Ceramic film does not have a metallic (mirror) effect. It has very low reflectivity. The same tint will vary in look. At times it looks light and sometime it look limo dark. There are plenty of threads discussing Huper Optick Ceramic and FormulaOne Pinnacle with plenty of pictures. Do a search.wikde46 said:does this huper optik produce a dark charcoal/black tint..or a reflective tint. I want somethin more on the black side, not somethin reflective like other metal tints.
That is one of my pet peeves when people mention a brand and make a blanket statement as all the films by that manufacturer were equal. All manufacturers make films for different price points and may vary in quality. :tsk:Pursuitof325i said:only use llumar....3m isnt so great....llumar comes with a warrenty ......i work for detail shop its what we use (3ms clear bras are crap too btw)....my trans am has had Llumar on it for 4 years no fade...here is a pic ..taken july 4th ...of my TA...i just had the BMW done too
it comes with a lifetime warrenty ....its doesnt bubble or fade...i stripped enough other tints to see junk tint...madico sucks...3m isnt great either....cleaning them with normal window cleaner cause purple also....my trans am was tinted with madico before i knew much about tint and within a year it look like ass....it faded ..i hade cleaned it with special window cleaner for tint yet it had changed color ....i got the ta and the bmw tinted for under two hundred.....like i said u get a lifetime warrenty with llumar....LDV330i said:That is one of my pet peeves when people mention a brand and make a blanket statement as all the films by that manufacturer were equal. All manufacturers make films for different price points and may vary in quality. :tsk:
Llumar offers 2 lines of film, AT and Jet, that ONLY come with a 3 year warranty. Guess why? Because it will probably bubble and fade shortly after. Those films are dyed spun polyester which are known to turn purple. If you want a lifetime warranty then you need to get the metallic films they offer (7 different lines). Here is a spreadsheet that lists them all and their specifications.
Officially, in VA, front windows are only allowed to have 50 (35 on rear and sides)...wikde46 said:im lookin at 30 or so. 15 is too low and in my area, im prolly gonna get a ticket.
Everybody likes to claim they are as good as ceramic but just cheaper, kind off like the car comercials that claim to be just as good as a BMW.:tsk:wikde46 said:Anybody ever messed with SunTek Carbon..They have great prices, so just wondering about the quality and shades of it. I heard its as good as ceramic..but of course ive found no reviews on it.
A friend of mine had a good experience with Cali tint around Great Falls, but this was like 5 years back. DON'T go to Cali Tint in Falls Church.eddie_e46 said:I got mine done at California Tint (Vienna, VA) for under $300 - non-fade. I'm sure you'll find dicussions about interference for Nav. So far, I've not experienced any interference with my Nav or radio.
Yes, it's the shop around Great Falls that I took mine to. BTW, it's the same owner for both shops, the one in Falls Church is closed down.dm5x said:A friend of mine had a good experience with Cali tint around Great Falls, but this was like 5 years back. DON'T go to Cali Tint in Falls Church.