PDA

View Full Version : East Bay, CA Window Tinting


buhbyyy
09-18-2003, 05:05 PM
I am thinking about getting my windows tinted. Anyone have suggestions on a good place that does window tinting in the San Ramon area? Also any ideas on pricing for a 325?

akbmw81
09-18-2003, 05:26 PM
price depends on whether you have a 4 door or 2 door... I've been calling around to get estimates on my 325ci and prices range from $100-$200...

Cliff
09-18-2003, 05:38 PM
I had mine done by Rocky Mountain Windowtint in Livermore (and I lived in San Ramon until last month, FWIW). Matt the owner does a very nice job, but he's expensive. I paid $245 for 5 windows in March of this year and I believe his prices have gone up since. Matt (Umnitza) and Keith (BayBimmerz) have also had their cars done by him.

Rocky Mountain Windowtint
3985 1st St # D, Livermore, CA 94551
Phone: (925) 373-2577

Kartman
09-18-2003, 08:28 PM
I second Rocky Mountain. I went there upon the recommendation of fellow Bimmerfesters here. All 5 windows for my Coupe ran $245. They do really good work........

Kartman


I am thinking about getting my windows tinted. Anyone have suggestions on a good place that does window tinting in the San Ramon area? Also any ideas on pricing for a 325?

buhbyyy
09-19-2003, 08:47 AM
Thanks for the info guys!

LeucX3
09-19-2003, 09:14 AM
I don't know a specific place up there, but i just got mine done down here in san diego at a place that does a lot of work with one of the auto parks (12 dealers). They charged $260 for 5 windows and 3M tint; however they could have done it for $160 with metallized Llumar. Just an idea...

buhbyyy
09-19-2003, 03:42 PM
metalized Llumar worse/better? I assume worse for it being $100 cheaper.

Cliff
09-19-2003, 06:33 PM
metalized Llumar worse/better? I assume worse for it being $100 cheaper.

There has been some discussion about metallic films having an effect on radar detectors. I believe they may also be more susceptible to discoloration over the very long term. My V1 has not been negatively affected by the film installed in my car as far as I can tell, and the tint isn't anywhere near old enough for discoloration to be an issue. I have Llumar in my car. They're a major film manufacturer along with Formula One and 3M. Rocky Mountain handles both Llumar and Formula One. Installation is really more important than the film and Matt does very neat work.

Volcom1600
08-18-2010, 04:26 PM
Hey guys saw your post here about East Bay window tinting and was thinking abut tinting my E34 530i with either 35% or 50% not sure any thoughts? I'll enclose a pic of my car to help get some feedback. Thanks.