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Which tinting to choose? Raytech, 3M, VKool, LLumar, Ecotint, Aircool…

One the first thing that I did after getting my new car is window tinting. However, choosing the right window tint can be quite confusing. Then, I was contemplating which tinting to choose, which brand of the tinting is good, which brand of tinting will last longer and comes with extended warranty up to 10 years, which tinting has security tint features, which tinting offer the best price + free gift like car mat / vouchers etc…

It sure was a tough process to choose the right tint as you wouldn’t want to make a bad investment. After all, the tinting is something that you won’t change for years unless you plan to change a new car.

Which tinting to choose? Raytech, 3M, VKool, LLumar, Ecotint, Aircool...

Why do you tint your car?

Some of the benefits of window tinting:-

Window tint not only protect the interior of your car from harmful and damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays but also you and your passenger from sun damage! It can filter sunlight and keep the car interior cooler.

Not only that, the window tint provides added safety in the event of crash by holding shattered broken glass in place and added security from a break-ins since it is more difficult to break the glass.

Most of the time, it will beautify and makes your car look better too if you choose the right tint!

Tinting Film

Which tinting to choose?

Raytech? 3M? V-Kool? LLumar? Ecotint? Hüper Optik? Solar Guard? Aircool?

Below are some guidelines / tips to help you make a decision on choosing the window tinting that suit you best.

1) Price vs Quality

Many people think that all window tint is the same and they could just get the cheapest tint so that they can save money. Don’t always settle for the cheapest tinting as it could cost you more in the long run. Let me tell you why….

More than 80% of Consumer is Now Using Low Grade Tinting Film with High Price in Malaysia Market

Low grade films are the top selling products in today’s market. They are selling so good because consumers are always looking for lowet price with best quality. So better read on to know more!

The symptoms of low quality film

The cheaper window tint films use low quality materials which tend to fade, crack, bubble, peel or turn purple. Further, usually cheaper films doesn’t have the heat rejection properties. To be honest, all window tint will fail eventually but the good quality ones will definitely last longer.

2) Brand

Almost every tinting shop out there claims that their films are the best and so you need to do some research. Usually people will go for the well-known and reputable brand.

Some of the important aspects that you must know :-
a) Is the window tint film of good quality and genuine from USA?
b) Is the window tint film original?
c) Is the window tint film specification correct?

Which tinting to choose? Raytech, 3M, VKool, LLumar, Ecotint, Aircool...

1. Ask about USA manufacturer detail.
Some tint shops might claim that their tint films are from USA, but if you ask them for more details about the USA manufacturer’s information, they wouldn’t be able to answer you. Hence, you need to do your own research online as the genuine brands will usually reveal all the information about its products online.

2. Make sure the tinting film is not “HOME BRAND FILM”.
Some tricky dealer may use fake tint film and give it a “new name” such as HOME BRAND or HOUSE BRAND and then sell it to you at the same price as the original film. Thus, it’s better to do some research beforehand about the products’ name and specifications before you enter the shop.

3. Original Packaging and logo stamp on film.
All original USA product comes with a standard packaging and the brand logo is usually printed on the film. Be aware when you cannot see / find any logo on the film when you tint your car.

Special tinting offer and promotion

3) Offer / Promotion

Try to secure a good deal before you make the final decision on the car tinting package. Tint shops could offer you with free car mat, travel vouchers, promotion package during festive season and etc.

Tinting Warranty

4) Warranty

Many tint shops will offer a warranty but make sure you get a good warranty. The car tinting warranty usually covers bubbling, peeling, crack and other flaws. Look for those tinting that gives you longer warranty period (min 5years of warranty).

For the warranty to take effect, make sure you get a manufacturer’s warranty card from the dealer with details such as the date of installation, the brand of film used and the total cost of installation as well as the receipt.

Tinting shop location

5) Location

Choose the tint shop which is near and convenient to you. It’s best to go to tint shops that has a lot of branches because in case if anything happens, you could just go to any one of the branches to get your tinting fixed.

Tinting Specs

6) Tinting Specs

Choose tinting with good specs that will reject most heat. Normally ppl will check and compare the following tinting specs:-

TSER (Total Solar Energy Rejected)

TSER is the percentage of the total solar energy that is rejected. TSER includes visible light, infrared radiation and ultraviolet energy. All these 3 rays contribute to Solar EnergyInfra-Red (54%), UV (3%) and Visible Light (43%). The higher the percentage, the higher the percentage of solar energy deflected.

Most tinting shops use Infra Red Rejection (IRR) as a guide to the level of heat rejection. However, IRR only covers a fraction of TSER. Internationally, TSER is used as a guide as it is a more accurate way of measuring heat rejection. If the percentage is higher then it will be better in heat rejection. TSER 60% and above will be good!

Ultraviolet (UV)

UV is the percentage of ultraviolet energy deflected away from the window film. Ultraviolet rays can cause upholstery and furnishings to fade. It can also cause skin damage and skin cancer.

Visible Light Transmission (VLT)

VLT is the amount of visible light that passes directly through filmed glass. The darker the tint, the lower the visible light transmitted. According to JPJ, the regulations require at least 70% of Visible Light Transmission (VLT) for the front windscreen and a minimum of 50% for the sides and rear windscreen.

