veeoo wrote:@mxp - I'm also in Fremont and thinking about getting my windows tinted. You said some places gave you ridiculous quotes. Did you try Auto Mall Tint Specialists? I was thinking of going there for a quote.
Yep, they were one of them. You can PM me for more info... I was very specific about making sure the installer was experienced with the 3M Crystalline product. The film is difficult to install on high curvature glass, and an experienced installer is key. So there, the film is not cheap plus the labor requires expertise (i.e not cheap).
I didn't want any of the Suntek films since I had them previously and I did not like them. IR heat rejection was a priority and the 3M Crystalline 70 was amazing given it's not a dark tint.
Yes, it is illegal; having my front windshield tinted with 3M Crystalline, but it was worth it. I have the 70 all round and it does look like OEM glass.
Our other Leaf was done with 3M Crystalline 50 allround and 70 on windshield. Pics here:
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/CgVTrzZR ... aDJmYLBXUg