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I'm not sure if this is the right place for this post but...

I need a good tinter in the Bay Area. I'm also curious to know how I identify a good tinter. What sort of questions do I ask and what do I ask for?

Also, how dark can I go? Will it look like crap if I go too dark?

Thanks! :)
 

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Did some searching now that I know this forum exists. So far:

Window Tint / Clear Shield Dealer:
Omega Tintwerks
Pleasanton, Ca
1888-68-OMEGA

But now I'm not so sure I want to tint. Lots of stories about being pulled over for tint...
 

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Hey there,

I highly recommend Sidney @ AutoMall Tint Specialist

http://www.automalltintspecialist.com/

(510) 659-8468

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday by appointment only.

He's been tinting for years and does an EXCELLENT job!

Also, if you can get on their schedule, Sam and his team at Premier Mobile Aesthetics is very good too:

http://www.premiermobilegroup.com/

He's a ClubLexus sponsor and installed my Venture ClearBra...and he's apparently too busy to build out his Web site ;)

You can't go wrong with either of those choices. If you need any other assistance, don't hesitate to ask!

-Jeff
 

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OneHump said:
Did some searching now that I know this forum exists. So far:

Window Tint / Clear Shield Dealer:
Omega Tintwerks
Pleasanton, Ca
1888-68-OMEGA

But now I'm not so sure I want to tint. Lots of stories about being pulled over for tint...
Don't worry about tinting. Just tint the front windows no more than 50% if you want to avoid problems and the backs as much as you like. You WILL get pulled over and cited for anything visually dark in the front around here.

You'll enjoy the benefits of a much cooler interior temp on hot days and less glare when driving.

Good luck!
 

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blue_j said:
Don't worry about tinting. Just tint the front windows no more than 50% if you want to avoid problems and the backs as much as you like. You WILL get pulled over and cited for anything visually dark in the front around here.

You'll enjoy the benefits of a much cooler interior temp on hot days and less glare when driving.

Good luck!
Thanks for the advice everyone, I appreciate your suggestions. Am I going to have trouble if I go 50% in the front? I'm not quite sure what drives the gestapo to mess with tinted cars.
 

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Thanks for the advice everyone, I appreciate your suggestions. Am I going to have trouble if I go 50% in the front? I'm not quite sure what drives the gestapo to mess with tinted cars.
LOL. You shouldn't, but if you have a black/dark interior, the front tint will look darker. Worst case scenario is it will be a fix-it ticket to have the front removed. If you rear windows are considerably darker, your front @ 50% will not look tinted at all (it's generally light enough not to bother most cops).
 

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hey onehump, i was planning on getting mine tinted too... maybe we should check and see if we can get somekind of discount if we go together or something...
 

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I got my windows tinted at AutoMall Tint Specialist. They did an excellent job and Sidney provides great customer service. I highly recommend them!

By the way, what's up blue j!!!!
 

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Another vote for AutoMall Tint Specialist

Like others have said, Sidney does EXCELLENT work. I went with Suntek HPs in the rear and Huper Optik 50% in the front. The Huper Optiks in the front looks like you barely have anything on the windows, but block out a lot of heat. That's a good thing if you want to avoid fix-it tickets.

For what it's worth, he ended up doing like 5 other friends' cars.

-Mike
 

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I went to window tinting plus in fremont and was happy with my results... I got a pretty good prcie as well. I noticed a lot of you are from the southbay and should hit up our meets some week...
 

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I got my windows tinted at AutoMall Tint Specialist. They did an excellent job and Sidney provides great customer service. I highly recommend them!

By the way, what's up blue j!!!!
Hey, what's up bro!
Keep me posted on that powdercoat job ;)
Hopefully see you at a local meet sometime soon.

-J
 

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blue_j said:
Hey there,

I highly recommend Sidney @ AutoMall Tint Specialist

http://www.automalltintspecialist.com/

(510) 659-8468

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday by appointment only.

He's been tinting for years and does an EXCELLENT job!

Also, if you can get on their schedule, Sam and his team at Premier Mobile Aesthetics is very good too:

http://www.premiermobilegroup.com/

He's a ClubLexus sponsor and installed my Venture ClearBra...and he's apparently too busy to build out his Web site ;)

You can't go wrong with either of those choices. If you need any other assistance, don't hesitate to ask!

-Jeff
how much did u guys get it done at automall tints pecialist? thx
 

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how much did u guys get it done at automall tints pecialist? thx
Call him up and tell him the guys on the Lexus forums sent you. Better yet, tell him Jeff sent you ;) I just had my other car (Mazda 3) done there. He offers discounts on certain days of the week. You won't be disappointed.

-Jeff
 
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