Security Film


Tinting Without Security Film – Exposed to the mat rempit robbery.


Tinting With Security Film – Can protect yourself against robbery.

The performance of Security films / Safety films rely solely on the thickness of the film. Thicker films will endure a higher break point, absorbing higher LB / inch2 (pound per inch2), thus the harder to penetrate the window. Thickness of Security/Safety films are measured in terms of Mil. which converts to Microns – 1M = 25 Micron. Security / Safety film thicknesses ranging from the lower end of 4Mil – 8Mil. However, the thicker it is, it’s higher chance of causing the power window failure. So I advise you to take 4mil or 6mil security film.

It’s very important to note thatsecurity window films (safety window films) should NOT be applied to the front and back windscreen. You need to be able to break the front windscreen if you are trap in the car / in the event of emergency. Also, if you tint security film at the rear windscreen, it will case dizziness when you look at the rear mirror.

Tinting Film

7) Color of the film

What colour of shade to get? Window tints are available in different colours including bronze, grey, gold and amber. It’s important to choose the color that match your car body paint. Remember to match if not you will regret!

Smart Tag

8) Smart Tag or GPS Friendly

Make sure the tint film is Smart Tag or GPS friendly. No point getting tint films which are expensive and can reject a high percentage of heat but unable to use Smart Tag / GPS.

JPJ tinting compliant

9) JPJ Compliant

It’s important to know that the VLT for front windscreen must be above 70% while the VLT for the rest of the windows must be about 50%.

Although your window film is compliant with JPJ rules and regulations, the JPJ officer might still stop your car as they cannot determine whether your window tint film is within the approved limits or not as they usually do not carry the VLT meter device with them. But don’t worry as only very dark film will be suspected and stopped by them. If one day, you are unlucky to be stopped by the officer, they will normally give you a “Surat Pemeriksaan JPJ”.

This letter requires you to spend half a day to do inspection of your window tint film at JPJ office. If your film is tested “Pass” you can then drive your car away. However, if your window film is tested “Fail”, you need to remove the film and come back another time for second inspection.

In Malaysia, we must respect our police officer and JPJ officer. Give your best cooperation when they are doing “Operasi”. The nice guy will always get away from unnecessary trouble. Even if your window film is clear and compliant with JPJ, be street smart. Show some respect and you will gain the respect.

Which tinting to choose? Raytech, 3M, VKool, LLumar, Ecotint, Aircool...

So what brand of car tinting should I choose? It’s entirely up to your own preference and you can always refer to the facts above! Haha… It is advisable to keep your windows up / closed for a minimum of 48hours or up to 3days to allow the tint to take shape. There might be watermarks present, which will disappear in a couple of days.

So many different kind of flim… Which to choose? Most expensive one will do… LOL… So if you can’t make up your mind on tinting do let me know and I will choose for you! =p

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  1. Hah! So you choose Ecotint, same package as mine, but RM400 xtra… so, got your free travel or not? what’s the colour of your Hybrid4?

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    • eh no ler different package… mine hybrid. u did charcoal right? how much u did? 400 extra???
      got free travel. u?

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  2. actualy mine was RM1400, i was saying that yours is RM400 xtra than mine..i think you are taking the higher spec – the premier.. mine was not premier, so cheaper lah… one reason is because i dont want greenish colour, and of course cheaper price lah…i took the hybrid4 that is Charcoal colour.

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    • oooh scare me I tot mine was 400 extra from yours and same specs!! haha yeah I took the better specs on but not really green just look normal saja next TT we share the view. mine just RM1.6 urs 1.4 where got 400xtra wor? u got the travel package?

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  3. fuah 1.6k for tinting! IRR95, must be very cool under sun. can you feel the heat on your hand while driving?

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    • haha SS haven’t test yet lerr… will let you know few weeks later.
      DevilsForte, yeah just hentam or not you may test out our different tinting during the TT.

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  4. Useful information bro, indeed!

    Has planned to do with the same brand but still thinking to choose on which package. If sudah decide then might go straight to their branch at Sri Hartamas

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  5. my car’s tinted glass block most of the signal like GPS and Smart Tag… it slow down the process of both of it….
    for GPS, it is hard to receive satelite signal… very hard… and is always delay about 10 meters…
    for smart tag, very slow respond….. sometimes get stuck…
    hai…. sad sad sad….

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  6. Good write up bro ! will be useful for those who are surveying …like me :P.

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  7. Thank you very much for th info, very useful indeed, any complaints about film or service?

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  8. i called ecotint or ray barrier (think they are the same)today and they said its $2.2k for the whole car. and its not with any safety film. of course with a package of $800 hotel stay in bali/phuket/pattaya which we can get at abt $300/$400. is $2.2k worth it?

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  9. Ye lor bash. Y so expensive one? Shud get discount though coz da original price yeah RM2.2k but after discount shud b RM1.6++k

    I did mine yesterday using Ecotint at their branch in Hartamas. Took da RM1.6k. Received the travel package n umbrella.

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  10. Is Ecotint really good???

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    • It has pro and cons. same goes to other brand. just choose your own preference.

