mdh wrote:I live in south bay area. Is $270 a good price for tint for the four doors and back?
$270 is a super deal. But, it's all about which brand of film you use.
I went to Jeff at Auto Image in Belmont. He specializes in 3M Crystalline applications.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/auto-image-wind ... -belmont-2
I did 3M Crystalline 50 allround and 3M Crystalline 70 on the windshield for $550. I read and learnt that the 3M film was more expensive and harder to apply than the other brands. I shopped around and Jeff's quote was the most honest and fair priced. The were other places which quoted me ridiculous prices.
Anyways, my Leaf stays very cool and the AC does not work hard at all. This film does an excellent job in blocking out IR heat from the sun. I don't feel the burning sensation at all whilst in the sun.
The only thing I don't know is how it compares to ceramic film in heat retention during winter, when the opposite happens, i.e. you want to keep the heat inside the car.