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Looking for Pics with 3M Crystalline 40

GaryRudolph

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Jan 25, 2013
19
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Moorpark, CA
Looking for any pictures of cars with 3M Crystalline 40 tinted windows as I'm debating how that looks with a black exterior.

Mostly as the kids this weekend said they got too hot in the back, back seats.
 
Yep, first weekend with the Tesla for me. The kids loved the rear seats, then yesterday started to say it was getting too hot. And it's only 72 degrees out here. Opening the windows to blow some air back there helped until we stopped at a light. I'm in La Canada--is there an installer around here that you'd recommend? 3M Crystalline 40 seems like the product to get, although I'm worried about how dark it will be looking out the window at night.
 

gsxrex

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Oct 6, 2012
140
2
NorCal
Yep, first weekend with the Tesla for me. The kids loved the rear seats, then yesterday started to say it was getting too hot. And it's only 72 degrees out here. Opening the windows to blow some air back there helped until we stopped at a light. I'm in La Canada--is there an installer around here that you'd recommend? 3M Crystalline 40 seems like the product to get, although I'm worried about how dark it will be looking out the window at night.

Well, at the very least, you can use the rear view camera to "look out the back" at night.
 

GaryRudolph

Member
Jan 25, 2013
19
1
Moorpark, CA
I'm in La Canada--is there an installer around here that you'd recommend?
I'm trying a new installer in Moorpark to keep business local. But prior I've used Song's Tint Master off the 10 who did a great job on my 6 series, M5, E class, etc.
Songs Tint Masters - Mid-City - Los Angeles, CA

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Lots of them in the tinting thread.
Yah after sifting through that thread a found a lot of examples. Looks like the hue of the CR40 will be ok on black.
 

MikeC

Supporting Member
Jul 9, 2012
2,850
5,114
Los Angeles
Yep, first weekend with the Tesla for me. The kids loved the rear seats, then yesterday started to say it was getting too hot. And it's only 72 degrees out here. Opening the windows to blow some air back there helped until we stopped at a light. I'm in La Canada--is there an installer around here that you'd recommend? 3M Crystalline 40 seems like the product to get, although I'm worried about how dark it will be looking out the window at night.

If it's not too far away, check out G5 Tint in Alhambra. Not the cheapest, but definitely high quality, check out their reviews on Yelp. They have a location in Pasadena, too, but don't offer 3M products at that one.
 

c2tb

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Jun 27, 2012
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I love the heat rejection. I also had crystalline 70 on the front windshield because I still felt considerable heat with the metallic coating in place. 70 has no noticble tint IMHO so shouls be safe ( although possibly not legal )
 

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dadaleus

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My car has 40% in the back, 70% in the front 3M Crystalline.

Watch my car in gallonsoflight.com and you can get some good views of how the two compare.

I think it's a good mix. 70% is just a little darker than clear. 40% is a good sun blocker/shade, but can still see in from the outside somewhat.

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Here's a pretty good view of my car from the video showing the 40% (back windows) vs. 70% (front windows):
Tint.jpg
 

rekoh

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Nov 23, 2012
360
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Minnesota
I have 40 on sides and back. 90 on pano. 70 on front (had 90 but changed it to 70 since there was a bubble that they couldnt fix.. had to redo it anyway). The rear window looks mor purple. I am told and have read on here that it is because of the kind of glass that is on the rear, and there is nothing that they can really do -- regardless of the kind of tint they put on.
 
May 2, 2013
196
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Los Angeles, CA
Looking for any pictures of cars with 3M Crystalline 40 tinted windows as I'm debating how that looks with a black exterior.

Mostly as the kids this weekend said they got too hot in the back, back seats.

Gary, sorry for the mediocre iphone4 image. Both these cars have 3M Cry 40 on the windows. 70 on roof and front winshield.
3m-crystalline-40-ts1-ts2.JPG


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here's more 'sterile' images under studio lighting. 40 on side and rear windows. 70 on front winshield and pano roof. definitely keeps the heat out in the LA sunshine.

DSC09036_CARBON_tsportline.jpg
DSC08993 CARBON _tsportline.jpg
 

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