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    Hey people ,

    Thinking about getting the old girl tinted...and have seen some DIY kits on ebay, pre-cut to my cars window sizes. Just wondering if anyone has had any experiences with this sort of DIY Tints - or is it just not worth the hassle?

    Take a looksie here : http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-E46-4DR-3-...3%3A1|294%3A50

    I have a mate, he has some experience with tinting and says he can do the front and back windows fine, it's just the rear window(with a compound curve) that he would not be able to do - the finish would be crap.

    I've looked at the guys feedback and he seems to be getting a positive response to these kits.

    So the question is, has anyone had experience with this sort of thing and is it worth a try?
     
     

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    Kev for the sake of between 2 or 3 hundred quid I would leave it to a reputable person. The back windows are a real PITA.

    At least if you pay someone to do it you can take it back if ever you have any concerns with it
     
     

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    Let me refer you to this so as to take into consideration too


    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...0-fine-t15743/
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by A20 RYM View Post
    Kev for the sake of between 2 or 3 hundred quid I would leave it to a reputable person. The back windows are a real PITA.

    At least if you pay someone to do it you can take it back if ever you have any concerns with it
    Cheers Mr.RYM...I've seen loads of ads on gumtree for tints - lowest is £89 all around but I'm not sure of the quality - I also found a mobile tint co. for £120~ so I might give them a shot.

    I just wanted to see if anyone had any experience with this sort of thing!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    Let me refer you to this so as to take into consideration too


    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...0-fine-t15743/
    Thanks mate, but I intend to only get legal tints installed.

    Not really a fan of darker tints tbh.
     
     

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    It's always worth asking on products that you are not familiar with

    A great looking car can be ruined by having poorly fitted tints on view

    It's definitely worth having a professional do it. I think considering the price you pay and the time they take to do it the job is well worth it
     
     

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    Well then go for it-you are allowed to do the rear windows as dark as you like but the limit is 70-75% light through on the front windows-what people dont realise is that your front windows are factory tinted and allow 80-85% of light through so it doesn't take a lot to put them over the legal.
    Don't get me wrong I do like tinted windows but having been driving over 3 times while cycling I personally would prefer to have drivers to have the best possible view of their surroundings......
     
     

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    yes mate it is best to get them done professionally, i have tinted loads of cars in the past and the rear screen is a pig to do the tint has to be heated to gain the curve , you can get a great tinting company to do it for £100 with a guarantee.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwkev View Post
    yes mate it is best to get them done professionally, i have tinted loads of cars in the past and the rear screen is a pig to do the tint has to be heated to gain the curve , you can get a great tinting company to do it for £100 with a guarantee.
    Yep I guess you guys are right - no point in wasting ££ on a duff job...I'll keep you updated! There is so many things I want to do to this car - not even sure where to start lol!
     
     

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