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Old 07-03-2007, 10:31 AM   #1
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Best Place to Tint Cars

Hey guys,

Im thiking of tinting my car..........what is the best place?? How much will it cost appx.

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Old 07-03-2007, 10:40 AM   #2
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:35 AM   #3
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Thornhill Tints.... I have sent many many cars there. Never had a complaint and always had good feedback.

I sent Boots there. PM me, I can give you the info and a quick tip.
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:38 AM   #4
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Thornhill Tints!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:39 AM   #5
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:31 PM   #6
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i can tell u where NOT to go....

Tint King on Queensway in Etobicoke...

took FOREVER to do, the 80 year old grandpa that runs the place thinks hes a pimp... and they do a shit job...its been three months and i gotta go back so they can fix bubbles and all other kinds of shit
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:36 PM   #7
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^^ that sucks dude. Hope you get that SH** worked out.

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So hilarious. I was JUST searching on this forum to see where people go to get their tinting done. I've heard that AUDIOhaven in Richmond Hill is good as well.

For those who went to Thornhill Tint:

- what kind of tinting do they use (not percentage)?
- Is metallic? Has it messed up anyone's AM reception?
- do they remove door panels?
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:43 PM   #8
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I went to Thornhill Tint also. Richard is a class act!

1) Pricing varies - mine was $230 for 20% on the rear, and 35% on the sides of my E36 sedan. If you have tint already, there will be an extra cost to remove the old tint.

2) I believe they use Diamond Automotive Window Film, both metallic and non-metallic (for the rear windshield they use non-metallic ie. simple dye, and it's fade resistant so no worries about purpling). Comes with lifetime warranty against peeling, bubbling, or colour fading.

3) Yes, they partially loosen the door panels to have better access to the bottom of the window edges.

Also, Thornhill Tint does jobs for several authorized dealerships in the area, including BMW and Toyota. All their work is guaranteed for life, and you will NOT be dissapointed. Hope this helps!

FWIW, I'm going back to have mine swapped out to 20%. Should have gone with 20% to begin with!
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Old 07-03-2007, 01:13 PM   #9
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I've heard lots of good things about Audio Haven, and their pricing is very competitive.

I had my cavalier tinted at Tint King in Rexdale 7 years ago, top of the line titanium line. Not one bubble yet.
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Old 07-03-2007, 02:23 PM   #10
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so it looks like thornhill tints wins.............meegis get me that number!
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Old 07-03-2007, 03:25 PM   #11
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i have to give props to my local shop - although its probably far from you guys. the address/number is in my sig. i've never seen anyone do a better job. if you want a price, call him (Al) and tell him greg sent you. i've had 2 of my cars done by his shop, one with cheapo CT crap that i had already, and he made that junk film look great.

he normally uses solar gard film, if i recall correctly. he'll do metallic, non-metallic, or ceramic film.
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Old 07-03-2007, 03:28 PM   #12
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Audio heaven does very good job for metalized films...
but if you listen to radio a lot..then I wouldnt recommend you to get the metalized films...

I got mine done at Auto Links for $150. Lifetime warranty
you can try to call and see what is the best price right now.

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Old 07-03-2007, 03:29 PM   #13
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Royal Ting Plus, this guy did my car, he is amazing. He does tinting at dealership and got his own business on the side, when i was in his shop he had a Lamborghini and a Ferrari waiting to be tinted.

328 North Rivermede Rd., #5
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:27 PM   #14
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Lazer Tints in Woodbridge, great service high quality materials , Formula One Pinnacle series ceramic base film, not cheap but you get what you pay for.
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:45 PM   #15
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At first when I saw this thread, I was thinking, "oh oh, another tinting thread," because there were numerous from my searches, but this is probably the most informative one so far.

dbworld4k - thanks for all the info!

Personally, I'm more partial to shops who don't remove door panels. Removing them just loosens them up and is prone to rattling at a shorter time during the life of your car.

Just as an FYI, Jeff at Audio Haven says that they don't remove door panels.
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