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Types of Window Tint

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pasotaco, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Jul 9, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    pasotaco

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    Anybody know which brands of window tinting are the best or which brands to avoid. Is tint tint beside the percentage of tint?

    I figure 3M is good, has anybody heard of global express?

    Thanks,
     
  2. Jul 9, 2011 at 1:31 PM
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    R.J.

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    I have LLumar 10% in rear and 15% in the front. Quality tint that blocks a lot of heat. I recommend it! :thumbsup:
     
  3. Jul 9, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    SoutheastTaco

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  4. Jul 9, 2011 at 3:43 PM
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    Llumar is good stuff, but you might check out some places locally b4 you think about DIY. I got my front sides tinted to match the back sides for $60 with llumar tint and a lifetime warranty.

    Tint is exposed to UV and heat constantly. I'd be sure you buy quality stuff and get a quality install unless you like the purple bubbly look.
     
  5. Jul 9, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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  7. Jul 9, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    +1. Get quality work done by the pros, it always pays for itself in the long run. Most places will warranty it for life so if there is EVER a problem with discoloration or bubbles, they will completely redo it. I cringe when I see people who have obviously done it themselves with that cheap stuff that turns purple. Looks hideous.
     
  8. Jul 9, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    I have ceramic window tint by Huper Optik. Lifetime Warranty which includes fading.
     
  9. Jul 10, 2011 at 3:29 AM
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    One more happy Llumar customer. I found a company that does computer cut. The did 4 other vehicles for me in the past.
     
  10. Jul 10, 2011 at 4:55 AM
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    Who did it? I'm in WR.
     
  11. Jul 10, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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    Fine Line in Macon...I stand corrected on the brand though. Just looked at my receipt and it seems now they use Advantage film by Aegis. I have had so many done over the years I didn't even ask the brand they use now. It has a lifetime waranty.
     
  12. Jul 10, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    I am not looking for DIY I was just comparing a couple different tint places locally and I had never heard of "Global Express " both places have life time warranty.
     
  13. Jul 10, 2011 at 10:49 AM
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    Thanks for the info. The guys here are ok but they don't cut it via computer and freehand it.
     
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