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  11. I want to tint my Alza front windscreen only, how much is the cost?
    Because side and rear already tinted by SA.
    Please advice the price start from how much to the most expensive is how much? TQ.

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  12. Can you tell me where is the office for ECO tint in Kota kinabalu?

    Thank you!

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  13. Hi, the llumar VLT percentage is 50%. I thought JPJ compliance must at least 70%?

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  14. hi bro, good info here and useful. just bought a grandis mpv – heard ecotint is the best so far. what can u recommend and how much would it cost?

    thanks!

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    • hi David, you may want to test it out yourself and check out from your friend and try out different tint and feel it =)

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  15. credit 2 u bro,very useful info..still surveying 2 tint my swift.but,my budget around 1k,(student bro,xde duit,wawawa)..aircool je kot..

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  16. Good info saimatkong ! Actually i choose ecotint too…i get it done from a guy by nick AmuroRay from lowyat forum.honestly the price he quote me for hybrid 4mil premier are cheaper than this,even the price for hybrid 6mil (IRR90 @ 6mil) premier he quote me just slightly higher than price for the hybrid 4mil premier you are mention.But at last i listen to his advise get my forte done full ray barrier combine 2 layer with transparent 4mil tint on all side window after testing the heat rejection between hybrid 6mil package & ray barrier + transparent 4mil package.He do explain to me if i’m more prefer heat rejection rather than safety then go for ray barrier + transparent 4mil;hybrid 6mil heat rejection not as good as ray barrier + transparent 4mil but safety feature are slightly better.Since i’m girl and i hate sun :) after testing almost all the combination, my final decision was ray barrier + transparent 4mil….

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  17. anyone can tell me where can i find ecotint shop at JB?

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  18. SMK,

    I did the same spec as urs, do you feel slightly brighter in the car after the tint?

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    • Hi redrum,

      slightly brighter? I’m not sure wor. haha, never compared before and after as already tinted long time ago.

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  19. hola saimatkong,
    i’m in the midst of scouting and looking for car-tint so far i’ve only gotten quotations from LLUMAR and oh boy they are really pricey

    rm2.1k for crystal6 or darker non JPJ tint
    seems like the windscreen is clear tint – only other 5 glasses can be tinted darker shades

    is Vkool much better?
    ohh saw an ecotint today rm988 for IR02 controlfilm hmmm

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    • ecotint RM988? that’s not my package right?
      vKool not too sure as never try before. u have to go to the shop and try it out! then choose the best out of the best =)

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  20. Have you installed an alarm or immobiliser for your car?
    Was told by SC that it does not come as standard and need to install separately.

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    • alarm i don’t think it’s required as our car key is very secure, no?

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  21. hi smk,
    odd.i felt is brighter ler. anyway did you get the holiday voucher?

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    • ya I got the voucher but never use, what about u? you want free trip vouchers? I sell to u cheaper? ahaha

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  22. smk,
    Aiya … they didnt give me the voucher….

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  23. hello smk…you know so much info about car tint uh? er..have you check abt llumar? i heard llumar is a good brand? no problem with GPS or smart tag, good for eye, heat repellant and got warranty card with toll free number u can call through out malaysia! International brand- mahal sikit ah? bila bila you boleh pi llumar punya agent any part of malaysia lol ;)

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  24. How come so expensive your Ray Barrier for front and back windscreen + Hybrid 4 Premier Greenish (TSER 52%)

    I was quoted RM 1288 for my BMW E90, actually got this special deal from my dealer’s friend, so dont feel bad arr saimatkong! ; )

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    • Hi Darren,

      Mine the side is not premeir greenish… but anyway not sure if I got a bad deal or not then since u got special deal from ur dealer’s friend. LOL

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  25. Hi, wanna check out with u..so far you have problem to use smart tag n GPS after tinted for your car?? ur car look damn handsome after tinited… my car is proton nia…dunno worth to go for rm1500++ tint or not…

    anyway…thanks for posting up this useful blog…aprreciate it…

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    • Hi dengwong,

      Thanks for liking my blog. So far tested with GPS and smart tag do nto have any problem with the tinting. Tinting is worth the money if you don’t want to your car to be oven! =)

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  26. Hi saimatkong,

    How can the Ray Barrier tint for the front windscreen be compliant with JPJ regulation? Its VLT is only 63% right, but the JPJ regulation requires the VLT of the front windscreen to be at least 70%.

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    • I have no idea, maybe you want to call them up and check with them? But it has warranty card, if kena block or so they should re-tint for u.

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  27. Hi there,

    I wanna tint my Fiesta with Llumar as well, but still cannot decide between T8-35 and T4-50. Would prefer the lower VLT 38% of T8 series to have darker effect but really concern about the 8mil thickness, whether it’ll be too burden for the power windows and spoil it in the long run? Has anyone done 8mil secure tint here? T4 is 4mil and good enough for me as secure film but not too keen on the brighter color. If anyone has done either these tint, care to share some photos? Thanks

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    • Hi Aby112,

      I think 6mil is more than enuff and the VLT 38% might just get trouble from JPJ later.

