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Old 04-02-2013, 09:36 AM
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Lee Berbs - NJ Tinting & Black Performance Grilles

Hello Festers,

I just had my windows tinted by Lee Berbs in Hillborough, NJ. As other members had mentioned, he is one of the best and a great guy. I decided to use the Wincos 30% tint. Wincos have more of a blue'ish tint. My other option was Madico Charcoal 35%, which is more of the smoke tint. Cost is higher for the Wincos tint and it took him about 2.5 hours for the install. He also installed my black performance grilles at no charge. We did the install together and it took about 15 mins (All you need is a Torx screwdriver #27). The cheapest price I got for the grilles is from BMW of Flemington. Website special is about $108 +tax+shipping. I bought mine from BMW of Freehold, website special is $120 +tax as I picked them up in person.

Most of Lee Berbs customers are by referral and I promised him I'll post some pictures of my car with the tint. His # is (973) 477-6717.

Let me know if any Festers have any questions

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Old 04-02-2013, 10:45 AM
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Your car looks great with the tint!

Thanks for the number, I was planning on contacting him. Not sure which would be better for my Carbon Black F10.... I am leaning towards Madico Charcoal black.

Any suggestions anyone?
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:03 AM
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Looks good, I plan on getting my tints done in the next month or so, great recommendation. For coding I highly recommend Octopump He did the coding on my car, very nice guy and very professional. Tell him se7en recommended him.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:13 AM
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Lee is my always my go to person for any tint work. Very meticulous and generally a nice down to earth guy.

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Old 04-02-2013, 12:50 PM
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Your car looks great with the tint!

Thanks for the number, I was planning on contacting him. Not sure which would be better for my Carbon Black F10.... I am leaning towards Madico Charcoal black.

Any suggestions anyone?
Sam F10,

My initial plan was the Madico Charcoal tint. But once I saw Alan L F10 with Wincos 30% tint , I decided get the Wincos. As Lee mentioned to me, the Wincos tint offers superior heat rejection without having to go dark to achieve it.

My suggestion is to go with Wincos. It is a blue'ish tint which matches the Carbon Black. I took a very small sample home and the Wincos tint matches my wife's Carbon Black X5 (blue'ish tint vs blue'ish color on the Carbon Black in the daytime). You don't have to decide until you get to his shop. He have small sample tints that you can put it on the glass to compare. Hope this help.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:12 PM
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Lee is my always my go to person for any tint work. Very meticulous and generally a nice down to earth guy.

Alan
Lee knows who you are when I mentioned your name and the car with all the mod Totally agree...down to earth....a car guy and we're both small business owners and our wives work in the corporate world.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:26 PM
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Sam F10,

My initial plan was the Madico Charcoal tint. But once I saw Alan L F10 with Wincos 30% tint , I decided get the Wincos. As Lee mentioned to me, the Wincos tint offers superior heat rejection without having to go dark to achieve it.

My suggestion is to go with Wincos. It is a blue'ish tint which matches the Carbon Black. I took a very small sample home and the Wincos tint matches my wife's Carbon Black X5 (blue'ish tint vs blue'ish color on the Carbon Black in the daytime). You don't have to decide until you get to his shop. He have small sample tints that you can put it on the glass to compare. Hope this help.
Thanks CK530 for that very important information. I am now leaning toward wincos.... Would it be possible to maybe take higher resolution pics of your tint so I can take a closer look.

Now about NJ tinting restrictions, if I am correct we can tint the rear door windows and the back window but any tint on front door windows is not allowed correct?

I still want to tint the front door windows as it will look odd with no tint when compared by the rear windows, so I am debating on the % for the front. Maybe I go with Wincos 60% on front and 30% on rear..... not sure how that would look.

Wish anyone can post pics of something close to what I am looking for.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:42 PM
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:26 PM
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Sam u driving a BMW, cops won't bother you... They are only on the look out for the Ricers.. 35% all round and u be good.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:31 PM
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CK530..car looks good with the tint..when u get a chance take a pic out with the car in the sun, want to see how much u can see through the car.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:27 PM
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Sam u driving a BMW, cops won't bother you... They are only on the look out for the Ricers.. 35% all round and u be good.
Unfortunately not the case in Maplewood- West/East/South Orange area. They stop expensive cars especially at night.
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03 BMW E65 745i - 4.4 L V8, 242 kW (325 hp)
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:28 PM
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Thanks CK530 for that very important information. I am now leaning toward wincos.... Would it be possible to maybe take higher resolution pics of your tint so I can take a closer look.

