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Before/After Tint: 35% Stratos windows; 70% windshield

Dre78

Member
Dec 16, 2018
305
299
Chicago, IL
Tried to take before and after pictures outdoors in a similar location with similar lighting conditions. I'm thinking we could have gotten away with 15% because of the white interior.

before-after-windshield.jpg

before-after-front.jpg

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before-after-side.jpg

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Dre78

Member
Dec 16, 2018
305
299
Chicago, IL
Can you post some pics of the areas with factory tint from the inside looking out? I am planning to get the Formula One Pinnacle 35% and hope you can still see out the roof.
sorry, when I tried to snap before and after pictures from inside looking out, there was no difference as I forgot to place camera in manual light meter mode. The AWB and Auto light meter made the photos look the same. I was able to get the windshield before and after photos by using Model 3's display as a Gray Card. #lessonslearned #notarealphotographer
 

CaliM3

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Apr 25, 2019
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TrooperCA

Member
Sep 20, 2019
95
46
Los Angeles
Sorry to bump, but did you tint the back in one piece or is there a break at the roof?
Most experienced tint shops will do 1 piece unless you request otherwise.

I have the same setup and cost was
900 for 4 doors and back window
250 for windshield
150 for sunroof

in California
35 all around and 70 front
 

mr.t0fu

Member
Oct 2, 2019
6
1
Arlington, VA
Most experienced tint shops will do 1 piece unless you request otherwise.

I have the same setup and cost was
900 for 4 doors and back window
250 for windshield
150 for sunroof

in California
35 all around and 70 front

Thanks! That seems to be pretty in-line with the quotes I am getting and the other information other members are posting.
 

TrooperCA

Member
Sep 20, 2019
95
46
Los Angeles
Thanks! That seems to be pretty in-line with the quotes I am getting and the other information other members are posting.

I am starting to see Xpel Tint as the up and coming new brand to go for in terms of performance and color (smoke).
If your shop has that brand and it's the same price, then maybe you want to take that into consideration.

Otherwise, my experience with the Stratos is...I feel pretty cold sometimes now....actually need the seat warmers....again I live in Sunny California...Ceramic Tint is pretty awesome...cool as a cucumber.

Also Stratos 70 has a blue hue....once you actually get it installed, you don't notice it as much...
 

mr.t0fu

Member
Oct 2, 2019
6
1
Arlington, VA
I am starting to see Xpel Tint as the up and coming new brand to go for in terms of performance and color (smoke).
If your shop has that brand and it's the same price, then maybe you want to take that into consideration.

Otherwise, my experience with the Stratos is...I feel pretty cold sometimes now....actually need the seat warmers....again I live in Sunny California...Ceramic Tint is pretty awesome...cool as a cucumber.

Also Stratos 70 has a blue hue....once you actually get it installed, you don't notice it as much...

Thanks again, good to know! I was actually worried a bit about the blue hue. Is the blue hue on 70 only? I was thinking about going 50 all around.
 

TrooperCA

Member
Sep 20, 2019
95
46
Los Angeles
Thanks again, good to know! I was actually worried a bit about the blue hue. Is the blue hue on 70 only? I was thinking about going 50 all around.
Yes, Stratos 70 is the only shade that has the blue hue.

If you go 50, it will be "smoked" charcoal, or in my opinion, warmer colors.

If you are going for a more darked out look, the 50 in the front will definitely help complete that look.

Also want to mention that from a higher angle, the tint is highly reflective. It looks different when you go down to eye level. If the shop has cars already complete, take a knee and check it out from a lower angle. My tint is 35 but looking at it standing up it looks like 20 cause of the reflective properties.
 

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