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#1 Sir Geo

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  December 22 2016 - 02:21 PM

I have a 2014 Cadillac ATS that I'm looking to get the rear 3 windows limo and the from 2 legal tint (I'm in CA).

Here's what I have so far:

1. Llumar ATC - $260 or Suntek CXP ($60 more)

2. Madico USA Black Pearl NP - $189

3. Suntek Ceramic - $400

4. Suntek infrared ceramic - $350

5. Llumar ATC - $270 or Llunar CTX - $385

I live in San Diego, where it's nice weather year round so heat rejection isn't that big of a deal. I don't want much reflection.

Help please :)~
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  December 22 2016 - 02:57 PM

Resist the urge slick....resist the urge..... :klingon
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  December 22 2016 - 03:14 PM

:lol @slick

I would find out from the llumar who had better reviews and go with one of them. That suntek ceramic sucks.
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  December 22 2016 - 03:58 PM

:lol @slick

I would find out from the llumar who had better reviews and go with one of them. That suntek ceramic sucks.

the suntek ceramic is there new film isnt it? 

whats wrong with it?


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#5 DynamicAppearance

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  December 22 2016 - 10:37 PM

 

:lol @slick

I would find out from the llumar who had better reviews and go with one of them. That suntek ceramic sucks.

the suntek ceramic is there new film isnt it? 

whats wrong with it?

 

 

Yes, it has the same bad low angle haze and scratching as Carbon/CXP.


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#6 DynamicAppearance

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  December 22 2016 - 10:41 PM

I have a 2014 Cadillac ATS that I'm looking to get the rear 3 windows limo and the from 2 legal tint (I'm in CA).

Here's what I have so far:

1. Llumar ATC - $260 or Suntek CXP ($60 more)

2. Madico USA Black Pearl NP - $189

3. Suntek Ceramic - $400

4. Suntek infrared ceramic - $350

5. Llumar ATC - $270 or Llunar CTX - $385

I live in San Diego, where it's nice weather year round so heat rejection isn't that big of a deal. I don't want much reflection.

Help please :)~

 

Llumar ATC is their base dyed window film, it is for looks only with very little help with heat rejection.  I would go with the Madico Black Pearl over it just because of the price point...ATC is not worth that much more.  Number 3 & 4 is the same film...they only have 1 Ceramic which is called CIR.  Out of all the options above, if you want the better quality film then go with Llumar CTX.  All of this depends on the quality of the shop though.  Another option if you want a quality black film is 3M Color Stable Carbon...it will be priced somewhere around CTX and CXP/CIR.


Edited by DynamicAppearance, December 22 2016 - 10:45 PM.

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#7 blackoutauto

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  December 23 2016 - 07:22 AM

I personally don't think the black pearl is a great choice, we were black pearl dealers, the film fades quite quick and and the adhesive is weak
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  December 23 2016 - 07:39 AM

Thanks everyone!
I'm still new to tint hence the detailed post.
I feel what you guys are saying.
CTX($385) or 3M Color Stable($300)?
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  December 23 2016 - 07:40 AM

I have a 2014 Cadillac ATS that I'm looking to get the rear 3 windows limo and the from 2 legal tint (I'm in CA).

Here's what I have so far:

1. Llumar ATC - $260 or Suntek CXP ($60 more)

2. Madico USA Black Pearl NP - $189

3. Suntek Ceramic - $400

4. Suntek infrared ceramic - $350

5. Llumar ATC - $270 or Llunar CTX - $385

I live in San Diego, where it's nice weather year round so heat rejection isn't that big of a deal. I don't want much reflection.

Help please :)~


Llumar ATC is their base dyed window film, it is for looks only with very little help with heat rejection. I would go with the Madico Black Pearl over it just because of the price point...ATC is not worth that much more. Number 3 & 4 is the same film...they only have 1 Ceramic which is called CIR. Out of all the options above, if you want the better quality film then go with Llumar CTX. All of this depends on the quality of the shop though. Another option if you want a quality black film is 3M Color Stable Carbon...it will be priced somewhere around CTX and CXP/CIR.

I have a price for $300 of 3M Color Stable and CTX for $385. Which is the better film & price option?
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  December 23 2016 - 07:57 AM

CTX has slightly higher heat rejection, but CS has a darker appearance and still rejects a good amount of heat.  In your case I would go with CS since heat rejection is not a huge priority.  Out of the 2 brands, that is my favorite looking film.


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