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Huper Optik, Suntek CXP or 3M Premium

Which of these films will most closely match the color of the back windows? I know the back is 20% so I'm not talking about the darkness, I'm more taking about the color match. I've heard to go more with a charcoal color vs brown or green but I'm not sure which of these is which.

Would the 3M Premium be more of a green?

Would the Huper Optik or Suntek CXP be more charcoal?

I think it will drive me nuts if there is a green cast on the tint with all the back windows are charcoal.

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Old 03-26-2012, 10:54 AM
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Re: Huper Optik, Suntek CXP or 3M Premium

You need to go to the place an compare.
Here is mine.
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Re: Huper Optik, Suntek CXP or 3M Premium

You'll really have to go and compare each...I have CXP and it looks close enough to me to be factory. Also compare the TSER of each film...some will be the same darkness, but won't reject nearly the same amount of heat as others. I'd shop the installer, not the film (assuming these are from different places) as those 3 films are all considered to be premium films.
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Huper Optik is a fantastic high heat rejection film that I've had on three cars. I totally love the stuff over Formula 1, 3M, and the several others I've had on cars through the summers in Texas. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for great high performance tint.

That said, it is not that neutral in color. It has a warmth or brownish twinge with a slight metallic reflection. It would not be a direct match for the rear windows.
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Huper Optik is a fantastic high heat rejection film that I've had on three cars. I totally love the stuff over Formula 1, 3M, and the several others I've had on cars through the summers in Texas. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for great high performance tint.

That said, it is not that neutral in color. It has a warmth or brownish twinge with a slight metallic reflection. It would not be a direct match for the rear windows.
I hear you about the Texas sun and its heat, Ashton. Is this Huper Optik film UV protective also? Thanks.
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I hear you about the Texas sun and its heat, Ashton. Is this Huper Optik film UV protective also? Thanks.
Most defiantly. All of their stuff is 99% rejection of all the UV bands.

My local tint place has this little display thing they built to test tint. It has about 15 4" x 4" pieces of glass that have the different tints they sell applied to them. It has an area that has frosted Plexi/Perspex that is back lit and you can place it behind your car window and then take the tint pieces and match for color.

Next to it they have a hot lamp that will allow you to slide the test pieces in-between the lamp and an infrared meter to test for heat rejection and such. The Huper 30 made about a 60+% reduction in the heat. Most of the others nice tints are around the 50+% area, and the less expensive dyed tints drop into the 30's. Also, an interesting thing about it was that the Huper 60 didn't really drop off that much in rejection from the 30, and almost looked clear.

There is also the Huper Klasse DREI tint that was in the 70+% range. Crazy pricy though.
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Re: Huper Optik, Suntek CXP or 3M Premium

Thanks for all that information, Ashton. I definitely want the UV protection and the heat reduction is a nice bonus.

I got the impression from your first post that this film has a brownish cast and doesn't match the factory tint on the rear windows and that was a negative to me, but the tinted glass samples your dealer has that one could use to match the existing tint makes it sound like perhaps there is a matching shade?
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Re: Huper Optik, Suntek CXP or 3M Premium

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I got the impression from your first post that this film has a brownish cast and doesn't match the factory tint on the rear windows and that was a negative to me, but the tinted glass samples your dealer has that one could use to match the existing tint makes it sound like perhaps there is a matching shade?
I have only had my GC for about 3 weeks. I have not even had time to visit the tint dealer. I had the Huper on my previous Mini, a BMW, and a Lexus. My GC is untinted at the moment, so I have no idea about the match on the GC. The Huper I had on the other cars was a bit warmer than a true grey. I don't know if I'd call it brown, just not pure grey. Sorry for the confusion.
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Re: Huper Optik, Suntek CXP or 3M Premium

Huper Optik Stark is a closer factory match, the Drei is a more bronze color to me (even greenish to some). I have had both and I think (highly subjective of course) the Stark would be more pleasing for looks but the Drei cannot be beat for pure performance, period. Stark is what I have on my 2012 in Deep Cherry.

I also have the 3M crystalline on my Wrangler Rubicon and it is nice, but not as heat reflective as the Stark or especially the Drei. Even stopping into the installers can sometimes be confusing. You almost need to see whatever you choose on your color of GC. Hard I know but the only sure way due to interior color differences etc, etc. Crystalline can be put on the windshield and the Huper cannot (legality doubtful, your decision).
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i know it's illegal to put tint on the windshield but how noticeable can Crystalline 90 be? i'm thinking about putting it on my windshield, not for tinting purposes but for the heat rejection.
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