What Brand of Ceramic Tint should I get?

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The guy I want to go to does great work according to reviews and his prices are reasonable. But he only uses Global for his windows film. Anyone know anything about a Global ceramic? Is it gtg it should I go with another brand?
 

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I was quoted $345 installed for Global ceramic, 5%. All windows except windshield. Is this a fair price?
 

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I was quoted $345 installed for Global ceramic, 5%. All windows except windshield. Is this a fair price?
I think I spent $150 for a sedan... but the install was just okay... if he’s guaranteeing no dust then I’d say thats reasonable...
 

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Depends on where you are located! NY/NJ $345 is about right a little on the high side... Florida about half that.... I will shoot you a PM...
 

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Depends on where you are located! NY/NJ $345 is about right a little on the high side... Florida about half that.... I will shoot you a PM...
I’m in NJ. Awaiting your PM my dude!
 

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Had huper optik installed on my wife's Infiniti G35 years ago. It was great in the Texas sun. Last two vehicles have been purchased already tinted, so I don't really know what's on it, but it works ok. Not entirely sure the Challenger is legal, but I haven't been hassled yet...
 

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I would focus on the shop and warranty. If they have been around a while and appear to be a place that will be around in the future you will be fine with the brand they support. Here Mach 1 and LLumar are the popular films, it used to be 3M which is still used but its not as common any longer.
 

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I’m a huge fan of Llumar Formula One Pinnacle and Llumar Formula One Stratos. They are tightly controlled brands, and not just any Llumar shop will be allowed to sell and install the Formula One product lines. The cost will be on the higher side, but it also performs much better than other ceramic window tints. You can look up some heat lamp tests on Youtube and see what I mean. I’m a customer for life now, and wouldn’t want anything less.
 

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I can second the usage of Llumars Formula One line. I have Pinnacle at the moment and really love it. Just be mindful that ceramic tint can tend to be "hazy" when looking out at a high angle. Not too big of an issue for side windows but when you get into the back window and front windshield it can be an unexpected surprise to people who aren't used to it, especially on sunny days. That said, ceramic really does seem to make a difference in heat rejection. The marketing exaggerates it a bit but it does have a difference over regular film.
 

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I can second the usage of Llumars Formula One line. I have Pinnacle at the moment and really love it. Just be mindful that ceramic tint can tend to be "hazy" when looking out at a high angle. Not too big of an issue for side windows but when you get into the back window and front windshield it can be an unexpected surprise to people who aren't used to it, especially on sunny days. That said, ceramic really does seem to make a difference in heat rejection. The marketing exaggerates it a bit but it does have a difference over regular film.
That's interesting you say that. My experience hasn't been the same. I personally have never thought that about mine. I'm also using Pinnacle + Stratos. When I'm driving and I look out the back window, the optics are crystal clear to me. My back sides are 5% Llumar Formula One Pinnacle, and my Rear Window is 15% Llumar Formula One Stratos.
 

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That's interesting you say that. My experience hasn't been the same. I personally have never thought that about mine. I'm also using Pinnacle + Stratos. When I'm driving and I look out the back window, the optics are crystal clear to me. My back sides are 5% Llumar Formula One Pinnacle, and my Rear Window is 15% Llumar Formula One Stratos.
I guess it's all subjective but it's something I've noticed across the board, though usually on windshield applications. I've even seen it happen with Huper Optik which is the pinnacle of clarity.

The angle of the windshield really plays a big part with it since you end up looking down the tint rather than parallel through it, usually when sitting up high in the seat though. It's not something you usually stumble across on back glass but can be seen occasionally depending on the sun and other factors. Definitely not an expert but I have gone through so many different tints in my endeavors.

 
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