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post #1 of 10 Old 13th July 2013, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
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Window Tinting

Hi,

I have a A5 2010 cab and want to get the windows tinted.

Do not want to go to the dealer as I am sure they will be a rip off.

Wondering if anyone in OZ (esp QLD) have had experience with any independent companies that do it.

I have found one called Tintmart, that is national and comes with a lifetime warranty.

They seem to be asking for $250 (i received a flyer in the mail).

Any thoughts? Other companies?

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post #2 of 10 Old 13th July 2013, 04:16 AM
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I know it's not NZ prices, but I just bought my A5 and the dealer fitted tints for free.

Noticed they marked the cost down at £300 - not sure if that is any help ?

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Doesn't sound unreasonable to me. I went with 3M crystalline and it was much more expensive for the material alone.

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Make sure they are aware of the issue with the trunk mounted power amp, which they can fry if they don't protect it from water while tinting.

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Had a few of my cars tinted now, and had my bmw E90 saloon tinted last weekend all windows including the fronts (yes I know...) £185 fitted.

Look great went for light tint all round.

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Make sure they are aware of the issue with the trunk mounted power amp, which they can fry if they don't protect it from water while tinting.
Hi. Could you elaborate on this ? Thanks
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Hi. Could you elaborate on this ? Thanks
Tinters use a lot of water when applying tint. Your amplifier is in the trunk, and water can leak onto it when tint is applied to the back widow. The amp needs to be covered or it can be shorted out.

Also, I had an A5 and S5 cab tinted. The tinter did the back window by raising it up via the top up/down switch. This made it much more accessible and easy--no need to crawl in back seat.

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Eventually found a place called tintacar which was recommended to me by the Audi dealership. Very professional and did a great job. Highly recommended. Dan
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Just chipping in to say thanks for all the links guys. I'll be sure to check out some of these retailers for some mods that my customers in the area are looking at too. Hopefully I won't have to break the bank for financing the upgrades that I’m thinking of!
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