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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Mon, Jul-21-2008, 08:02:26 PM   #1
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Default Imola Red on Imola Red: Tint Suggestion

I made the mistake of getting 5% tint on my car. i liked how it looked on a couple of different imola red m3's i saw

but no joke right after i get it tinted, i realized how much i hated it. it makes my car look ghetto, and i have a pretty nice interior, and it completely hides it.

im getting all my windows re-tinted within a couple days

what percentage of tint will give me a nice classy look, and also show my seats, but still b a little dark?

35% tint is almost too light for me, and i dont like the green look it give off




also, one of my friends got his windowns tinted recently and the place he got his windows tinted at used tint that doesnt look green when you look thru it but kind of looks blue. i dont know hes has a yellow SRT 4 so the blueish look of the tint looks good on his car, i dont know if it would look good on my car? im going for more of a red/ carbon fiber look for my car. i origionally was going to go all red and black, but im not feeling that anymore, so i kind of want my tint to go with that theme.


so 2 questions/suggestions i need help with

1. what percentage tint should i get?
2. should i go with the green stuff or the blue stuff


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My car is not red on red... but will give you and idea of how dark you should go...

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=203086

I'm at 35%
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Imola On Imola .... sexy !!!
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35% is a good shade

i dont know why but i always though it looked too light, but it looks nice on ur car

u think it might look lighter on my car b/c of my red int?
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im 35% as well
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Also Ian's car (Obioban) is Ir on Ir... he is on 35% as well. I think it looks good and your red can be seen slightly, which is want you want to show off anyways...

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?p=1800456
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the only thing that concerns me about 35% tint is in daylight, when the suns outs it makes the tint almost look green

where i reach my 2nd decision, do i go with the standard tint that gives off the greenish look or with with the one that kind of gives off a blueish look?
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yeahh that is a really good point. ive seen Ians car already, i spoke to him not too long ago. the 35 looks really good on his car. i was origionally going to go with 20% after i got my 5% removed

20 wouldnt show my seats?
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35%, and go with black... not blue or green

35% has the benefit of being legal
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all tint is SUPPOSED to look black, but the film that they use sometimes doesnt always give off that true black look

when you look thru tint, sometimes it gives off a greenish or blueish look

i dont know if that makes sense or not lol kinda hard to explain
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