hey guys, this thread really surprise me on how ppl percept about window tinting and have no doubt on 3m and v-kool's brand image. Allow me to share some of my personal experience throughout these years and at different country. There are more than 30 different tinting film branding out there, and frankly speaking they all work. The value of the film can only be justify over 2 aspects, whether on its quality or material in it. Whatever branding and technology that were mentioned, proven how efficient that its marketing and advertising program works.
I dont know about the others, but I judge it through 1st. where is it made? 2nd. whether is it 1 ply, 2 ply, reflective, security or I.R. film? 3rd its infared rejection, how many %? 4th. I will request to test the film, either thru the 3m film tester or spotlight.
Why where is it made? The twist is obviously about its quality, but also the glue that was used in between. That is why 3m film paper will cost u atleast 2k just to tint a car, 2 major elemets that they are famous and proud of. It is also important for u to understand that the film is 1ply, 2ply, reflective or I.R. film ? to me.. 1ply = something normal, keep my budget low and yet able to block the sunlights. I dont really mind even it has lower infared rejection because I still have my air con with me in the car. 2ply = better quality, little extra and I get more ingredients in the meal, just like the maggie goreng kosong and normal maggie goreng. I.R film are commonly being used in the big brands company, usually have 60% and above on its infared rejection. I rarely look at uvlights protection because is not that important in malaysia, but is vital for country like Australia.In Australia, they dont have big brands like v-kool, a-cool, eco-tint, besides 3m (noone beat 3m ..) that able to dominate the nation market. The consumers are more aware of the warranty and effectiveness instead of branding. Similar question I will ask you guys, can you assure me that company A and company B's tinting film are not made by the same manufacturer? or can you be firm to answer me that Company's B tinting film is not as good as Company A's, just because that company A is more expensive and well known than company B?
Sometimes when you tested the film with d spotlight, the result might impressed you. Lastly, A tinting package that cost you 400-500, and a package that cost you 2-3 times more really make alot different?