I'm gettin my car tinted as well. I live in West Los Angeles near Westwood area. I called up Andy, and he offered to come to my house all the way from Carson to tint my GS 20% black tint including the visor tint for 200 at your door. He says hes using 3M film. Does Andy have any kind of warranty? Moreover, how good of a grade tint does 3M make? Should I go somewhere else?
Yeah Jin @ Best Tint has a little bit of a wait. He does very good work, and even does OEM for a few dealerships as well.
How dark are you guys gonna go?
Just got my IS tinted with Jin at Best this morning. Total time there was 3 hours. The tinting itself was quick but he had so many customers that it took forever until it was my turn. Overall, he did a great job. I got 23% in back and 35% up front. He charged me $150 with a 3 yr warranty. If I had gone with the metallic film, it would've been $180 with a lifetime warranty but I couldn't go metallic due to having navigation in my car. Overall, I would recommend Best Tint. Just be sure to get there as soon as he opens so you don't have to wait forever.
450 is a lot. Normally it's around the 200 range at best for a Sedan. This is coming from experience in the "import modding" scene... and some of my customers are actual tinting locations across the US. 450 is ridiculous.
i know there are a gagillion tint threads out there but most of em just says what tint shop is good, but doesn't really mention what kinda film they got there or what film is good. i was thinking of going to california tint in rosemead due to all the positive feedback i've gathered in the other tint threads. i called em up but it seems like the only non-metallic tint they have is johnson tint which i've never heard of. i had thought of getting ceramic tint but seems like those are too expensive. anyways... my question is.. from your experience, what tint shop is good AND what kind/brand of film did you get. i'm looking for something that isn't metallic... 3m?, llumar?, etc. thanks in advance!
The better quality films will be metallic or ceramic...with dye based, you'll be at the lower end. Those you may expect to change it in about 2 years or so when it fades-turns purple or bubbles. Those also don't have as good a performance rating so you'll still bake your interior over time. Best suggestions is to save for the higher line metallic or ceramic films, these have a lifetime warranty where dye is 1-3 years.
I took my car to The Tint Pros in Huntington Beach. They're an authorized installer of Formula One films. I chose the Pinnacle 35% ceramic tint, and it looks great on my IS350. If I'm not mistaken, Formula One and Huper Optik are among the best (and most expensive) tint films on the market.
Great heat reflectivity and no Nav/stereo interferance..... It also has the cool "mirror" affect so there are always hot chick looking at the car to fix their hair, dress, skirt, etc. It's the best when i'm inside and they don't know! haha!!
That sounded very perv-y.... oh well...
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i have a question. what type of tints do the new mercedez have?
they look a little bit of blue, very light blue but it looks real nice escplly on a black car. does anyone know?
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