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please recommend some good window tinters around here... Thanks!
Posted by: Honda Girl ()
Date: July 23, 2007 06:58PM

please recommend some good window tinters around here... Thanks!

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Re: please recommend some good window tinters around here... Thanks!
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: July 23, 2007 07:11PM

Use the search function, this topic comes up on here regularly.

Someone needs to create a wiki page for this...

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Re: please recommend some good window tinters around here... Thanks!
Posted by: ffxn8v ()
Date: July 23, 2007 08:34PM

All the "good" tint shops I know of, are in Prince Wm. County.

I used to have this one fella tint my cars, over two decades worth of cars! He went strictly comercial (buldings) now and in his old shop, is a place called the Tint Shoppe (on Rt.1 across from Checkers Burgers about 1.5 miles s. of Rt 123) They actually get the tint work from the wheel/tire place behind the Potomac Mills Mall (near IKEA) and do a nice job. 98% good, they are WAY Better than any others I have seen/used personally.

If you have framed windows, ask how close to the top edge they tint. Mine are less than 1/8" from the top. Micro edges cost more, and may peel.

Also, if you have black dots around parts of your rear glass, be advised your tint will look terrible if that area isn't sanded away. They will do this right if you ask, no gurantees though they will want to do it - it akes a LONG TIME.

Does this help?

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Re: please recommend some good window tinters around here... Thanks!
Posted by: Honda Girl ()
Date: July 23, 2007 11:14PM

Thanks, I'll check it out! :)

When you said that they'll sand away the black dots, do you mean the black dots are completely removed? (or do just just sand it smooth so the tint will stick better?)

Thanks again!

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> Also, if you have black dots around parts of your
> rear glass, be advised your tint will look
> terrible if that area isn't sanded away. They will
> do this right if you ask, no gurantees though they
> will want to do it - it akes a LONG TIME.

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Re: please recommend some good window tinters around here... Thanks!
Posted by: jmg9893 ()
Date: July 25, 2007 07:11AM

They have to sand them off or there will be air bubbles. By the way if your tinter doesn't check it with a laser tint meter and you actually see the reading, (Over 50% for front and over 35% for back.) then he's gonna end up costing you money in tickets.

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Re: please recommend some good window tinters around here... Thanks!
Posted by: Lurker. ()
Date: July 25, 2007 08:43AM

Nothing says ghetto better than window tinting on a car.

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Re: please recommend some good window tinters around here... Thanks!
Posted by: bdimag ()
Date: July 25, 2007 09:27AM

not really.. now.. if the car is ghetto.. tinting the windows is like ghetto squared...

some cars are stylish and deserve a little bit of tint.. not as far as the law lets you get it.. but a little bit..



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/25/2007 09:28AM by bdimag.

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Re: please recommend some good window tinters around here... Thanks!
Posted by: Lurker. ()
Date: July 25, 2007 09:39AM

If you live in a hot climate like LA or Florida than yes, but other than that I think tinting around NOVA looks ghetto. The purple tinting certainly has to go.

Clean and waxed is where it's at. (And FYI- I don't drive your normal soccer Mom or trip to the grocery store vehicle.)

Not a sermon, just my opinion.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/25/2007 09:40AM by Lurker..

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Re: please recommend some good window tinters around here... Thanks!
Posted by: bdimag ()
Date: July 25, 2007 09:43AM

1st being style
2nd being ghetto fab
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Re: please recommend some good window tinters around here... Thanks!
Posted by: Lurker. ()
Date: July 25, 2007 10:02AM

I like the first picture. LOL

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Re: please recommend some good window tinters around here... Thanks!
Posted by: bdimag ()
Date: July 25, 2007 10:04AM

yea.. thats me and my car...



(edit) wanna go for a ride



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Re: please recommend some good window tinters around here... Thanks!
Posted by: anagogue ()
Date: July 25, 2007 12:58PM

Suddenly bdimag gets about a thousand hits to his profile--"Wait, I thought he was a guy?!?!"

And then the gullible people read the post..

:)

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Re: please recommend some good window tinters around here... Thanks!
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: July 25, 2007 01:33PM

no

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Re: please recommend some good window tinters around here... Thanks!
Posted by: Lurker. ()
Date: July 25, 2007 11:00PM

Bdimag, what is the make, model and year of your stang?

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Re: please recommend some good window tinters around here... Thanks!
Posted by: bdimag ()
Date: July 26, 2007 08:07AM

eh... 1965 fastback? if i had to guess.. the place i stole the pic from doesnt say o_O

you were supposed to pay more attention to the girl i was claiming to be..

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Re: please recommend some good window tinters around here... Thanks!
Posted by: bdimag ()
Date: July 26, 2007 08:08AM

and dont capitalize the b! i almost thought you were talking to somebody else...

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Re: please recommend some good window tinters around here... Thanks!
Posted by: Lurker. ()
Date: July 26, 2007 09:12AM

LOL, I figured there was no way u could figure out what year it was. Looks like it has some small modifications that make it impossible to figure out the year.

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Re: please recommend some good window tinters around here... Thanks!
Posted by: Lunchmeats ()
Date: July 26, 2007 09:17AM

am I allowed to post the name of really bad window tinters?

better not... for my own safety... those dudes are crazy...

but I will leave a hint... they work at a tint shop that's part
of a chain....

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Re: please recommend some good window tinters around here... Thanks!
Posted by: bdimag ()
Date: July 26, 2007 09:18AM

jiffy lube does tints?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/26/2007 09:18AM by bdimag.

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Re: please recommend some good window tinters around here... Thanks!
Posted by: Lunchmeats ()
Date: July 26, 2007 09:34AM

I meant a window tint chain store...


Can you imagine what kind of window tint job that Jiffy Lube will do?
They probably use crazy glue to make the tint stick. Or just color your
windows with black Sharpie markers....

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> jiffy lube does tints?

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Re: please recommend some good window tinters around here... Thanks!
Posted by: bdimag ()
Date: July 26, 2007 12:34PM

lol.. i bet it would be with sharpies

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