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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 09-13-2012, 08:19 AM
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Rear tinted screen appears orange in the rain?

Hi I've just had my car windows tinted. When I went to pick it up, in the rain, the first the thing I noticed was that the rear screen appears to be orange.

When it's dry it's fine.

I remember reading someone else had the same issue but I can't seem to find the thread

Does anyone know why this is?

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Old 09-14-2012, 09:49 AM
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I Think its a cheap material tint mate! Mine never does this
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:17 AM
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I Think its a cheap material tint mate! Mine never does this
If it is I will take my car back to the guys who done this. How can I confirm if its a cheap tint without obviously asking the guys who done it.

If others can confirm this I will be going back to them!
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:34 PM
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I still haven't got to the bottom of this however I'm just putting up with it until someone can confirm why it's doing this. .

I've attached a picture below of how it looks when it's wet.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:25 AM
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Whoa.... there is no reason why your tint should look like that. Take it back on a rainy day and show the guys who installed it. Then have them remove it and refund you your money. Go to a reputable tinter man...
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:13 PM
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Ewwwww....

Test warm water vs cold. It may be a temp thing, which would also point to the tint's reaction to temperature.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:08 AM
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I remember that other post, it was on the bimmer forums.co.uk site though, here it is:

http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...coupe-t105669/



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Old 11-15-2012, 03:35 PM
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Okay iv spoken with my tinting guy and he's happy to redo the rear screen no problems however he's asked if I know what make tints other peeps used with no probs on there 6ers.

I said ill try and find out, do any of you guys know what make tints you have on yours??
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:21 PM
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Ok I think I may be onto something, I have been in touch with the other guy who has the same issue above and he mentions that it may have something to with the rear screen being double glazed and a layer of air in between the two panes.

Are all e63 rear screens double glazed? I had a look around the edges of my rear screen and it is too double glazed.

Funny thing I have a S class which it to double glazed with no problems
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:57 PM
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Well, I have a convertible so my back window is very small compared to the coupe. But it never has any color issues. My tint guy used the following:

http://www.solargard.com/us/Auto/HP_Supreme

He put Supreme 30 on the rear and 22 on the sides on 10/24/09 and they still are perfect.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:05 AM
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Hi ! Not all glass is the rear windscreens is the same. whilst my car was not after-market tinted, I did have the rear screen replaced as the radio failed to work as it also houses the aerial.
When it was replaced it was different in its natural tint, was not a problem for me at all, but given you guys are having an issue when it is tinted you maybe suffering from colour/tint class of mixing colours, ie red/yellow make orange, or simply that when the car gets cold it causes a change in the colour, I say this because the tint effect is uniform!!!!! I doubt there is little you can do!!!
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:55 AM
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Mine has never done this and mine is a coupe
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:03 AM
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Mine has never done this and mine is a coupe
Mine either.... I would take it back and get it redone if mine did that...

I've seen lots of window tinting in my lifetime, but I have never seen one do that before. I would be MAD if that was me...
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:48 AM
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Mine either.... I would take it back and get it redone if mine did that...

I've seen lots of window tinting in my lifetime, but I have never seen one do that before. I would be MAD if that was me...
I'm not too stressed as the lads at the tinting place are happy to redo the work no charge however he's asked me if I have a preference in the make of tint i want to use?

I don know nothing about tint makes however someone mentioned solar guard to be good
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