AVOID GETTING SCAMMED!!!
Customers are always looking for the best for the lowest price. But, you need to make sure you’re comparing apples to apples. Don’t pay more for an inferior product.
Many tint shops have been taking advantage of customers. 3M Dealers are lying to unknowing customers, misleading them that the 3M Crystalline Film is Ceramic when it is NOT. They are getting fooled into thinking that the hundreds of dollars they are spending is for a high end performing film, when really they wasted so much money on something they could have paid so much less for. Huper Optik is the company that has the Authentic Ceramic films. They hold the Patent for the technology which is solely owned by Huper Optik and is posted on their website. No other film company including 3M has the technology or the patent to create this true Ceramic film. The Crystalline line that is currently advertised by many 3M shops as “ceramic” is according to the 3M Official Webpage:
“The Crystalline Series features a proprietary, multilayer optical film non-technology that combines over 200 layers in a film..” (3M)
No where in their description do they say that the Crystalline film is Ceramic. The Crystalline film is a ‘multi-layer film’ just like every professional brand film on the market. ALL films on the market whether high end or standard are made up of multiple layers.
According to the Official 3M Pamphlet for Crystalline, they advertise that their film blocks up to 60% TSER (total solar energy) and 97% infrared rejection* [<with that asterisk!] The asterisk indicates a “fine print” which is at the bottom of the pamphlet. *Infrared rejection measured on film only from 900nm-1000nm. Most customers don’t know that this means the 3M company used a portion of the scale to make their numbers appear higher than they actually are. What does that mean? It means that you are not getting the heat rejection you expect to get when you’re paying $500+ dollars on this film. Many customers find out the hard way about how this film does notblock out the heat they expected. In fact, it starts to blur after a few months of cleaning since the color coating is on top which comes off looking at it installed from the inside. Take a look at this video to see how easy it is to remove the color from the Crystalline film. Many unhappy customers have left negative reviews on the 3M website as well as on Blogs & Forums including the Tesla Forum.
Huper Optik advertises that they test all of their films including their famous Authentic Ceramic Film on the FULL heat spectrum of 2400nm. There is absolutely NO alterations to their results. The TSER/ Heat Rejection that they advertise is true and happy customers agree that they are getting what they paid for! The Ceramic film by HuperOptik is one of the most durable on the market, and provides the highest clarity with no deterioration from cleaning or sun exposure.
When shopping for the right film for your needs, it’s important to take the time and research the film you are spending your hard earned money on. Do not get fooled by the lies and misleading explanations that many 3M tint shops are telling customers. Here at The Tint Factory Inc. we are the only True Ceramic Dealer offering Huper Optik Films exclusively in this area and we want to make sure customers shopping around are well informed and make an educated decision. DON’T GET SCAMMED!
References: 3M Website, https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/all-3m-products/~/3M-Automotive-Window-Film-Crystalline-Series/?N=5002385+3292716668&rt=rud Tesla Forums, https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/experiment-3m-crystalline-tint-makes-zero-difference-cabin-temp Huper Optik, https://www.huperoptikusa.com/automotive/ You Tube 3M Crystalline VS Huper Optik Ceramic, https://youtu.be/FNJs_VmoQGE