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This does not make sense because you can get tint in ever darker shades. If you want the ultimate in darkness, get some limo tint. Having multiple layers on the window is just asking the outer layer to show wear signs due to the extra thickness. If this happens you'll get tares and discoloration of your tint. There are two considerations: The extra cost of ...


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I've never heard of an acoustic tint (could be out there..), but there is a windshield material manufacturer (Saflex) that makes an acoustic layer for use inside a windshield. They market it as "Saflex Q Series", and one of their biggest clients is Ford (via Carlite), which puts it in several of their vehicles under the SoundScreen® trademark. ...


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A friend of mine who owns a body shop told me the best way to do this is to add your tint color to clear coat spray. You can either add enough to get the darkness you like, or make the tint light in the clear coat and add layers to darken it as desired. The more layers, the darker it becomes. This is done to the outside of the tail lights. To prep your tail ...


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I tested the level of UV protection myself with a Solarmeter® Model 5.7 Sensitive UVA+B Meter. I am aware that glass protects against >99% of UV-B radiations, so the usefulness of adding tint to a window from a UV mostly comes from reducing UV-A radiations. Results: 3M Crystalline Automotive Window Film 70% tint protects twice more compared to 3M ...


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A hair dryer is adequate, and a heat gun may get too hot for the window. I removed tint on a station wagon, using the hair dryer trick, and at least for that tint, on that vehicle, it worked ok. Three demister/defroster leads were damaged. While that issue may be off-topic, it will come up. In a darkened area (like a garage at night) you may be able to ...


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I'm guessing that the "moisture" is actually the solvent in the adhesive, not water, and it is electrically conductive, so it blocks the radio signal from your key fob. The signal can only be transmitted through the windows, because the metal of the car body will block it. Test if you can lock and unlock the doors with a window open.


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S-LEC is one worth looking into, cost is unknown to me, or how effective it is as treatment. Locally in Hawaii we have a tint that can be put on the windshield. Its purely a UV film, as it has no help on "tinting" the light transmission any darker than factory. You could perhaps put a few layers on there. Thats probably about the thickest anyone is going ...


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