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#1 2005-06-25 19:34:08

FIREBAD
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Registered: 2005-06-04
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bay area tint recos?

anyone in the bay area know of a good tinting place? preferably in the south bay..


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#2 2005-06-26 03:51:23

EvoRS
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Re: bay area tint recos?

Vincent at Omega Tint Works in Pleasanton -- did the front and rear visor tints on my Evo.  Great job, fast and nice guy.


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#3 2005-06-26 06:35:10

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Re: bay area tint recos?

sorry...do not know of any south bay (san jose) tinters. 
had i not wanted vkool 70 on my front two windows, i probably would go with vincent at omega.  but since i have had bad luck with tint on the front windows (from the cops) on previous cars, i am going with sidney at "auto mall tint specialist" since he is the only authorized vkool dealer in the area.  DAMN these CA laws!!  roll
do you already know what tint (brand, percentage, color, etc.) you want to go with.  just in case you were curious as to what's out there, these two sites seemed to provide a wealth of info for me (if not at least pointed me in the right directions). 
www.tintdude.com
www.tincenter.com
anyhow...there's a mom-&-pop place in fremont that my friends are more than satisfied with.  it's called rocky mountain.  they have competitive prices and use Llumar HP.  there's also a tinter that is on your side of the bay (i think in redwood city) that someone on this forum used.  i think the tinter was "the preferred image", and they use Madico (which i think is owned by or affiliated with 3M?).  check out the thread entitled "window tinting" to see for yourself.
happy window shopping!

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#4 2005-06-26 13:17:47

SoobAeroDude
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Re: bay area tint recos?

EvoRS wrote:

Vincent at Omega Tint Works in Pleasanton -- did the front and rear visor tints on my Evo.  Great job, fast and nice guy.

Another vote for vincent.  got my aero tinted there 20% rear 5 windows.  Got it done for $165

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#5 2005-07-04 20:15:21

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Re: bay area tint recos?

North Bay peoples....any recommendations?  Or are we forced to happily drive to the Southern bay area shops tongue


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#6 2005-07-05 12:47:27

zac
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Registered: 2005-06-14
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Re: bay area tint recos?

I got mine done at A Shade Darker in Santa Rosa.  Their website is www.ashadedarker.com.  They seem to be a bit more $ than the other quotes I have seen but they have done all my vehicles and the vehicles of my co-workers without any issues so I figure its worth the $ not to have to worry about the quality.  My Aero was $310 for 5% on the back five and 35% on the front two.

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#7 2005-07-05 19:41:42

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Re: bay area tint recos?

Right on Zac.  Though the price is a bit on the steep end for me.  hmm

I've had my old car, Civic, done at California Auto Tint in Vallejo.  They did a good job (brought the tint all the way up the window), besides the fact that they tore/cut a little slit on the driver side weatherstrip. sad

hey all...does Vincent at Omega tint the window all the way up to the edge or does he leave an untinted strip?


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#8 2005-07-06 17:59:24

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Re: bay area tint recos?

I have to double check, but I'm pretty sure the tint went all the way up to the edge of the window

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#9 2005-07-06 22:27:17

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Re: bay area tint recos?

Let me know....so I can go ahead and call in for an appointment.  The car needs the tint BAAAD. cool


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#10 2005-07-07 13:04:23

SoobAeroDude
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Re: bay area tint recos?

Yup, tint goes all the way up the window.  Call vincent today and make that appointment.  He's the number one tint person recommended by Bay Area i-club.com members

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#11 2005-07-07 21:45:40

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Re: bay area tint recos?

Right on!  Got my appointment set up and will be seeing him....in 2 weeks!  Best things come to those who wait. tongue  Thanks for the referral. embeer


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