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Old 06-01-2007, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default How much should a decent car tint cost?

I'm looking to get my G35 windows tinted, anyone know how much it should cost for a good tint job? Also, what % tint do you guys recommend?
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:56 PM   #2
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Default How much should a decent car tint cost?

I paid around $200 to get my BMW sedan tinted, but that was from a guy I knew, so look to pay a little more, probably $250 at most. I would go at least 30-35% and 20% at the darkest. The darker you go the more likely it is you will get pulled over, so make sure you know your state tint limits.

edit: I got 30% on my car. PM me if you want to see some pictures of it.
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:57 PM   #3
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$150-200.
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:57 PM   #4
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Default How much should a decent car tint cost?

If I remember right I got my Mazda 3 done for $250. That included the back window and rears at 5%, the fronts at 75%, and the strip across the front of the windshield at 5%. The tint was LLumar I believe.

Edit: Be careful of the cheaper tints, the place I got mine done had some tints for $95, but he didn't recommend them as they are prone to bubbling. I did some research before I choose LLumar.
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:58 PM   #5
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Default How much should a decent car tint cost?

Got a subaru legacy wagon and a corolla tinted for 675. Used Huper Optik tint though, so it was more then usual.
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:59 PM   #6
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Default How much should a decent car tint cost?

I wouldn't pay any less than $150.

Also the shade of tint you want is all personal preference. I am now over the "i don't want anyone to see in my car" phase that I had when I was younger because it looks "cooler" and I got my windows tinted on my newer car for the affects it has on me while driving first and the cosmetic looks of it second.

First car had 20% on it but didn't seem very dark because of the light interior. Now I have 35% on mine and my car has black interior and is yellow so the contrast of it all makes my 35% look darker than the 20% did on my other car.
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Old 06-01-2007, 04:00 PM   #7
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Default How much should a decent car tint cost?

I paid 120$ to a guy to tint my 01 jetta 1.8t wolfsburg

worth every penny, he warranties it for life.

edit : 10% all around
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Old 06-01-2007, 04:00 PM   #8
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$250 for 35% in Atlanta for my BMW 535i. I think I paid about $200 for my two-door Z.
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Old 06-01-2007, 04:09 PM   #9
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$200 for my 3, sedan. lifetime warranty. I kept it legal here, 35% (should have went to 20% tho)
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Old 06-01-2007, 04:23 PM   #10
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Default How much should a decent car tint cost?

I'm looking to get this done too. Unfortunately, everybody says the new Mustangs scratch the hell out of window tint if you don't put something inside the door panel between the window and door.
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Old 06-01-2007, 09:45 PM   #11
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I'm looking to get this done too. Unfortunately, everybody says the new Mustangs scratch the hell out of window tint if you don't put something inside the door panel between the window and door.
Try moleskin. Supposedly works pretty good. Need to get some for my TSX too now that it's summer.
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Old 06-01-2007, 10:51 PM   #12
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$150-200.
check your state limit


A = STATE FRONT (passenger and drivers windows)
B = SIDES REAR (rear seat windows)
C = SIDES BACK (hatchback/suv/wagons)
D = WINDOW VISOR (how far down from top of glass)

A B C D net/film
AL 32% 32% 32% 6" NET
AK 70% 40% 40% 5" NET
AZ 33% ANY% ANY% AS1 NET
AR 25% 25% 10% 5" NET
CA 70% ANY% ANY% 4" NET
CO* 27% 27% 27% 4" NET
CO* NO% ANY% ANY% 4" NET
CT 35% 35% ANY% AS1 NET
DE 70% ANY% ANY% AS1 NET
FL 28% 15% 15% AS1 NET
GA 32% 32% 32% 6" NET
HI 35% 35% 35% 4" NET
ID 35% 20% 35% AS1 FILM
IL NO ANY% ANY% 6" NET
IN 30% 30% 30% AS1 ?
IA 70% ANY% ANY% AS1 NET
KS 35% 35% 35% AS1 NET
KY 35% 18% 18% AS1 FILM
LA 40% 25% 12% AS1 NET
MA 35% 35% 35% 6" NET
ME 50% 50% 50% 4" FILM
MD 35% 35% 35% 5" NET
MI ? ANY% ANY% 4" NET
MN 50% 50% 50% NO ?
MO 35% ANY% ANY% AS1 NET
MS 35% 35% 35% AS1 NET
MT 35% 20% 20% AS1 FILM
NE 35% 20% 20% AS1 OR 5" FILM
NV 35% ANY% ANY% AS1 NET
NH NO 35% 35% 6" NET
NJ NO ANY% ANY% NO NET
NM 20% 20% 20% AS1 OR 5" NET
NY 70% 70% ANY% 6" NET
NC 35% 35% 35% AS1 NET
ND 50% ANY% ANY% 70% NET
OH 50% ANY% ANY% 70% NET
OK 25% 25% 25% AS1 OR 5" NET
OR 35% 35% 35% 6" NET
PA 70% 70% 70% NO NET
RI 70% 70% 70% AS1 NET
SC 27% 27% 27% AS1 NET
SD 35% 20% 20% AS1 NET
TN 35% 35% 35% AS1 NET
TX 25% 25% ANY% AS1 OR 5" NET
UT 43% ANY% ANY% AS1 NET
VT NO ANY% ANY% AS1 NET
VA 50% 35% 35% AS1 NET
WA 35% 35% 35% 6" FILM
WV 35% 35% 35% 5" NET
WI 50% 35% 35% AS1 NET
WY 28% 28% 28% AS1 OR 5" NET
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Old 06-01-2007, 10:57 PM   #13
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Default How much should a decent car tint cost?

i got limo all the way around my yukon for $180
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Old 06-01-2007, 11:44 PM   #14
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I had 2.5% all around on my '00 black grand am gt. I paid 150, and the job was perfect.

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Old 06-02-2007, 12:34 AM   #15
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I paid $200 when I got my car tinted. It was only a year ago so I have no idea if it is any good. It is a 3M film.
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