Cost of tinting - Drive Accord Honda Forums

Go Back   Drive Accord Honda Forums > Honda Accord Main Forums > The 7th Generation

Drive Honda Accord Forums
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-27-2009, 10:37 AM
wizputer's Avatar
wizputer wizputer is offline
4th Gear
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Central Valley, California
Posts: 385
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question Cost of tinting

Since I live in practically a desert and summer is approaching I'm going to be tinting the back 3 windows. Black leather makes for a very hot car in relatively cool weather (compared to what summer weather is like). In my old car there was heavy tinting on the back windows and that helped a lot.

I was wondering what that cost of tinting the windows were in everyone's experience?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 03-27-2009, 01:09 PM
RTexasF's Avatar
RTexasF RTexasF is offline
Old Bird...sometimes wise
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Brownsville, TX
Posts: 12,584
Thanks: 1
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Since you live in a desert area, has it occurred to you to ask local installers what their prices are?
Where are you? Sedan? Coupe? More information would be helpful to say the least.
I paid about $155 for 35% tint on a 2004 Accord sedan in Texas with a nationwide lifetime warranty on labor and product. This was back in 2004 though. Africa would cost more, North Dakota would cost less. Provide some info please.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 03-27-2009, 02:20 PM
LFSoccer2k6's Avatar
LFSoccer2k6 LFSoccer2k6 is offline
2007 4DR EX-L V6 5AT
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: STL, MO
Posts: 3,035
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via AIM to LFSoccer2k6 Send a message via Skype™ to LFSoccer2k6
i paid 180 to have enterprise do my entire car
__________________
2007 NHBP EX-L V6 Sedan 5AT
CarDomain: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3237223
DIY Documents: http://www.driveaccord.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=40150
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 03-27-2009, 02:27 PM
Darth Accord's Avatar
Darth Accord Darth Accord is offline
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Locust Grove, Ga.
Posts: 43
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I paid $180.00 for 20% for an Accord sedan.
__________________
2007 Accord EX-L V6 Auto
20% Window Tint
iPod Connetor
Rear Spoiler

Stock ( for now ) fast ass grocery getter!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 03-27-2009, 02:57 PM
Crageyman's Avatar
Crageyman Crageyman is offline
Midnight 07
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Burbank, Califorina
Posts: 152
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Crageyman
i paid $135 for my WHOLE coupe. and then another 80 for an additional layer of tint over the back 3 windows.
__________________
07 Honda Accord 2dr I-4 AT :'( to the last part...
30% tint in front and 5% on top of 15%=.75% tint in rear
GrillCraft front grille
6000K HID's for HI and LOW beams
Fog lights (with 10000K HID)
No DRL (pulled fuse)
Blacked out reflector
Blacked out "H" on back to match paint color
Custom tinted tail lights.
Interior Lights mod
Full sound system (Kicker 6X9's, Kicker 6 1/2 Components, Kicker 12" L7 Sub, two amps, one for sub one for speakers, alpine headunit.)

On the way:
Drop Kit?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 03-27-2009, 03:01 PM
cmossberger cmossberger is offline
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
depends on where you go i guess. there is a tint place by my house that does good work so i went there, $175 for 5% on the back 3 and 35% on the front 2 (coupe). its definitely worth it in my opinion. the place i went also has a lifetime warranty on fading and peeling.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 03-27-2009, 04:17 PM
richpor's Avatar
richpor richpor is offline
Not a n00b!
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sunny Toronto, Canada
Posts: 541
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I was a professional tinter for five years... you get what you pay for. cheap tint will turn purple and fade in two years. pay for something that has at least five layers and preferrable a metalized layer. All windows up here in Canada would go for around $250.00 for the good stuff and $200 for the crap. Don't put $99 tint on a $30,000.00 car.

Trust me... I've peeled off tonnes of the crap and charged double to replace it. you want a Madico product or SunGard. make sure it's metalized and see what the UV and IR rejection rates are on the tint.

