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Old 07-05-2012, 05:49 PM
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35% or 50% tint, what looks better? Any pics?

Ok guys, I need help. I picked up my sapphire black metallic 535ix sport a bit over a week ago and immediately had it tinted. I made a mistake and went 20% and it's too dark. The tint place is being cool and will strip and do the job over at a very discounted rate since I'm a good customer. I'm between getting 35% or 50% all the way around. If anyone has any photos of 50% on a black bimmer, I would love to see them. Also, want to see 35% on black as well.

As always, any help is appreciated. Thanks- Chill
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:57 PM
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someone should put together a sticky of beemers with tints... so you can search thru and see an alpine white with 30% tint or a black sapphire metallic with 20% etc;
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:12 PM
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found this, but still would like to see examples. please post what you can, this thread will help others as well. thnx-
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:22 PM
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I did 35% on dark graphite metallic.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:51 PM
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The tint shop should have books of pics to be honest... Also I noticed every film companys tint is slightly diff shade, color and actual darkness even if they are all the same percent.

Personally I had 35% on 1 car when I was 17 after that I found it to be to light and everything after that was 15% or 5 % all around
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:51 PM
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I did 35% on dark graphite metallic.
Hi I have the same car that you have. Can you post couple of pictures more with the tint.
Will really appreciate that.
Thanks
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:16 PM
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See a few more.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:04 PM
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35% is perfect.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:35 PM
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I would suggest either no tint or AirBlue 80.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:04 PM
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:52 AM
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Mine is 35% with no tint on windshield.
Could have been a little darker.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:11 AM
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:58 AM
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+ 1 on 35 % tint all around except the windshield. It looks so classy. And it's light but not to light. I made the same mistake and got 20 percent in the rear and 35 on the front two windows. It was way too dark. I couldn't see cops on the freeway out of the back. Once they removed the 20 and replaced with all 35 it was perfect !!!!! Just my two cents.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:34 AM
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Mine is 35% with no tint on windshield.
Could have been a little darker.
I actually think the 35% is too light. I wish I had 20% on my rear, and could have done 20% on the sides. Texas heat and blazing sun is no fun. My tint and vehicle is utilized at least 80% in the sun.
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:56 PM
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ok, here you go. 20% in the darker image. 35% in the one with lighter tint. I had it stripped and done over today. I want Johnny Law to be able to see in and see that I'm not hot boxing a blunt while rolling with my homies packing heat.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:38 PM
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Looks awesome, I like the 35 percent all around. Also I want to be able to see 5-0 when I'm cruising down the freeway in Sport mode :-)
However, San Diego weather is really nice so I can see why the Texas folks went darker.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:59 AM
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ok, here you go. 20% in the darker image. 35% in the one with lighter tint. I had it stripped and done over today. I want Johnny Law to be able to see in and see that I'm not hot boxing a blunt while rolling with my homies packing heat.
LOL!!

That's funny. I have the same dilema. I happen to be in TX, so it makes the choice a little harder.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:34 PM
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35% here...
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:38 AM
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35% here...
Ace,

Your car and tint job looks so clean in your sig pic, that I think you settled the debate on which tint percentage I want to go with. Do you mind telling me the type of film that you use? Thanks.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:55 AM
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tint...

Just an FYI - after looking at my pic - the windows are definately darker in the pick than in real life IMO - i'll try and get another pic more representative of what i got.

The film was Madico

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Old 07-09-2012, 12:02 PM
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Just an FYI - after looking at my pic - the windows are definately darker in the pick than in real life IMO - i'll try and get another pic more representative of what i got.

The film was Madico

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Funny you mention that because I was about to chime in and say that your tint looks darker than 35%. I have 30% and mine are a little ligher than yours look in that picture. I recommend 30% and have used it for about 12 years of Florida heat and sun. IMHO it is the best blend of heat reduction and darkness.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:22 AM
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Where did youy get your tint done? I am in Las Colinas and looking to get my new 5er tinted
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:06 PM
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Where did youy get your tint done? I am in Las Colinas and looking to get my new 5er tinted
I am actually working at Las Colinas Medical Center and live down the street in Valley Ranch.

The tint was done at Pro Tint in Plano. This whole thread is based on local tint shops in the DFW:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...44#post6907044

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Old 07-23-2012, 12:48 PM
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Solar Adaptive Transition Film?

I tried over in F07 and didn't get anything so I thought I'd try again here. Anyone have experience with this tint? The tint runs 35% in full daylight but lightens up to 45% as the sun intesity drops. Its a pretty cool idea but not well established (as far as I can tell.)

I'm about to pull the trigger but hoping for some last minute reasurance.

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Old 07-23-2012, 12:52 PM
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I recommend 35% with a black interior and 20% with a beige interior. I don't think you'll notice much of a difference with 50%. Here are some pics of my car with 35%.

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