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  28. interested in LLumar..where to buy cheaper ar?? for security films

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  29. Hi Saimatkong,

    Budget less than RM 1000, any recommendations?
    thanks

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    • Hi Lawrence,

      You can try Canny Cool @ Subang.
      59, Jalan SS15/4c, Subang Jaya, 47500, Selangor
      016-3496499 / 016-3452599

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  30. Hi there,

    Any Aircool branches near PJ area? Aircool Puchong is a bit too far..

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  31. hi smk,
    u mentioned bout LLumar, may i know which branch u previously considered goin? is that shop under naza kia panel? for car tinting is it necessary to do it at naza kia apponinted panel so that the waranty will not be void? the ecotint shop u did ur tinting is it also under naza kia panel?

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    • Hi Elaine,

      I can’t remember which branch as I didn’t go there. There’s nothing to worry about the tinting warranty, there’s nothing to void warranty for that. Do come to just us in the coming Mega TT.

      Hi Stephanie,

      Based any black and white facts? The quality may depends on the tinting brand.

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  32. I heard using >90% solar film will cause problem with GPS and other remote control appliances. And secuirty film will crack after 7 years of usage. please comment.

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  33. Hi there, do you know if carekool film with 80% TSER is true/good? I am not sure that much 80% of TSER real or not, so asking around (For residential window). Thanks

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    • Hi mliven,

      I’m not sure about carekool. 80% TSER is very high and not sure how they claim it to be that high. Please check on the actual tint and see the result perhaps.

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  34. Hi,
    Ecotint no free custom cut coil mat right? But looks like their warranty is much longer than Llumar. Llumar only provided 5 years.

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  35. Hey brother, just wonder that the package you select come with secure protection or not? I means protect from snatch-thief…

    Currently, I still considering EcoTint and VKool… But still can’t make up my mind lerr…

    Can give some advise?

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    • Hi Kok Wai, yes it’s security film for the 4 side windows. Just go to the shop and have more understanding and choose the color that you like and consider about the GPS and Smart Tag signal.

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  36. is there any branch in kepong?

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    • Hi Teh, I’m not sure try to call them and check.

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  37. hi smk,
    which branch did u do ur tinting? i called up hartamas branch, they quote me 2.25k for vw golf…

    hi darren ho,
    mind intro me to ur friend? u did urs at 1.2k only?? which branch?

    thanks guys
    ciayin

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  38. btw…
    smk, ur blog is v useful for me :))
    the ecotint shd pay u commission d -p

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  39. Hi smk. Do you mind to tell me who you dealt with at EcoTint?

    I’m looking at Ray Barrier (TSER 60%) for front and back windscreen + Hybrid 4 Premier (TSER 52%) for side screen for Rondo.

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    • Hi PG, I dealt with June in the USJ branch. She should know saimatkong.

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  40. hi,
    do u know how many mil for A GARD I / N 50?

    thanks.

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    • Hi Kelvin, I’m not sure about that. Please contact them and ask for the details.

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  41. Those who intend to go to whatever “Kools” or “Cools” out there , I advise you not to waste money. Firstly , dont get conned , ripped off or cut-throat coz they appear to be RM200-300 cheaper but what you’ll get is a low quality or unknown sourced of tint. Secondly, there are so many “Cools” and “Masters” around , Super Cool ,Master Cool, Very Cool Master, Duck Cool , Chic Cool and one in Subang CannyCool they have something in common. All of them will tell you their films are the best , made in USA , number 1 in the world. Proof ? None. Mostly they get their films from China , you bet !! Thirdly, these “Cools” and “Masters” have no real financial backup. If their business cannot sustain , they just wind down the shop. There goes your warranty. Fourthly, if you really willing to part with RM1200 at these “Cools”, why not add another 200-300 to get a real quality genuine stuff so that you can sleep with ease at night? . Last but not least, these cheap unknown films offered by these “Cools” look nice only for monthly. After some months , you’ll notice the whole film become clear , no more nice colour you originally purchased. You go back to the shop, the people at these “Cools” will tell you this is colour fade , it’s not discoloration. Discoloration mean there are patches with faded colour. And you’ll also soon realize your car start to heat up after few months and your windows feel like un-tinted ! My advise is .. Go for reputable , tried and tested brands.

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    • Hi, i feel the same as you. which brand would you recommend?

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  42. hi,
    do u heard of e-guard film??

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  43. Hi saimatkong,
    Good write-up, even after one year yr post still on first page when googling..
    so, did u facing any problem when using smartag and gps ?

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  44. opps.. sorry, u already answer from previous post..just ignore my question. tq..

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    • Hi Chee wah,

      Thanks. No problem with Smart Tag and gps with my tinting. =)

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  45. i plan to do mine esok.but still undecided btw ecotint n 3m

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    • Hi brutall,

      Just go and check it out and test it for yourself! :)

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  46. how about aerideas..any of you guys have tried before?how bout the service. they said film made in japan..

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    • Hi Nesta, nope never heard of it…

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    • Hi Rae,

      Thanks for your complement.

      I can’t load the site so can’t tell you much about the deal, you might want to judge yourself based on all the points that you have read from the post above. =)

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  47. Hi smk,just wondering Care kool.Do u hav any idea whether this brand is good enough.They say their films is from USA,and i saw they do get some award through their website.Don no which brand to choose??

