alright ladies and gentlemen!
Went down to Classic Auto Tint in Orange.
Classic Tint 263 Tustin Avenue Orange, CA 92886 714.633.6331
I got the 20% Ceramic tint on all four door windows as well as the solid rear glass. As far as the tint, TOTALLY worth the extra cash spent. Did a little checking around, my price was a good deal, and WOW, the windows are cool to the touch sitting out in the sun all day, while my clear windshield is burning hot. That's inside the vehicle, not sure about the outside, but I don't care. Going from CLEAR windows all around, to the ceramic was a HUGE difference. I didn't mind at all having to leave my windows up for 48 hours, the norm after a tint job, as opposed to the 20+ other cars I've owned and had tinted, it was a rough period of time, haha.
About the shop, small place, a tiny bit hard to find, just in a busy little row of shops, but TOTALLY worth the effort. Just call, the phone is always answered quickly, and I called a few times before I came, when I was on my way, when I couldn't find it, etc... lol...
I felt like I was getting my windows tinted at my buddy's house, in his garage, where we all just hang out and chat. They were professional, but friendly. KNOWLEDGEABLE, which is so important. I hate expressing concerns about my vehicle to the person working on it, and they've got no clue as to what I'm talking about. ah hem... SALINAS WHEELS AND TIRES... (do yourself a favor, NEVER go there, for any reason. My 09 Infiniti FX35 was brought in a month after I bought it, they tinted the front windows, (said it was ceramic, it wasnt, and did a horrible job) tinted my tail lights, (cracked a light, said it came in like that, lol, hassled me for a week, then took a month to replace it, the four tail lights never matched) and replaced my fog lights with HIDs, (broke my parking sonar sensors, had to get them replaced on my own, they "didnt break them) ALL this and also they lost the plastic pieces to the interior trunk area when removing my lights, lol, (took 5ish months to fully fix that, which I ended doing myself, through the dealership).
I have been to many shops, around the country, I USED to have a favorite shop for each category on my cars/bikes, etc. For TINT, Classic Auto Tint is mine from now on. Lance, the owner, is a really nice guy, everyone is his friend it seems, NOT just a wallet, or even just a customer. It's a cool feeling. I see why Ryan keeps going back. I plan on keeping this truck for a while, but I'll be going back there for as long as they're open.
Thanks for the recommendation Ryan, and thanks for reading TW, I like ranting and raving, when it matters. I felt this mattered.