Remember, you will see " halos" around the headlights when looking in the rear view as your defroster lines form prizms with the tint film...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 03-27-2009, 04:29 PM
dairyshick dairyshick is offline
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Florida Panhandle
Posts: 94
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I just paid $189 + tax in NW Florida for tint on my wife's TL. It was 20% all around with Johnson brand tint.
However, like some have said already, asking people from other areas isn't going to do much good. Call a few local shops and that will give you a good idea if anyone is way out of line with pricing. My biggest suggestion is to ask your local honda dealer (or even non-honda dealers) for their recommendations on where to get the tint done. That definitely helped me find the place I used and so far the tint looks great.

On a side note, has anyone had issues with their tint scratching with a 7th gen accord? That's my biggest fear about tinting mine, especially with how much I open and close my windows moreso than using the A/C
__________________
'06 Accord V6 6MT Sedan w/ Nav, Graphite Pearl
-decklid spoiler
-fog lights (eBay! w/some OEM parts)
-USA Spec iPod Adapter
-Parrot CK3000 Bluetooth Adapter
-Custom scratches on front bumper c/o road debris
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 03-27-2009, 05:31 PM
Crageyman's Avatar
Crageyman Crageyman is offline
Midnight 07
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Burbank, Califorina
Posts: 152
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Crageyman
Quote:
Originally Posted by dairyshick View Post
I just paid $189 + tax in NW Florida for tint on my wife's TL. It was 20% all around with Johnson brand tint.
However, like some have said already, asking people from other areas isn't going to do much good. Call a few local shops and that will give you a good idea if anyone is way out of line with pricing. My biggest suggestion is to ask your local honda dealer (or even non-honda dealers) for their recommendations on where to get the tint done. That definitely helped me find the place I used and so far the tint looks great.

On a side note, has anyone had issues with their tint scratching with a 7th gen accord? That's my biggest fear about tinting mine, especially with how much I open and close my windows moreso than using the A/C
ya, man, i did!!

big time!

it can never go away.

i got the felt put on to try and reduce it and it definitely did, but its still not perfect. tint it, but get the felt when they offer it!!! it will be like 20 to 40 dollars more for the felt inserts!

get it, it works!
__________________
07 Honda Accord 2dr I-4 AT :'( to the last part...
30% tint in front and 5% on top of 15%=.75% tint in rear
GrillCraft front grille
6000K HID's for HI and LOW beams
Fog lights (with 10000K HID)
No DRL (pulled fuse)
Blacked out reflector
Blacked out "H" on back to match paint color
Custom tinted tail lights.
Interior Lights mod
Full sound system (Kicker 6X9's, Kicker 6 1/2 Components, Kicker 12" L7 Sub, two amps, one for sub one for speakers, alpine headunit.)

On the way:
Drop Kit?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 03-27-2009, 05:58 PM
GuidoCoupeV6's Avatar
GuidoCoupeV6 GuidoCoupeV6 is offline
Boosted Sedan
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 1,826
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yeah I would agree don't get the cheapo $99 tints (they will turn purple in the sun in no time )

Got mine done in lower Ny for $125 - 20% all around .... even though I did have some bubbles show up after the four days of drying out, i went back and they were all fixed free of charge ... but i think the biggest issue with tints is the warranty you get ... lifetime for me, but i've heard of 5-7 years and only if your film fades or peels will they fix it ....

