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Old 09-20-2011, 01:38 PM
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Update: I have updated the Social Group I have you guys in with details.

Please take a look.

So far we are shooting for Sunday Sep. 25 2011. First car at 9 am. 5 cars will done that day.


If you are in PA or Southern NJ we have another group-rate with Shades of Gray in place. Please send me a PM if you are interested.
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:15 PM
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Update: date moved to Sunday Oct 2.

2 spots left.

Anyone interested?
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:42 PM
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Update: date moved to Sunday Oct 2.

2 spots left.

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Update: TINT TEST COMPLETED

INSTALLED BY:
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145B Philmont Ave.
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MY EXPERIENCE:
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Easy to get to from I-95 and near Parx Casino!

I recommend SOG for any BMW.
Ryan & Crew were excellent and treated my car like I would have.
F10 owners should consider SOG if they are considering tinted windows

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Old 09-26-2011, 09:56 AM
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Thank you for being our guinea pig at SOG.
If you are too far from Manhattan, this is a viable alternative.

Rounding everyone up for Kovach. We have one spot left for Sunday Oct. 2. Please send me a PM if interested.
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:43 PM
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Update: fully booked.
Date was moved from Oct. 2 to Oct. 9.

Please advise if you'd like to be in the next batch of 5 cars for the following week.
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:30 PM
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Everyone in the the first batch this past Sunday was very happy.

Here is mine parked at a Union Square parking lot shortly after tinting.

We will be doing another batch in a couple of sundays. We have two cars lined-up and three spots available.



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Old 10-04-2011, 02:25 PM
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:36 PM
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Everyone in the the first batch this past Sunday was very happy.

Here is mine parked at a Union Square parking lot shortly after tinting.

We will be doing another batch in a couple of sundays. We have two cars lined-up and three spots available.


Did you go with Huber Optik and if so what was the ballpark price if you don't mind? Looks great by the way!
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:52 PM
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Thank you.

Everyone in the last batch went with Solar Gard. I have 20% all around.

I had 35% Hüper Optik on my previous car. It worked very well with Sparkling Graphite in that case but I wanted a film that looked "black" this time around on Alpine White to strike a dramatic contrast. HP has this slight "greenish" and a mirror effect look to it.
I also wanted a darker film. Tom only HP only carries HP in 35% and 45%.

What color is your car? Interior?
If you would like to join us, please PM. I have 3 slots avail. Tinting takes 2 hours.


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Can't wait. Let me know when the date is!
I will be in touch soon. We are shooting for Sunday Oct 16.

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Old 10-05-2011, 08:27 AM
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The car looks great!!! I hope I can make that next date.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:34 PM
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Thank you.

Everyone in the last batch went with Solar Gard. I have 20% all around.

I had 35% Hüper Optik on my previous car. It worked very well with Sparkling Graphite in that case but I wanted a film that looked "black" this time around on Alpine White to strike a dramatic contrast. HP has this slight "greenish" and a mirror effect look to it.
I also wanted a darker film. Tom only HP only carries HP in 35% and 45%.

What color is your car? Interior?
If you would like to join us, please PM. I have 3 slots avail. Tinting takes 2 hours.




I will be in touch soon. We are shooting for Sunday Oct 16.
My car is Imperial Blue with Black Dakota and Anthracite headliner. 35% is the limit in CT.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:59 PM
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The car looks great!!! I hope I can make that next date.
I hope so. Stay in touch!

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My car is Imperial Blue with Black Dakota and Anthracite headliner. 35% is the limit in CT.
That's a dark exterior/ interior combo, you wouldn't want it darker.

Hüper Optik and Solar Gard are both avail in 35%.

Sent you in an invitation to our group for details. Check your PMs.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:35 AM
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Enjoy the week-end everyone.
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:22 AM
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Update: two slots left for Sunday Oct 16.