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    • Hi Mel,

      For me I will go for those established and been in the market for long and have 10 years warranty. You may go and scout around and check out their product and do some comparison before deciding but please do not merely base on the price.

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  48. saimatkong… u forgot the part where JPJ comes in play.

    i would suggest to ask and confirm if the film is JPJ approved. that gotta do with the colour of the film. if it’s not JPJ approved, then they have the rights to rip off your film if/when caught.

    my car is a mixture of brands. firstly, i wanted to comply to the JPJ rulings. and secondly, i wanted it to have the thickness for security.

    i did mine about 5 years back – where there were much less options when it comes to security. hence, my front screen is V-Cool. and my sides & back are the thicker film from France (can’t remember the name).

    had a hard time matching the colours though at that time where options are limited. but it served me well for the last 5 years. and it still looks great. :)

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  49. Hi, just want to check before i tint my new white forte! Cool Master is offering me the below:

    Front and rear screens
    •Film: Security film
    •Colour: Titanium green / titanium black
    •Visible light transmitted: 70%
    •UV rays rejected: 99%
    •Infrared heat rejected: 70%
    •Thickness: 2mil

    4 side windows
    •Film: Security film
    •Colour: Titanium green / titanium black
    •Visible light transmitted: 50%
    •UV rays rejected: 99%
    •Infrared heat rejected: 70%
    •Thickness: 8mil

    The price is about RM1,699. but through Groupon Voucher, i’m getting it for about RM400.
    Does it sound like a good deal?
    Wondering whether should i take it or not!!
    Hope i can get some help from you… THANKS!!

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    • Hey Levin,

      I’m not sure about Cool Master, did you do a search on the brand? Is it reliable? Any warranty period? What’s the TSER?
      Test out the paper ask them to do the demo and determine :)

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    • Hi Vincent,

      Try to go the shop and test the product yourself. There’s demo there. :)

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  50. Hi, Cool Master review was OK OK la…
    I have checked with them, if it is for the RM368, the TSER will be 50%. But if i top-up another additional RM300, they will upgrade the tint to a better one (TSER 60%) with 95% heat rejection + 10Years Warranty. According to the sales guy, it is almost the same with 3M & V-Cool.
    Do you think it sounds good?
    Just need some advice before i make the decision. Thanks for your help and advice Kong.

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    • Hi Levin,

      If that’s the case you can try their demo 1st and decide. Some can promise and claimed this and that but in the end it’s just some statistic that not proven.
      Just try and survey around will do the trick and go for the reputable brand. You may try and give feedback on this brand if you feel it’s good then :)

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  51. Hi SMK,

    just wondering, why don’t you purchase security tint for front & back windscreen? secondly, can we get the ray barrier for side screens? or the choice of mix it up between ray barrier and security tint is the best combination?

    thank you.

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    • Hi Ahmad,

      It’s not recommended to get security tint for front and back windscreen as it’s for emergency escape!
      Yes, you can get ray barrier and add another layer of security tint. Just call them and check on the package! :)

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  52. Hi,

    Is the price state at here is updated? Interested to get Agard SN50, do you know how much is the current price? or better got fren to reco?:D

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    • Hi Kent,

      The price is not updated. You may call them up and ask.

      For Aguard you may contact Wish 012-2587998 tell them you know saimatkong from MyFroteClub see any offer she’s giving you then! :)

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    • Hi Kent,

      Is is authentic 3M?

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  53. Hi sai,

    Hmm, not sure has u seen the link? How to make sure its the authentic de?

    Thanks.

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    • Hi Kent,

      That you have to check urself and ask those ppl have done tinting with them.

      Post a Reply
  54. Can anyone share with me is Ecotint Ray-Barrier RB-01 worth for money installing ? UV99,IRR95,TSER60.

    A Sedan Toyota Vios car priced at RM 1600. Expensive or reasonable ?

    Post a Reply
    • Hi Andrew,

      Full car with Ecotint Ray-Barrier?
      I only front and back. Side is not. But it’s good.

      Post a Reply
  55. Hi Sai,

    Can you or anyone share with me if you happen to know “Wingard” from Tint Gallery (M) Sdn Bhd. Full car tint with security tint (SD70) 8mil Regal for RM3,000. Reasonable price with 10 years warranty ? or any other recommendation ? Is this company long established in the market ? Looking forward your advice. Thanks !

    Post a Reply
    • Hi Tom,

      Not too sure on this brand but if you ask me I think it’s over price because tinting should cost 3k.

      Post a Reply
  56. Hi SMK
    Useful information given.

    What specs is your ecotint – windscreen and rear s ray-barrier signature while all 4 sides hybrid 4mil premier (what colour)? And how much?

    Post a Reply
    • Hi Ginger,

      It’s around 1.6k.

      Post a Reply
  57. what about Huber Optic ? I heard is good. Any recommendation ?

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  58. I saw a deal on Groupon from Cool World offering 2 package deal. I checked Package B at RM480.00 which is very cheap sides 5mil and front and back 1.5Mil. Shd I go for it?

    Post a Reply
    • Hi Jeannie,

      Is there any warranty? If yes then you might want to try, but make sure you check their specs and test their demo 1st.

