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TintingNewB asked what films were the good ones to carry and which aren't. Although I know we all have our preferences, after reading the replies to his topic, I find many here don't like Madico. Why? Every company has a cheap line. Madico's is Charcoal. I use nothing but Madico films for all my auto and flat glass customers. I've worked for companies that used Suntek, 3M, Llumar, Huper, a little Sun/Solar Guard, and some others that are way below a known name. I find, and granted it could be the line, that the "Guard" films are by far the worst. Didn't Solar go out of business?? I have also checked prices on many other films, and with exception to Huper, all Madico films usually run a little more. I know, I know, just because it's more, doesn't make it better. I only think Madico is the best because I've never had someone come back because it looks like crap. I typically us the CharCOOL line, which does look green, but I have used Onyx and back in the day used NS. For res and comm, I stick to the regular Madico line. I am not authorized to carry Sunscape or MAC because I don't buy enough film a month to get an exclusive. There is only one guy in Houston who can get it from our distributor. I have worked for companies in the past that used Madico and gone to a house that they did 10-12 years ago to replace film from a broken window, and it still looked great. The film was typially an SG line (regular Madico) and the windows that still looked great had direct exposure.

Madico is the oldest window film company in the world. Been around since 1903 (but didn't have film back then). It's made in the US!! I had a run with Suntek but after seeing a car I tinting two years before with the HP line, I decided I could not use it anymore. I thought it was a great film until I saw ripples in the film and it was delaminating. Huper is a great film, as long as it's not used on DP glass. :spit I feel 3M has the name, and thats it. People feel comfortable with a household name. Someone said Panther is horrible, and I agree...it blows. I have used Color Stable and I supppose its ok. Never used it long enough to see what it looked like in three years. Ive used Night Vision (which is a joke) and Prestige which looks somewhat purple, and very "oily" under certain lights at night. The adhesive on NV is awful. If you don't push the bubbles out the first time and try to push one out that was left in between squeegees, it leaves an adhesive trail.

Anyways, I'm not trying to start any film wars, but I have given examples of the films I have used and why I don't like them. So again, why the Madico haters??? :dunno

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MADICO IS A GREAT FILM BRO IM WITH IVE USED THEM ALL AS WELL AND I FOUND THAT THE ONYX LOOKS THE BEST BUT THEYRE LIMO LOOKS HIDEOUS AND REFLECTIVE AS HELL SO ILL GIVE THE CUSTY SUNTEK CARBON 5 BUT SOLARGARD IS BY FAR THE WORST IT LAST TWO YEARS BEFORE IT DELAMINATES. MADICO IS REALLY A TRUE PRODUCT. IVE SEEN LLUMAR GO BAD IN LIKE THREE YEARS AS WELL (ATR).

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TintingNewB asked what films were the good ones to carry and which aren't. Although I know we all have our preferences, after reading the replies to his topic, I find many here don't like Madico. Why? Every company has a cheap line. Madico's is Charcoal. I use nothing but Madico films for all my auto and flat glass customers. I've worked for companies that used Suntek, 3M, Llumar, Huper, a little Sun/Solar Guard, and some others that are way below a known name. I find, and granted it could be the line, that the "Guard" films are by far the worst. Didn't Solar go out of business?? I have also checked prices on many other films, and with exception to Huper, all Madico films usually run a little more. I know, I know, just because it's more, doesn't make it better. I only think Madico is the best because I've never had someone come back because it looks like crap. I typically us the CharCOOL line, which does look green, but I have used Onyx and back in the day used NS. For res and comm, I stick to the regular Madico line. I am not authorized to carry Sunscape or MAC because I don't buy enough film a month to get an exclusive. There is only one guy in Houston who can get it from our distributor. I have worked for companies in the past that used Madico and gone to a house that they did 10-12 years ago to replace film from a broken window, and it still looked great. The film was typially an SG line (regular Madico) and the windows that still looked great had direct exposure.

