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Skylight tinted

Had my Element's skylight tinted today since the rear passengers, namely my daughter and wife, complained of getting baked back there - fyi, Element is a very basic vehicle and the skylight only pops up or removed completely without any factory shading contraptions.

Anyway, the garage I took to have the work done was one of those high-end places since I wanted Huper Optik ceramic tint.

In the garage I saw:

a pristine Jaguar Mark II
mint 560 SL
SL 600

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CL55 with a big badge on the back that noted it was member of police chiefs association.

there were stacks and stacks of AMG monoblocks (like for three or four cars at one corner).

drool

of all the enticing objects I saw, the one thing I wanted most was the police chief badge.

and last of all, I admit this post is worthless without pics, but I did not want to act like a wide-eyed Pollyanna hence no pics.

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You should have swiped the badge. Place that bugger in your wallet and flash it everytime you get pulled over for a traffic citation and odds are you are good to go lickety split.
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You should have swiped the badge. Place that bugger in your wallet and flash it everytime you get pulled over for a traffic citation and odds are you are good to go lickety split.
Around here, flashing 'badges', Fraternal Order of Police stickers, support your police flair etc. will get you a ticket AND laughed at. Why? These organizations pose as police supporters when they're nothing but charity sponges that give back less than 30 cents on the dollar collected to the community. Police generally have no respect for these groups nor for people who stick their club badges all over their cars trying to keep from getting a ticket.

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You should have swiped the badge. Place that bugger in your wallet and flash it everytime you get pulled over for a traffic citation and odds are you are good to go lickety split.
it's a bigass badge the size of NYC Taxi medallions (like the size of half a license plate). It looked like it was riveted on or something.

Yes, I'd still like to stick it in my wallet provided I could carry a wallet that big.

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Here's the pic without the skylight:

It's a pic from before application. Although there is no visible difference after either - which was the whole point for me. While visually the difference is undiscernible, the film's performance is a totally different story: while the rays coming through drivers side window kept my arm toasty, my daughter did not complain about the heat at all. In fact, when I reached back and felt her head (dark brown hair) that has been fully exposed to the sun coming through the skylight, it was cool to the touch.

I'll see if I really like it and think about applying Huper Optik 60% - so subtle a tint (almost undetectable)yet offers 99% UV rejection and a good 40% reduction in heat gain - all around.


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How's the drive with the Element compared to the 560?
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How's the drive with the Element compared to the 560?
like sitting in a tin can, but that is what I asked for to begin with. I needed a zippy car to get done with local errands (90% of my current driving habit) - sort of like what the Minivan is to your life.

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Around here, flashing 'badges', Fraternal Order of Police stickers, support your police flair etc. will get you a ticket AND laughed at. Why? These organizations pose as police supporters when they're nothing but charity sponges that give back less than 30 cents on the dollar collected to the community. Police generally have no respect for these groups nor for people who stick their club badges all over their cars trying to keep from getting a ticket.
No shit Sherlock re stickers. A real badge does work. Try it.
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Here's the pic without the skylight:

It's a pic from before application. Although there is no visible difference after either - which was the whole point for me. While visually the difference is undiscernible, the film's performance is a totally different story: while the rays coming through drivers side window kept my arm toasty, my daughter did not complain about the heat at all. In fact, when I reached back and felt her head (dark brown hair) that has been fully exposed to the sun coming through the skylight, it was cool to the touch.

I'll see if I really like it and think about applying Huper Optik 60% - so subtle a tint (almost undetectable)yet offers 99% UV rejection and a good 40% reduction in heat gain - all around.


Dear God, that is a truly pathetic looking pseudo aerodynamic van thing - it suits you though... the silly side steps especially.
You can fuck off now.
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Why is the skylight all the way in the back? I admit, I sorta like them. Reminds me of a cross between my old VW Thing and a VW van. Probably the only Honda I'd ever consider owning.
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