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Looking to tint back windows
I'm tired of messing with 'static' car window cling sun
shades (lumpy, droopy, and hard to see through). And my
brother who is an EMT swears suction cup window shades are
dangerous, limiting the driver's view and turning into a
projectile during an accident. I'm thinking about getting
the rear windows of my car tinted to keep my tot son happier
and perhaps cut down on UVA/UVB. Does anybody have good or
bad experiences to share about window tinting? Can anybody
recommend an affordable place that does quality, lasting
work? Thanks! Valerie
Professional Film Installations-Window in West Oakland is
the best. I tinted my car back in 2008 and it is still
looking great and keeping my kids cool in the back. Jim's
work is impeccable and his price is very reasonable. Do
keep in mind the shop is in West Oakland. So if you don't
want to hang out there for a few hours, go with someone with
2578 West St
Oakland, CA 94612
Car window tinting?
We want to have our Accord windows tinted and the recommendations
on the website are pretty old. Can someone recommend a place they
have used recently? Does anyone have recent experience with Tint
on Wheels? Thanks!
I posted this question fairly recently and a BPN member
recommended Jim at Professional Film Installation. He did a
fantastic job and was quick and reasonable. His number is
839-2430 and it's more or less downtown Oakland. I had
considered mobile tinting too because it's so hard to schedule
because of kids but am very glad I went with PFI!
yep - we used Tint on Wheels a couple of years ago. Love the
result! We have not had any problems with bubbling or other
installation issues. I think the service has a lifetime
warranty anyway... Can't beat the ease in having them come to
your house! They did a great job!
Car window tinting
I'm looking for more recent recommendations for places that do car
window tinting. I'm flexible about where it is but would love one near
BART or other public transit if I need to leave my car there for the
day. Has anyone used one of those mobile services that come to
I used Andy at Tint on Wheels. http://tintonwheels.com/
He comes to your house and does a wonderful job! He also gave us advice
as to how dark we should do each window. We had the car windows tinted
around 4 years ago and they still look great (no bubbling or flaws). I
would absolutely recommend him.
i have used Jim at Professional Film Installation for two vehicles. He is
great (510) 839-2430 2578 West St, Oakland, CA.
Want to tint side windows
I want to shield my two children (ages 1 and 4) from sun in the
back seat. I have a Subaru wagon so only the sun from the side
is a factor (because the sun coming in from the rear window only
reaches the wagon area). I have been told by the CHP not to
install suction window shades because they can be a hazard in
case of an accident. So I am considering getting the two rear
side windows tinted by a reputable place. Any recommendations of
where in the Berkeley/Oakland or nearby areas to get such service
done? I prefer not to go to one in a high crime area. Any ideas
on how much such service costs? Thank you
Sun safe mom
We had our windows tinted as soon as our baby was out of her infant car seat, since the Britax
Roundabout has no canopy. We went to Custom Glass Tinting (the name says it all!), which is
walking distance from our house in Richmond. They have been there forever, which I think speaks
to the quality of their work. I believe the warranty is for 5 years.
For the rear windows (back, 2 passengers, and 2 little triangles), it cost us $179 on our Volvo
sedan. So it should cost even less if you don't want your rear window tinted. They have 4
different levels of tint, and I believe we chose the second darkest, which works fine. I think
the third darkest would have been good, too, but then you can't really see the kids through the
window when you're looking in from the outside. Tracy
Based on your signature (Sun safe mom) I think you may be adding
the tinting for UV safety reasons. Car windows are designed to
block UV radiation and consistently block 96-98% of it when the
windows are closed. Just a thought if that was your only reason.
You may want to do it anyway for the comfort of the kids
I recommend window tinting by Tint on Wheels because he comes to
your house. More details at http://www.rookiemoms.com/pimp-your-ride
The posts that I've reviewed are a couple of years old. I
wanted to know if anyone can recommend a good auto window
tinter. Also, what is their proces (if known); do they take off the door paneling
and the back? Thank you in advance for your recommendations
Hi there! I don't know what process they use, but we use
Custom Auto in Oakland on Hegenberger. My husband is an auto
guy (a Ford parts manager and mechanic on the side and general
lover of all things that are auto related!) so he really
researches and knows his stuff. We've used Custom Auto to tint
windows in several of our 'old school' cars and they have
always done a fantastic job. Freinds and family members have
also gone there and have been pleased as well. Because I leave
all car related issues up to my husband, I can't tell you about
the process they use, but it's done correctly or my husband
wouldn't continue to go there!
I just got my husband's car ('98 Honda Accord Coupe)tinted for
Father's Day. I went to Professional Film Installation 2578
West St. Oakland 510-839-2430.
I actually had to research to find him because I went to him
about 6 yrs ago for window tinting for my '92 Honda Civic. I
really like the quality of the work and recommend him to anyone.
He actually puts on different strips of the tint so you can get
an idea of how dark you want to go. And the tints have
warranty with them.
I paid $235 for all windows...front and back. I was very
pleased. It took like 4 hrs.
Hi, does anyone know of a place that does good quality
window tinting on a car.? We have a 2002 Passat wagon
and want to have the windows tinted. Thanks.
I had the windows on my car done by Precision Tint and it was
the best job I have ever seen. He also has tinted the windows
on 5 cars for other members of my family.
1420 Concord Avenue, Concord, CA 94520
You've got to try 'Tint on Wheels'. This guy will come out to
your house and tint your windows. He works at Honda of
Serramonte tinting windows and he does this on the side. It
takes maybe a little over an hour. I had mine done and have
had no problems with the job. The guy is really nice and
proffesional. He is listed. I actually got the advice from this
Based on another poster's recommendation for ''Tint on Wheels,'' I
am happy to report that Andy does excelllent work. He was fast,
reasonably priced, completely professional and did a fabulous
job on the windows. His number is 510-481-7722.
Has anyone had the rear windows of their 4-door car tinted? If so, can you tell me if you think it was worth it, and do you recommend someone in particular to do it?
For the person looking for car tinting, I recommend Tint on Wheels at
510-215-5800. We had it done a few years ago (it was $170 for our wagon).
They come to your house and do it right there - they just need an outlet.
They guarantee against bubbling up and offer different color tints (as dark
as limousines have). Oh, and i called a few references prior. Good luck!
we have the back two windows and rear window tinted on our car, and have had
them on previous cars--we love it. not only is the back seat cooler for us
and our daughter, but we don't have to deal with hanging shadesthat fall
off... and my husband thinks they look cool. we recommend that you get them
done at a place that gives a long guarantee--ours, from Maaz in Oakland (a
little expensive, but quick & efficient), have a lifetime warranty.
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