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      07-12-2021, 02:04 PM   #1
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Tint or no tint?

Got my Brooklyn Gray M3 w/ Full Fiona Red Interior. Love the combo, but contemplating to tint it or not. Really love seeing the interior from outside but also hate driving without privacy. Who here decided not to tint the car? And if you did, would you mind sending some pics?
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I’m in the same boat… Yas interior on my Frozen White. Just love how the two go together and really make the whole package pop. I eventually said screw it and booked an appointment for tinting. Just can’t do the fish bowl thing anymore. Some privacy and protection from the summer sun will be very nice.
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It should look exactly the same like how your car is currently looking without the tint.

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I honestly prefer having a decent tint on it, but its entirely upto you how you want it to be.
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It should look exactly the same like how your car is looking currently without the tint.
Did you botch the spelling there or is English a second language?
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Did you botch the spelling there or is English a second language?
Is that even relevant to the subject? Anyways, it was a second language for me.
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Is that even relevant to the subject? Anyways, it was a second language for me.
Well I was trying to figure out how your answer was relevant to the subject.
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Well I was trying to figure out how your answer was relevant to the subject.
You should definitely read through my comment once again.
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You can always split the difference and do 50% tint using the high quality 98% IR rejecting film.
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Brodie you're in LA , almost mandatory for us to tint our cars.

Something on the lighter side let's say 35%-50% and your winning. To show off that beautiful interior.

Keeps out some of the heat & UV Rays, all the while being aesthetically pleasing.
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Just say no to the tint.

My previous car (540i) had tint, and it did nothing (AFAIK) to reduce the temperature inside the car. It was still boiling hot in the summer. Personally, I don't care for the look of tinted windows.

My biggest gripe with the tint was that it diminished my ability to communicate with fellow motorists. I refer to, of course, that wave of thanks when someone allows me to merge. Not the various fingers employed to express displeasure with their driving. No, not me.
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Just say no to the tint.

My previous car (540i) had tint, and it did nothing (AFAIK) to reduce the temperature inside the car. It was still boiling hot in the summer. Personally, I don't care for the look of tinted windows.

My biggest gripe with the tint was that it diminished my ability to communicate with fellow motorists. I refer to, of course, that wave of thanks when someone allows me to merge. Not the various fingers employed to express displeasure with their driving. No, not me.
This is actually an interesting point. My car is 5% and I went to wave (to thank another driver) the other day and I realized he couldn't see me.

With that said, tint all the way!
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      07-12-2021, 03:42 PM   #12
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That's Fiona? It looks like Kyalami. Anyway, I'm part of the no-tint bandwagon anymore, I stayed away on my more recent two. The main reason is because I absolutely can't stand the line that gets created around the dots on the rear windows. Some installers are better than others, but I have yet to see a car that looked 100% and my OCD gets the better of me.
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50% ceramic rejects almost as much IRR as 30% and it's very easy to see the interior.
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That's Fiona? It looks like Kyalami. Anyway, I'm part of the no-tint bandwagon anymore, I stayed away on my more recent two. The main reason is because I absolutely can't stand the line that gets created around the dots on the rear windows. Some installers are better than others, but I have yet to see a car that looked 100% and my OCD gets the better of me.
Yup Fiona red, although Kyalami is what I would prefer before seeing the red interior in person. Totally agree with the dots on rear, however my shop has done all of my cars and have done a killer job on all to make it less noticeable.
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It should look exactly the same like how your car is currently looking without the tint.
I had the same reaction
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I had the same reaction
50% tint. Need to see one in person but looks like a win win situation lol
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I went with 50%, it's nice and light. You can still see the interior but it's more faint obviously

I think it's a nice balance. Any darker would be too dark for me. I think being able to gesture with your hands is reasonably important especially in built up areas, waving at a pedestrian to cross the road for example
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I went with 50%, it's nice and light. You can still see the interior but it's more faint obviously

I think it's a nice balance. Any darker would be too dark for me. I think being able to gesture with your hands is reasonably important especially in built up areas, waving at a pedestrian to cross the road for example
That look awesome!! what percentage is back? Did you do your windshield aswell?

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I went with 50%, it's nice and light. You can still see the interior but it's more faint obviously

I think it's a nice balance. Any darker would be too dark for me. I think being able to gesture with your hands is reasonably important especially in built up areas, waving at a pedestrian to cross the road for example
That look awesome!! what percentage is back? Did you do your windshield aswell?
It's 50 all around and 70 in the windshield

Front looks lighter than the back in the pic from that angle

Some close ups to get a better angle. The transparency really depends on the angle/light

I really like the look with no tint TBH especially with a bright interior but wanted some heat reduction too
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It's 50 all around and 70 in the windshield

Front looks lighter than the back in the pic from that angle

Some close ups to get a better angle. The transparency really depends on the angle/light

I really like the look with no tint TBH especially with a bright interior but wanted some heat reduction too
Love the look! Still able to see interior and have some heat reduction. I think I will be doing the same. What type of film did you go for?
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It's 50 all around and 70 in the windshield

Front looks lighter than the back in the pic from that angle

Some close ups to get a better angle. The transparency really depends on the angle/light

I really like the look with no tint TBH especially with a bright interior but wanted some heat reduction too
Love the look! Still able to see interior and have some heat reduction. I think I will be doing the same. What type of film did you go for?
It was 'ceramic' of some description but not sure on the brand
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Tint is a must for me. SunTek CXP 30% on everything except the windshield:
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