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    Llumar Air Blue 80

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    Who has it? I’m looking to get Llumar Air Blue 80 installed on the windshield. The only thing that has me hesitant is I’ve read, looking from the outside of the car, it has a slight blue color to it. I’m concerned it will stand out from the “regular” tint on the rest of the windows. Does anyone have any pictures of Air 80 on Ibis White?

    If there are other options out there which rival the Air Blue 80 I’m open to suggestion.

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    Last edited by terrelsa13; 01-16-2011 at 02:23 PM. Reason: Alkivar, thanks for bringing it to my attention my question could be taken two ways.
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    I have Llumar but have never heard of "Air Blue 80" before. I've used Llumar for YEARS and it's just black tint.
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    I have it on my windshield, it does have a bluish color, but looks awesome on the windshield. It is a bit tricky to install, but it does make a difference in glare and heat rejection.

    Only picture, I have http://store.blackforestindustries.c...mm5xwhsp1.html

    I have AIR 80 on the windshield and Llumar ATX15 (axcess) on all other windows; I think they have since discontinued the ATX.

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    I had my windows on my old GTI tinted in it. I loved it. my tinter advised me not to do my windscreen, as it would distort the view out.

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    I have the Llumar AirBlue all around (including front windshield). I love it, and would do it again. FWIW, it's a ceramic tint, so it won't cause interference with radar detectors etc.

    It definitely has a blue hue. Have you seen the glass on Mercedes AMG models? It looks exactly like that.

    There is no change in visibility. Most people think my car is un-tinted. I will say, however, the AirBlue does seem to have a very subtle "texture" to it, if you look very closely. I don't know if this is unique to the AirBlue, or if this is something found in all ceramic tints.
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    I have 3M crystalline clear 70% on my side windows.

    In California, "Restricted Colors; The tint color(s) of RED, AMBER, BLUE, are not legal by state law. "

    Again, the windshield distortion was one of the reasons for not adding it there, besides the legal issue.

    http://www.tintcenter.com/laws/CA/
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    Quote Originally Posted by wwhan View Post
    I have 3M crystalline clear 70% on my side windows.

    In California, "Restricted Colors; The tint color(s) of RED, AMBER, BLUE, are not legal by state law. "

    Again, the windshield distortion was one of the reasons for not adding it there, besides the legal issue.

    http://www.tintcenter.com/laws/CA/
    they mean visible colors on the outside... the tint doesnt appear blue on the exterior... it just adds a slight bluish hue when looking from the inside out.
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    So I ended up getting the Llumar Air Blue 80. I was worried the blue hue would really stand out on a white car. But it's really not that noticable unless you get the light to reflect off of it at the right angle. I notice more of the blue hue when looking at it from the outside, more than I do from the inside. But even then like I said, it's so subtle that it just looks like the windshield is suppose to be that color. I'd say the thing I notice most about it is the way lights look when you're driving. To my eyes the orange peel texture of it makes headlights, street lights, brakelights, etc. look blurry/unfocused. To me it's the same way lights would look if my eyes were teary. But even that I only really notice when I'm thinking about it. So all in all I'd say Air 80 is a good product. It definitely keeps the inside of the car cooler than it was with just the other 5 windows tinted. Which is the reason why I got it!

    I tried to take some pictures so you can see the blue hue. But I think I got more blue reflection from the sky than anything else. But either way I tried. So if you're thinking about getting it but worried it might be too blue here you go. Hopefully this helps at least one person make a decision.

    When I get the time I'll try to take pictures of what lights look like through the orange peel texture.


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    I'm thinking of going w/ Air Blue 80 as well, or maybe Suntek HP 50 even..








    Supposedly this is Air Blue 80

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrelsa13 View Post
    So I ended up getting the Llumar Air Blue 80. I was worried the blue hue would really stand out on a white car. But it's really not that noticable unless you get the light to reflect off of it at the right angle. I notice more of the blue hue when looking at it from the outside, more than I do from the inside. But even then like I said, it's so subtle that it just looks like the windshield is suppose to be that color. I'd say the thing I notice most about it is the way lights look when you're driving. To my eyes the orange peel texture of it makes headlights, street lights, brakelights, etc. look blurry/unfocused. To me it's the same way lights would look if my eyes were teary. But even that I only really notice when I'm thinking about it. So all in all I'd say Air 80 is a good product. It definitely keeps the inside of the car cooler than it was with just the other 5 windows tinted. Which is the reason why I got it!

    I tried to take some pictures so you can see the blue hue. But I think I got more blue reflection from the sky than anything else. But either way I tried. So if you're thinking about getting it but worried it might be too blue here you go. Hopefully this helps at least one person make a decision.

    When I get the time I'll try to take pictures of what lights look like through the orange peel texture.
    Just wanted to chime in and share some info with everyone ... First off ... Terrelsa13 congrats on your very wise decision going with Air80 Blue. LLumar products are simply incredible IMO and is the leader in window film technology for a long time. I have personally seen and used this product on my vehicles and others ... I can tell you that the Orange peel look will go away .. if it is still fresh the texture you are seeing is the condensation between the film and the window.. when it dries out you should have a crystal clear view. It is IMO the best film for the windshield by far ... I have seen many other high end brands applied to the windshield as well .. but none come close to the clarity of the Air80 and I love how it blends in enough to not be noticed.

    Here in SoCal we have to watch out for the *laws* with tinting ... its good to know that with a film like Air80 on the windshield the likely hood of getting pulled over for that is slim to none ... not to mention if you use it on the 2 front windows ... My friends mother's car is set up that way and she is enjoying the benefits of ceramic heat reduction without the worries of dealing with the cops. The film is practically invisible .... love it!


    here is a few pics of Dan's Avant ... he sports air80 on the windshield and 50% CTX on the rest... that is like OEM+ simply clean!




    here is a b5 avant with Air80 on the Windshield as well




    as you can see .. depending on the angle and lighting .. the film can look practically invisible ....
    anyways just wanted to say congrats and dont worry about the texture .. it will go away ... enjoy your tint!!
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    Thanks for this thread review, found it via Google. I stripped my 20% Llumar on the side 4 windows & re-doing them with 35% along with Air Blue 80 on the windshield, less hassle.
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    Just found this regarding DOT giving truckers the ability to tint sides AND front of their cabs....

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    I have suntek carbon xp 80% tint on my windshield, and it is the normal grey color. I think it has the same heat rejection as the air blue film you are looking at. The tint looks great...only issue is that when I wear my polarized sunglasses and the sun hits the windshield at the right angle I can see some halos...but no issues when I wear regular sunglasses.



    Quote Originally Posted by terrelsa13 View Post
    Who has it? Iím looking to get Llumar Air Blue 80 installed on the windshield. The only thing that has me hesitant is Iíve read, looking from the outside of the car, it has a slight blue color to it. Iím concerned it will stand out from the ďregularĒ tint on the rest of the windows. Does anyone have any pictures of Air 80 on Ibis White?

    If there are other options out there which rival the Air Blue 80 Iím open to suggestion.

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    You should look into 3M crystalline window tint. They make a cr70 that is very clear and it blocks 97.5% IR and 99.9 uv and has 59% heat rejection. It is almost the same look as the air blue but with out the blue tint and the grainy look. We carry both films and the 3m is a much better product. 3m crystalline also makes a 90% vlt that is lighter than air blue but has a little lower heat rejection off angle. The crystalline heat rejection gets higher the more the angle increases. You can view a heat rejection chart and read more about the film at our website.
    http://www.firstcoastglasscoatings.c...ion-chart.html

    http://www.firstcoastglasscoatings.c...ndow-tint.html



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