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Getting windows tinted

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by bakerboy, May 4, 2017.

  1. bakerboy

    bakerboy Member

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    I have a mobile tint guy coming today recommended by my brother that is giving me an awesome deal for Suntek CXP tint all the way around (dark) and then also on the panoramic roof that will be clear-ish, just adding more heat block. My question is, do you tip for such a service? I've never dealt with mobile service, have always taken my cars in to basic tint shops. Anything I should tell him to look out for? Is this particular brand/type good?

    T.I.A.
     
  2. bakerboy

    bakerboy Member

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    TTT

    Guy should be here in a few hours.
     
  3. Cricket88

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    I suppose depending on how "killer" of a deal you're getting, and how happy/satisfied you are with the end result should be the determining factor on whether to tip or not, and how much if so....

    Case in point, i hired a guy to clear my overgrown backyard on my hillside property (about 6500 sqft) for his quoted price of $500 and he did just a fantastic job (and literally spent 3 days pulling roots), I tipped him $100 bucks on top.

    Not exactly the same thing but you get the idea. If hes taking a hose to the price and making it up on labor, Id give him some money on top. Without knowing what this "killer" deal is, its hard to say how much, etc and how to tip.
     
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  4. bakerboy

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    The tinter installed Suntek CXP dark on all doors and trunk and put a clear on the moonroof for $240, I ended up giving him $280. I'll get pictures after lunch.
     
  5. HHHH

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    Depends what you're willing to spend, how talented this individual is, and how much value matters to you.

    If you're willing to spend around $800-$1k, photosync is by far the best.

    Best of luck to you.
     
  6. PluggedINLife

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    Looking forward to some pics. Trying to get mine tinted too, live in CA so my black on black gets really hot.
     
  7. SoCal Jimmy

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    Just did one of our cars today too. I went with 3M all around and their crystalline series on the front windshield. Came out perfect. Not too dark and cuts a lot of the heat now.
     
  8. jmorenzo

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    Hi Bakerboy, I'd love to see pictures of your CXP. How do you like it and who did you use? I'm thinking of getting it for my model S.
     
  9. bakerboy

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    Sorry For the delay:

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  10. bakerboy

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    Has anyone put a tint visor on the front windshield? Have any pics?
     
  11. BillYard

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    Can you send me contact info for the person who did your tint?
     
  12. EVCarGUy

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    I tried to get 3M crytalline installed in my van. The quote was high. $750 for front windshield and side windows plus non-3M for sliding door and rear. The guy claimed the windshield alone was $300 just for the crystalline film. Would you be willing to share your cost?
     
  13. mrtian97

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    same here, I am looking to tint my MS that I will pickup on the 24th. any recommendation
     
  14. Premier Mobile

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    If you are in LA area and looking for PhotoSync or CeraLuxe (made by the same manufacturer) - look into Extreme Autowerks. They are authorized to carry both - www.extremeautowerks.net
     
  15. Brown4141

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    Did you end up putting the front tint visor on. I want to as well but I am concerned it will interfere with the AP camera.
     
  16. bakerboy

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    Yes, I did...BUT, I don't have AP.
     

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