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  1. What the difference in color/look between Llumar Air 80 and 3M Crystalline 70? The Crystalline looks more blue than the Air 80 but some people say the Crystalline is more charcoal and the Air 80 is more blue. I also understand that the Crystalline is not ceramic?
  2. Pretty good clarity with not too much graininess or haze?
  3. Which films on the market have the best clarity to apply to the windshield for IR protection? Im looking for something in the 70%-80% variety. Obviously 90% is going to be the most clear but from what ive read..its really not worth the money over a 70-80% film. Im currently leaning towards Llumar Air Blue 80. Thats what most available near me. Just worried about the blue and the reports of low angle haze and of course light scattering at night. How does it compare to 3M Crystalline 70 in clarity? Thanks-
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    Should I get this redone?

    Alright Ill leave it.
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    Should I get this redone?

    There was debris in the tint. They re-did it but now im noticing the driver side of the new strip an 1/8" lower than the passenger side. Its a contoured strip that was done on a plotter....but I suspect they did some hand cutting on the top part. Should I have it redone again or is an 1/8" within error? Thanks-
  6. He says its warrentied and does it all the time without issue. He uses Global QDP....seems to be quality stuff and dries better than Llumar.
  7. Added 45% to the 40% on there already on top of the factory tinted glass..supposed to make it the same as 30% over the factory tinted glass. Got it to where I wanted. Now if the tint will stay stuck over the other piece of tint. The tint is the same tint as the bottom piece of tint, done by the same guy, and the first layer is less than a year old.
  8. Do you have factory privacy tint on the rear. Maybe just go darker on the back window like 5% if you got a backup camera and at your own risk do 50% on the windshield. Most places your not even allowed clear IR film on the windshield. If you got dot ll be obvious which is why I recently had to strip mine. A 5% AS1 line sunstrip on the windshield would help darker things up also. You can do one over the 50% if you get that done. I personally wouldnt go any darker on the front windows . Darken the vehicle elsewhere like the rear window. If it's an SUV, most states dont regulate the rear windows. Personally, I would just 5% the rear window if you have a backup camera. I could still see through the through the truck with 50% on the windshield. The windshield will make your front sides look slightly darker if you get it done though. I got 30% on mine and it made them look 20%. I'm in the same boat. I did my rear windows all the same shade and it seems the back window looks lighter than the rear sides. I think you can do just the back window a shade down and it'll look fine.
  9. I know. But I'm talking about adding another layer over what I have now of something light like factory tint+35%+?.
  10. Want to make the back window darker on my truck. Tinter said he can add another layer over the current layer rather than peel it. Says theres no reason to peel the current layer. I have a pickup truck and it's a solid back window and no rear defroster. I currently have 40% over the factory 20%. It is too light. 20% over the back was too dark. I want to bring the 40% down to 25-30% over the factory 20%. He says adding a layer of 45% will get it there.
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    Should I get this redone?

    I think it maybe fine. I was just wondering about the edge of the tint adhering to the dots and starting to peel down the road versus adhering to the grey material beyond it. As you can see in the grey/black can see light through it. There is an area in the factory center visor (with the dots)...there is a row of dots the tint just barely covers but not completely. Dont know if its gonna be noticable or not. Thanks-
  12. Had a windshield strip done on my truck and wondering if I should ask to get it redone. They plotted the strip with a digital plotter since I asked for a "straight" one. When they showed it to me, it was too low. So, I guess to "raise" it, they had to recut the top profile....since the bottom edge cant be hand cut since it's a curve to lay flat. So, they only cut to the edge of the dot matrix. They is a grey area beyond the dot matrix that light is able to shine through and tint isnt covering that. With all the rain here, it hasn't been sunny to see if this is really noticeable. My other concern is can the edge of the tint rest on the dot matrix like this or should it have been tinted beyond the dot matrix? Just wondering if it will stay stuck there. So what do you think?
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    17 F-250

    I had my done. They just notched around the top of the mirror mount unless your doing one really low below the mirror mount.
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    Measuring Tint Strip?

    So starting at the edge of the dot matrix at the top? Just wondering in general where they measure from.
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    Measuring Tint Strip?

    So when they say 5" from the top of the windshield in the laws regarding the Windshield As1 line strips, where at the top do you measure from? I have a new F150 and the roof is tiered in the middle at the top of the glass. I'm also running a contoured strip (straight). So is the measurement of 5" taken from the outside of the vehicle or the inside? And does the non clear part of the windshield count behind the molding? It's only a 3" strip in the center from the inside and 5.5" on the edges due to the tiered roofline.