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Bay Area Tint Advice

jasonmason

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Mar 30, 2018
81
14
Bay Area
Hi Everyone,

I'm getting my window's tinted 3M crystalline Sides + Rear one piece for $900 at Mr. Tint in San Jose.

Is this too much? any other recommendations? I called OCDetailing and they quoted me $1300 for 3M Crystalline.

Thanks!
 
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sroh

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Sep 10, 2017
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San Jose, CA
I'm interested also. I plan to call Premier in Fremont, but I'm concerned the quote is gonna cause me to faint. Thanks for the info on OCDetailing. I was going to call them also.
 

Fusion

Member
Apr 13, 2016
682
487
San Francisco
It's gonna be expensive! If you wanna be a tester. We can order a roll of SolarFx Ceramic tint and do it ourselves. The rear window is gonna be fun to try. $300 for all windows with the rear done in one piece. Not joking either.... haha
 

lloyds

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Apr 3, 2013
1,100
205
Bay Area
Hi Everyone,

I'm getting my window's tinted 3M crystalline Sides + Rear one piece for $900 at Mr. Tint in San Jose.

Is this too much? any other recommendations? I called OCDetailing and they quoted me $1300 for 3M Crystalline.

Thanks!

Mr Tint sucks. I used them several years ago and when I brought it back to show them bubbles they said it's dust they said I was too picky. Horrible customer service.
 

dhu1

Member
Mar 9, 2017
816
604
Berkeley
I find that with things like this, the materials cost is not the driver of the overall cost. It really is the skills of the installer, and hence the labor cost. So like everything else in this world, you get pretty much what you pay for. If it wasn't the fact that the back window is so specialized, I would agree that OCD or Premier is expensive, but it is difficult thing to install and they both do a good job.
 

enzoshadow

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Mar 12, 2018
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Had mine tint done at Wheel Xperts Clear Bra at San Jose. Think they did a pretty decent job. 3M Crystalline 40% front door, 20% rear door and 70% rear windshield in single piece. $750 total for the tint. I also had my Xpel Ultimate full front done there 3 weeks ago as well. There were a few bubbles on the day of installation but they all went away within a week. Only 1 bubble didn't go away and they flatten it up for me afterward.
If you ended up using them, then mention Chris with a red Tesla Model 3 if you don't mind. He'd give me discount on future jobs. Not that I have anything else planned for my TM3, but just in case :)
 

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jasonmason

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Mar 30, 2018
81
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Bay Area
Had mine tint done at Wheel Xperts Clear Bra at San Jose. Think they did a pretty decent job. 3M Crystalline 40% front door, 20% rear door and 70% rear windshield in single piece. $750 total for the tint. I also had my Xpel Ultimate full front done there 3 weeks ago as well. There were a few bubbles on the day of installation but they all went away within a week. Only 1 bubble didn't go away and they flatten it up for me afterward.
If you ended up using them, then mention Chris with a red Tesla Model 3 if you don't mind. He'd give me discount on future jobs. Not that I have anything else planned for my TM3, but just in case :)

Thanks I’ll definately give them a call!
 

Fusion

Member
Apr 13, 2016
682
487
San Francisco
Had mine tint done at Wheel Xperts Clear Bra at San Jose. Think they did a pretty decent job. 3M Crystalline 40% front door, 20% rear door and 70% rear windshield in single piece. $750 total for the tint. I also had my Xpel Ultimate full front done there 3 weeks ago as well. There were a few bubbles on the day of installation but they all went away within a week. Only 1 bubble didn't go away and they flatten it up for me afterward.
If you ended up using them, then mention Chris with a red Tesla Model 3 if you don't mind. He'd give me discount on future jobs. Not that I have anything else planned for my TM3, but just in case :)

What did you end up paying for the Xpel full front?? Thanks in advance.
 

enzoshadow

Member
Mar 12, 2018
20
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95134
What did you end up paying for the Xpel full front?? Thanks in advance.
It was $1450 for me, which covers hood, bumper, fender, headlight, side mirrors, door edge guard for 4 door and luggage area (Don't know how to describe it, but top of rear bumper near your trunk opening)
 

Premier Mobile

Former Vendor
Jun 19, 2014
377
250
Fremont, CA
Here are some videos showing what Photosync looks like:

Photosync 45 sides and rear + 75 windshield on gray Model 3

Photosync 35 sides and rear + 75 windshield on white Model 3

Phtoosync 35 sides and rear + 75 windshield interior video of Model 3
 
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jasonmason

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Mar 30, 2018
81
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Bay Area
Here are some videos showing what Photosync looks like:

Photosync 45 sides and rear + 75 windshield on gray Model 3

Photosync 35 sides and rear + 75 windshield on white Model 3

Phtoosync 35 sides and rear + 75 windshield interior video of Model 3


Thanks for the info. How much would 4 windows photo sync and back windshield? And how long would it take?
 

KDGr

Member
May 17, 2018
37
25
Santa Cruz, California
Check out Transparent Glass Coatings of Monterey Bay. They're based in Santa Cruz but may be worth the travel. I had all four windows done for $258 with Formula One Llumar Pinnacle series (the middle range). They did a terrific job and have done quite a few Model 3s. Back windshield would double the price but still a good deal compared to prices listed above.
 

FJHulk

Member
Jul 27, 2019
17
4
San Jose
Check out Transparent Glass Coatings of Monterey Bay. They're based in Santa Cruz but may be worth the travel. I had all four windows done for $258 with Formula One Llumar Pinnacle series (the middle range). They did a terrific job and have done quite a few Model 3s. Back windshield would double the price but still a good deal compared to prices listed above.
Would you still recommend? Any bubbles etc?
 

zyzz

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May 31, 2019
113
78
bay area
Did you go with them? any feedback if you went with them?
i did end up going with them. Took about 4-5 hours but the installation was top notch. Probably one of the best installs i have seen. Little to no air bubbles.

i went with 25% llumar f1 pinnacle ceramic all around except windshield and front moonroof

as someone with high expectations - they exceeded them
 

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