View Full Version : Where do you guys go for tint?

01-31-2007, 03:46 PM
Now that I'm seriously considering moving my car to Hawaii, I am seriously thinking about tinting my windows. I have a light interior so I'm thinking I'd get 30% all around and 50% on the windshield. Anyone have any recommendations and pricing? Should I do it here before I go?http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v125/chard/Audi/APRKit025.jpg

01-31-2007, 04:05 PM
there are a lot of laws about tint here in Hawaii...and they ticket you individually PER window. Careful as it can get very expensive.

Jesse S.
01-31-2007, 04:09 PM
35% is legal limit in HI. You can be off by a few percent..

I think the violation is like 250 per window.. So 250 x 6 = 1500 !!

01-31-2007, 10:32 PM
Hey Chard, yeah you might want to do it there. But I wouldn't recommend you doing the front windsheild.

02-01-2007, 12:47 AM
Hmm, I'd really like to get the windshield done in a light tint if I'm going to have my car outside in the heat while I'm at work. $250/window is outrageous! I'm hoping that 30% with a light interior will look like 35% with a dark interior. Maybe I'll go lighter on the windshield if there is a lighter tint, but I'd still like to get it done. If it's really a big NO NO, I guess I'll have to pick up a cheap sun shade or something.

It sounds like it'd be better to do it here, but would my car pass inspection when it gets there? Do they measure that? Thanks guys!

Jesse S.
02-01-2007, 01:06 AM
The only time you'll get inspected for tint is if you've already been pulled over.

02-01-2007, 02:29 AM
on side and rear windows, you can legally go down to 29%. when you go for recon or saftey and they check your windshield, its gonna be off since the glass is tinted from the factory. the recon guy was aruging with me about my STOCK windshield when i went in. just a heads up

02-01-2007, 02:30 AM
oh btw your car is awesome. if i end up picking up another audi, i'll have another twin again :D

02-01-2007, 03:26 PM
Haha, thanks for the compliment.

Maybe I'll leave the windshield for when I get there, unless I can get it all done cheap here. I'll think I can still get away with 30%...35 wouldn't do much with such a light interior.

02-01-2007, 08:31 PM
if you get it down in Hawaii, check out Al's tinting (it still around right?). They are highly skilled and do a lot of Audis...

02-01-2007, 11:09 PM
i have 35% huper optik(ceramic) which work well, helps with the heat since my car is open to the elements.

i've taken both my audis and the wife's benz to al's tinting, zero issues.

02-02-2007, 01:26 AM
I went to Midnight Tint inside Atomic Handwash. They charged me $160 for removal and install on all windows. I forgot the number though. I think my tint is 32 or 33 percent.

02-02-2007, 10:53 AM
Whoah, $160 is an awesome deal. I'd definitely want to get a non-dye tint so it doesn't fade, but don't want to be charged an arm and a leg (or any other body part).

02-02-2007, 10:50 PM
I think the tint film they use is Solarguard..not sure. It does come with a limited lifetime warranty...oh yeah it has to be in cash too.

02-03-2007, 12:18 AM
First Class Tint on Keeaumoku did a nice job on my Passat for $180. Two other guys referred me there.

02-03-2007, 11:21 AM
cash is ok with me, hehe. i know how that works.

thanks for the recommendations guys. i'll check them out when i get there next month.

03-04-2007, 03:46 PM
i have 35% huper optik(ceramic) which work well, helps with the heat since my car is open to the elements.

i've taken both my audis and the wife's benz to al's tinting, zero issues.

How much was it for the Huper-Optik ceramic tint? Also, where is Al's tinting? Thanks.

03-14-2007, 09:38 PM
oops, sorry for the slow reply.

Al's is next to Maui Off Road in Pearl City, down the street from Buzz's Steak house on Moanlua Road.

It can out to $400 for my Avant, but I didn't pay that much. Slightly cheaper for a sedan I'd say.

03-28-2007, 04:50 PM
I went to tnt tinting. i have the formula one ceramic tint 35%. it cost me $350 for my b7 a4.[up]

03-30-2007, 01:56 AM
Hey Chard, if you still wanna go to Midnight Tinting here's the number/address. 479-9488/1687 Kalakaua Ave(inside Atomic Performance), they did my car $160 cash removal/install. They use Solar Gard with a Limited Lifetime warranty. They did my car and tint is still cherry.


03-31-2007, 02:16 AM
Thanks for the heads up! I'll give them a call. Is there anyone I should ask for?
I'll prolly want to get the windshield done too so I'm sure it'll be a little bit more, although I'm not removing anything.

03-31-2007, 11:07 AM
nah, that's the straight up price they quoted me for. Yeah with windshield, it'll probably be a little more.