What brands do the better shops use for window tint?

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I'm thinking of getting my two front windows tinted to match the back, what would be a good brand to check if they are using decent material?
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The shop I used last time did XPEL. They have a couple levels of ceramic.
 

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I'm thinking of getting my two front windows tinted to match the back, what would be a good brand to check if they are using decent material?
SunTek and Llumar both make good film.
 

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Xpel, also have them put the clear on the other windows for the UV protection. May not be as essential in NJ as it is in AZ but it made a huge difference here.
 

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I recently got mine done with Llumar ceramic and I have no complaints.
Definitely feel the difference in coolness in the vehicle, but if you're not planning on doing all the windows there's probably not much sense in just getting ceramic in front.

They added 35% all the way around which adjusted the rears to around 20%. It looks a lot darker in the photos than in person.

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I recently got mine done with Llumar ceramic and I have no complaints.
Definitely feel the difference in coolness in the vehicle, but if you're not planning on doing all the windows there's probably not much sense in just getting ceramic in front.

They added 35% all the way around which adjusted the rears to around 20%. It looks a lot darker in the photos than in person.

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What would be the disadvantage of just doing the front?
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What would be the disadvantage of just doing the front?
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Ceramic level of tint doesn't make sense because 80% of the rest of the windows all just have privacy level tint and the extra cost of ceramic film on the front will have a negligible effect on temps/comfort.

I would just do standard tinting and not pay for the expensive film if I wasn't doing the rest of the vehicle. If you're going to do the whole vehicle, then ceramic starts to make more sense. I live in Vegas and it truly does help with comfort.
 

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What would be the disadvantage of just doing the front?
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I had my fronts done with Llumar (30%) and they look good to me. I didn't want them stupidly dark as I don't like that at night. They are a tad lighter than the factory tint on the back but it's close enough for me
 

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+1 on Llumar, however a tint job is only as good as the person doing it. Llumar film has lasted me over a decade when done properly. I would certainly vet your installer more than the product, any great installer will only install a equally great film.
 

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What would be the disadvantage of just doing the front?
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The disadvantage is when youre looking from inside-out. Lets say you match your front windows to the rear. 20%. Now your front 2 windows are going to be darker to look out of than the stock rear window tint in the back. Its annoying. I did it when i first got this jeep. If anything, do every single window. Youll be glad you did.

and just call for a price. Depends where you come from. Here in canada we pay as much for dye tint as you guys pay for ceramic.
 
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