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Old 09-23-2012, 08:54 AM
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3M Crstyalline Window Tint - Prices $$

Hey Guys, Has anyone tinted their 5 Series with the 3M Crstyalline tint. I am going to get mine done next week (all windows but the front windshield). What can I expect to pay??
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:28 AM
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Got mine done last month with CR40 on all windows except windshield plus sunroof for $600 in IL.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:32 PM
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Never thought about tinting the roof. How much does it cut the heat? How dark did you go?
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:08 PM
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I can definitely notice that it is cooler after parking outside the entire day with 3M Crystalline. I went with the darkest available, which is 40%.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:00 AM
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Those who have applied a tint to your windshields, have you experienced any optical distortions?

What percentage tint and product are best for the windshield?
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:42 AM
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I think I'd avoid it for the front windshield if you have HUD.

I'm actually looking for the lightest available 3M Crystalline. Anyone know what that would be? I want virtually no darkening, just the heat/UV rejection.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:45 AM
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Great tint. Really cut down on the heat.

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Old 12-03-2012, 01:30 PM
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I did crystalline 70%, that may be the most translucent one they made that I liked. The car looks like the windows are stock. I did everything but the windshield and sun roof. $575 installed.
EXCELLENT uv protection. I was sitting in my car today parked in the sun. I started to sweat with the windows down. I put the driver side window up and felt noticeably cooler.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:45 PM
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I did crystalline 70%, that may be the most translucent one they made that I liked. The car looks like the windows are stock. I did everything but the windshield and sun roof. $575 installed.
EXCELLENT uv protection. I was sitting in my car today parked in the sun. I started to sweat with the windows down. I put the driver side window up and felt noticeably cooler.
Thanks. Is it true there is some type of 3M watermark on the tint that is visible?

Do they even offer a 80% or 90% option? I definitely want the most clear option available. I see terribly at night, and don't want any light blockage if possible.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:52 PM
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It doesn't affect the vision noticeably at 70%. There is a 3m logo that comes off with rubbing alcohol. There may be a 90, check 3m website.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:39 AM
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3M is running a 15% off promotion right now. Go to: http://www.3m.com/us/arch_construct/files/AutoPromo.pdf

I got mine done for $385 in Atlanta last week. I chose the 40% all around except for windshield. Looks amazing. Not too dark at night either.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:56 AM
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I had it installed for $300.00 in FL. 20% all around works fine with my light interior. Dark Graphite/Oyster.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:21 AM
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I thought 40% was the darkest you could go in the Crystalline product? I went with 40%. I felt that this looked nice in the daylight but didn't impact nightime vision at all. 3M also makes a 90% Crystalline but 70% is basically clear. Its hard to tell the difference between 70% and no tint at all. I've seen several cars with the 70% on the windshield and it was tough to spot.



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Old 12-04-2012, 11:33 AM
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So that's why he wouldnt give me a
receipt. It's def. 20% though. Lol
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:02 PM
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Those who have applied a tint to your windshields, have you experienced any optical distortions?

What percentage tint and product are best for the windshield?
Can't speak to HUD, but, did all windows including windshield in Llumar "AirBlue 80". Was done in late spring before it got warm here. Took a full day for the tint to cure because of low temps, so there was some distortion (like tearing eyes") until the next morning. Suggestion would be to get first appointment on hot day and pick up just before closing to avoid this. Others have commented before on how well this keeps interior cooler and I'll have info after New Years as to if it helped prevent skin lesions from UV due to meds (70% chance of at least 1 in first year). There hasn't been any I've noticed so far.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:01 PM
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I had it installed for $300.00 in FL. 20% all around works fine with my light interior. Dark Graphite/Oyster.
Where in FL? Hope it's Miami, Ft. Lauderdale area...
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:34 PM
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Longwood. Few miles North of you.. Its 3M but I don't recall if it was Crstyalline. Actual price was around $250.00 but they worked me into the schedule
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:04 PM
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Looks like their carbon line... Great nonetheless. Cute dog too...
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:37 PM
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3M is running a 15% off promotion right now. Go to: http://www.3m.com/us/arch_construct/files/AutoPromo.pdf

I got mine done for $385 in Atlanta last week. I chose the 40% all around except for windshield. Looks amazing. Not too dark at night either.
Where in Atlanta was that?
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:42 AM
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Has anyone used Johnson tint products?
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:50 AM
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The Atlanta installer was The Tint Guy: thetintguy.com

They did a great job.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:29 PM
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Those who have applied a tint to your windshields, have you experienced any optical distortions?

What percentage tint and product are best for the windshield?
no it fine with my cars
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:32 PM
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I have tint my last 2 car e60 with 70% 3M Crystalline Tint all 9 glass and it is well woth it cutting the heat out.
I will tint my new F10 528i M sport which I got last night in 2 weeks time with the same stuff.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:58 PM
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Nine windows? Did your cars have HUD?

What is the effect of tint in the windscreen during night driving?
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:43 AM
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Nine windows? Did your cars have HUD?

What is the effect of tint in the windscreen during night driving?
yes 9 glass. 3 on each side, front and back and top.
I had clear on the front. so it is the same effect.
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