Please PM if interested.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:21 AM
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Hey guys im in NJ and just got my car tinted a week ago at a local shop... i was going to get 3M but local shop convinced me to get "Viper" tint (who knows who actually makes it, it's gotta be rebranded from someone).. i'm considering taking it back as there is still a lot of bubbles over a week later and 2 follow up visits. Most of the water bubbles are gone as it's been sunny past few days.. but now i've spotted a hair under the tint on rear windshield and a speck of red dirt in my drivers window.. and about 20 little bubbles that show up as spots on the outside. The other car that got tinted before mine was perfect as i know the owner of the car... mine was done at end of day. You wouldnt notice it if you didn't look for it... but i can see it and it's starting to bother me..

Is it normal to just live with bubbles?

Think i should tell them to redo it?

This is my first time tiniting so i don't really know much about anything on this subject.

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Old 10-11-2011, 10:34 AM
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... but i can see it and it's starting to bother me..

Is it normal to just live with bubbles?

Think i should tell them to redo it?

This is my first time tiniting so i don't really know much about anything on this subject.
Did you get a warranty?...any quality shop should offer a lifetime warranty on the tint and should be responsible for their installation as well.

Some bubbles will take a few weeks to work out if they are water bubbles. Air bubbles are unacceptable.

The hair or red fleck would certainly be unacceptable to me. Either one would have me going back to get it fixed. If they won't offer a decent resolution to your problem then go somewhere else that offers products with lifetime warranties.

The cost to fix and "redo" will be more than what you originally paid though.

If you need a place to go, we can offer at least two choices. Either North or South Dirty Jersey.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:56 AM
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:02 AM
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Did you get a warranty?...any quality shop should offer a lifetime warranty on the tint and should be responsible for their installation as well.

Some bubbles will take a few weeks to work out if they are water bubbles. Air bubbles are unacceptable.

The hair or red fleck would certainly be unacceptable to me. Either one would have me going back to get it fixed. If they won't offer a decent resolution to your problem then go somewhere else that's offers products with lifetime warranties.

The cost to fix and "redo" will be more than what you originally paid though.

If you need a place to go, we can offer at least two choices. Either North or South Dirty Jersey.


Thanks for quick reply... me and my brother took both our cars at same time... i have a 2011 528 and he has a 2011 X5.. his is perfect... mine had huge water bubbles and "fish eyes" all over the place his was much less pronounced. His they did in the middle of the day then they did mine at end of day and prob rushed it as they were closing the shop and working on my car at same time. The X5 cleared up and was perfect in a few days.. all my big bubbles are now gone. just little spots all over the place, And for past 5 days it's only been in the sun.

Yes they have warranty. i just got back from there and they say the dirt is normal under the window lol. that there is going to be imperfections.... BUT my brothers X5 is literally perfect... i can't find one bubble or a thing wrong with it. And i really tried to find even one little bubble.

and the bubbles that are there don't look like water bubbles anymore... just tiny little round air bubbles. I'm going to call them up and just let them know they will prob have to redo it or just take it off. This sucks... I can tell i'm going to have to argue with them on this. Crap.

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Old 10-13-2011, 07:20 AM
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:38 PM
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Update: we are pushing back the next batch of cars to Sunday November 6.

Tom also had some good news today: he just became the only authorized installer for the Formula One films in the tri-state area.
Specs: http://www.formulaone.com/pdf/FormulaOneSpecSheet.pdf

Worth mentioning: Tom doesn't outsource or even share the work load: he does the tinting personally. The man has great attention to detail and a ton of experience doing BMWs (and other makes).

Recap:
Tinting takes 2 hours.
Solar Guard film available in 5, 20, 35 and 50% VLT.
Hüper Optik 35 and 45% VLT.
NEW: Formula One in 15% and 35% VLT.

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Old 10-19-2011, 06:16 AM
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:27 PM
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We were just informed that some people have contacted the place where Tom does the tint installation.

Please do NOT do that. Contact me or Tom directly ONLY for this group-buy.
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:37 AM
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Another batch of 5 cars will be done on Sunday Nov. 6 2011, two hours apart.

The location is in Manhattan. I have spots avail.
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