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Spectra Photosync Tint

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by ReevesTint, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. ReevesTint

    ReevesTint Local Vendor - SoCal

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    Photosync 35 on all sides full back window and sunroof. Beautiful car and the full back window is a must.
     

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    Can you post a picture of the back window from outside and inside? looking to do 35 all around also on my white AWD.
     
  3. ReevesTint

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    I have one from the inside
     

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    ReevesTint Local Vendor - SoCal

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    I don't own the car but tinted it.
     
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    The back window does not look tinted to me?
     
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    Nice choice on the Photosync!

    I plan on going 35% all around as well, and I think 75% for the windshield. Maybe 65% not sure on the windshield yet.
     
  7. ReevesTint

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    this was before I cut it out and installed it
     

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    ReevesTint Local Vendor - SoCal

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    Go with the 65%. Has been my favorite piece of film I have had on a windshield. dark enough to wear you get lots of glare cut but light enough that its really not really that noticeable
     
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    Just seems weird that there is still a very noticeable line on the inside where the factory tint ends. I thought I had seen one piece installations where it kind of just blends in. That lower portion doesn’t look tinted in that lighting I guess
     
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    He said it's a one piece rear tint. Even though it's 35%, it doesn't look as dark - maybe a testament to the clarity of the tint. Also, looking out you don't always see the tint as well. Would be more apparent outdoors, and from outside looking in. I'm pretty sure theres no line there.
     
  11. SoCalGuy

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    How does this compare to 3M Crystalline?
     
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    You are fortunate. We have only one installer in town and they don't carry 65% and says not enough requests, so won't order for one person.
     
  13. Roentgen

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    VLT = 32 | TSER = 79 … TSER = Spectra Photosync SPH35
    VLT = 44 | TSER = 71 … TSER = Spectra Photosync SPH45
    VLT = 55 | TSER = 67 … TSER = Spectra Photosync SPH55
    VLT = 66 | TSER = 64 … TSER = Spectra Photosync SPH65
    VLT = 75 | TSER = 58 … TSER = Spectra Photosync SPH75
    Composition : Solar Adaptive Nano Technology, Signal Safe
    PhotoSync® - Prestige Film Technologies


    VLT = 39 | TSER = 60 … 3M Crystalline 40
    VLT = 60 | TSER = 53 … 3M Crystalline 60
    VLT = 69 | TSER = 50 … 3M Crystalline 70
    VLT = 86 | TSER = 34 … 3M Crystalline 90
    Composition : 200+ Nano Layers, Signal Safe
    http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/6...s-brochure.pdf


    VLT = 06 | TSER = 75 … Huper Optik Ceramic 05
    VLT = 15 | TSER = 73 … Huper Optik Ceramic 15
    VLT = 21 | TSER = 68 … Huper Optik Ceramic 20
    VLT = 30 | TSER = 63 … Huper Optik Ceramic 30
    VLT = 34 | TSER = 61 … Huper Optik Ceramic 35
    VLT = 40 | TSER = 55 … Huper Optik Ceramic 40
    VLT = 52 | TSER = 50 … Huper Optik Ceramic 50
    VLT = 60 | TSER = 43 … Huper Optik Ceramic 60
    VLT = 71 | TSER = 48 … Huper Optik Ceramic 70
    Composition : Nano Ceramic, Signal Safe
    https://huperoptikusa.com/wp-content...s_Ceramics.pdf

    Numbers are superior to 3M. (this was compiled by a thorough soul on a Honda Accord forum)

    HOWEVER, I have Photosync on my X, and Huper Optik on my other car (Lexus CT200). I cannot tell much of a difference between the two in terms of heat rejection. I do not regret getting it, however I'm not sure I'd be willing to shell out over twice as much for a tint job on my future 3 (vs 3M). Photosync is expensive stuff.
     
  14. ReevesTint

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    The performance from huper and crystalline are good but both films ghost if not shrunk out properly. The reason that this happens is that the film is over stretched while shrinking it. So if you have a curved window like the back glass on a model 3 or the windshield on a X you have a high probability that you will get this to happen. For my personal taste photosync is the least reflective and the clearest out of the three and does not have the milky look when the sun hits the window at the right angle that you get when its a full ceramic. Huper is my choice after that, and as for Crystalline I wouldn't put it on another car. So it all comes down to what you value! Your have good films to choose from!! All good products!

    Wincos is another good brand for ceramic. Not my favorite but it preforms well.

    These are the difference in numbers between the three
    VLT = 30 | TSER = 63 … Huper Optik Ceramic 30
    VLT = 39 | TSER = 60 … 3M Crystalline 40
    VLT = 32 | TSER = 79 ... Spectra Photosync SPH35
     
  15. ReevesTint

    ReevesTint Local Vendor - SoCal

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    can you make it to Dallas? Speed shield will be able to take care of you!!
     
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    The factory glass is pretty dork on the top on the window and the film is 35%. Which is a medium light film. So its a good film to be able to see out with whether its day or night!
     
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    @ReevesTint

    Are you saying you don't like 3M Crystalline? May I ask why specifically? It seems to get rave reviews from many people.

    And yes, I have Photosync 35% on my front sides on my X, and it's fine at night! HO also 35% all the way around, also fine at night!
     
  18. Swampgator

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    I don't understand the desire to have dark windows. Franz designed the car to look a certain way, including the large part of the car that is the windows.
    I understand the desire to reduce heat gain. I live in SW Fl. Can't you do the same thing with heat gain using ceramics and maintain the overall look as designed?
    Educate me please.
     
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  19. Roentgen

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    35% is definitely not too dark. There are plenty of pictures floating around to see - at 35-40% is where you seem to get the best heat rejection, which is my primary concern. You can still see into the car from outside with that degree of tint, and there are no problems with nighttime vis. Imagine someone wearing sunglasses, where you can still make out the eyes behind the sunglasses, but not necessarily what or where their pupils are aimed. I would make that analogy. 75% (or even 65% according to some people) you can barely tell a tint is even present.
     
  20. ReevesTint

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    Yes you do get a better performance out of ceramic films. Dyed films will absorb the heat so you can only get so far with it. While when ceramic is introduced it is reflecting that heat and infrared. So if you are reflecting that heat you don't have to go really dark to get the same performance or better! They used metal before ceramic, but that started messing with am radio reception and as the cars have gotten more advanced the less interference the better. So ceramic was born. But the difference is night and day with a good ceramic.
     

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