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robbiecarman 10-29-2012 06:46 PM

Ballpark Price on Window Tint?
 
Hi Everyone - 5 days so far with my X1 and I'm loving it. Before purchasing I've been planning on getting the windows tinted. Besides the asthetic factor I also find window tinting useful for heat and overall comfort in the car.

So my question is - if you've had your X1 tinted what was the price? I don't mind getting the best quality film but also don't want to get ripped off. I've had quotes from $275 all the way up to $600. Would like to know what others are paying.

BTW. I'm in the Northern Virginia area (USA) if anyone has suggestions in my area even better!

Thanks

HotRodW 10-29-2012 06:52 PM

$225 from B-pillars back. Quoted as low as $199.

Beamerboi 10-29-2012 08:05 PM

200.00

JIM2013X1 10-31-2012 08:17 AM

B-Pillars back, $150.00

JaneB 10-31-2012 09:21 AM

Just wondering why you tint "from the B pillar back." We also tint the driver/passenger side windows where I live. It really cuts down on heat in the summer. I always have the windows tinted
and will have my X1 windows tinted after I pick it up in SC in March. I think we pay about $200. The local tinting companies don't seem to last very long but I have never gotten a bad tint job.

HotRodW 10-31-2012 09:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JaneB (Post 7168035)
Just wondering why you tint "from the B pillar back." We also tint the driver/passenger side windows where I live. It really cuts down on heat in the summer. I always have the windows tinted
and will have my X1 windows tinted after I pick it up in SC in March. I think we pay about $200. The local tinting companies don't seem to last very long but I have never gotten a bad tint job.

In many states it's illegal to tint the driver and front passenger windows. Imagine if you will a police officer approaching a stopped vehicle with blacked out windows. That has to be an uneasy feeling.

JIM2013X1 10-31-2012 10:02 AM

Window tinting is not legal in Pennsylvania on any passenger car windows, front, back, sides. Vehicles with a flat loading floor (mainly SUV/Trucks) can have b-pillar and rearward tint. Does not stop owners of passenger cars from doing it . It is mostly left alone, but if stopped for another reason, they will be sited along with the original offence and told to have it removed.

dbw09 10-31-2012 04:06 PM

Robbie-

I am from northern VA and I have had my last three cars (a VW jetta, a 328 and now an X1) done at LA Tint down off of 95 near the Potomac Mills Mall. I had the top of the line ceramic "Pinnacle" film applied, and it cost me $275 for the X1 which they classify as an SUV even though I am betting the window surface area is about the same as a 328. I have had really good luck with their installers as well as the quality of the pinnacle film. I hope this info helps!

JaneB 11-01-2012 07:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HotRodW (Post 7168052)
In many states it's illegal to tint the driver and front passenger windows. Imagine if you will a police officer approaching a stopped vehicle with blacked out windows. That has to be an uneasy feeling.

We don't tint so dark that viewing inside the car is obstructed. And front windows cannot be tinted. Even a light tint is better than no tint in coping with the intense heat where we live.

robbiecarman 11-03-2012 06:38 PM

thanks DBW! I have an appointment for this week!

dbw09 11-03-2012 06:55 PM

Nice! Let me know how it turns out for you. The worst part is not being able to roll down the windows for a week... but it shouldn't be too bad considering it is colder outside now!

2013x1 11-04-2012 03:03 PM

Post pictures after they are done. I'm going to wait until Spring.

Wolfex 11-06-2012 10:49 AM

I had a groupon to Fresh Window Tint in Manhattan Beach for $145 to tint the five rear windows. When I got there he offered to upgrade to ceramic heat rejection film and do the front two windows (legal) for $250 more. I decided against it for now. Next summer if the car gets too hot I'll have the front two windows and the moon roof done with the heat reflecting coating.

X1-tahoe 11-07-2012 10:49 PM

Robbie, did you get the tint? How does it look?

robbiecarman 11-08-2012 10:38 AM

not yet! Tomorrow I'm going. I'll be sure to post pics.

robbiecarman 11-23-2012 03:25 PM

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sorry this took so long to post -work, vacation etc

I got the tinting at LA Tint in Sterling VA with their pinnacle tint. 50% on the front windows per VA law and 25% in the back. I'm really really happy with it. In my option it works well with the Midnight Blue Metallic and adds a bit of aggressiveness to the car.

greyX1 11-28-2012 01:47 PM

$225 out the door for 50% rear, 85% front in Redwood City, CA

mismaloya 11-28-2012 03:03 PM

Quoted $300 for all windows, NYC@Theartoftint.

SilverX3 11-28-2012 03:41 PM

around $300 here in Australia

HBWT 11-28-2012 03:54 PM

I was quoted $230.00 for Huper Optik Extreme 35% all the way around. Windshield excluded, of course. Installer is in Hampton, Va.

X1-tahoe 11-28-2012 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by greyX1 (Post 7219377)
$225 out the door for 50% rear, 85% front in Redwood City, CA

GreyX1: What was the place called in Redwood City?

X1-tahoe 11-28-2012 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robbiecarman (Post 7210423)
sorry this took so long to post -work, vacation etc

I got the tinting at LA Tint in Sterling VA with their pinnacle tint. 50% on the front windows per VA law and 25% in the back. I'm really really happy with it. In my option it works well with the Midnight Blue Metallic and adds a bit of aggressiveness to the car.

Robbiecarman: Looks awesome!

LePew 04-16-2013 01:30 PM

Are the rear windows tinted at all on the X1 at stock?

Seems like 50% of the pics I see of the X1 on Google search show the rear windows darker.

PFol310 04-16-2013 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolfex (Post 7178982)
I had a groupon to Fresh Window Tint in Manhattan Beach for $145 to tint the five rear windows. When I got there he offered to upgrade to ceramic heat rejection film and do the front two windows (legal) for $250 more. I decided against it for now. Next summer if the car gets too hot I'll have the front two windows and the moon roof done with the heat reflecting coating.

What % did they do the fronts with?

greyX1 04-16-2013 05:41 PM

I think the stock tint is pretty light


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