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Hey what's up tinting fanatics had a question for you guys. I am about to tint my car and I had a question about how dark tints appear. So around me we only have 3M and 1 Llumar dealer. So I always heard ceramic tints were better, just how much more of a heat difference would I notice with the CTX over the ATC? What about darkness between these two, are they both relatively the same? I always have the option of 3M but I feel like they are much more expensive. What about the CTX 15 vs the 3M CS 20? Which is darker? I am trying to figure out if ceramic is worth it while also trying to get as dark as I can but not down to 5 where you can't see absolutely anything.

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The only advice I can give is know your local laws. The tint shops should educate you on what's best as in demos or even a car that was tinted. Just because it's more does not always means it's better. If it was me I would be iffy on spending a good buck on something that's illegal and will need to be remove and re tint from tickets. That's more added cost. Good luck. 

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51 minutes ago, Crazydays01 said:

The only advice I can give is know your local laws. The tint shops should educate you on what's best as in demos or even a car that was tinted. Just because it's more does not always means it's better. If it was me I would be iffy on spending a good buck on something that's illegal and will need to be remove and re tint from tickets. That's more added cost. Good luck. 

 

Yes I know the cops here aren't very strict on tint. They don't carry around any sort of meters or any of the sort.

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3 hours ago, Edi said:

Hey what's up tinting fanatics had a question for you guys. I am about to tint my car and I had a question about how dark tints appear. So around me we only have 3M and 1 Llumar dealer. So I always heard ceramic tints were better, just how much more of a heat difference would I notice with the CTX over the ATC? What about darkness between these two, are they both relatively the same? I always have the option of 3M but I feel like they are much more expensive. What about the CTX 15 vs the 3M CS 20? Which is darker? I am trying to figure out if ceramic is worth it while also trying to get as dark as I can but not down to 5 where you can't see absolutely anything.

 

The 3M CS 20 will appear darker than CTX 15.  Llumar film is actually lighter than the VLT on the box...CTX 15 is 18/19 out of the box so it can be 15/16 on the car.  3M CS has a nice black look which helps it appear darker vs Llumar having a charcoal look.  CTX is a huge jump in heat rejection over ATC.

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