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      03-20-2007, 06:32 PM   #23
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Old metallic films had an effect on AM radio, GPS, radar, and CA; newer ones (premium films) shouldn't. I have 100% metallic tint, and have had no issues with my hardwired radar, CA, or GPS.
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Picus, can you confirm that AM reception is fine? In my old 328i (and this may just be the old metallic tint) after I got my tint, I lost the ability to tune ANY AM radio station, which put a real damper on listening to local sports games. I don't want to repeat that mistake, so I have been looking at ceramic films, but it's a lot harder to find a good tinter who works with ceramic tints.

If you can tune AM, I'll just start looking around for the best tinter and use whatever premium (metallic/ceramic) tint they have.
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      03-20-2007, 09:09 PM   #25
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Ceramic is more difficult with e92's because it is thicker, too.

My AM reception is fine. I only ever listen to one AM station (AM 740), but the reception did not change after tinting.
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I too just had metallic tint installed and didn't notice anything different with CA, GPS, cellular. But forgot to try AM. I did express my concerns to the installers and they said they do cars all the time now with there tint, many with CA and have not had any problems. So I think its a lot better now.
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Here are some quick pics of 50% 3M color stable. I will wash car and taken way better pictures once the temperature gets right.











what do you guys think?
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Here's a video of how it look in video format

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