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      09-19-2012, 09:05 AM   #1
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Tint recommendation?

Has anyone applied tint to their new M5 or have a recommendation for a tint percentage for the windows? I'm not a huge tint fan but the car clearly needs it. Appreciate the help!
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      09-20-2012, 04:02 AM   #2
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Mine is Azurite Black like yours. I did 35% and it's perfect!!! Looks amazing!
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      09-20-2012, 06:01 AM   #3
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Llumar Air Blue. Looks fantastic. Like the AMG factory tint but with 50% heat reduction.
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Llumar Air Blue. Looks fantastic. Like the AMG factory tint but with 50% heat reduction.
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Thanks, Stealth...I'll check out the Llumar.
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      09-27-2012, 09:47 AM   #6
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Suntek ?

Does anyone have any experience with SunTek Carbon or CXP? My dealer uses this and SunTek comes with a lifetime warranty vs. my other dealer which wanted to use a 3M product with a 5 year warranty.
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      10-12-2012, 12:45 PM   #7
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Llumar Air Blue. Looks fantastic. Like the AMG factory tint but with 50% heat reduction.
I was told air blue is a discontinued product.
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I've used the SunTek before. I didnt have any problems with the finish or fading/discoloring after 5 years or so. Their reps and warranty are very good too. MAKE SURE your installer provides you with the official SunTek warranty card with roll numbers entered in. A receipt will not get you warranty service.
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I was told air blue is a discontinued product.
Not according to this. They just renamed it as Air.

http://www.llumar.com/pdf/en/LLumarAutoSpecsUS.pdf
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Guys, I have been looking into a new film for my M5 when it arrives.

Photosync 75. It is also available in darker shades. It is a light blue tint, and it is photochromic (I.e. it changes darkness based on the amount of sunlight, enabling better visibility at night).

http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/m...no-tint-3.html
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      11-13-2012, 10:50 PM   #11
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What about tint recommendations for an alpine white? I have the black front and side grills from IND. Was thinking of doing 35% all around but not sure if it will take away from the classy look of the car.
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      11-15-2012, 12:03 AM   #12
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What about tint recommendations for an alpine white? I have the black front and side grills from IND. Was thinking of doing 35% all around but not sure if it will take away from the classy look of the car.
Mine's 35% on silverstone. Still looks very classy. Perfect balance IMO.
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      11-18-2012, 04:32 AM   #13
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What about tint recommendations for an alpine white? I have the black front and side grills from IND. Was thinking of doing 35% all around but not sure if it will take away from the classy look of the car.
I have AW/SO combo. I plan to go with 35%. The red interior complements the film perfectly. Also in my state (OR) 35% is the legal limit for window tint on front door windows.

I had 30% on my black M3 with fox red interior and it looked perfect to me. However I think white cars look better with a little lighter tint.
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      11-21-2012, 01:17 AM   #14
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Anyone have a recommendation for tint % on a black sapphire metallic with black interior?
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      11-22-2012, 12:08 AM   #15
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I think anything between 32-35% looks good. Not too light and not too dark.
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      11-26-2012, 04:59 PM   #16
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Tint scheduled

I am scheduled to get Full 3M crystalline tint applied to my M5 next week. All windows/moonroof in 40 and Windshield in 70. Will post pics and comments once finished.

I decided not to get a clear bra. I am concerned about discoloration. I will determine in 3 or 4 years if it was the right call! I seem to get clear bra on every other car I own. haha. Maybe it has something to do with the salesman and my mood at any given Tint shop visit. Who knows.
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      11-28-2012, 06:48 PM   #17
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Ive had Llumar in three of my cars - I'll be going with just 50% as I normally do. I prefer the lightest possible tint.
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Ive had Llumar in three of my cars - I'll be going with just 50% as I normally do. I prefer the lightest possible tint.
i have Llumar %50 as well...
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Guys, I have been looking into a new film for my M5 when it arrives.

Photosync 75. It is also available in darker shades. It is a light blue tint, and it is photochromic (I.e. it changes darkness based on the amount of sunlight, enabling better visibility at night).

http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/m...no-tint-3.html
I have this exact set up on my new Silverstone M5. I'll take photos once I get it back from the dealer as they are still dealing with some electronic issues (not getting in gear). But for the very short period of time I had it, I did notice a difference in how it blocks the heat better. On my other car, I've got Huper 40.
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I have a Black Sapphire 550i F-10, went with Llumar Ceramic 35%, looks really good, just got it done Monday, $360.00 +tip
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I am scheduled to get Full 3M crystalline tint applied to my M5 next week. All windows/moonroof in 40 and Windshield in 70. Will post pics and comments once finished.

I decided not to get a clear bra. I am concerned about discoloration. I will determine in 3 or 4 years if it was the right call! I seem to get clear bra on every other car I own. haha. Maybe it has something to do with the salesman and my mood at any given Tint shop visit. Who knows.
I am going with 3M Crystaline 90 on the windshield and 50 on all other windows. Probably will be light, but I like that look. FYI Crystaline probably like other high end products which is really pricey. 3M has a 15% off coupon on their website until the end of the year, but even after that I still paid $750.
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Guys, I have been looking into a new film for my M5 when it arrives.

Photosync 75. It is also available in darker shades. It is a light blue tint, and it is photochromic (I.e. it changes darkness based on the amount of sunlight, enabling better visibility at night).

http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/m...no-tint-3.html
I have this exact set up on my new Silverstone M5. I'll take photos once I get it back from the dealer as they are still dealing with some electronic issues (not getting in gear). But for the very short period of time I had it, I did notice a difference in how it blocks the heat better. On my other car, I've got Huper 40.
Did you do the 75 all around? Please share the pics. Also please post pics of the interior of your car so I can see how it affects light within the cabin.
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