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Originally Posted by Litespeeds Posted on: Apr 13 2005, 03:23 PM
I have been installing Huper ceramic film for over a year now and I still hate working with it. I have tried pretty much all the different techniques for window shrinking and nothing can speed up the process. It all comes down to patience. Although we get more money for each job that we do, the time that we have to spend as well as the cost associated with the film is not really worth it. I never recommend using this film to people but for those who insist on having it, I will do the job for them. I will only do 1 Huper Optik install per day as it is alot more stressful and tiring.
I haven't tried the Formula One Pinnacle film yet but I have heard alot of good things about it. The heat rejection is not quite as good as the Huper but I find it hard for anyone to really feel the small difference after it is installed on the vehicle.,
Originally Posted by Tadashi
You might want to look at both tints on a car if possible. My huber optik is black, not sure where you saw a greenish tint.
What does conductive vs non-conductive do?
If you do go huber optik you might as well look into the Drei for the 70% solar energy reflectance. Although my ceramic 30 has been great. Everyone who has been in my car has mentioned about the lack of heat they feel and asks about the tint.
Originally Posted by Film Guy,Apr 13 2005, 02:22 AM
Do you prefer a green hue or black? Huper=green, Pinnacle=black.
Most all stated before is true.
Huper 30 is a slow install with regular ghosting. Huper 40 has a tendency on difficult rear glass to ghost. Pinnacle is specifically designed for auto install. Huper was made for flat then installers where suggested to begin using on cars. Most auto installers found this film too aggravating to work with day in and out.
The F1 program is impeccably backed by CP if a warranty issue comes into play-complete with tanferable.
I put Huper on my latest new vehicle, yanked it and went with Pinnacle 38.
However, depending on installers skills, the plotter cut line is an exxagerated sales pitch. A seasoned installer hat cuts by hand may have your film looking factory, most plotter cuts do not.
Originally Posted by JDP,Jun 12 2004, 07:47 AM
Yes, it was supposedly in fact HO's "ceramic" film, which according to their website "Minimises interferences with GPS systems and cellular phone" (http://www.huperoptik.com). What a bunch of BS.
Well, I'm here to tell you, in case any of you run into this situation in the future. The HO ceramic 40 CAN and DID K1ll my GPS navigation DEAD on my 2004 Accord coupe. I'm sure the HO distributor will be hearing it from my installer, too.
The installer was understanding, and he wants to remove the HO all the way around and re-do it with a non-metalized, non-dyed film with a warranty for about $100 less, which he will refund to me. Since I'm into this project for $260 already, I suppose we'll try it. He says I shouldn't have a problem with it.
I probably should have done more research, but I was taking HO's word for it that the ceramic-based tint was an acceptable (and better) alternative to metalized films, particularly on the point of not interfering with the GPS antenna.
Originally Posted by ryecatcher
Well just got my Tideland Pearl Prius back with the new FormulaOne Pinnacle window tint. I think it looks real nice, sort of like looking through a quality pair of sunglasses. There are only two levels of tint in this series, and I went with the lighter one because I wanted the same shade all around. It is pretty hot and sunny here today, and I did notice less heat in the car with the window tint. I didn't think it was bad before, however. In any case, I put the tint on because the wife wanted it, so that was my primary motivation!
In all, a thumbs up on the install.
PS I got it done in Clearwater, FL at a place called SunProof on Court street. Quality work, nice people, and quick turnaround (less than two hours).
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