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Just called an auto glass place, and they don't do tinting. I asked if they knew who did, and she said she didn't know of any place in Holland (!!!!!!!); but gave me a name in Grand Rapids, about 30-45 minutes away.

There's GOT to be someone here in Holland for god's sake who does tinting!! I want to get an idea of how much it would cost.
 

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any recommendations for tinters in the Northern VA area? I'm curious as well....and how much should a tint job cost?

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            any recommendations for tinters in the Northern VA area?  I'm curious as well....and how much should a tint job cost?

-yasir[/b]
Not sure in your state but I paid 155.00 for all windows. 20% all doors and 15% rear.
 

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You'll pay about $200 or so in NYC. Instead of calling auto glass places, call stereo and/or performance shops, and ONLY BUY TINT WITH A LIFETIME GUARANTEE. I can't stress this enough. Cheap tint will turn purple, and a crap install will bubble and peel.
 

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Entropism, you're so right. I'm in 45min north of NYC and it's about $180 to $225

You have to make sure that there is a lifetime guarantee. Some of the best places for tint are at Auto glass shops. A few of the average stereo/mod stores really do a crapping job where I am. Bubbles and peels all over the glass, totally sucks!
 

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Hmmm.... Maybe my area is just lucky. The shops around here all use the same tinter, who has an impeccable reputation. Nice to be freelance, huh? :)
 

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I live in New Jersey and my tints were $265... They are high performance life time warranty against bubbling, peeling and fading.. Another reason why so much was because I got the whole back windshield a one piece tint.. Some places use two seprate sheets and connect them very very close to one another to fill the whole back windshield.. Looks good, BUT it can start to peel very easily.. I recommend getting the whole one piece. I got 15% rear and 35% front 2 windows..
 

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Mind if I ask where you got that done in NJ? Usually the $200 price includes a 1 piece sheet for the back window, but area determines price. I'm GUESSING somewhere along Route 9?
 

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thanx guys all helpful...anyone know the legal limit in VA, or at least where to find out that information? when's a good time of year to get a tint job done? Like, will the cold be detrimental to it?

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so i've been looking online, and i found this place fairly local called LAtint...anyone heard of them or had experience with them? Seems they have a lifetime warranty and the such. Any input would be very helpful. i think their website is www.latint.com. Check them out, and let me know. Which is ya'lls recommendations and what should i look for in a tint job? Also, what color tint would look best...i have a redfire metallic 6, with sports package, and therefore black leather interior.

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If anyone has questions regarding the legality of tint, just call your local police department and ask. I work for a PD in New Hampshire where we can't have any tint on the front windows, but if you tint all of your windows not too dark no one generally bothers you.
 

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There's sites on the Web that list the laws for each state.

In Michigan, you can't have any tint on the front windows, but the rear can be as dark as you want. (Although I've been told that a VERY VERY LIGHT tint on the front windows usually is alright.)
 

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Actually, that website is either out of date, or completely wrong. It lists NY as having a 35% limit, but in fact, you can't have tint at all here (according to my cop buddies); HOWEVER, they're willing to look the other way if you have 35% of less, as long as they can see the passengers.
 

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People in the NYC and surrounding areas may want to check this place out: http://www.jamestint.com. He does pretty good work and actually specializes in the field of window tinting. Nothing like a specialist. ;) The address info is on the 'Contact' page.
 

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            thanx guys all helpful...anyone know the legal limit in VA, or at least where to find out that information?  when's a good time of year to get a tint job done?  Like, will the cold be detrimental to it?

-yasir[/b]
I'm in MD and I know the legal limit is 30%. However, full inspections are only done upon acquiring a vehicle here (only emissions every 2 years); so you can go as low as you want as long as you don't do anything to get yourself noticed by the police. Not sure if VA does periodic inspections. I had 25% on my Supra for 3 years, got two speeding tickets and still never had a problem. If you're willing to come north, there's a great place in Elkridge, MD (about half way to Baltimore from DC) called Detail Oriented. I'm planning on tinting to 15%. Cuts down on the heat big time in the summer!
 

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kyler,
you got an address? I'm in NOVA, so b-more ain't far away, bout 45 moinutes....so it'd probably only be about 30 minutes from my house. Also, does Detail Oriented have a website. Thanx!!!

-Yasir
 

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            kyler,
you got an address?  I'm in NOVA, so b-more ain't far away, bout 45 moinutes....so it'd probably only be about 30 minutes from my house.  Also, does Detail Oriented have a website.  Thanx!!!

-Yasir[/b]

http://www.detailoriented.com/

Address and other info should be on the website. Enjoy!
 

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thanx bro! And you've used them before? I think 35% is VA's legal limit...anyone know if that's a noticeable difference, and whether or not 35% is even wirth it?

-Yasir
 

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Yes, I've used them before. I bought my Supra from out-of-state with around 15% tinting. In order to pass inspection, I had it removed and then re-tinted afterwards (more money back then :D ). Anyway, I re-tinted with 25%. 35% seemed way too light for me. 25% was good at cutting down the heat, but what I liked about 15% in the Supra before I got it inspected was that I never needed to flip my mirror at night. :D Tinting was dark enough, at 15%, to cut down on headlight glare big time. I'd say with 35% that you'll, at least, cut down on heat in the summer time. For looks, it probably won't cut it......fairly transparent.

Check out my website at:

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/nittany/

You can get an idea of 25% tinting in some of the pictures.

On another note, I also highly recommend them for detailing. If you make an appointment and ask them if it's a morning or afternoon job, they usually get it done in 3 hours so you can pick it up same day without leaving it overnight. They do a d*mn good job.
 

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thanx for the advice...so my question to you know is, why oh why did you get rid of the supra? One of the greatest cars of all time=). So how long does a tint job take?

-Yasir
 
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