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How much are folks paying for their tint jobs?
 

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if i remember correctly i payed 180 for back window and sides, including front sides. you should check out mid-america glass tinting in schaumburg il. they do great work.
 

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:sneaky: I paid 135.00
LLumar film lifetime warranty from one of my wholesale accounts ;)
Normal cost 225.00
 

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if i remember correctly i payed 180 for back window and sides, including front sides. you should check out mid-america glass tinting in schaumburg il. they do great work.
I will... I didn't ask you specifically because you didn't have your GTO yet. I assume that price was ceramic tint at mid-america glass tinting ?
 

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Holeshot... want to hook me up ??? :D
 

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I will... I didn't ask you specifically because you didn't have your GTO yet. I assume that price was ceramic tint at mid-america glass tinting ?
yeah sorrry, i forgot to mention that price was for my GTP coupe. but i would imagine its the same price because they are similar size. my GP had the antenna in the rear window so im guessing the tints must have been ceramic.
 

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$140.00, back, rear sides, and front sides, per legal VA limits. This topic came up in another thread a while back. I recall that around $140.00 was the going rate just about everywhere.
 

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oh huntress,
i must tell you that i DEFINTELY plan on having the windows tinted on my GTO by mid america. but i am not gonna have the front sides tinted. i ran into some trouble with the authorities a while back and decided to have them taken off of the GTP. so i figure i will save myself the hassle and money this time and not do the fronts. i thought you might be interested in knowing since you are fellow Illinois resident.

however there are members on the forum such as CMNT who have been fortunate enough not to get pulled over for this.
 

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My daughter and her bf get pulled over all the time for it. Honestly his sides are too dark, as he can't see out them at night to look left and right. Yeah it looks bad ass, but if you have to roll down the windows every time you need to check traffic... well you get the idea.

I need to find out what the legal tint for side windows is.... maybe I shouldn't go so dark.... hmmmmm
 

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I paid 140.00......... I got 15%
 

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$200

You will see the difference in prices come in due to the different grades of tint used. The tint my guy did may cost a little more, but in ten years it'll look just like it does today. In the meantime, the cheaper stuff will have faded, air bubbled as it separated from the glass, snags on window frames (door windows), etc, etc.

SO don't think the cheaper ones are always the better route.
 

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Huntress said:
My daughter and her bf get pulled over all the time for it. Honestly his sides are too dark, as he can't see out them at night to look left and right. Yeah it looks bad ass, but if you have to roll down the windows every time you need to check traffic... well you get the idea.

I need to find out what the legal tint for side windows is.... maybe I shouldn't go so dark.... hmmmmm

ANY TINTING on the front windows is illegal in IL.

and what CMNT said is correct.
 

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So is speeding, and I'm sure all of us have broken that one. :D
 

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So is speeding, and I'm sure all of us have broken that one. :D

well until they make a radar detector that detects cops that are gonna hassle me over my front tints im not gonna bother :sneaky: :sneaky:
 

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$200

You will see the difference in prices come in due to the different grades of tint used. The tint my guy did may cost a little more, but in ten years it'll look just like it does today. In the meantime, the cheaper stuff will have faded, air bubbled as it separated from the glass, snags on window frames (door windows), etc, etc.

SO don't think the cheaper ones are always the better route.
Who did yours, and what type/brand did you get? From what I've read LLumar seems to be a very good brand.

Also... are any brands better at resolving the issues caused by the "ceramic dots" on the windows? If you don't know what I mean, there are black ceramic dots that are raised and cause tint to not meet the glass in between. This causes what looks to be a whitish/lighter area where the dots are.... most noticable in the side/rear windows.

I've seen pics of tint where this shows and others where it doesn't. I wish my tint to be the latter of course :D
 

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I had my Grand AM tinted on the dot matrix and it looked shitty
I had them redo it with out and it looks much better.
So I had them do the GTO the same way Iam happy with it.
JMO
 

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Huntress said:
Who did yours, and what type/brand did you get? From what I've read LLumar seems to be a very good brand.

Also... are any brands better at resolving the issues caused by the "ceramic dots" on the windows? If you don't know what I mean, there are black ceramic dots that are raised and cause tint to not meet the glass in between. This causes what looks to be a whitish/lighter area where the dots are.... most noticable in the side/rear windows.

I've seen pics of tint where this shows and others where it doesn't. I wish my tint to be the latter of course :D
The diamond had the same issue, but it comes really close to the lip (the last row of dots is the only problem row) and since its so uniform it actually looks good. I'll have to grab pictures.
 

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Hunt,

Express Auto Glass in Naperville did mine. Dave there has been tinting windows for over 20 years. He uses the cheaper film, but the metallic based stuff he put in mine is SolarGaurd I believe. He's used it on all my cars/trucks.

For what it's worth, our glass isn't the best (rear window) in terms of quality. There is a bit of grainy texture in my rear window that the tint brings out. Pilkington isn't a superb quality brand.
 

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$200

You will see the difference in prices come in due to the different grades of tint used. The tint my guy did may cost a little more, but in ten years it'll look just like it does today. In the meantime, the cheaper stuff will have faded, air bubbled as it separated from the glass, snags on window frames (door windows), etc, etc.

SO don't think the cheaper ones are always the better route.
I paid 150$, and got a very nice 200-250$ job. Lifetime warranty against any bubbles, fading, or cracking. He used Global window films, and had to order non-metallic for the back. Even has a clause that if I have to remove the film because it is too dark (mine is rated 30% on the fronts, Kansas law says 35), it will get replaced. How cool is that?
 
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