      Post a Reply
  59. Hi SMK,
    Do you know about car tint brand Geoshield? Can have your comment on this brand of car tint?

    Post a Reply
    • Hey Goh,

      Nope, never heard of Geoshield, but I have good offer from Raytech Tinting for my reader, just pass me your contact via my email saimatkonggmail.com and they will contact you for the offer.

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  60. Hi SMK,

    Pls recommend security tint for CX-5.
    Many thanks

    Post a Reply
    • Hey Jay,

      Please check your email for more details.

      Post a Reply
  61. Bro, just go an insight recently. Any good tinting with good discount can intro? Malaysia Hot Sun is killing me! thanks!

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  62. Hi, Any good tinting (with security flim) with good discount can intro? My car is Honda jazz with budget <rm1500.thanks.

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    • Hi Ling,

      Sure. Please check your email :)

      Post a Reply
  63. Hi bro, any recommendations for security tint from range $1000-$1500 ? How to recognize original from the brand name because too many fake brand in the market. Thanks !

    Post a Reply
    • Hey Cheng,

      Yup, there are too many fake tint, so do go for the reliable brand and also beware even you go for those big brand they have their own house product which is not the original products!

      Post a Reply
    • Hey Tom,

      It’s been long time. Have you done your coating?

      Post a Reply
  64. Hi SMK,

    Pls recommend security tint for Civic Hybrid.
    Many thanks

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    • Hey Sherene,

      Please check your email for more details ya.

      Post a Reply
  65. Hi SMK,

    Recently i am doing some research for LLumar and Raytech security tint. Any good brand with reasonable price you can recommend for Polo Sedan?

    From your previous post know that now you have some great offer from Raytech to your supporter. Please PM me. Thanks!

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  66. Hi, SMK!

    Please recommend tint for front and rear windscreen and security tint for windows of Honda Civic Hybrid.

    Thanks and regards.

    Post a Reply
  67. Hi SMK,
    I’m planning to tint my Peugeot 5008. Need your advice on the best quality & reasonable price.
    Tq.

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  68. I need to tint my honda city. please recommend and whether I can get discount for raytech product.

    tq.

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  69. Good write up, but still confuse to choose between eco and vkool ..
    My previous car was always VKool. I don’t want feel sorry if I need to tear it during JPJ inspection.
    My experience VKool is still the best on look and heat reduction.

    Eco Tint is just close to home that is why I like to try but there was mix of review on different sites..

    If I will go with 70% VLT for the front (I think there is only one product for each of the brand), will we have issue with GPS and Smart Tag for both?

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  70. Hi, i tinted my forte with AGard SN50
    Still felt driving an oven on d road…
    What is SN50 heat rejection rate?

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    • Hi TK,

      Didn’t you check with the sales person when you tint your car? I search online and this should be the specs 透光 53% IRR 75% UV 99%

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  71. Hi SMK

    I would like to tint my gf’s new Myvi(white) for her x’mas pressie this year. Any recommended tint for front & rear windscreens, and security tint for 4 windows? EcoTint or Raytech? My budget is about 1k or less. Please give me a good price :)

    Please PM me. Thanks & merry Christmas!

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  72. Hi. Im interested on the ecotint package. Getting mpv soon. Can pls pm the offer?
    Thanks & merry xmas!

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  73. Hi SMK

    Recommendation for a window tint on CRV for wife and kids, security priority. How to identify genuine film?

    Good article you posted and thank you

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  74. Hi,

    Thanks for sharing and would like recommendation for Kenari…

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  75. Hi SMK,

    Any recommdantion for Prius C? I am thinking of getting Ecotint Security film, please PM me the package. Thanks for your help in advance.

    Post a Reply
  76. Hi,
    First of all, thanks for the sharing. Can you tell me whether where can I get good offer and deal for my new Toyota Vios 2013? My new car color is medium silver. Now, I’m finding tint car shop to tint my car and I’ve come across with Groupon and saw many deals. Can you advise me?

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  77. Hi,
    Thanks for the nice informative writeup. I have been offered a promo by BMW for RM1k tinted car window upgradeable to safety tint 3M for RM2,800. I think its 3M Crystalline series security tint.

    Question: 3M safety tint for RM2,800 is it a good deal? kindly advise.

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  78. Hey SMK,
    Salam myforteclub bro….I’m planning to install tint for my moms new kia sportage.considering goin for huper optic sech60+C50 4mil +C 40 or RhinePro XD7 ,Raytech centurion 4 mil with Raytech ultra 70…..what’s your recommendation bro……?

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  79. My honda accord is coming next month.pls recommend which tint is the best.

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  80. Hi, SMK!

    Please recommend Headlamp Protective Tint
    for 2013 Honda Civic Hybrid.

    Thanks and regards.

    Post a Reply
  81. Any recommendation for my new civic, m steel colour? Which tint is the best and reasonable price?

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  82. Please recommend one of the good tinted shop. One advertisement at Lowyat get very good promotion. 10 years warranty + JPJ compliance. I worry this is the other Tin shop provide fake product.

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  83. Hi SMK,
    Thank you for the informative blog. Very helpful. I’m interested in approaching Ecotint after reading your blog. Any special price deals for Mpv?

