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      08-03-2012, 10:37 AM   #1
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Window tint opinions needed!

Hi guys,

I just wanted to get everyone's opinion and help on deciding what percentage I should tint my car.
I have a 2012 328i sport line with black interior. The exterior is mineral grey.
Need help deciding between 20% or 35% all around! Taking all the advice I can get. Thanks :-)
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      09-05-2012, 09:58 PM   #2
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Id do limo all around with the front two beings 15 or 20 percent
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      09-06-2012, 02:07 PM   #3
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Some opinions here:

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=726584

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=722320
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      09-06-2012, 04:35 PM   #4
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Hi guys,

I just wanted to get everyone's opinion and help on deciding what percentage I should tint my car.
I have a 2012 328i sport line with black interior. The exterior is mineral grey.
Need help deciding between 20% or 35% all around! Taking all the advice I can get. Thanks :-)
If u do 20% it will make the car look cheap do 35 bcuz ur interior is black so that will make the windows look darker and you have a dark rxterior color already
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      09-06-2012, 09:36 PM   #5
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Just tinted my car today. Limo all around with the front two being 17%. Looks sexy!
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      09-06-2012, 09:41 PM   #6
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20% on rear glass.. 35% on sides
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      09-06-2012, 10:56 PM   #7
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5-20% all around, 50% windshield.

This is how we true players roll...
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      09-06-2012, 11:12 PM   #8
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our car has 20 percent all around, and we love it!

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      09-09-2012, 04:27 AM   #9
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Any of you guys having scratching issues as did the E9X models?
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      09-09-2012, 10:04 PM   #10
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On my old car, I did 20% all around, I had trouble seeing at night when looking in the rear. I also had some problems during inspection in Texas since they raised the limit from 22% to 25%.

I am going to do 25% all around on my 328i. It still looks clean, its legal and with black interior, it will make it look dark IMO
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      09-17-2012, 01:59 PM   #11
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I have an alpine white with black interior and tinted 35%. It's a perfect amount of darkness.
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      09-17-2012, 10:40 PM   #12
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I went with 35% Huper Optik all around except windshield and it seems like the perfect compromise to me. Not too dark to see out of at night, but really cuts down on the glare and heat in the Arizona sun. I've got mineral grey with black interior.
I don't have problems with scratches in the film. I never got my E90 tinted so I didn't see what other posters were talking about.
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      09-17-2012, 11:59 PM   #13
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anybody who has done front windshield go lighter than 50%?
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You also said this was 35% tint in another post

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our car has 20 percent all around, and we love it!

You also said (on 7/24/2012) this was a 35% tint in another post here....with the same picture.

http://www.F30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=722320

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      02-06-2013, 05:12 PM   #15
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I ended up doing 20% rear and 35% sides... Looks super sexy and stealth, without being overdone. Looks perfect with my MG color.
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      02-06-2013, 10:05 PM   #16
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I have an alpine white with black interior and tinted 35%. It's a perfect amount of darkness.
Agreed. Got mine done at 35% looks great! limo tint will suck for night visibility. had it on my last car never going to do that again.
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      02-07-2013, 10:44 AM   #17
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i had 30% on my AW/Black E92 and I wished it was darker so I will be going for 20% all around on my F30. In New York, pretty much all tint is illegal so if they want to stop you for it, they wont care if its 20 or 30 or 35.
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      02-07-2013, 11:32 AM   #18
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Huber Optik 5% all the way around here. I've always had 5% on all my cars so I'm used to it.
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      02-15-2013, 11:24 PM   #19
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If u do 20% it will make the car look cheap do 35 bcuz ur interior is black so that will make the windows look darker and you have a dark rxterior color already
20% will make your car look cheap??? LMMFAO.........
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      02-15-2013, 11:38 PM   #20
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If u do 20% it will make the car look cheap do 35 bcuz ur interior is black so that will make the windows look darker and you have a dark rxterior color already
So 35% VLT will make the exterior look darker (and cheaper) than 20% VLT?
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      02-15-2013, 11:58 PM   #21
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For those still interested, have a look at my MG with black interior 20% back/rear sides and 95% front.

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=796633
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For those still interested, have a look at my MG with black interior 20% back/rear sides and 95% front.

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=796633
What tint did you go with? BTW, nice ride and color choice.
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