Madico is the oldest window film company in the world. Been around since 1903 (but didn't have film back then). It's made in the US!! I had a run with Suntek but after seeing a car I tinting two years before with the HP line, I decided I could not use it anymore. I thought it was a great film until I saw ripples in the film and it was delaminating. Huper is a great film, as long as it's not used on DP glass. :lol2 I feel 3M has the name, and thats it. People feel comfortable with a household name. Someone said Panther is horrible, and I agree...it blows. I have used Color Stable and I supppose its ok. Never used it long enough to see what it looked like in three years. Ive used Night Vision (which is a joke) and Prestige which looks somewhat purple, and very "oily" under certain lights at night. The adhesive on NV is awful. If you don't push the bubbles out the first time and try to push one out that was left in between squeegees, it leaves an adhesive trail.

Anyways, I'm not trying to start any film wars, but I have given examples of the films I have used and why I don't like them. So again, why the Madico haters??? :lol

So what do you mean made in US? Do you mean to say they laminate it here out of components from around the world? :dunno:spit

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TintingNewB asked what films were the good ones to carry and which aren't. Although I know we all have our preferences, after reading the replies to his topic, I find many here don't like Madico. Why? Every company has a cheap line. Madico's is Charcoal. I use nothing but Madico films for all my auto and flat glass customers. I've worked for companies that used Suntek, 3M, Llumar, Huper, a little Sun/Solar Guard, and some others that are way below a known name. I find, and granted it could be the line, that the "Guard" films are by far the worst. Didn't Solar go out of business?? I have also checked prices on many other films, and with exception to Huper, all Madico films usually run a little more. I know, I know, just because it's more, doesn't make it better. I only think Madico is the best because I've never had someone come back because it looks like crap. I typically us the CharCOOL line, which does look green, but I have used Onyx and back in the day used NS. For res and comm, I stick to the regular Madico line. I am not authorized to carry Sunscape or MAC because I don't buy enough film a month to get an exclusive. There is only one guy in Houston who can get it from our distributor. I have worked for companies in the past that used Madico and gone to a house that they did 10-12 years ago to replace film from a broken window, and it still looked great. The film was typially an SG line (regular Madico) and the windows that still looked great had direct exposure.

Madico is the oldest window film company in the world. Been around since 1903 (but didn't have film back then). It's made in the US!! I had a run with Suntek but after seeing a car I tinting two years before with the HP line, I decided I could not use it anymore. I thought it was a great film until I saw ripples in the film and it was delaminating. Huper is a great film, as long as it's not used on DP glass. :lol2 I feel 3M has the name, and thats it. People feel comfortable with a household name. Someone said Panther is horrible, and I agree...it blows. I have used Color Stable and I supppose its ok. Never used it long enough to see what it looked like in three years. Ive used Night Vision (which is a joke) and Prestige which looks somewhat purple, and very "oily" under certain lights at night. The adhesive on NV is awful. If you don't push the bubbles out the first time and try to push one out that was left in between squeegees, it leaves an adhesive trail.

Anyways, I'm not trying to start any film wars, but I have given examples of the films I have used and why I don't like them. So again, why the Madico haters??? :lol

So what do you mean made in US? Do you mean to say they laminate it here out of components from around the world? :dunno:spit

What I mean is their factory is here in the US. Its near Boston. They do have a Japanese line called Wincos, which is another division of Madico. That film is made in Japan. Im not trying to split hairs here. Whether or not some components of the film are foreign, I don't know.

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So what do you mean made in US? Do you mean to say they laminate it here out of components from around the world? :spit:dunno

They're not just a coater/laminator. They can also metalize. Where they get their components? /shrug But keep in mind there are US sources for things.

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To use a film for a while you get to see the break downs and weigh out the pro's and con's! Thru out the years I've tried out as many films as I could to see what I really like! My choice may be different than yours but if you like Madico and it works for you than it matters not what anyone thinks! :dunno

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To use a film for a while you get to see the break downs and weigh out the pro's and con's! Thru out the years I've tried out as many films as I could to see what I really like! My choice may be different than yours but if you like Madico and it works for you than it matters not what anyone thinks! :spit

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