    Post a Reply
  84. Hi SMK,

    Thanks for sharing, any recommend for my new vios 2014 white color? 3M Crystalline series security tint RM1600 is it reasonable?

    Post a Reply
  85. Hi,

    I am looking to tint my front windscreen with a reasonable brand + product. It does not need to be Vkool, llumar or 3M. Any recommendation and pricing?

    Thanks!

    Post a Reply
  86. Hey All,

    Sorry for the late reply as was busy with work. I just sent out some email, do reply me if you are interested on the offer. Thanks.

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    • need recommendation on most suitable tinting film for my white honda accord. tq

      Post a Reply
  87. Dear SMK,

    Hi, I need your advice about the tinted car shop recommendation in Puchong. I am looking for security film + good quality tint for my Nissan Almera, any recommend brand?

    Post a Reply
  88. Dear SMK,

    Any recommendation as i live in Kajang and my budget is around 1.3-1.6k for my nissan navara

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  89. Dear SMK,

    I am in a dilemma, which is better

    Huper Optik Sech 60 for the whole car vs Raytech Ultra 70 for the whole car?

    Any great deals for both Huper Optik and Raytech for Nissan Almera?

    Thank You

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  90. Thanks for the useful information. Recently I bought from groupon deal. Cool master with 7 years warranty. This is the one near to subang jaya. I know is bit late to ask now. I have heard of people saying there are risk on tinting the windscreen that with sensor. I am afraid those people do not know how to handle it. Have you ever come across this kind of problem?

    Secondly, the groupon I bought online. Is it good enough as it come with 7 years warranty. Cause after reading your blog, I don’t feel the deal I got via groupon is a good deal anymore

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    • I just recently bought the cool master as well. Have you tinted yet? Any feedback so far?

      Post a Reply
  91. I am looking to tint my car with a reasonable brand + product. It does not need to be Vkool, llumar or 3M. Any recommendation and pricing? Thanks! Ipoh area

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  92. Hi Any recommendation for my new VW Passat, silver colour? Puchong area or nearby Seri Kembangan.
    Thanks.

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  93. Hi, any recommendation for my new accord, modern steel colour? Which tint is the best? and pricing.

    Thanks.

    Post a Reply
  94. Hi SMK,
    Im looking for a tinted for my new ranger. Budget ard 1k-1.5k. Any recommendation? Area klang or nearby. Thanks.

    Post a Reply
  95. I’m getting a new Honda City by end of this month and i wish to have my car tinted c/w safety film. The Sales advisor recommending the 3M Crystalline60 and Nano70s with 5 years warranty at RM2500.00.According to the sale adviser,my choice of Crystalline 50 and Nano40s can’t get the warranty from the 3M authorized dealer due to JPJ approval.

    Please advise on the price quoted base on the 3M specification recommended and whether what the sales advisor mentioned is correct.

    Alternatively, do you have a better deal than what i’m offered from the sales advisor on pricing, specifications and workmanship. If yes, please give me the details so that i can contact them directly.

    Thank you.

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  96. I got my new City with Llumar tint T4-50 which recommend by SA. However, I find it quite bright(not dark enough) and a bit warm when drive under hot sun for 30 minutes. Is it consider normal condition for this tint? Is there any way to test the tint rating?

    Post a Reply
    • Hi John,

      You can check with Llumar tinting shop to verify the specs. Shouldn’t be too warm and get cool down within few minutes if the tint is good.

      Post a Reply
  97. Looking for a car tint for new City. Darkest possible, JPJ compliant. Must be able to use GPS, infrared.

    Any recommendation?

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  98. Hi, can u recommend the most suitable windscreen n security tint for my Mazda 5? Thank you

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  99. Hi
    Can u recommend me tinted for latest vios?
    Requirements:
    Safety-anti theft
    Not block gps & smart tag
    Heat repellent
    JPJ passed
    Tq

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  100. Hi,can u recommend several reputable and economical security tint for vios?

    R groupon deals good?thanks

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  101. Getting tinting done on Saturday using Raytech. Am going for the highest spec.I’ve been quoted RM 3000. Is that expensive?

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  102. Looking for car tinted for my new city.

    Any recommendation?

    Thanks

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  103. Hi Mr Sai,

    May I have your recommendation on reliable brands with good service and promotion? Car model is Cerato, budget below 2k.

    Many thanks!

    Regards,
    Helen

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  104. Bro, any recommendation for my new honda city..

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  105. Hello Saimatkong, am collecting my new Honda Accord next week. Was asked to tint either with Ecotint or VKool at the showroom. Both quoted at 3K. Ecotint Hybrid or VKool Elite. Is this price quoted reasonable or expensive? Which is the better choice. I use Smart tag often. Thanks.

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  106. Sori my bad. 3K was both VKool – windowshield and elite. Ecotint was around 2K.

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  107. Hi Mr SMK,
    Pls recommend any good safety ad solor tint brand and shop KL or Penang for <RM1500 Honda Jazz white.

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  108. Looking for darkest possible jpj compliance tint! Which brand you reckon I should check out? Cheers! :)

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  109. Hi Mr SMK,

    One of the shop offer me LLumar Titanium 4-50 side windows and Air Series (clear)for front and rear screen cost RM1300. Is it price reasonable?

