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      08-06-2006, 05:22 PM   #1
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Huper Optik Drei tint

What are you guys paying for this tint?
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      08-06-2006, 09:30 PM   #2
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What are you guys paying for this tint?
Drei is a metallic tint and could "possibly" interfere with radio reception and/or different electronics with the car. I would suggest a ceramic tint such as Huper Optik Ceramic, FormulaOne Pinnacle, or Madico ceramic. I personally got the madico ceramic (lifetime warranty) and am thrilled with it. It is supposed to be on par with HO and a little bit cheaper. HO is more expensive to install because it is a much thicker film and, therefore, harder to work with. As for your original question, I have heard of people paying about 500-700 for the Drei. The HO ceramic would be 400-500. I personally paid 290 for my madico ceramic tint and am glad I went with it. Hope this helps.

EDIT: I see you are from AZ. I've heard that prices can be high there.
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madico ch should be good. I have HO Stark (ceramic). I wish I got a darker tint, cuz it gets very hot in Houston, and I'm sure AZ is the same.

If you don't care for reception, consider Drei, its the best at blocking heat period. Otherwise, get the HO Stark. I got mine installed for like $320.
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Where can I find Huper Optik, FormulaOne Pinnacle, or Madico installers? The majority of the shops I've checked out either don't know what kind of tint they use or, they use Solar Guard.

Nobody I've talked with has even heard of HO.
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Try calling/emailing them for a distributor in your area. Then contact the distributor, they would know for sure who can install it.

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Where can I find Huper Optik, FormulaOne Pinnacle, or Madico installers? The majority of the shops I've checked out either don't know what kind of tint they use or, they use Solar Guard.

Nobody I've talked with has even heard of HO.
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Where can I find Huper Optik, FormulaOne Pinnacle, or Madico installers? The majority of the shops I've checked out either don't know what kind of tint they use or, they use Solar Guard.
I got FormulaONE Pinnacle on my car and I like it. Like the HO ceramic, it's more expensive than the metallic tint, though. "Locate a dealer" is a link on their site: http://www.formulaone.com/
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I got FormulaONE Pinnacle on my car and I like it. Like the HO ceramic, it's more expensive than the metallic tint, though. "Locate a dealer" is a link on their site: http://www.formulaone.com/
There are no HO installers in my area, so I went with F1 Pinnacle.

Very satisfied! I got the 35%. Do a search on Pinnacle and/or FormulaOne and you'll find many satisfied customers.
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Where can I find Huper Optik, FormulaOne Pinnacle, or Madico installers? The majority of the shops I've checked out either don't know what kind of tint they use or, they use Solar Guard.

Nobody I've talked with has even heard of HO.
Dude, do you get a lot of beef for driving a German car in Detroit?
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Dude, do you get a lot of beef for driving a German car in Detroit?
It's either one extreme or the other.

In the three weeks I've owned my car; I've had people slow down and wave me over ahead of them (my lane was ending and I had to merge), and received a "thumps-up" from people both driving as well as walking down the sidewalk.

I've also been glared at, cut off, and given the finger.
I guess it just depends on who you run into.
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It's either one extreme or the other.

In the three weeks I've owned my car; I've had people slow down and wave me over ahead of them (my lane was ending and I had to merge), and received a "thumps-up" from people both driving as well as walking down the sidewalk.

I've also been glared at, cut off, and given the finger.
I guess it just depends on who you run into.
Yeah, I have family in Rochester Hills, and they drive Mercedes. I guess its OK in that area. But when my uncle had a lexus a few years back, it got keyed in Detroit. As you said, it depends on the people.
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Yeah, I have family in Rochester Hills, and they drive Mercedes. I guess its OK in that area. But when my uncle had a lexus a few years back, it got keyed in Detroit. As you said, it depends on the people.
Yeah.. fortunately I live/work/spend most of my time in the nicer areas where the luxury cars nearly outnumber the Chevys and Fords, so people aren't aggressive because of the type of car. Rather they're just generally inconsiderate and rude because they're all so self absorbed.

I've yet to take my BMW down to Detroit; when I do, I may take a page from my buddies book. He had a new CLK 430, took a $20 ripped it in half, and gave part to a bum telling him to make sure nothing happens to the car. At the end of the night, we came out of the bar to find the bum sitting on the sidewalk next to the car waiting for the rest of the $20.
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