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FelixT 12-07-2011 02:47 PM

About Window Tinting (Some Basic Knowledge)
 
Hello guys,

I'm writing this post to answer some of the questions you might have regarding to window tinting.
(*wiggle*and obviously to advertise my tinting service, too, lol*wiggle*)

Feel free to ask me any question you have, I will try to reply asap.
If you have any comment, post it too!!

This article will be in Q&A format.


Why do people get window tinting for their cars?
- reject 99% of UV light
- film will absorb about 30%-60% heat, therefore keeping the interior cooler
- privacy: darker window, it's difficult to see through what's inside
- the look: personally, I think cars look better with darker windows, especially for bimmers*drink*

http://www.ee11ca.com/sample3.jpg


What are some types of Tinting Films?
- Tinting films come in different shades, the smaller the percentage, the darker shade it is. For example: 15% is darker than 35%
- films come in Non-metallic, metallic, and ceramic. Ceramic is the most expensive type, and better performance. Metallic is a little bit reflective if you see from outside, which I really like personally. Some people say metallic interferes with signal, true, but unless you tint the ENTIRE car, including front windshield, it won't affect anything really....



Legal issue regarding to tinting
- Front windshield should be transparent
- Front side windows: darkest is about 35% (not exact)

What brand should I choose?
- popluar brands include: Llumar, SolarGuard, 3M, etc.
- My shop carries Llumar, simply because IT IS the best film for window tinting (you can do some research online, it's well known). I have done Solar Guard previously, but the film is not really adhesive, easy to have bubble compare to LLUMAR

http://www.ee11ca.com/film.jpg



Can I tint my front windshield?
- as mentioned above, front windshield should be transparent. BUT, LLumar has a serie called AirBlue, which is designed for windshield, kinda expensive, but it's beautiful, and strong. block away UV, reduce glare, and about 50% heat. light blue in color, but once it's on, you can't tell if it's tinted or not.

http://www.ee11ca.com/front.jpg



What else matters when considering getting my windows tinted?
- trust me, you cannot do it yourself, unless you are professional....
- The person who does the tinting reall really matters!!! must be experienced, detail oriented, and cares about your car!
- the partner I have for window tinting has over 10 yr experience, and he does side jobs for dealership as well. :)

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If after reading this, you decided to get your car tinted, AND you would like to do it at my shop(thank you very much), please feel free to call me at 905-201-1116 to book appointment in advance~~ I can promise you we definitely offers the most competitive price, and awesome quality :)
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FelixT 12-07-2011 02:54 PM

You can check out our option/price here
http://www.ee11ca.com/tintenglish.htm

Oyster 12-14-2011 07:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FelixT (Post 1538253)
You can check out our option/price here
http://www.ee11ca.com/tintenglish.htm

url does not work

FelixT 12-14-2011 07:59 PM

my bad

http://www.ee11ca.com/windowtinting.htm

FelixT 02-01-2012 04:48 PM

price range between $200 - $300, best films in market

noodles101 02-01-2012 05:28 PM

lol which shop is the better one? :P

FelixT 02-03-2012 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by noodles101 (Post 1546725)
lol which shop is the better one? :P

same guy. lol. we started partnering last summer.

hez been in this business for years. but he said he probably did more bmws at my shop than he had done in the past 10 years.

80% of my clients are bimmers.

e030905 03-26-2012 11:53 PM

rate
 
what is the rate for airblue tint for a coupe?

thanks!

momax_powers 03-27-2012 12:44 AM

if i already have tint and i want darker tint...how does that work? in regards to labour and price?

FelixT 03-28-2012 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by e030905 (Post 1556157)
what is the rate for airblue tint for a coupe?

thanks!

air blue is more expensive than other series.

front windshield is 150. everything else together is 300.

please call to book appt =) *wiggle**wiggle**wiggle*

FelixT 03-28-2012 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by momax_powers (Post 1556168)
if i already have tint and i want darker tint...how does that work? in regards to labour and price?


need to remove the tint, and put on new ones.

removing the tint is 150 extra.. takes a lot of effort, especially if you want to retint it, have to make sure all the glue,films are cleared out.

FelixT 05-24-2012 11:43 AM

upupup

TorontoKhan 05-25-2012 01:14 AM

Hey FelixT, how much would you charge for the driver/passenger side windows only? I want to match them with the (factory) rears, which are probably at 35/40%. (It's an X5).

Also, if it would be legal to get the driver/passenger side tinted?


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