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Old 08-26-2011, 12:38 PM   #231
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Unfortunately it was getting dark and won't be able to get better pictures until maybe this weekend, but this is 20% on all of back and rear doors and 35% on front doors. Nothing on windshield.



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Old 08-26-2011, 01:13 PM   #232
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Thanks! Hoping more pics soon that aren't in a garage but looks like we're in for a wee bit of rain huh?!





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Old 08-26-2011, 01:22 PM   #233
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Thanks! Hoping more pics soon that aren't in a garage but looks like we're in for a wee bit of rain huh?!


Yea, there is this crazy rumor going around that it might rain a little bit this weekend
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Old 08-26-2011, 02:08 PM   #234
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Go ahead rub it in. No rain in Texas.
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:55 PM   #235
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Ive done tinting for 15 years, and the new Focus is one of the easier cars Ive tinted.. There is no tight corners to deal (unless you are dealing with the windshield)with that any reputable tinter wouldnt be able to handle. Take it back, make them remove it, and make them pay for it to be done elsewhere,,
Thank you firestoned, I will go see the manager next week and see what can be done.
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Old 09-03-2011, 10:44 AM   #236
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Just got contacted today by Auto Links in Scarborough - ( http://auto-links.ca/ ) I was going to go to Laser Tint in Woodbridge but Auto Links is my first choice. From what I read on a few different car sites including the people from this thread they are the best tint shop in the city. They can do my Focus Sedan with Formula1 Pinnacle Ceramic in any shade of my choosing for $300. Laser tint wants much more for the same job.

Anyhow, long story short I think I'm going to go with Auto-Links when I get the car. It's just getting a time on my day off that makes sense. They told me it would take 2 to 3 hours to do the job so timing against rush hour is critical. I can't wait though, think I'm going to stick with 30%.
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:33 AM   #237
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couple of questions for you ....

1. in your professional opinion which is the best tint out there? I am looking for 20% on the back windows and 30% on the front doors. Texas has a limit of 25% on the front windows with no leeway so I think 30% is the darkest I can go on the fronts without issues.

2. I was talking to a guy in the D.C. area about the hyperuetic (sp) ceramic tint and he said he would never use it to tint a car. it was made for buildings and putting it on a car is a waste of money. Your thoughts?

3. Is there a real difference between the ceramic tints and non ceramic tints?



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Old 09-03-2011, 09:24 PM   #238
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I got mine done with suntek carbon XP 45 all around and 80 on the windshield. I love the difference it makes with the comfort of the interior in the sun. The premium ceramic and hybrid films like CXP, pinnacle, crystaline, huper..etc can block more heat at 50% than the cheaper dyed or metallic films at 15% I think they are worth it if you are concerned about the visibility, but if you like the looks of it dark, you may want to save some money.
The shop did a great job on all but the windshield, and I have not decided yet if I should pursue them for a re-do. They have very detailed criteria that must be met for them to do it, and I signed the contract. I went with the suntek because the specs were neraly identical or better than the other premium films, but it was much cheaper. Got the entire car done for $400, and was quoted over $800 for 3m Crystaline which was my 1st choice. I was limited to that shop because no one else carried any 80% films (except for the crystaline) I don't know if the issue with my windshield was only caused by the install, or if the film is defective as well. I am seeing wavy distortions around things.
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:01 PM   #239
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I really have no knowledge of window tinting...been searching around for a place to get it done in Raleigh and got quoted $419 for the Llumar Pinnacle Series ceramic based tint (all side and back windows). That sounds a bit high to me, but as I said I really have no knowledge in this area. What do you guys think?

Really all I want is a tint that retains its color, blocks heat, reduces glare, and does not interfere with my car functioning in any way (I heard some tints can interfere with electronics but I don't know how much of that to believe or worry about). They also quoted me $239 for a dyed tint with a guarantee that it will maintain its color.

Also would appreciate opinions on which tint brands I should be looking at.
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:13 PM   #240
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I recently got mine tinted, paid 180$ for everything except the windshield. 35% up front and 20% in all the rears. Will see if I can snap some photos this week.
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