window tinting

Discussion in 'Prius v Accessories and Modifications' started by syscon, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. syscon

    syscon Member

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    Do dealers offer window tinting or is it better to go to auto glass shop?
     
  2. Cactus Hybrid

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    Dealers offer it..As a matter of fact, I had my tint "Thrown in" with the deal!
     
  3. DonVentura

    DonVentura SoCal Prius Driver

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    Some dealers just sub it out to a tint guy. I went with a local shop that only does tint and was highly recommended.
     
  4. jbrad4

    jbrad4 Active Member

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    My dealer says his window tint is laser cut from Toyota templates. That's enough info to let my dealer do the tint on my PiP when I get it.
     
  5. eroeder

    eroeder Junior Member

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    I love my tinting! Here in Hawaii, it is just sub'd out. I found out who actually did the work and went to them off the street and got a better deal than what the dealer was charging. Did the same thing for the radio swap.
     
  6. dustoff003

    dustoff003 Blizzard Brigade #003

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    Where you at and who did the work?
     
  7. rightguard

    rightguard New Member

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    Yeah I'm looking for good tint on Maui...
     
  8. Harry Pottar

    Harry Pottar Junior Member

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    anyone have any recommendation for window tinting in MA. I'm around Milford, Bellingham area.

    I have googled and quite a few came up but I wanted to know if anyone had experience with any. I'm really fuzzy about quality I would hate to see bubbles.
     
  9. Mike500

    Mike500 Interessen-Gemeinschaft Prius

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    Mine came installed by the distributor at the dock, Southwest Toyota.
     
  10. dustoff003

    dustoff003 Blizzard Brigade #003

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    Cool did you mean Southeast Toyota? Were you a victim of autocorrect?


    Posted from my iPhone via the Tapatalk app.
     
  11. Mike500

    Mike500 Interessen-Gemeinschaft Prius

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    Yes, you're right. And, as you said, I was a victim of the dreaded "autocorrect."
     
  12. Toyo

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    The dealer offered to have the windows tinted for $700. I ended up paying $150 at a place highly recommended on Yelp. It turns out, they are the same people to which my dealership contracts out their work.

    The V looks great with tinted windows, highly recommended. The only caveat is that we went with the 5% film and it seems maybe just a little bit too dark on the inside now.

    Toyo
     
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  13. DaveShep

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    If you don't mind, what's the name of the place? Thanks!