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Post by mikeh » 03 Jul 2006, 10:42 am

Guys,

Can we have a sticky (sam?) about tinting windows, how much tint you have (%), how much they cost, where you had it done, and any good or bad experiences with them?

Thanks,
Mike


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Post by killer69 » 04 Jul 2006, 12:11 pm

30% is the max but people put more than that more than 30 the cops will catch U. u get a fine of 10000 and the car gets impo for 2 to 3 months.
tint can to 80 bucks to 1500 dhs. but thats the good ones. 3M tint is good and a bit cheap i got for my acc 550dhs. not bad every thing from inside. solar guard, V-kool are all DHS 600+ . go for 3M good and cheap.
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Post by mikeh » 04 Jul 2006, 1:01 pm

Thank you killer69,

Where can I have this 3M thingy done.. and how long will it take … ?

How about just go ghetto style and do it in sharjah, if it is bad (and fades after a year, you can still have it redone).

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Post by ALi » 04 Jul 2006, 1:15 pm

there are many different types of tints available in the market..most of them are same but shop salesmen charge different prices, depending on ur knowlege or watevr. cuz if u dono anything abt tints they''ll charge u 80dhs or more for the tint worth 40 or 50dhs.. therz a shop near my house in shj. they only put VCOOL tint..is really vvv nice. once i went n chekd out. heat dosnt enter thru the tint at all.. evn if its 0%. but the price varies from 1.5k to 3k+ depending on ur car size.( they told me 2.5k for my dads lexus) and they also offer 1-2 yrz guarantee. :)

and yes!! ther are fake 3M tints in the market.. i dono the difference but a frnd told me many salesmen put tht tint n charge for orignal.. :?:

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Post by Accord98 » 04 Jul 2006, 5:43 pm

)hey Mikeh,
whats ur budget?

DO NOT buy it from Shajah or Deira/Satwa! its all fake - did my das from their - paid 400AED and its shit!!!

best place i knw of is HSV - directly opposite Lamcy Plaza. they give u 5 yr warranty and everything - shouldnt cost u more than 350AED.

it takes mayb 2 hrs if no one is before u - if they have one person working on it... otherwise 45 min :)

but if ur looking for some serious stuff - VCOOL or this stuff u get from AutoPlus (sry cant remeber the name :( )

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Post by sara85 » 04 Jul 2006, 6:17 pm

i herd emcool n vcool r da best!!!!!!!! how much tint dos anybodi here hev?????
yalla,,,,,,sara

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Post by mikeh » 04 Jul 2006, 6:47 pm

I have very little tint (yes, people will even deny i have tint..) but thats why I'd like to see the possibilities.

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Post by Sparky » 04 Jul 2006, 6:52 pm

I remmember getting a quote for 3M from a shop in Al Quoz, 450 for my car, including a 3 year warranty. For an X5 it was 550.

About my current tints:

Tint Brand: Crappy Tiwanese Tint
Precentage on driver/passenger windows: 30%
Rear Windshield and Front Sunvisor: 50%
Cost: 45 / -

Life Expectancy: 6 months for rear, 1 Year for Sides

Where: Laos Auto Accessories
Address: Along Sahara Centre road, before Sharjah College, Shj, U.A.E.

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Post by killer69 » 07 Jul 2006, 12:01 am

then why dont u go to satwa and put tint cause some of the place over there u get good and they do it good as well. max they will charge u dhs-70/-3M next to lamcy
HSV but they will charge u more, it will take (if they r not busy) 2 hour. but really good work. :lol:
but if u r putting 3M dont go for 30% cause it is toooo light
were as the 1 at satwa will be dark but OK. check them out.
what u think is good for the car go for it.

