'09 Camry SE V6
As stated, Toyota does not do tints as windows are already tinted slightly.Was looking through the thread here and had some questions. I have a new 2011 Camry LE and it gets so hot inside the car and I have a 14 month old and it is just miserable for him even with the AC on. So I was looking at getting the windows tinted, wish I had it from the factory, but did not know the difference between tints. Someone mentioned Formula Pinnacle Ceramic and Lumar Air Blue..what are differences, what is a ceramic tinted window. I though about going through the delaer and they want $400. I don't know what they use but I thought if I was going to spend the money I should get something that is nice. My only concern is that it will peel, look fake, or fade and make the car look like crap. Thanks for any help
Any mirror effects on tints are illegal and a no-no. Its even harder for police officers to see in.Does any1 have a black car and a 50% tint with mirror effect?
I had 30% on my car and cop pull me over for it, so now I want to stay safe and do 50% (seeing how they don't have 40%) and the mirror effect to help deflect.
I search all over but don't see this combination.
That price alone screams rip off. Tints are $150-250 depending on the brand/quality of tint and how reputable the shop is.Im planning to tint my windows in a couple weeks, im thinking about 20% 3M color stable all the way around, and 50% 3m color stable on the windshield. Reputable shop with tons of reviews quoted me $502, getting ripped off or just in the price range it should be in? thanks
Expensive for all 5. Windshield is a rip also. I can get it done for $80.I have black leather interior. they charge $295 for the 4 windows and the rear windshield, the front windshield is $180. didnt know 50% vs. 20% almost looks alike. i was hoping the sides would be dark enough so the cops dont notice the front windshield being tinted.
I dont remember what line from 3M was used but it was not the cheap one. When I go get my car detailed, I'll take a look. The tints werent hand cut either. It was cutout by a printer machine type. He enters the year, make and model and the printer/cutter will trace out/score all the tints to size for all windows. He than places the tint on a board and cuts out the tint from the lines made by the printer, so that its fully cut.These are meaningless figures if you don't state what type of film was used. If you did not put 3M CS then it is an invalid comparison? MMM makes at least five different lines of tint at different price points.
Further: Comparing a 5 windows on the back half of a Matrix is another invalid comparison. We are talking about Camry done all around here. The four doors plus back glass is 7 windows. That further increases the cost of the job.
Nothing wrong with hand cut tints. Just stating the process of how that specific shop did it. Mine was hand cut and close to the edge of the window as well.dont be scared with handcut films though... its really all about the shop. the guy who did my tints hand cuts the tint and I can bet mine is closer to the edge of my window and just as straight if not straighter than any machine cut tint.
No shop will show you a test (never even heard of a shop do such a thing). They sell and install tint film and you take legal responsibility and your driving actions.^ do they do a test to show you that it's 35% FINAL? Cause cops will use the tester to test the glass with the tint, not just the tint.
Did he use a tint measurer or did he assume it was 20% by looking at it?Thanks, that just prove I got the worst luck.. I did get pull over JUST FOR TINT. :facepalm: 30% though, the cop said it look like 20% but I wasn't going to fight with him. He give me the fix it ticket.