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      04-02-2008, 06:32 PM   #1
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Hey all you Marylanders and South Central Pennsylvanians.
I need a recommendation for a top quality window tint shop in the area.
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      04-03-2008, 07:38 AM   #2
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I have Huper Optik you can check it out Saturday. 34% that reads 28% on the meter. There's a good place called TnT tint. Owners name is Matt. I would suggest a ceramic tint rather than metallic due to all of the electronics. :thumbup:
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      04-03-2008, 11:42 AM   #3
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yea, i'm getting ceramic on the 18th of this month ... a lot more expansive than standard tho. Almost twice as much. XD
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I have Huper Optik you can check it out Saturday. 34% that reads 28% on the meter. There's a good place called TnT tint. Owners name is Matt. I would suggest a ceramic tint rather than metallic due to all of the electronics. :thumbup:
Wondering how much you paid for the tint. I paid 500$ in Michigan. I know it's pricey but didn't have many shops who install it here.
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      04-03-2008, 02:46 PM   #5
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Well I did some work for the guy who tinted my vehicle. We swapped for two cars of Huper Optik. He was charging around 325 a car I think. There was also another installer in southern MD that would come to you for around $425ish. After the 2 cars I had done, my buddy got his car tinted and did not have a good experience. This installer also dropped the Huper line or they dropped him. That's why my next car will go to TNT and Matt.
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I'm paying 350 for ceramic tint.
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lol, i've never even heard of ceramic tint, I just though that tint was tint. But, I for sure wasn't going to D&L for it, they rape people on labor and cost of tint.
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      04-03-2008, 09:27 PM   #8
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yea, i'm getting ceramic on the 18th of this month ... a lot more expansive than standard tho. Almost twice as much. XD

Can someone explain why ceramic tint is the way to go ?
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      04-03-2008, 10:23 PM   #9
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It is more dense which reduces heat in the cabin up to 10-15%, and ceramic does not interfere with radio waves or your GPS signal.
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It is more dense which reduces heat in the cabin up to 10-15%, and ceramic does not interfere with radio waves or your GPS signal.
Well the GPS antenna is on the roof but same concept IE radar detectors, cell phones, etc. Here is a good technical PDF that includes heat blocking etc. I have the ceramic 30 product. I am sure other brands have similar specs:

http://www.huperoptikusa.com/pdf_doc...DUCT_RECAP.pdf
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Does the ceramic cost quite a bit more?
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Does the ceramic cost quite a bit more?
yes but for me it was worth it for the radar detector alone. I would say it 150-200 more than a quality metallic tint.
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200 for standard tint and 350 for ceramic.
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mine is being dealer installed...$295 for 25% ceramic
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mine is being dealer installed...$295 for 25% ceramic
Thats a 25% tint using ceramic tint, right? Not a tint that is made of 25% ceramic material...just want to be clear...
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haha yeah, ceramic tint which is 25%
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this is all crazy! In Florida to get tint done it was like 100. Places in Maryland rape people.
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this is all crazy! In Florida to get tint done it was like 100. Places in Maryland rape people.
supply and demand.
fl has more tint shops than md or va. :-(
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supply and demand.
fl has more tint shops than md or va. :-(
Dang it why did I have to move up here from arkansas at least we could have darker tint in that backwards state lol up here in virginia its like nothing on the front windows. and can you get a darker ceramic that will read higher % on the meter?
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mine is being dealer installed...$295 for 25% ceramic
So what brand of tint is it? Huper Optik?
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