I decided to pull the trigger and have my windows tinted to protect from UV damage and significantly reduce heat transfer into the car. I also wanted a little darker color since I have Griogio Mareata exterior with Cuoio interior / extended leather.
I thought I would add this post for those of you who are also contemplating window tinting.
Once you decide, which is your reason for adding the tint; you'll next need to find the manufacturer and specialist to apply the material.
All films are not created equal and as you expect there is the "you pay for what you get" mantra that applies here two.
I decided to go with two highly rated film vendors:
Huper Optik Ceramic 70% for the Windshield due to clarity, glare, UV and heat reduction. This one was highly recommended and has a proven track record.
3M Crystalline 50% for all other windows and rear window. It also has impressive results like Huper Optik, but is a little lighter in color and more complimentary with the 70% OEM Ghibli tint and color hue.
These films are thick and require a good skilled craftsmen to apply properly.
I searched and found a certified installer who had an outstanding track record of positive results and someone who has been doing this for many years. Jason at Accent Tint in York, PA. Pennsylvania Window Tinting Experts Residential Commercial Automotive Window Tint
Jason is like Ken at All Shine, (Gtechniq pro application), ... very thorough and conscientious.
He helped guide me in selection of films, so on Thursday I dropped my car off and it was ready on Saturday morning. He wanted to make sure the films cured properly before I picked up the car. Lifetime warranty on films and there for me if I accidentally scratch a window, (which I have no intentions).
The car looks great ... and WOW it makes a big difference in how the heat comes through in direct sunlight.
I attached 4 pictures since the level of tint will appear very different in sunlight and under overcast sky. Also note how the grigio mareata changes in different lights too.