have to have fender flares to cover them.

When I got my used cars "inspected", it consisted of a deputy walking out to the car and making sure the VIN matched what it said on the title :hihi: . In other words, you could get plates for a scrap of dashboard attached to a cubed-car, on a flatbed. No wheels no tires, no brakes, all fine and dandy.

If any of those things cause a problem, you are on the hook for them, but otherwise, you are simply expected to use your good judgement. I like that. The Californians who move here for the legal freedom are trying to change Idaho into California though.
 

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The Californians who move here for the legal freedom are trying to change Idaho into California though.
It is ironic you say that about Californians, for here in Cali, yes we have a smog inspection (every two or three years) and no we can not have our front windows tinted more than 70% (close to factory "smoked" windows) and that is due to CHP officers not liking getting shot at (reasonable). But we can have any of our windows behind the driver as dark as we want to go (hence why I have 5% limo tint). But what we do not have here in Cali is a saftey inspection. At best, the DMV may inspect the VIN and plates and that it is a complete car. Just like where you are at, if anything goes wrong, count on being on the hook for that. For it is the driver's responsibility to have a safe and legal vehicl on the roadways.
 

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No extra care. They just tell you not to roll the windows down for about two days to let the film adhere correctly. They truly did a great job, no bubbles or peeling or anything. Like I said, it might cost you a bit more but it's worth it when you see the end result.

And my car is black too and with the tint it looks awesome.
extra care would be don't clean windows with any abrasive cleaner...in other words don't use anything with amonia in it or your tint will probably turn purple, which is horrible.

i got mine tinted to 20% which i think is perfect...i'd do the same all around as it looks better than having different levels. check your laws though.

i have recently seen a few scratches in my tint over that last month, when i got it done it has lifetime warranty so i'll be taking it back to get redone. only thing that sucks is waiting a few days until windows can go down.
 

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mine was 210 bucks cash only on 2.5% black on 5 windows. I'm getting a 30% tint on the windshield soon
 
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