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  110. Hi saimatkong. I have a new alza. Looking for a basic security tint due to budget but I want original. Can you give me suggestion? Tq.

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  111. Hi there,

    Awesome information here! Thanks! So, can you help me choose between 3M or Huper Optik? I can’t seem to find a tint shop that installs Huper Optik or get a quote for it. Do you have any shops that you can recommend in the Klang Valley area?

    Also, I’ve been quoted RM1.9k for 3M Crystalline series non-safety tint for A-Class. Seems rather expensive considering it’s got small windows! Your thoughts would be appreciated!

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  112. Hey SMK, gonna get my honda city soon. Any deals can recommended? Been looking at llumar Raytech Sahara and vkool. Seems Raytech came on top so far. But then bump upon ecotint. Any good deals?

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  113. Hi SMK!

    I need to tint my Optra (not new!). My criteria is maximum heat reduction, secure and regulatory compliant. Any good offer? Thanks a lot.

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  114. Hi SMK,

    Mind to share best offer from Raytech?

    I’m considering Ultra 70 (front) & Centurion RX-4 mil (side & rear) for 2013 Mitsubishi Mirage.

    Thanks.

    Post a Reply
  115. Hi SMK,

    Can you also share best offer for Ultra 70 (front and back) with CS85 or Centurion RX-4 mil for side? (whichever cheaper) Also accept any recommendation.

    Thanks.

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  116. Hi Mr. SMK,

    Please recommend some good solar film brand to me. For me, security film is not necessary but a good solar film is important because I do not have a covered car park at home or office. By the way, I own a Myvi. Thank you!

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  117. Hi, any recommendation for Llumar and/or V-kool? TSER around 50%. THX.

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  118. hey there.. as above mentioned. Im planning to tint my CX5 however dunno which one is the good one to go to. Any recommendation? :)

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  119. hei man,

    great advice and my dealer recommended WANGARD 4mil, VLT 55%, Ultraviolet rejection 99%,infrared rejection 82%,TSER 53%, BREAK STRENGH 126lbs – the price with discount is RM 1500….KINDLY ADVISE URGENTLY AS I NEED TO CONFIRM TO HER..

    Regards,
    Jess

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  120. hi smk, i need to tint my lancer gt black color, front 50% vlt, rear and side all 30% vlt or lesser also no problem, no need comply with jpj, most important can use smarttag and gps, no need security film also nvm since i put very dark and i want no hot no uv, i just need a reliable brand and reasonable price, which brand you recommend can let me know? thank you for your post and useful information.

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  121. hi smk, please let me know what brand and where should I go ya, I stay klang want to tint lancer gt with all black color tint, good quality and reasonable price, front 50% vlt, side and rear no need bother, no need compliance with jpj, as long as reject heat the most important, no need security tint also can since dark nobody can see in.

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  122. lancer gt 2.0 need tint, which you recommend, no need jpj compliance, front 50% and other as dark as possible.

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  123. Hi bro. Can you please email me those offers, thanks….

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  124. Hi, plan to get RhinePro2 XD5, does it good? or any good tint around 1400 budget?
    thanks

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  125. Hi SMK, Thanks for sharing, any recommendation for my new Sonata with moonroof? Looking at 3M, V-Kool and equivalent? How’s Raytech vs Ecotint? My dad’s car is using V-Kool and it’s lasting. My old one if not mistaken Winguard blue titanium or something lasted me for 8 yrs before pealing off. That’s right after warranty of 7 yrs if not mistaken. Any tint giving 10 yrs warranty?

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  126. Hi Can u recommend me tinted include sunroof for kia optima 2014? Budget around 1.6k

    Requirements: Safety-anti theft Not block gps & smart tag Heat repellent JPJ passed Tq -

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  127. Hi, pls recommend which tinted brand i can go for kia optima

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  128. Hi.. Can you recommend me which tinted brand best for kia picanto..

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  129. Hi, Please recommend security tint and headlamp protective tint for mazda cx5 and which shop should i go to in Penang.

    Thanks.

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  130. Hi, Please recommend security tint and headlamp protective tint for mazda cx5 and which shop should i go to in Penang . Thanks.

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  131. Dear SMK, thanks for the precious information sharing. Can you provide your recommendation to choose between Raytech and Ecotint for the new Honda City?

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  132. Dear SMK, thanks for your precious information sharing. Between Econtint and Raytech, which one would you recommend and why?

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  133. Dear SMK, thanks for the precious information sharing. Between Ecotint & Raytech, which one would you recommend and why?

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  134. Hi, Pls recommend security tint for CX-5. Many thanks

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  135. Hi SMK.
    Thank you very much for the info, very useful.
    My honda city is coming next month. May I have your recommendation on reliable brands with good service and promotion?

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  136. Hi SMK,

    Thanks for the informative blog.
    Have U heard of Pro Gard Tint? Are they really good coz I’ unable to get much review or feedback on this brand.
    I want to get my Vios tinted & would be great if you can provide some good advise.

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  137. Hi Can u recommend me tinted for latest Kia Cerato?
    Requirements:
    Safety-anti theft
    Not block gps & smart tag
    Heat repellent
    JPJ passed Tq -

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