1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

sportback tints is it a good price?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by timontour, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. timontour
    Offline

    timontour Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2012
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    i've been quoted 130 to tint all the rear windows and boot is it a good price?
    #1
  2. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,225
    Likes Received:
    1,219
    I'd be very weary of that price, it sounds very cheap, whose the company & whereabouts?
    #2
  3. timontour
    Offline

    timontour Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2012
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    #3
  4. DixonH
    Offline

    DixonH Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2011
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    2
    i'd ask to make sure they are removing the rear door windows to tint them and not doing them in situ.
    #4
  5. timontour
    Offline

    timontour Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2012
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    do they usually take the windows out then?
    the website looks the part but you never know nowadays!
    #5
  6. Boon
    Offline

    Boon Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    Messages:
    437
    Likes Received:
    46
    +1 I ended up removing my rear door windows to tint... So much easier & looks so much better

    Each door will take about an hour to remove the glass, film and refit (once dry!) - involves removing the door cards and the whole window surround/frame

    Sounds too cheap to me too but times are hard and maybe they need the work...
    #6
  7. Zak0123
    Offline

    Zak0123 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2012
    Messages:
    469
    Likes Received:
    29
    Didn't have mine removed and I think it was £110 or something for the 3 back windows on my 3dr. Looks ace IMO.
    #7
  8. Boon
    Offline

    Boon Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    Messages:
    437
    Likes Received:
    46
    Thats because the rear windows on a 3dr are all bonded and can't be removed that easily

    OP was asking about a sportback that has 5 rear windows!
    #8
  9. bez101
    Offline

    bez101 Yorkshire & Humber Rep.

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    8,718
    Likes Received:
    491
    they dont really need removeing
    a good tinter will do it spot on with them left in
    #9
  10. bez101
    Offline

    bez101 Yorkshire & Humber Rep.

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    8,718
    Likes Received:
    491
    #10
  11. TDI140
    Offline

    TDI140 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,378
    Likes Received:
    139
    sounds like a good price i paid 100 for my bmw 1 series to be tinted in 2010 so that sounds reasonable price ive been quoted 150 for my sportback by couple guys who did the tint on my bmw, the job was up to scratch as well no noticeable air bubbles no scraping when windows went down i say go for it if its no good dont pay them till its upto your standard
    #11
  12. Zak0123
    Offline

    Zak0123 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2012
    Messages:
    469
    Likes Received:
    29
    Was referring to the price mate, seems about right.
    #12
  13. Boon
    Offline

    Boon Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    Messages:
    437
    Likes Received:
    46
    Ok :blush:

    Just seemed a bit cheap to me as I know the work involved having done mine, all the windows are convex and require shrinking the film

    But as said, don't pay if its not a good job!
    #13
    Zak0123 likes this.
  14. southylad
    Offline

    southylad Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2012
    Messages:
    492
    Likes Received:
    25
    Good price mate but not crazy cheap I paid £150 bout 2 months ago to have my sportback limo tinted at direct tint in Lancaster no rear doorcards removed but windows left in I think as long as they can tint past the position where the rubber sits so it does not catch edge of tint when going up and down its fine very pleased with the work not a blemish or bubble or mark anywhere took about 4 hours I think. And all work guaranteed for 5 years
    #14
  15. timontour
    Offline

    timontour Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2012
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    thanks for the replies, i think i'll give them a go then see what they look like and if not up to scratch i'll hold back my cash!
    #15
  16. southylad
    Offline

    southylad Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2012
    Messages:
    492
    Likes Received:
    25
    I would do same mate you are not obliged to pay for inferior work
    #16

Share This Page