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Old 12-06-13, 09:13 AM   #61
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I had the 35/20 combo on my previous IS. 35% on all side windows, 20% on rear window. Honestly, there isn't a huge difference between the transition, unless you inspect it closely from different angles. My interior was black.
If you don't have a sunshield, I'd definitely recommend going darker on the rear tint. Like I said, my 2IS had 20% on the rear window, but I still had my sunshield up almost all the time (except when I drove at night).

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Old 12-06-13, 09:17 AM   #62
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I got 35% all the windows today. Looks perfect to me.
That looks great with the 35%.


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I'm very happy with 35 all around, 20 rear. Black interior.
Loving the 35/20 combination!
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Old 12-06-13, 11:38 AM   #63
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Everyone's car looks great. Just to clarify my front 2 windows are 35 my rear 3 windows are 20.



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Old 12-06-13, 01:28 PM   #64
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Why in the world do people mix up tint? I get some areas are more about the laws, but we all remove our front tags so its just about the same. Personally, I have 20% all around on my obsidian 350 fsport. What people fail to realize is the film makes all the difference. I went with llumar ceramic since its a nice combo of mirror and smoke. Not total " limo " tint. As well I tinted my sunroof. With black on black, it's not too dark.
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Old 12-06-13, 03:53 PM   #65
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Everyone is talking a lot about the xx% of tint but what about brand/model/quality of the tint. Which brand/model is the best value with great quality?

My current installer I'm talking to wants to install 3M FX Premium but that seems to be middle of the road quality. Since I'm getting Suntek self healing PPF I'm thinking of also going with Suntek CXP™ - Non-Metal, Nano-Hybrid, Carbon Construction. Is this any good? LLumar? FormulaOne? 3M?
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Old 12-06-13, 04:42 PM   #66
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I went with 3M Color Stable 35% all around. Pretty happy with the outcome (darkness and opacity level)

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Old 12-06-13, 05:26 PM   #67
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I went with 3M Color Stable 35% all around. Pretty happy with the outcome (darkness and opacity level)

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Looks nice. Any reason you went with 3M Color Stable over other options? If you don't mind saying how much did that cost?
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It was middle of the road tint from 3m. Good color, protection and opacity.

They have their crystalline line which is uber expensive and super good for heat. I got it done for $260 cash which was reasonable so ended up going with that. Not the super best but not bad @ all.

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I went with 3M Color Stable 35% all around. Pretty happy with the outcome (darkness and opacity level)
I agree with alex. I also went with 3M Color Stable 35% for all 5 windows on my ride. I was very satisfied with the tint

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OH MY G-D, bruteshot2, your car looks AMAZING!

BEST 3IS I've seen yet! WOW!

Do you have a thread with more pictures!?

And where did you get your black pearl emblems from??
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Old 12-06-13, 07:50 PM   #71
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Thanks for everyone’s insight, guidance and photos! Went with the 42% film today. I’m not sure of the manufacturer, though; sorry. Looked perfect in the shop, but a little concerned I should’ve gone with the 50% film after I left. Raining a whole day, but some quick pictures below. Looked the job up and down and seems good! Just some haziness on the rear glass, which I hope to clean once the film is cured. Was recommended to the shop by two people and the owner and an assistant did the work in under 45 minutes. If anyone on Long Island needs a recommendation, feel free to PM me.
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It was middle of the road tint from 3m. Good color, protection and opacity.

They have their crystalline line which is uber expensive and super good for heat. I got it done for $260 cash which was reasonable so ended up going with that. Not the super best but not bad @ all.

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...omotive_Films/
One think I noticed comparing different 3M tint, Crystalline is much lighter at same % for some reason.

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...ive_Simulator/
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I got 35% all the windows today. Looks perfect to me.
What brand and model tint did you get? Price?
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What brand and model tint did you get? Price?
FormulaOne-Classic Series $200.00 OTD
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Looks good man.

You may know this already but don't touch it for 5-7 days depending on how cold it is outside. Also don't use the rear defogger.
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