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Is signal interference still an issue?

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Do you guys still find that hp films will interfere with anything? The last problem I had with this personally, were in Hondas in 2004. Over the last two years I've put Suntek hp and Johnsons marathon (also hp) on just about everything. Some through my own shop and some through sub contract work in other very reputable shops. I've checked gps,Bluetooth, satellite radio, my own phones reception and everything is fine. These are all makes and models. Lots of Infiniti,bmw,mercedes,Porsche,Honda, jeep, I mean everything, new and not so new. No interference. Are we still just pushing lower performing dyed films, calling them things like "color stable" and "carbon". Just so we can up sale to ceramic? I'm really curious? When was the last time you experienced any interference?

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I think that's been it all the long. I used hp for years with no issues. That's doing entire vehicles plus windshield. Now I know I've heard of it interfering with am stations. Never had a complaint from any customers.

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The only issue I had was many years ago in a Lexus that the GPS "antenna" was in under the rear deck. Switched from the HP to a NR film and problem solved. I think the whole signal interference thing is and was blown way out of proportion.Only issue I can see is if the it has antennas in the glass, then only am reception suffers. The whole phone signal thing is a non issue IMHO. I use HP on 80% of my installs with no issue. My up-sell goes,

NR film, up to HP, then up to ceramic.

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The only issue I had was many years ago in a Lexus that the GPS "antenna" was in under the rear deck. Switched from the HP to a NR film and problem solved. I think the whole signal interference thing is and was blown way out of proportion.Only issue I can see is if the it has antennas in the glass, then only am reception suffers. The whole phone signal thing is a non issue IMHO. I use HP on 80% of my installs with no issue. My up-sell goes,

NR film, up to HP, then up to ceramic.

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The amount of metal in most of the HP films is much less than the past and most likely will not interfere.  I was worried about it when I picked up Llumar and carrying ATR.  After speaking to several shops, the only possibility was interference with AM radio stations that they experienced.  We have been using it for 5 months now and we do atleast 2-3 vehicles per week in ATR.  We have had zero issues with it, not one complaint.  Another film I was looking at bringing on for the appearance is 3M Black Chrome which is also a HP film.  The rep told me with that one, there will most likely be interference because of the amount of metal in it.

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There were no complaints from customers to interference from hp, though I set a lot, and there are no complaints on the radar detector signal degradation on the windshields.

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The a.m. radio thing I've heard of also

 

When people are interested in ATR, we always ask if they listen to AM which the answer is always no.  GPS should never be an issue since factory antenna is mounted on the outside and so should aftermarket models.  We have done atleast 60 vehicles in ATR and so far so good.

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A few years back I was privy to helping with a look into the complaints of film interference. The testing was performed on three different vehicles however, all three did not experience all interference listed below.

 

These were observed:

 

AM reception reduced to static with application of a dye-metal hybrid 35 or a Ceramic 30 when antenna was located on BG. This was a video feed at SEMA one year.

 

FM with dual antenna system designed to maintain reception even if a 18-wheeler pulled up next to you was reduced to single antenna capability with windows done in dye-metal hybrid.

 

Remote start was reduced to half its operational distance with an dye-metal hybrid 35.

 

GPS disrupted with dye-metal hybrid 35 when antenna is located beneath the rear deck.

 

Tire pressure sensor light lit up with dye-metal hybrid 35 installed to all windows.

 

Cell phone was not affected and Wi-Fi not tested.

Edited by smartie2shoes

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