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post #1 of 9 Old 06-11-2009, 02:18 AM Thread Starter
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Window Tint

So i am going to be getting my windows tinted within the next few weeks. What brand would everyone recomend and does anyone know of a place in SA that does a great job?
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Look into ceramic tint... it's not cheap, but does a WAY better job than anything else out there. Mothers is about the best here as they offer the lifetime warranty. You WILL lose radio reception with anything you go with (FYI)

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Why will you lose radio reception? The antenna isn't inside the cabin, at least, in the older models it isn't. i don' see how tint will affect it.

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Mine is in the winshield if I'm not mistaken... look into it.

NOTall channels... just a few..... It pissed me off.

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I was a window tinter for several years and Madico has the best product as far as quality goes. I have the Onyx line on my wagon.

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Dont the 08-09s have antennas again though? I think your radio will be fine. It didnt affect my 07 when I tinted it.

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Antenna is on the roof on the new ones guys.
So madico then?
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only metalized tint will affect the reception, and its usually only am stations.

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On our cars the the radio shouldn't be affected. You can also get tint that doesn't have metallic flecks in it and it won't affect it. The only real things that would be affected are the AM radio (slightly) and satellite radio or car phone antennas because the metal in the tint blocks the transmission of the signal. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe all the WRXs that got SAT radio had an external antenna (I know mine does as one piece for the AM/FM SAT and NAV altogether). Ask around about non metallic tint. I only recently heard about it the last time I got my windows tinted. I don't know what brands are good though, sorry.
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