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Old 01-26-13, 07:55 AM   #1
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Default ceramic tint or regular

i have a 2007 gs 350 SGM i was curious on what every thought which would look better ceramic or dyed ?

i was looking at getting the llumar ceramic 30%
any PROs or CONs?
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Old 01-26-13, 01:25 PM   #2
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I prefer the ceramic tint. Lasts longer, stays true to the color, and doesn't interfer with electronics. I have a carbon based tint now, but I would go back to the ceramic on my next car.

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Old 01-26-13, 03:37 PM   #3
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ceramic all the way if you care about heat reduction
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Old 01-27-13, 06:27 AM   #4
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well living in WA i only see heat for 2 months a year lol can yall post pics of the % you went with?
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I have that exact same tint on my '09. Although we don't have much of a worry about heat up here (I'm also in WA), I have noticed this winter when the temperatures are dropping, my car takes longer for the windows to frost over. I get off work at 10 or 11pm and most of the cars around me are all frozen over. I have yet to scrape ice off my windows. Only con that I know of is the extra cost.
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I'm running 20% rear, 50% driver and passenger, 5% moonroof and windshield visor. I know I like it this dark in CA, not sure if I would like it in WA. Depends on how much sun you get. I really don't like this carbon based tint I have now. The heat reduction isn't near as good as the ceramic I had on my Cadillac. I'm definately going back to ceramic next time. I don't have any pics to share right now. Sorry.
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ceramic is the way to go!
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For the longest I've been put off doing tints because I don't like being pulled over by police occifers, but we have a little one riding in the back now and I'm thinking if going with 50%. Maybe in spring.
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im thinking of just pulling thr trigger on the LLumar CTX Nano-Ceramic Technology Film
15% . everything i have been reading is nothing but goodness. downfall. the $ its not a mom and pops tint lol
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I currently have 30% non-ceramic all around. Planning on replacing just the rear sides and rear with Llumar CTX Ceramic 15%. 5% limo is too dark for me but 15% will give me the protection and privacy needed in the Texas sun. Went to two reputable shops and both about $360 to remove and retint.
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where in tx are you? im from san antonio, and im sure i will def need ceramic when i return
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