2011 GTI 4dr Candy white
2003 GTI 1.8T (sol)
2005 C55 AMG (Sold)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
+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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