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I just purchased an S80 V8 which will be parked outside during the day so I am looking for the best tint choice. I need information on the current tints on the market to make a decision so that the tint can be included in the deal. I have searched on tints, but most of the info I am finding is biased or dated. I would appreciate actual experience from Volvo owners on their cars. I have seen other threads here for tint, but those owners generally prefer dark tints which is not my preference what I am looking for.

These are my desired priorities with the tint:

Durability.
No fading or discoloration.
Highest heat, UV, and IR rejection as possible.
Safety- tint in a 40-50% range to assure night visibility, and that other drivers can still see the vehicle's driver.
Neutral grey as possible, no green, brown hues as this will be on a silver/black car. Slight blueish hue might be acceptable, but would prefer true grey.
High visual clarity.
No hazy appearance.
Absolute price is not a primary consideration, but value for the money is.

Any experience with tint on your car and your recommendations is appreciated. Specific brands and darkness % would be appreciated.
 

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Had my tint on for 3 years - held up flawless as expected. 35% on roll downs and rear windscreen, 50% on front windscreen (the whole thing).

Grey tint has reflective properties, I'll show my SR with tint noted above and I'll show my other car with Grey tint.
<a href="http://s173.photobucket.com/albums/w63/keoni212/2004%20S60R/?action=view&current=IMAG0455.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w63/keoni212/2004%20S60R/IMAG0455.jpg" border="0" alt="New Windshield Tint, 50%"></a>
<a href="http://s173.photobucket.com/albums/w63/keoni212/2004%20S60R/?action=view&current=DSC04704.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w63/keoni212/2004%20S60R/DSC04704.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
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My Tiburon with Grey tint
<a href="http://s173.photobucket.com/albums/w63/keoni212/2003%20Hyundai%20Tiburon%20GT%20V6/?action=view&current=DSC00172.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w63/keoni212/2003%20Hyundai%20Tiburon%20GT%20V6/DSC00172.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
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In low light the Grey tint looks smoke but in wet (rain or morning dew) or bright day, the tint looks reflective. Its my favorite tint and would look really good on your Silver S80, not soo good on my dark colored S60R.
 

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I used the Huper Optik Ceramic Tint for my XC90 V8 R as it is highly recommended with highest heat rejection. I used 35% and it blends nicely with other windows. Google it for more info.
 

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Thanks. Stunningly nice SR.

What brand tints?
I used the Huper Optik Ceramic Tint for my XC90 V8 R as it is highly recommended with highest heat rejection. I used 35% and it blends nicely with other windows. Google it for more info.
Synesis,

Thanks!

I used the same tint avjms99 used. Highly recommended and well worth it. Prices will vary naturally, but I did all 7 windows 35% for $240 (4 roll downs, 2 quarter glass and rear windscreen) and windshield for $100 if memory serves me right.
 

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I used to have johnson tint which was really nice, however I got pulled due to the fact that it was 20% tint. So I went with a 40 dollar pre cut kit which is definitely thinner but I cant afford to redo the more expensive film over and over. You could always get a pre cut kit from a good brand like llumar or 3m.


(pre cut 20%)
 
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