Now about NJ tinting restrictions, if I am correct we can tint the rear door windows and the back window but any tint on front door windows is not allowed correct?

I still want to tint the front door windows as it will look odd with no tint when compared by the rear windows, so I am debating on the % for the front. Maybe I go with Wincos 60% on front and 30% on rear..... not sure how that would look.

Wish anyone can post pics of something close to what I am looking for.
I have Wincos 60 on all side windows done by Lee. It may look too light for you. Check out on Lee's Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
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07 BMW E64 630i - 3.0 L 200 kW (272 hp)
03 BMW E65 745i - 4.4 L V8, 242 kW (325 hp)
98 BMW E39 535i - 3.5 L 183 kW (245 hp)
95 BMW E34 540i - 4.0 L V8 210 kW (282 hp)
89 BMW E30 M3 non-cat 147 kW (200 hp)


15 MB W222 S550 4-Matic on order
10 Infiniti G37x Sedan
09 Mercedes C 350
08 Infiniti G35x Sedan
04 Mercedes CLK 350
01 Mercedes C 230

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I have Wincos 60 on all side windows done by Lee. It may look too light for you. Check out on Lee's Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
That's great, could post some pics pls
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Sam u driving a BMW, cops won't bother you... They are only on the look out for the Ricers.. 35% all round and u be good.
Tempting... but don't want it to look so obvious that i get pulled over...
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Guys - I code all the FXX models. I did two M5 this past week and one M6 for instance. Amazing cars. Please feel free to contact me.
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@CK530: sent you a PM.

Guys - I code all the FXX models. I did two M5 this past week and one M6 for instance. Amazing cars. Please feel free to contact me.
Hey Octo, where do you do the coding?
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07 BMW E64 630i - 3.0 L 200 kW (272 hp)
03 BMW E65 745i - 4.4 L V8, 242 kW (325 hp)
98 BMW E39 535i - 3.5 L 183 kW (245 hp)
95 BMW E34 540i - 4.0 L V8 210 kW (282 hp)
89 BMW E30 M3 non-cat 147 kW (200 hp)


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09 Mercedes C 350
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That's great, could post some pics pls
That's how it looks. Wincos 60 on all sides and 20 on the rear.

[IMG][/IMG]
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03 BMW E65 745i - 4.4 L V8, 242 kW (325 hp)
98 BMW E39 535i - 3.5 L 183 kW (245 hp)
95 BMW E34 540i - 4.0 L V8 210 kW (282 hp)
89 BMW E30 M3 non-cat 147 kW (200 hp)


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10 Infiniti G37x Sedan
09 Mercedes C 350
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04 Mercedes CLK 350
01 Mercedes C 230
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Hey Octo, where do you do the coding?

Usually go to the owner (home or office) or have several meet somewhere when possible to do cars back to back at a location that's convenient/ equidistant from everyone.

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Usually go to the owner (home or office) or have several meet somewhere when possible to do cars back to back at a location that's convenient/ equidistant from everyone.
cool. Could you pm me your details? Thanks.
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03 BMW E65 745i - 4.4 L V8, 242 kW (325 hp)
98 BMW E39 535i - 3.5 L 183 kW (245 hp)
95 BMW E34 540i - 4.0 L V8 210 kW (282 hp)
89 BMW E30 M3 non-cat 147 kW (200 hp)


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09 Mercedes C 350
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01 Mercedes C 230
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That's how it looks. Wincos 60 on all sides and 20 on the rear.

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Looks great hufington, would you have any more pics from other angles pls?
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Looks great hufington, would you have any more pics from other angles pls?
Never mind , I found your post with more pics
http://f10.5post.com/forums/showpost...80&postcount=6
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Never mind , I found your post with more pics
http://f10.5post.com/forums/showpost...80&postcount=6
I posted the link above to Lee Berbs Facebook page with the pics but here you go:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
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03 BMW E65 745i - 4.4 L V8, 242 kW (325 hp)
98 BMW E39 535i - 3.5 L 183 kW (245 hp)
95 BMW E34 540i - 4.0 L V8 210 kW (282 hp)
89 BMW E30 M3 non-cat 147 kW (200 hp)


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10 Infiniti G37x Sedan
09 Mercedes C 350
08 Infiniti G35x Sedan
04 Mercedes CLK 350
01 Mercedes C 230
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Hufington, where was that pic taken? looks nice for a photo shoot.
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