TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Inexpensive window tint shop in Bay Area (SF)

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by RyanS, May 11, 2018.

  1. GregRF

    GregRF Squirrel Power

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2014
    Messages:
    441
    Location:
    CA
    Not bad huh? Since they couldn't do the back window at the time, they didn't charge that part yet. Told me they will charge $129, but probably should be more for the amount of material, but will honor that price for me.

    Not bad compared to some peoples $500 quotes for just the rear window. They have good prices on PPF as well, but I believe they only have one guy doing the installations so they have at least a 3 week backlog.
     
    • Like x 1
  2. PIEric

    PIEric Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2018
    Messages:
    38
    Location:
    Dublin, California
    #22 PIEric, Jun 26, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2018
    • Like x 1
  3. Jsquared824

    Jsquared824 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2018
    Messages:
    6
    Location:
    CA
  4. PIEric

    PIEric Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2018
    Messages:
    38
    Location:
    Dublin, California
    Yes, first thing I asked when I was asking for an estimate.
     
  5. luniz97

    luniz97 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2018
    Messages:
    14
    Location:
    San Jose
    What type of tint is everyone using recommending? if money wasn't an issue what would you pick?
     
  6. ProtonSF

    ProtonSF Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2018
    Messages:
    47
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Xpel's new tint is supposed to be pretty amazing. Product is low right now because of demand so many tinters don't have it in stock - and distributors may be out too. If you're in a big city like LA or SF you'll probably have some luck.

    Or 3M's crystalline is always a good bet. My issue with it is it didn't have the exact hue I was looking for. I actually ended up going with an off brand (but still very good) film called Express by Global.
     
  7. Fusion

    Fusion Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2016
    Messages:
    623
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Global is actually a really good brand tint. Their QDP CERAMIC line is a great product. They stand by their products.
     
  8. ProtonSF

    ProtonSF Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2018
    Messages:
    47
    Location:
    San Francisco
    I'm glad to hear that. I notice a tiny, itsy bit of discoloration around the edges but only when I have my polarized glasses on....
     
  9. BrianBradford

    BrianBradford Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2015
    Messages:
    11
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
  10. Fusion

    Fusion Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2016
    Messages:
    623
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Seems like it so far for ceramic.
     
  11. zeezz

    zeezz Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2018
    Messages:
    24
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    Another happy customer for Rocky Mountain, he did a great job. 40% on the sides and 35% in the back, one piece.
     
  12. dailo

    dailo Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2017
    Messages:
    555
    Location:
    Bay Area
    I had my BMW wrapped at Rocky Mountain 10 years ago and the tint still looks great. Back then I got it during a group buy. Has anyone tried setting one up or would be interested? Looks like the SoCal folks have been successful with it.
     
  13. Trevor B

    Trevor B Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Messages:
    1,025
    Location:
    USA
    Doesn't look like it ... I asked :(
     
  14. dailo

    dailo Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2017
    Messages:
    555
    Location:
    Bay Area
    A lot of the shops in the Bay Area are so booked they probably have no incentive to. I’ll ask when I start calling around for prices.
     
  15. fixingstill

    fixingstill Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2017
    Messages:
    16
    Location:
    Union City CA 94587
    Unbelievable. 30 years ago, a tinting job was about $120. Last one I did was on my 2016 honda Odyssey 3 years ago for $200. I never gave it a shxt what film or what features as long as it is as dark as I want. Now they come up with all the gimmicks and they could charge up to $600 - $700 and you guys are still happy to pay?? This market is becoming very lucrative and the shop I called didn't even have a opening until Dec (4 months from now). Are you kidding me? I need to open a tinting shop now! Are Tesla owners that dumb or it is for all cars?

    BTW, what makes Model 3 so difficult to tint? The rear window? Why? Some shops I called did not even want to touch them.
     
    • Love x 1
  16. garrity

    garrity Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2016
    Messages:
    86
    Location:
    CA
    It’s a huge window requiring an extra big piece of film. And it is an pain to put on.

    You can still get non ceramic film for less than $200 for Any car. But ceramic really blocks the heat compared to non ceramic even at the same tint level
     
  17. FlatSix911

    FlatSix911 Porsche 918 Hybrid

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2015
    Messages:
    5,649
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
  18. mkspeedr

    mkspeedr Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2015
    Messages:
    607
    Location:
    Santa Clara, CA
  19. FlatSix911

    FlatSix911 Porsche 918 Hybrid

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2015
    Messages:
    5,649
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
  20. mkspeedr

    mkspeedr Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2015
    Messages:
    607
    Location:
    Santa Clara, CA
    $400 for the back window, 4 sides, two top falcon wing windows.
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC