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AC worked and was cold before. Got a premium ceramic tint (Huper Optik) today and it's like getting a new AC in this South Texas heat - lower heat load really helped the AC cool down faster - the blower never really seems to blow hard like a modern car - probably because of the funky way the center vents share too much flow with the lower vents - but I'm very much impressed with the tint. I noticed an IMMEDIATE difference in the heat inside the car when I picked it up - normally sitting outside in afternoon sun would be blazing hot - felt like a garaged vehicle when I first got in it today. It's the best $373 spent so far.

John
 

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Not to mention that they also look good when tinted (black tint, I'm not sure about that chrome looking stuff). Got pics?
 

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while we're on the subject of window tinting-- I'm considering getting the rear windows tinted on my white '85 wagon. Any downside to doing so? If anyone has a pic of a white wagon with dark tint, I'd love to see what it looks like....
 

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My 2 cents on tint for any car. There is a "mirror like" tint that has a barely perceptible difference (maybe only like 5% tint) than regular glass. Makes it look just a bit shinier, but lets the LEO's look in and still keeps it cool while providing a bit more privacy.
 

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RE: tint %

I'm not sure of the actual tint % of the Huper Optik stuff I bought - doesn't look as dark as the 35% (highest legal sides in TX) on my truck, but heat blocking is terrific. I'd post pics, but I'm out of town for the week.

John
 
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