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San Diego: Tint Recommendation Anxiety

Discussion in 'California' started by Kilowut, May 22, 2014.

  1. Kilowut

    Kilowut Member

    Apr 29, 2014
    Otay Ranch, CA.
    I haven't even picked up my S85 yet and my head is spinning with the tinting. I feel as if I'm debating whether or not to circumcise my child or not. lol (sorry if I offended) At the moment I think I'm just on information overload.

    Tinting options shouldn't be this hard but here I am trying to figure out between

    Mr. Tint (I've read about the club discount)
    SD Tint
    Solar Care
    Monumental Workx (leaning toward them)

    Trying to figure out between photo sync, 3M, Air Blue 80 (on the front shield).

    I wear Oakley polarized prescription sunglasses so I'm worried about the rainbow effect too. ugh...

    Trying to figure out between 35% 15% on the back and/or 70% on the front windows.

    Do I get the Pano tinted or do I not?

    As you can see I'm on information overload. I've never tinted a car so I'm sure that's adding to the anxiety.

    Does anyone have a black MS and tints? If so care to chime in on your experience on percentage and what looks nice? Even if you don't feel free to chime. :)

    Sorry for possibly beating a dead horse on the tinting but I think I'm not alone in this. I'd like to make an appt soon since I take delivery next week.
  2. Cosmacelf

    Cosmacelf Active Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    San Diego
    I recommend Reid's Tinting. He comes to you in a mobile van, so no waiting around in a random lobby for hours. He does a great job, knows about the Model S, etc.
  3. liuping

    liuping Active Member

    Jul 23, 2013
    San Diego
    I have 75 Photosync on my windshield if you want to test it with your glasses. And I have 45 on the sides and back windows if you want to see how dark it gets in the sun.

    We also has 65 on the side windows of the Volt (my wife did not want noticeable tint)

    I highly recommend Photo sync for heat reduction. it really reduces the amount of AC you need to stay comfortable. It's still hot when you get in the car after it's been parked in the sun for a few hours, but is 100 degree type hot, not 120+ degree hot. It make a huge difference.

    PM me if you want to meet up some time. My in laws live in Otay Ranch, so we're your area from time to time.

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