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Suggestions needed for window tinting in San Diego area

Discussion in 'Model S' started by 2017ModS, May 28, 2017.

  1. 2017ModS

    2017ModS Member

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    Hello everyone! I need advice on tinting for my Model S. This will be for side window and rear window only, not front windshield. Can you give me recommendations on:
    1. Best film for durability and heat protection while minimizing drastic change in car's appearance and remaining legal in CA?
    2. Recommended shops/installers in San Diego area?
    3. Does tinting affect any of the car's functionality, i.e. GPS/sensors/LTE reception (car not phone)?
    4. Approximate cost, if you are comfortable posting.

    Thank you very much!
     
  2. plugzinSD

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    Talk to Theo at Monumental Workx. I had his company apply Expel to the front half of my Model S, and I was pleased with the work, which was competitively priced. He will have a variety of options for window tinting for consideration. He and his staff are also savvy on the regulations. 858 291 8200.
     
  3. 2017ModS

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    Wonderful, thanks!
     
  4. plugzinSD

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    How did it work out?
     
  5. bkp_duke

    bkp_duke Active Member

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    sdtint.com

    They do GREAT work on high-end cars and have done a lot of Teslas.
     
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  6. 2017ModS

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    So, I went with Theo's shop, Monumental Workx using Spectra Photosync film. For the rear windows/trunk: SPH35 and front windows SPH55. Curtis did the installation and his work is phenomenal! I am super happy with the work they did. I'd highly recommend them! Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
     
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  7. KneeCola

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    how much did it cost you if I can ask? I am looking for the tinting my MS and I hear around $600. Tinting on a non tesla costed me around 1/4th of that. It was a good quality one but that was 8 years ago.
     
  8. Wknapp0924

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    450 is what I paid at pacific coast auto detail. It looks great, not so legal but never had a problem in over a year.
     
  9. Ravenous21

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    I went with San Diego tint and it was $370.00, have had no issues after the installation
     

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