How much should a decent car tint cost?

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  1. AUMM

    AUMM Diamond Member

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    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?
     
  2. luckysnafu

    luckysnafu Senior member

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    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.
     
  3. nakedfrog

    nakedfrog Lifer

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    $150-200.
     
  4. Riverhound777

    Riverhound777 Diamond Member

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    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.
     
  5. Kelvrick

    Kelvrick Lifer

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    Got a subaru legacy wagon and a corolla tinted for 675. Used Huper Optik tint though, so it was more then usual.
     
  6. purbeast0

    purbeast0 Lifer

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    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.
     
  7. ViviTheMage

    ViviTheMage Lifer

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    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
     
  8. Descartes

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    $250 for 35% in Atlanta for my BMW 535i. I think I paid about $200 for my two-door Z.
     
  9. randomlinh

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    $200 for my 3, sedan. lifetime warranty. I kept it legal here, 35% (should have went to 20% tho)
     
  10. Gunslinger08

    Gunslinger08 Lifer

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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.
     
  11. syee

    syee Senior member

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    Try moleskin. Supposedly works pretty good. Need to get some for my TSX too now that it's summer. :)
     
  12. ponyo

    ponyo Lifer

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    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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    i got limo all the way around my yukon for $180
     
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    Dufman Golden Member

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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.

    Text
     
  15. Staples

    Staples Diamond Member

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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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    marysavagee Junior Member

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    Can you help me? I want to tint my windows for my car but I don't know where to go and I do not want to buy a lot of money doing so
     
  17. WhoBeDaPlaya

    WhoBeDaPlaya Diamond Member

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    $200 - $300, depending on what type of tint you want to use.
     
  18. jlee

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    I was in my early 20's when this thread was posted. :p
     
  19. olds

    olds Elite Member

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    Tint sheeting is for poor people. I have my glass replaced with tinted glass. Cost $2800 on my 73 Pinto.
     
  20. who?

    who? Platinum Member

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    In the early 1980s I had one way film on my rear and rear side windows but that isn't legal ennymore.
     
  21. Brian Stirling

    Brian Stirling Diamond Member

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    $200-$250 for a quality job. You can find someone that will do it for less but this isn't something to go cheap on -- there's nothing quite as ugly as crazed tint on a nice car.

    When I bought my last new car in 2012 I scheduled to have the tint done a couple days after I picked it up. Nothing like having a nice new car with a nice new tint job. I wish I could have gone a little darker but I kept it legal.


    Brian
     
  22. WhoBeDaPlaya

    WhoBeDaPlaya Diamond Member

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    Crap, didn't even notice that. Had just started on my PhD back then o_O
     
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    Necro and likely prespam.

    OTOH nobody goes with premium window tint, ie 3M ceramic stuff, blocks IR not view.
     
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