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Hello All,

After some advice on the difference and performance of these two tints. Would be looking to get 35% tint done on a silver and blue coloured car. 

Theres one local shop which only does 3m Colour stable and all other places say the CXP is a better tint and offers greater protection. 

I want a tint which has a good build quality (won't fade etc) but offers good protection. The CXP is a bit more expensive. 

 

 

 

Thanks for all the help 

 

 

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Both films are going to block up to 99% of the harmful UV rays. The CXP35 is a little darker(33% VLT) and is going to reject more heat (53% TSER). The 3M CS35 is lighter (39% VLT) and isn't going to block as much heat (40% TSER). 

 

I'm having a look at the tints tomorrow in the flesh but from the images i've seen the CXP seems to have a blue ish tinge to it where as the CS is just black. 

I think the CXP is where the money is at. I"m getting side windows and pano roof done so the extra 11% the CXP blocks out is definitely worth the money. I was just worried since people have reported hazing or strange hue with the CXP but time will tell. The Johnson InsulatIR also looks good but isn't very popular over here and looks similar to Crystalline from the photos i've seen. 

 

Would CXP be the darkest ceramic tint ? How does LLumar compare with it ? 

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If you would have mentioned llumar as an option I would have suggested that over the others.

 

I only found out LLumar is available near me today. 

What is the advantage of going with it over the other tints i've listed ? Feel free to go into as much detail as you'd like :) 

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I ended up getting the CXP in the 35% tint. 

Excellent colour and clarity. Theres some streaks on my rear window but the installer said depending on the weather it can take up to 3 weeks for the moisture to evaporate so give it some time. Luckily the last few days over here is super hot. 

This could be all in my head;

But if I have the AC on in the night time, in the morning when I get into the car the inside is still nice and cold even if its been hot overnight. 

Only thing is the car is still really hot during the day time, the leather seats don't burn as bad as it used to but theres still heaps of heat. I do have a panoramic sunroof and windshield which isn't tinted which could explain all this extra heat. 

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Window film acts like a restricter, not a preventer of interior heat gain. There is always going to be a certain amount of heat that is still going to pass through tinted glass not counting for the heat that radiates through the roof and other parts of the vehicle. While tinted glass might slow tbe heat gain down, it will still eventually build up inside

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Like Ocala said you will still have heat coming in...it helps restrict some, but mainly allows your A/C unit to kick in faster and be more efficient.  So the car can be cooled down much faster than before.  Since the windshield is not tinted, that also allows more heat in the vehicle.  Also adding to your earlier post, SunTek CXP is not a Ceramic Window Film.

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