I also have issue's with the 7th gen and tint scratching (drivers side leaves a long line vertically towards the mirror) like something is in the window jam marking it up .. whats up with that? No real problems just a line in the form of a scratch but not bad enough that i have to get the tint replaced ...
__________________
2012 Midnight Black Hyundai Sonata 2.0T W/Navigation &
2011 Taffetta White Accord Coupe EX-L V6 (Wife's)

Vehicle History:
2009 Honda Accord Sedan I4 (Wife's first Honda)
2007 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
2006 Honda Accord Coupe V6 6MT W/Navigation
2000 VW GTI VR6
1994 Honda Accord Sedan I4
1989 Honda Accord Sedan I4
1988 Buick Park Ave V6 (First Car)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11  
Old 03-27-2009, 07:03 PM
Darth Accord's Avatar
Darth Accord Darth Accord is offline
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Locust Grove, Ga.
Posts: 43
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by dairyshick View Post
On a side note, has anyone had issues with their tint scratching with a 7th gen accord? That's my biggest fear about tinting mine, especially with how much I open and close my windows moreso than using the A/C
The $180.00 I paid included the felt. I was worried about that when I was getting quotes. Some places were telling me anywhere from 250 to 300. I got a buddy who's been doing tint for almost 10 years now and he took care of it.
__________________
2007 Accord EX-L V6 Auto
20% Window Tint
iPod Connetor
Rear Spoiler

Stock ( for now ) fast ass grocery getter!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12  
Old 03-29-2009, 02:36 AM
wizputer's Avatar
wizputer wizputer is offline
4th Gear
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Central Valley, California
Posts: 385
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for all the responses!

I was trying to get a ballpark range expect when calling around on Monday. Don't want to be ripped off or get shoddy work.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13  
Old 03-29-2009, 05:54 AM
Enraiha's Avatar
Enraiha Enraiha is offline
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Little Rock,AR
Posts: 75
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by richpor View Post
I was a professional tinter for five years... you get what you pay for. cheap tint will turn purple and fade in two years. pay for something that has at least five layers and preferrable a metalized layer. All windows up here in Canada would go for around $250.00 for the good stuff and $200 for the crap. Don't put $99 tint on a $30,000.00 car.

Trust me... I've peeled off tonnes of the crap and charged double to replace it. you want a Madico product or SunGard. make sure it's metalized and see what the UV and IR rejection rates are on the tint.

Remember, you will see " halos" around the headlights when looking in the rear view as your defroster lines form prizms with the tint film...

agreed, family has been doing for years now. never had a car come back due to bad tinting or quality of tint.. we charge roughly 250 with added 25 dollars for the eyebrow(the strip across the front window)
__________________
2009 Honda Accord Sedan EX L V6

Installed:
Chrome pillars
20% tint
LED lights:
map/courtesy door/license plates
LED foot well lights and Trunk LEDs

Waiting:
weather tech digi-fit floor mats and trunk mats

In Progress:
Carputer with 8" Touchscreen
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14  
Old 03-29-2009, 06:50 AM
my08accord's Avatar
my08accord my08accord is offline
2008 Accord Coupe V6 EX-L
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 211
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
$147 w/tax in Columbus Ohio came with a lifetime warranty! 20% 3M tint all the way. The guy was really good too start to finish about 2 hours. He also let me watch, that was cool of him because my car on had 400 miles on it. Looks Amazing!
__________________
[B]My08Accord
V6 EX-L Coupe
3M 20% Tint all the way around
TSX Switch Blade Key
3M Clear Bra
K&N Filter
LED Dome Light
LED Plate Light
Flipped Front Plate
LED Trunk Light
Xenon depot Extreme
6500K HID Kit
Verde Koas 20 x 8.5 Chrome(Summer)
wrapped in Nitto 555 255/35/20's.
17" Powderblack 09' Civic Si wheels
225/50/17 conti. (winter)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15  
Old 03-29-2009, 07:44 AM
LRP_Accord's Avatar
LRP_Accord LRP_Accord is offline
<3 haters.
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: New Orleans, LA.
Posts: 415
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
$400 for 20% Wincos Ceramic tint on all windows with 5% llumar over the rear three (double tint)
__________________
keep it ratchet
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Drive Accord Honda Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
The answer to the random question may be found under the Off Topic section of the forums and in the "Drive Accord Forums" category.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:55 PM.




Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.