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      07-22-2011 11:48 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by GTItornado View Post
      yea but what did he charge you? $330 for a 4 door Jetta seems too high. sister's lexus is about t he same size as my car, and she even got tint removed first and then a new tint put on and it was $90 cheaper than $330.
      You are comparing apples to oranges. Japanese cars are a lot easier to work on. From what I heard it b/c they are a lot harder to tint, shape of the window and the way the cars are put together. But you have to remember he does top notch work and will not a car leave his shop with a badly cut corner or anything like that. La Tint wants the same price, and they say the same thing VWs are a pain the ass to tint.
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      07-23-2011 04:38 PM #27
      Just got my white GLI tinted today, 35% all around. Looks real nice. I got it done at Underground Audio on Backlick Road in Springfield. My brother got his first GTI done there and it looked good too.

      I do know that one of the guys that does the work there (not the Asian owner, apparently he doesn't know much about cars at all) is opening his own shop on Telegraph, so I'd probably take it there instead of here in the future, just because my brother knows the guy personally.

      This place has been known to be really expensive (for audio), but compared to TNT Tint's price quote of $330, this was a good deal. Got it for $255 (Suntek film used).

      Underground gets some pretty terrible reviews on google maps (mostly because their quotes were too high for audio work). But I had no problem with these guys. Dropped it at 12:30 and it was done at 3:30.

      Here's the contact info for Underground Audio:
      7708 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22150 (703) 451-9031 ‎ undergroundaudio.biz

      And here's the contact info for the place that one of the workers is going to be working at permanently real soon: I think it's new: Unique Audio, 7220 Telegraph Square drive, Suite J, Lorton, VA. uniqueaudiova.com 7033398032.

    3. 07-24-2011 06:06 PM #28
      Yup Matt Judy tinted three of my cars in the past and does top notch work.

      I rather pay more for the peace of mind.

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      Matt @ TNT Tint has done every car I have ever owned and he does great work.

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      07-24-2011 09:41 PM #29
      LA tint does have high prices but the guys at the shop sterling do an amazing job. ive taken two cars there and i couldnt be any happier. Also they are pretty quick but dont rush.

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      08-03-2011 01:32 PM #30
      called TNT and they quoted me $350 for my 97 jetta

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      08-05-2011 10:43 AM #31
      My girlfriend got her 2007 civic coupe tinted at TNT and the price was $200. Matt did an amazing job, no imperfections at all. I agree that for the peace of mind it's a good price.

      I was in my 2010 GTI for dropping over her car and such, and he wouldn't stop s**ting on VWs. He definitely speaks his mind, and said that he'd charge around $320 to $330 for the GTI. Said they are pieces of s**t and a pain in the a** to tint.

      However I know it's common knowledge that GTI's are a pain to tint, but come on man. Crapping on my purchasing decision to my face, haha.

      The man knows how to tint cars though.

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      08-05-2011 05:59 PM #32
      I've called No Limit Mobile Window Tinting and haven't been able to get a hold of anyone and the voicemail is full so i cant leave a message.

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      08-06-2011 10:28 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by jrwamp View Post
      My girlfriend got her 2007 civic coupe tinted at TNT and the price was $200. Matt did an amazing job, no imperfections at all. I agree that for the peace of mind it's a good price.

      I was in my 2010 GTI for dropping over her car and such, and he wouldn't stop s**ting on VWs. He definitely speaks his mind, and said that he'd charge around $320 to $330 for the GTI. Said they are pieces of s**t and a pain in the a** to tint.

      However I know it's common knowledge that GTI's are a pain to tint, but come on man. Crapping on my purchasing decision to my face, haha.

      The man knows how to tint cars though.
      yeah i paid $330 to get my GTI done a year ago. he's quite blunt, but at least he let me watch the whole process while he was working on the car. i did get some imperfections that he was willing to sort out for free.

      one of the downsides that i do want to caution people about is the garage he works out of is a BMW shop, and the actual room he uses is kind of dusty/dirty, so it's easy to get dust specks between the film and the glass. otherwise, Matt does quality work.
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      Quote Originally Posted by MrSavvy View Post
      I'll break it down for you simple minded people. VWvortex. The VW stands for Volkswagen. And when you create a forum, admins can create sections within the forum. This forum has a section for general car chit-chat. The car lounge. So you see, even though it's a VW forum, you can still discuss other topics.

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      04-25-2012 08:29 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by evosky View Post
      yeah i paid $330 to get my GTI done a year ago. he's quite blunt, but at least he let me watch the whole process while he was working on the car. i did get some imperfections that he was willing to sort out for free.

      one of the downsides that i do want to caution people about is the garage he works out of is a BMW shop, and the actual room he uses is kind of dusty/dirty, so it's easy to get dust specks between the film and the glass. otherwise, Matt does quality work.
      I spoke to Matt yesterday. He quoted me $350 for a 2 door Golf R. $70 per window seems a bit steep. Any other N. VA recommendations?

