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    Default Best brand of window tint?

    Looking for opinions on the best brand of tint and where to get it. Thanks

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    Default Re: Best brand of window tint?

    I went to a local place, independent shop. They apparently use 3m, and they have done all of my last five trucks and the wifes subaru. Am very happy with them. They did the front windows for $100. I believe I chose (as always) 20%. It is a fairly light tint, but I tow... so i have to see my mirrors well, even at night. I think it is a good match all the way around. Provides privacy, and keeps the car cooler... plus it looks great. In fact, if you look at my pics above, that is with the tint in question.
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    Default Re: Best brand of window tint?

    My vote goes to 3M
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    3M !!!! I put 3M on my fronts 60$ because of NAV less GPS interference because no metal in the tint

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    Yeah my vote goes to 3M for their Nano-Ceramic tint and their Spectrally Selective tint, both of which have no metal in it.
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    This is mostly personal preference since all the "Quality" tints have lifetime warranties. There are a lot of 3M dealers so that is probably the easiest one to find. I prefer Illumar, I had their premuim tint on the Mazda that I traded in for the Tundra. I had that Mazda since it was new in 1993. The tint was still perfect. Of course it had faded a little but that is expected after 14 years.

    I had the front 2 windows of my CM tinted, I tried Formula One ceramic this time.

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    Default Re: Best brand of window tint?

    Quote Originally Posted by asianflava View Post
    This is mostly personal preference since all the "Quality" tints have lifetime warranties. There are a lot of 3M dealers so that is probably the easiest one to find. I prefer Illumar, I had their premuim tint on the Mazda that I traded in for the Tundra. I had that Mazda since it was new in 1993. The tint was still perfect. Of course it had faded a little but that is expected after 14 years.

    I had the front 2 windows of my CM tinted, I tried Formula One ceramic this time.
    Llumar is really good I agree...Also 3M it good too.
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    Default Re: Best brand of window tint?

    Huper Optik ceramic. Lighter shades block more heat than others limo tint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sequoiasoon View Post
    Huper Optik ceramic. Lighter shades block more heat than others limo tint.
    That's what I have on my truck and it works well but 3M Spectrally Selective tint is lighter and far more efficient. I have that on my windshield because you can't even see it.
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    Default Re: Best brand of window tint?

    llumar iz da best tint out there
    jus got 30% in da front and 5% fo da bak windows
    paid 200 and iz mettalized cuz i dont have a gps, doez an excellent job on blokng heat
    and da best part is da lifetime warranty

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    I tinted for 2 years while in HS and the shop I worked at used 3M. Good stuff but there is better out there. After a while we used Johnson, Llumar and Mattico, all worked very well.

    Any reputable tint shop will carry good film, not like that garbage they sell at Autozone.

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    I got solar guard. Seems to be pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilgangstafrm281 View Post
    llumar iz da best tint out there
    jus got 30% in da front and 5% fo da bak windows
    paid 200 and iz mettalized cuz i dont have a gps, doez an excellent job on blokng heat
    and da best part is da lifetime warranty
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    Formula One Pinnacle.

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    I worked for awhile in a custom audio shop, doing mostly home theater design, but our roots were in car audio and window tinting.

    Our most popular and well warrantied film line was Madico. Those guys have been around a long time and make a great film. It holds up well and was one of the favorites of the tinters to work with. Charcool was the entry level variety and their metalized film was Onyx.

    We also did Solarguard, another good film, and our top of the line for cars and residential was Huper Optik. Stuff was super expensive but worth it if you have the money. Unless 3M has changed their films in the last couple of years I wouldn't feel comfortable putting it on my truck. We fixed alot of their "faded" and "peeling" jobs. Same with Llumar.

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