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Metallized tint and navi


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Well, I heard metallized tint can block/interfere with GPS signal for navigation system. I have 04 Acura TL with navi and got llumar titanium (35%). Navi seems to work OK, but it feels as though it takes bit longer to find GPS signal now. Of course, this could be my imagination...

BTW, the antenna for GPS is located under rear deck, under the rear window...

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yes metalized film can degrade signals.

one thing I see on other car forums are people talking about HUPER OPTICK FILM, supposidly this film will not mess with signals like a metalized film will. the HUPER is creamic not metalized. yoiu might want to look into getting that film put on if you have problems with degraded signals.

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Consider a non-metal film rear glass only or... a FormulaOne film for those electronic issues.

Their new 'Pinnacle' series is made with a non-metallic ceramic and through testing has shown no measurable conductive characteristics, making it a very good candidate for those concerned with electronic equipment signal disruption.

F1's Ultimate lighter version (50%) (also contains a ceramic in its construction) is also very low in conductivity, thereby posing little threat to electronic transmission an reception.

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I have 04 Acura TL with navi and got llumar titanium (35%).

LLuLLu learned a decade ago the pitfalls of 'Titanium' film and has not produced one since.

There is no such film in LLuLLu's film offering today. :lol

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I have 04 Acura TL with navi and got llumar titanium (35%).

LLuLLu learned a decade ago the pitfalls of 'Titanium' film and has not produced one since.

There is no such film in LLuLLu's film offering today. :)

:metint Haven't heard of Titanium film in quite a few years now. It use to be the buzz word in window tinting but once everyone found out that this great metal isn't the best for window films, they quickly vanished. I hope the shop that did your car didn't use some of their old stock that was sitting around. :lol6

I do the tinting for a couple of the local Acura dealerships in the Bay Area and they specifically have a bulletin out to not have a full metal film on the back windows as it has a possiblity of interferring with GPS and radio reception. If I am not mistaken, Titanium films are hybrids and might not have the same negative effects as a full metal semi-shiney film.

I would keep the film on for a while and see if you have any problems before thinking about removing it and switching to another film. Keep us posted.

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