07-20-2002, 09:15 PM
Anybody want to give their opinion on tint brand names and/or installers in the Boston or E.Mass surrounding area.
I want to tint my S4 soon, but I've heard horror stories about tints eventually fading to purple and now there's a new problem with the dot matrix in OE windows causing problems with the adhesive.
Any tips, suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.
07-21-2002, 04:59 PM
A lot of people prefer Llumar tint. They have several metallic tints.
I've heard the Tint King in Billerica does really good work. They cut the pieces of tint using some sort of computer controlled cutter.
I have to get my car tinted too.
07-21-2002, 05:02 PM
Most places that do metallic tint will offer a lifetime guarantee for their work, and if they don't, I know some So. Maine installers that do.
07-21-2002, 06:16 PM
Got it done at Tint King in Billerica. The guy doesn't cut his own pieces - he uses a computer to do it for him. VERY neat. The end result is excellent.
Tint worth paying for does not fade. Every tint job should come with a lifetime warranty (all quality jobs do) to protect against that.
Yes, there is a problem with the dot matrix. The adhesive does not stick to it, so depending on the installer, it either gets cut neatly along the edge or gets left hanging.
I'm located in the MetroWest area if you want to try and arrange a time to see my tint.
07-21-2002, 06:18 PM
Thanks guys... but are there metallics that don't look like the windows have been dipped in a silver emulsion? I just want a dark smoke look - no silver or mirror finish.
And... anyone heard of these problems with the dot matrix that I first mentioned?
07-21-2002, 06:23 PM
Does your tint still pass the Mass inspection with the 35% tint? I ask this 'cause I've been told the OE windows come with a factory tint that, when combined with aftermarket tint, will lower the % value below the legal limit. True??
07-22-2002, 06:37 AM
He had 4 choices of "finishes" in metallic tints. I chose the one that was lease reflective and had the smokiest look. Probably the best thing to do is find a tint shop and go in and look at their selection. Any good shop will have at least 3 or 4 selections, computer generated sheets to fit your car and a lifetime guarantee. If they don't find another one.
07-22-2002, 08:37 AM
Best shop around Boston, IMHO, is Sonny Window Tint in Saugus, MA. He did an outstanding job (about 1.5 yrs ago), no issues, reasonably priced. I needed a 5 week advance to book for the work. Took him almost a whole day.
He is located right on Center St. in Saugus.
Best of luck.
07-22-2002, 01:18 PM
But the guy @ Tint King knows of several inspection shops that overlook dark tints.
AFAIK, what you heard is true.