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I'm ready to get the driver & passenger windows tinted.

Any suggestions what I should ask about in regard to film types, warranties, the process in general?

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Re: New Window Tint - What Questions To Ask

I literally just picked mine up from getting tinted today. I did 15% in the front and then 30% to cover the rear windows. I think its perfect. Just dark enough to provide privacy and sun protection but light enough to still see out with no issue (check your local laws).

I dont remember what brand it was. A legitimate tint shop will have a variety. I just went with the best they had. If youre going to make an investment to buy the vehicle, dont skimp on the add ons.





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I have used Formula One or Lumar tint exclusively. Found they have the best heat resistance, no fading, no interference. My 14 JGC Overland has Formula One ceramic all the way around and a product called Clear Blue on the windshield and panoramic sun roof. My car doesn't even get that hot in the summer. Did I mention I live outside of Phoenix? You can touch the dash after sitting out for hours. Pretty amazing testament.
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Re: New Window Tint - What Questions To Ask

Not much to ask really. I would just have them use whatever quality film matches the oem rear tint the closest. My guy uses 20% Llumar film non/ceramic which matched my Jeep factory tint the best.
I personally don't see the point in paying all the extra money to put tint over the factory tinted windows. The factory tint does a pretty good job of blocking the heat as it is and sometimes with film you get tiny imperfections here and there so I leave those alone.
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The tinted glass on the OEM windows doesn't have the heat reflection of the aftermarket tint. I am not sure what part of the country you are in, but in AZ the difference is night and day. There are some tests done with heat lamps and testing the heat reflection and they found the same results. In the AZ summer, it is pretty much like being blasted with a heat lamp at all times for 2 months or so.
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i have 15% lumar tint on my fronts and its almost a perfect match.

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Are my eyes playing tricks on me or what is up with that panel gap between the front and rear doors? Maybe the driver door is open in that pic?
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Are my eyes playing tricks on me or what is up with that panel gap between the front and rear doors? Maybe the driver door is open in that pic?
Youre eyes are not deceiving you, my door wasnt fully shut in the photo (hence the gap). I was just too lazy to take another photo with the door fully closed.

Not to worry, there will be plenty more photos of her taken!
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Youre eyes are not deceiving you, my door wasnt fully shut in the photo (hence the gap). I was just too lazy to take another photo with the door fully closed.

Not to worry, there will be plenty more photos of her taken!
Haha thanks for clearing that up, I kinda assumed that's what was going on but was hard to tell from the pic on my iPhone. I wouldn't imagine something like that getting through quality control anyway.
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formula 1 in 35% matches my rear perfect on my altitude
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Not much to ask really. I would just have them use whatever quality film matches the oem rear tint the closest. My guy uses 20% Llumar film non/ceramic which matched my Jeep factory tint the best.
I personally don't see the point in paying all the extra money to put tint over the factory tinted windows. The factory tint does a pretty good job of blocking the heat as it is and sometimes with film you get tiny imperfections here and there so I leave those alone.

why you would want to tint the rear windows. One if someone wants to break into your jeep the rear glass will shatter where the front will shatter but the film will keep it together also same reason if you was to get into accident the film will keep the glass from flying around potentially hitting you and your kids if they are in jeep.
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