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Post by newimprovednf » 07 Jul 2006, 12:50 am

i got my ride tinted from a shop near old dubai cinema
the shops name is Abu Adel
very clean work
he told me its 3M
but I'm not sure if it is 3M or not
watever its great
my dads vehicle was also tinted from der one year before
no probz (fading,blisters,etc) till date.
and he charges reasonably (for my mazda 3 he charged 280, and for my dads Nissan X-Trail he charged 300)



the original 3M films package will have this name
3M™ Scotchshield™

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Post by ALi » 07 Jul 2006, 1:41 am

sara85 wrote:i herd emcool n vcool r da best!!!!!!!! how much tint dos anybodi here hev?????
yalla,,,,,,sara
therz a VCOOL shop near my house.. thy r the exclusive agents and only put VCOOL tint. price starts frm 1500dhs

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Post by Sparky » 07 Jul 2006, 3:57 am

newimprovednf wrote:i got my ride tinted from a shop near old dubai cinema
the shops name is Abu Adel
very clean work
he told me its 3M
but I'm not sure if it is 3M or not
watever its great
my dads vehicle was also tinted from der one year before
no probz (fading,blisters,etc) till date.
and he charges reasonably (for my mazda 3 he charged 280, and for my dads Nissan X-Trail he charged 300)



the original 3M films package will have this name
3M™ Scotchshield™
Hey dude those are good rates for 3Ms... could you gave us the exact location?

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Post by newimprovednf » 07 Jul 2006, 2:35 pm

As I said before
i'm not sure if it is 3M
I'm telling this because
he himself has got 3 varieties of 3M which he showed to me

One with a 3M package (Small Package - like ordinary american film package)

Second one with a 3M Package & 3M watermark on the film (small package)

Third one is a Big ordinary carton (he said....it is coming in 3M big brown carton because they order it in bulk quantity) which is very wide, so that the rear glass is finished in one piece of film (if we go for first two options the rear glass can only be tinted with 2 piece of film as they are not wide enough)

he said the third one is the best

...so i went for it

and for past one year theres no probz with the film

Location : I'm not sure if i have drawn it correctly

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Post by Sparky » 08 Jul 2006, 1:58 am

newimprovednf wrote:As I said before
i'm not sure if it is 3M
I'm telling this because
he himself has got 3 varieties of 3M which he showed to me

One with a 3M package (Small Package - like ordinary american film package)

Second one with a 3M Package & 3M watermark on the film (small package)

Third one is a Big ordinary carton (he said....it is coming in 3M big brown carton because they order it in bulk quantity) which is very wide, so that the rear glass is finished in one piece of film (if we go for first two options the rear glass can only be tinted with 2 piece of film as they are not wide enough)

he said the third one is the best

...so i went for it

and for past one year theres no probz with the film

Location : I'm not sure if i have drawn it correctly

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I've seen the ones with the 3M logos repeated in them that you mentioned... those are original as i used to have a friend that used to work with those.

PS: Thanks for the map, dude... really cool of you. :)

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Post by xheartx77 » 08 Jul 2006, 2:46 pm

u can get various tints ...
i currently hav done sumthin special wid my tints... bored of the reflective tints ... which giv a silver look called HARARI

my tints r red in colour (30%) wid black over it (30%) ... so its double tint n it gives me a reddish black look ... i guess i innovated sumthin new ..

BUT abt V-COOL its actually expensive ... donno abt its performance but i've seen the exclusive showroom its quite a big showroom ... n yeah EM-COOL is quite nice b'coz my dad's camry had it done already when he bought it ... it waz quite light but helped in cooling the car n waz 100 times better than my cars tint comparing the heat tht entered ... i've seen a bill in the car mentioned 800 DHS for it ..

TINTS r reccomended if they block UV n heat n provide gud visibility... n best when applied in interiors unlike sum shops tht do it on the roads wid dust n particles flyin ..

3M tints hav their logo mentioned on their tints running horizontal ... seen it in a friends car ..

n yeah i had done my first tint to my car for 30 dhs including removing the old one tht came along frm the previous owner ... not tht effective but quite dark

i know i start my stories evrywher ... but cant help it ... cant resist :)



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