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What type of tints do you guys have on and when i mean what type what kind/brand of film ?

Trying to do some research on the various popular tint films out there

- FormulaOne Pinnacle Ceramic
- Prestige Spectra PhotoSync
- Huper Optik (nano-ceramic)
- Suntek CXP
- Suntek CIR (newest)
- Suntek Carbon
- 3M Premium
- 3M Crystalline

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f1 pinnacle - 15% front // 40% rear. I have used this brand for my last 4 cars. Clarity is very good even during winter months.

I heard good thing about Spectra but they are pricey ? This is not available where I am (Canada).

Huper OPtik is also great too but it is a bit thicker than f1 pinnacle and some installers don't like it for the thickness and harder to install.
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f1 pinnacle - 15% front // 40% rear. I have used this brand for my last 4 cars. Clarity is very good even during winter months.

I heard good thing about Spectra but they are pricey ? This is not available where I am (Canada).

Huper OPtik is also great too but it is a bit thicker than f1 pinnacle and some installers don't like it for the thickness and harder to install.
Isn't that the rear has factory privacy glass already?
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+1.

Had this on my Audi on all windows, windshield and pano. Great heat rejection and clarity. If I remember correctly, it was $700 for everything. I'm going to hold off on the Macan and see how it is stock, as it's one of the things I don't have to install right away.
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I have Xpel prime XR tinted to match the rears. It was recommended because it's more gray/smoke colored than 3M, which matches better the native tint of the rear.

It looks great. One caveat is direct (and only direct) sunlight on the windows makes them a little opaque.
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Prestige Spectra PhotoSync. I've had it on my Audi for 6 years now, and installed the 55% film on the front side windows of our Macan.
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f1 pinnacle - 15% front // 40% rear. I have used this brand for my last 4 cars. Clarity is very good even during winter months.

I heard good thing about Spectra but they are pricey ? This is not available where I am (Canada).

Huper OPtik is also great too but it is a bit thicker than f1 pinnacle and some installers don't like it for the thickness and harder to install.
I've had Formula 1 pinnacle on my last two cars and I echo your thoughts. It's terrific.
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In NC, 35% is max on fronts side windows. Most of the inspection stations are now measuring the tint percent. I ended up doing 41% so that I would not have any issues. If you get stopped by the State Police, they will also measure the tint.
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I just installed Formula 1 Pinnacle 30 on the front windows of my GTS. It matches almost perfectly from the exterior and is an exact match looking out from the interior vis a vis the rear factory tinted glass. First time I've ever tinted my car. It's a joy especially in the summer heat.
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