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Auto Tinting Recommendations

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Auto Tinting Recommendations

Hi Everyone,

Its been a long time since I got my car tinted. I used to go to FX auto, just wondering if they are still good or if there are better places now?

Regards
T
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tpirovol wrote: Hi Everyone,

Its been a long time since I got my car tinted. I used to go to FX auto, just wondering if they are still good or if there are better places now?

Regards
T
Where on this little planet earth are you located?
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IcarusLSC wrote: Where on this little planet earth are you located?
Im guessing Toronto, east end? Oshawa/Whitby?
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Yes to be specific Don Mills and Eglinton, in the end I am ok to go out a bit for someone that does a good job!
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I feel tinted windows are over rated. it is not like anywhere in canada has sun like florida.
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cristianosham wrote: I feel tinted windows are over rated. it is not like anywhere in canada has sun like florida.
You obviously never had them. There's a huge benefit. Major one being that you skin and interior won't burn in direct sun. Once you had tinted windows there's no going back
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Andro wrote: You obviously never had them. There's a huge benefit. Major one being that you skin and interior won't burn in direct sun. Once you had tinted windows there's no going back
For me the unexpected bonus of doing the rear windshield was I'm significantly less bothered by morons leaving highbeams on at night.
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+1 for Audio Heaven. I just have the front windows on my car tinted by them this month and looks great.
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Andro wrote: You obviously never had them. There's a huge benefit. Major one being that you skin and interior won't burn in direct sun. Once you had tinted windows there's no going back
I had tinted windows and getting bothered by police was not fun.
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What % did you have? Must of been to dark if you were bothered by the police. 35% or higher & you won't have any issues with Cops.

i hear people having issues but its usually because they have 5% or 20% all around.
cristianosham wrote: I had tinted windows and getting bothered by police was not fun.
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sickcars wrote: What % did you have? Must of been to dark if you were bothered by the police. 35% or higher & you won't have any issues with Cops.

i hear people having issues but its usually because they have 5% or 20% all around.
yeah it was 20% all around, can't stand the side view with two different shades, looks ghetto you know.
35% all around is too light for my tastes. Now just leave it factory pitch dark in the rears and no headaches.
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Don Mills and Eg is east end??? I confused.
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cristianosham wrote:
I had tinted windows and getting bothered by police was not fun.
cristianosham wrote: yeah it was 20% all around, can't stand the side view with two different shades, looks ghetto you know.
35% all around is too light for my tastes. Now just leave it factory pitch dark in the rears and no headaches.
Not sure if this was your car or your driving style, but I've never been even asked by police about my tint. 20% on at least 5 cars. Zero issues.

If you constantly have issues, get lighter tint, still way better than no tint.
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Andro wrote: Not sure if this was your car or your driving style, but I've never been even asked by police about my tint. 20% on at least 5 cars. Zero issues.

If you constantly have issues, get lighter tint, still way better than no tint.
Comes down to what kind of car. I had a 2002 Civic hatch lowered on rims with 35% tint and got pulled over for no reason. Prior to getting it tinted I never had any issue. My last car had limo tints and never got pulled over (soccer mom white BMW SUV).
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I had 20% all around, xpel xr done at audio heaven

these guys did a pretty good job, and pricing seems to be similar at most shops now.. expect to pay $350 for passenger cars for ceramic.
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Autolinks.
They do high end vehicles primarily. I can vouch for their work.
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Autolinks and Auto heaven are good go-to's.

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