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linzy77 05-29-2013 11:41 PM

Llumar AIR 80? Anyone used it?
 
http://payload21.cargocollective.com...lue-Air-80.gif

So I just got the new Taco and its HOT as all get out. Needs tint BAD. So I am looking at doing Llumar AIR 80 on the factory tinted windows and on the windshield wondering if anyone has used it. Its a clearish style tint with a blueish hue but is suppose to be KILLER at blocking UV and Heat.

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with this product and how you like it, and how it holds up over time. Also wondering if it will react negatively with my polarized glasses.

FYI - Not interested in your "favorite tint". I am just wondering about this one in particular. I have pretty specific needs for my application and will not be using any metalized tints. ty ;)

http://www.llumar.com/pdf/en/LLumarAutoSpecsUS.pdf

S7ICKlVlAN 05-30-2013 12:54 AM

Had it on my Viper and my last Tacoma.....good stuff.

linzy77 05-30-2013 12:57 AM

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Originally Posted by S7ICKlVlAN (Post 6959025)
Had it on my Viper and my last Tacoma.....good stuff.

Any distortion? Do you where polarized shades? Did you have it on the windshield?

SpacemanSpiff 05-30-2013 06:09 AM

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Originally Posted by linzy77 (Post 6958914)
So I just got the new Taco and its HOT as all get out. Needs tint BAD. So I am looking at doing Llumar AIR 80 on the factory tinted windows and on the windshield wondering if anyone has used it. Its a clearish style tint with a blueish hue but is suppose to be KILLER at blocking UV and Heat.

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with this product and how you like it, and how it holds up over time. Also wondering if it will react negatively with my polarized glasses.

FYI - Not interested in your "favorite tint". I am just wondering about this one in particular. I have pretty specific needs for my application and will not be using any metalized tints. ty ;)

http://www.llumar.com/pdf/en/LLumarAutoSpecsUS.pdf
EXAMPLE: http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l2...Picture142.jpg <-- Not my pic I got it from Google

Would be interested in how it blocks the heat. Heat comes from combination of things, including the sunlight. Just how does it block it?

linzy77 05-30-2013 09:42 AM

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Originally Posted by SpacemanSpiff (Post 6959403)
Would be interested in how it blocks the heat. Heat comes from combination of things, including the sunlight. Just how does it block it?

Its suppose to have some sort of Microcrystalline structure. Its a ceramic tint. It doesn't interfere with electrical or communication signals.

Beyond that I am not sure. I am going to check it out today on their cars and will report back. ;)

Madjik_Man 05-30-2013 09:42 AM

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Originally Posted by SpacemanSpiff (Post 6959403)
Would be interested in how it blocks the heat. Heat comes from combination of things, including the sunlight. Just how does it block it?

Most of the heat as we know it is caused by the greenhouse effect in our trucks.

UV passes through glass and then gets trapped in our truck as IR energy (heat). Cut down on the amount of UV entering the truck, and you cut down on the heat generated inside of it.

That's a really simplified explanation which is probably lacking a lot of details.

linzy77 05-30-2013 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Madjik_Man (Post 6960065)
Most of the heat as we know it is caused by the greenhouse effect in our trucks.

UV passes through glass and then gets trapped in our truck as IR energy (heat). Cut down on the amount of UV entering the truck, and you cut down on the heat generated inside of it.

That's a really simplified explanation which is probably lacking a lot of details.

Well from what they explained to me some tints will block UV but still will not refract the heat such as dyed tint or glass (factory tint). Usually you would have to have some sort of metalized tint (most popular) to be able to reject the heat. This has no metal and refracts the heat I think through its structure without being dark or tinted per se. These are just guesses however.

More Info: http://www.formulaonetinting.com/win...rotection.html

linzy77 05-30-2013 03:05 PM

Just got back from having a look at the Air 80 and I think I am going to have it done all the way around except for the driver and passenger side, which are clear and will be done in standard metalized tint. This crap is not cheap. but should work great! Appt. is scheduled now time to wait. :)

Oh you couldn't even tell it was on the windshield at all. Not nearly as blue as I thought, which is a good thing to me.

Minimal distortion with shades and minimal iridescence with polarized glasses.

Nirvana 05-30-2013 03:22 PM

Perfect timing! Thanks for the review I was looking at getting this done too looks like the next mod now.

linzy77 05-30-2013 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Nirvana (Post 6961513)
Perfect timing! Thanks for the review I was looking at getting this done too looks like the next mod now.

Its spendy for sure. About double regular tint. :eek:

S7ICKlVlAN 06-01-2013 07:04 PM

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Originally Posted by linzy77 (Post 6959031)
Any distortion? Do you where polarized shades? Did you have it on the windshield?

I think it depends on how good a job they do, but I can't even tell it's there besides the fact that it's a lot cooler than without it. The blue tint is negligible. I don't wear polarized shades and yes it's on the windshield.

linzy77 04-01-2014 08:39 AM

So I did get Air80 installed last year right after I bought my truck (around August). I had the front screen done with all the windows minus the driver and passenger window, which I got installed with standard metallic tint. I cant remember how much I paid per window but I got it cheap (I am thinking I paid around $200.00). I got it mainly because factory tint is just shading on your windows. No UV no heat reduction. This and I run alot of electronics so I did not want a metallic tint which would block alot of signal wrapped around the truck.

Conclusions:

Air80 helps, how much idk. UV protection wise it is worth it to me. It does have a noticeable blue tint and is weird at first however I do not notice it now.

Heat reduction is low but it does work. It was approaching 125F-135F in the truck during the afternoon while sitting and this dropped about 10-15-20 degrees. However no real study was performed just general observations with a thermo.

Visibility with polarized lens is also a bit strange at first however now it is now not noticeable. It does refract and rainbow off the Air80 however standard tint is worse in my opinion.

Would I do it again, yes. Would I do it again at full price or much more than I paid ..... idk. I might consider ceramic tint if it was similar in price and go a bit darker but the cost was much more when I priced it.


Hope this helps and stay cool out there.


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