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      11-04-2009, 11:21 PM   #1
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Best place for tints in Chicago?

Anyone know of the best place to get good quality tints in Chicago/Northern Suburbs? I'm not too worried about price if they are done right.
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      11-05-2009, 12:48 AM   #2
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try e90 post and search there, I remember a few posts popping up. I got mine done here in Lisle. Ill be honest, i didnt get the best results and they actually do all the tints at a BMW dealership. I remember one named shaded days had a lot of good reviews but dont have personal experience.

What are you going to have done? what percent? All around?
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      11-05-2009, 10:35 AM   #3
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Yeah, I'm doing all around since the law was passed. I think you can go up to 35%, but I'm not sure, but if the limit is 35%, I'll probably do that.
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      11-05-2009, 11:07 AM   #4
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Yeah good call on the 35%all around honestly. Also, I have never been a big fan of the super dark tint in the rear then lighter in the front. It just doesnt flow well to me. I have 35% all around on my SGM with black interior and I think its perfect. I think it will look good on your Space Gray as well.
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      11-05-2009, 11:22 AM   #5
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Yeah I dont like the two different shades in the front and back. It doesnt look right to me either. I posted on the chitownm forum and they said Umbra in Schaumburg. So I sent an email to them requesting a quote. Once, I hear back, or call them, I'll post up what they say.
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      11-05-2009, 11:28 PM   #6
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Got a quote from Umbra, $180 all around.
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      11-06-2009, 09:50 AM   #7
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I can recommend Sunset GT. I used him about 5 or 6 years ago on my 325. He did a great job and was very conscientious. Tint is still holding up very very well. I can't remember where his shop is, but if I dig up his card I will let you know.

edit: www.sunsetwindowfilms.com/

I want to get mine done too. Maybe we can arrange a package deal, or a referral discount.
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      11-06-2009, 10:45 AM   #8
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^ I think I'm going with Umbra. I have an appointment tomorrow at 3.
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      11-06-2009, 11:13 AM   #9
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Can you post a few pics once completed?
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      11-06-2009, 11:16 AM   #10
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Yeah, for sure.
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      11-06-2009, 05:16 PM   #11
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I am having a very hard time deciding between 35% and 50%. With my black on black interior, I am concerned the 35% will be too dark. What have you guys looked at?
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      11-06-2009, 08:57 PM   #12
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I dont know for sure yet, I was probably going to do 35%, but I need to compare the films together to know for sure... cuz i dont want sometime too dark either
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      11-08-2009, 04:44 PM   #13
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I did 35% all around. Turned out really well. I definitely recommend Umbra. Really cool guys and they do really good work. They even gave me a copy of the law to keep in my glove box haha.



more pics here... http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=319969
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That looks great. I no longer have any reservations. 35% is absolutley the way to go. Dark enough but not too dark.

Thanks so much for the pics.

When you get the areas touched up after it's dry, can you send a pic of your concern? Please? Sorry to be such a pain.

Enjoy.
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Yeah, I'll put pics up after I get it touched up, but you can kinda see the areas in this picture. Its where the dots on the windows are at the edges, right above the door handle.

I was going to do either 35% or 50%. Nino (owner/installer, etc) showed me his car with 50%. It didnt even look like it had tints on it, that made my decision easy. He said that all he's been doing is 35% for everyone that comes in. Thats what everyone asks for.
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      11-09-2009, 08:38 PM   #16
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very nice!
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      11-09-2009, 09:31 PM   #17
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looks good!
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      11-17-2009, 11:55 PM   #18
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Looks good ..

Looks good ..... Any suggetions for AW and red interior ???
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      11-20-2009, 03:29 AM   #19
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just go with 35% that way you cant get a ticket with it. I also think it just looks "classy" too dark looks ghetto...well kinda. I have to admit dark ass tint on white is bad ass.
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35% that way you cant get a ticket with it.
^ This.

Plus, I really like the way the 35% turned out. Not too dark, but not too light. But then again, I also dont like really dark tints either. To me, the 35% is perfect.
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      11-20-2009, 05:27 PM   #21
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I got mine done at the River North Car Wash. 35% tint and a excellent job
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