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      04-25-2012 08:30 PM #35
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      04-26-2012 08:47 AM #36
      Yeah, Matt's a cool dude, but he does charge a hefty premium. When I got my one window corrected the week after the install, we actually did the work at Designo Motoring (pretty sure they mod celeb cars, like Alex Ovechkin's), so maybe that's why he requests more $.

      A lot of folks have been highly recommending LA Tint in Sterling for good quality work and materials. I will probably check them out for whatever car I have next.
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      Quote Originally Posted by MrSavvy View Post
      I'll break it down for you simple minded people. VWvortex. The VW stands for Volkswagen. And when you create a forum, admins can create sections within the forum. This forum has a section for general car chit-chat. The car lounge. So you see, even though it's a VW forum, you can still discuss other topics.

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      04-26-2012 07:36 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by evosky View Post
      Yeah, Matt's a cool dude, but he does charge a hefty premium. When I got my one window corrected the week after the install, we actually did the work at Designo Motoring (pretty sure they mod celeb cars, like Alex Ovechkin's), so maybe that's why he requests more $.

      A lot of folks have been highly recommending LA Tint in Sterling for good quality work and materials. I will probably check them out for whatever car I have next.
      Thanks, I'll check LA Tint out. I don't mind paying for good work, but I'm not bending over or it.

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      04-28-2012 11:55 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by patrickj View Post
      I spoke to Matt yesterday. He quoted me $350 for a 2 door Golf R. $70 per window seems a bit steep. Any other N. VA recommendations?
      I have 2007 GTI and Matt did my car this January. He also charged me his SUV rate of $350, which I thought was BS. He doesn't sh*t on VW per se, but he doesn't like golfs/GTIs because of the rear window. The guy is a pro, no doubt, but the whole job is that rear window. It's shaped like a bowl damn near. I was there 5 hours, and he spent 3 on the rear window itself, busting his ass to get the film on there perfectly. I didn't like how it turned out, so he re-did it for no charge a week later. He burned another half day on it, but didn't argue with me or bitch about it at all. I still talk to him and he's offered to help me put some Di-noc on my bumper sill for free. People in DC won't hold a door open for you for free.

      If I dropped $35k on a Golf R, I would definitely want it done right. I've had other cars tinted for cheaper in the past, and if I wasn't happy it was always my fault and I had to live with it. They would f*ck up my interior and tell me "that's how it was when you showed up". They would do a sh*tty job and tell me "the car was dirty." For $350 bucks, I would give TNT a try. He will make you happy, no matter how long it takes. If other people are charging less for our cars, it's bc they are taking short cuts or don't know how long it's going to take.

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      04-29-2012 04:56 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by GTItornado View Post
      Just got my white GLI tinted today, 35% all around. Looks real nice. I got it done at Underground Audio on Backlick Road in Springfield. My brother got his first GTI done there and it looked good too.

      I do know that one of the guys that does the work there (not the Asian owner, apparently he doesn't know much about cars at all) is opening his own shop on Telegraph, so I'd probably take it there instead of here in the future, just because my brother knows the guy personally.

      This place has been known to be really expensive (for audio), but compared to TNT Tint's price quote of $330, this was a good deal. Got it for $255 (Suntek film used).

      Underground gets some pretty terrible reviews on google maps (mostly because their quotes were too high for audio work). But I had no problem with these guys. Dropped it at 12:30 and it was done at 3:30.

      Here's the contact info for Underground Audio:
      7708 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22150 (703) 451-9031 ‎ undergroundaudio.biz

      And here's the contact info for the place that one of the workers is going to be working at permanently real soon: I think it's new: Unique Audio, 7220 Telegraph Square drive, Suite J, Lorton, VA. uniqueaudiova.com 7033398032.

      I have used these guys back in 2007 to get my two front windows done on my Chevy trailblazer. so far the tint looks good and I was very happy w the work. I think they charged me $90 for the two windows. At the same time they have build a box for 10" for me, the box is okay but the carpet is falling a part on me now. They have quoted me very high price for wheels and JL speaker which I ended up buying online. But for tint they were great. I will check the new place out, I need to tint my new Corrado 35% all around.

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      05-01-2012 09:35 PM #40
      So I went out and checked Unique Audio. A small shop but it's a start up place for them I guess. Very cool guys, gave me a quote to tint the corrado (with out seeing it) for $179 which a great price. once I will get it on the road I will take it there and post some pictures of the work.

    16. 05-05-2012 03:59 AM #41
      +1 for Matt @ TNT. He tinted my CC back in late 2010 and did an outstanding job! My CC was the first he had done during cold weather and my auto windows [when opening/closing the doors] was messing up the bottom of the tint. He took extra time past business hours to steam the bottom of the windows to speed up the drying process. Very cool guy! Been meaning to go back there to get a strip done for my windshield.
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