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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 02-05-2009, 01:38 PM
kostia kostia is offline
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Anybody with Alpina White and 35% Tint?

Just bought an Alpina White 550i black Interior. Legal min. tint in MA is 35%. Would like to see if it is worth doing, I know I like 20%... Anybody with good quality pics?
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:56 PM
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I think it's actually Alpine White. I don't have that combo, but I have seen it and I think that white on black cars with tint look amazing. That is exactly how I would do the tint if I had alpine white.
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:33 PM
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Here is my old 3 series wagon

Not the greatest pic but you get the idea. Legal limit in CO is also 35%

It made a huge difference. My car had Beige interior though
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:26 PM
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don't go too dark- a slight tint whith alpine white looks great
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:04 AM
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Just bought an Alpina White 550i black Interior. Legal min. tint in MA is 35%. Would like to see if it is worth doing, I know I like 20%... Anybody with good quality pics?
I would not go too dark. I brought my LX450 from AZ to NH. It was too dark for our sun here. It felt like I was driving in a tunnel all the time!
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:05 PM
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Just bought an Alpina White 550i black Interior. Legal min. tint in MA is 35%. Would like to see if it is worth doing, I know I like 20%... Anybody with good quality pics?
Trust me - with AW and black interior, 35% is all you need:







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Old 02-06-2009, 06:41 PM
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Depends on the look you want. I've seen some Alpine White 5's around here with full black windows and smoked tail lights, and they look amazing IMO. But you do have to remember the effect darker tint has. Black interior makes a huge difference too.
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Old 02-07-2009, 01:34 PM
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Thanks for pics, I got your twin. I would go a bit darker on the back, but I am a law abiding citizen :-(, will go to the legal limit.
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:25 AM
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I had my alpine white 330ci zhp tinted with 15% llumar ceramic film and it came out MUCH darker than I expected. In my opinion the stark contrast between really dark windows and the body color took away from the classy look of the car. I brought my car in to have the tint redone to 30% llumar ceramic and it is absolutely beautiful!
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:17 PM
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We had 35% on our 3 series and it was plenty dark for my wife, I could have gone another 5%. Plenty of contrast on a white car to make the 35% look good.

And petesamprs - nice looking car!
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Old 07-22-2009, 05:35 PM
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Mine is darker, but I live in Florida, not Massachusetts - though I had lived there for 16 years!
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50% tint on front side windows, and 35% on the rest.
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