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      08-24-2019, 01:15 PM   #1
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What tint do you have?

Getting my car tinted with llumar ceramic next weekend. My car is alpine white, and I think a pretty dark tint is going to go great with all the black trim on the car. I was considering getting my windshield done in a lighter shade. Itís illegal here but I know a few people have a minor tint to their windshield. I live in North FL, so the heat rejection would be nice all around.
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      08-24-2019, 02:25 PM   #2
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I'm getting mine done soon too, what's the normal rate for a 2 series?
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      08-24-2019, 03:19 PM   #3
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I have Photosync. It was put on my car before purchase, so I can't speak to the price, but it's worth it here in Dallas (equally I'm sure for anywhere in Florida). Anything ceramic and above helps (and darker tint isn't always better from what I've heard).
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      08-24-2019, 03:54 PM   #4
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What % would look ideal on the silver?
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      08-24-2019, 09:58 PM   #5
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I just recent did Pinnacle 30 up front/sunroof, 15 rears, and AirBlue80 on the windshield. ~$700 from a high-end shop in SoCal. Completely worth it. The AirBlue80 is clear and still provides ~50% heat rejection.
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      08-26-2019, 06:47 AM   #6
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      08-27-2019, 06:58 AM   #7
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Dark tint looks great on Alpine White, mine was tinted when I bought it, I'm assuming this is 20% all the way around.
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I've had 20% on my past cars but always wanted a little bit darker but still able to see during the night.

Luckily I was about to get formula pinnacle tint at 15% and love it.
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      08-30-2019, 10:19 PM   #9
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I'm using 25% because that's what is legal in Texas.
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https://www.2addicts.com/forums/show...highlight=tint

mine is the last post there

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      09-06-2019, 08:32 AM   #11
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I went with 5% llumar ceramic on all side windows and rear, 70% on the windshield. It's daaaark AF. I may have to go back and have them do 35% on the side windows, that was the only other shade they offered. The windshield is great, I wanted just a little protection. The 5% looks great from the exterior with the black trim, but I think it's too dark to drive at night.

Initial quote was $280, went to $340 after I requested windshield. They didn't want to talk about windshield over email.
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I went with 5% llumar ceramic on all side windows and rear, 70% on the windshield. It's daaaark AF. I may have to go back and have them do 35% on the side windows, that was the only other shade they offered. The windshield is great, I wanted just a little protection. The 5% looks great from the exterior with the black trim, but I think it's too dark to drive at night.

Initial quote was $280, went to $340 after I requested windshield. They didn't want to talk about windshield over email.
Itís illegal here but I know a few people have a minor tint to their windshield. I live in North FL, so the heat rejection would be nice all around.
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Itís illegal here but I know a few people have a minor tint to their windshield. I live in North FL, so the heat rejection would be nice all around.
Yup, Jacksonville here.
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I just recent did Pinnacle 30 up front/sunroof, 15 rears, and AirBlue80 on the windshield. ~$700 from a high-end shop in SoCal. Completely worth it. The AirBlue80 is clear and still provides ~50% heat rejection.
lighter shade. It’s illegal here but I know a Lucky Patcher Kodi few people have a minor tint to their windshield. I live in North FL, so the heat rejection would be nice all around.

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      03-10-2021, 09:12 AM   #15
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20% feels perfect to me. I tinted the sunroof as well.
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tcollier91 how did it end up?

I recently had Llumar Pinnacle installed. Happy except the rear windshield tint is creating an awful effect at night where headlights illuminate every thread of defroster wire. In other words, rather than see just the headlights, I see a reflection in each of the defroster lines. I've had tinted windows before but have never had this happen. Has anyone experienced this or have suggestions?

Example from my car but very similar:
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      06-04-2021, 07:51 PM   #17
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Xpel 20 Ceramic sides & rear... 8" Visor Strip on windshield...

Love it!
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Xpel Ceramic 35 sides, 20 rear, 70 windshield!
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