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Now that the window tint is on, and my AM reception really has a lot of static, are there any solutions other than getting external Sirius radio antenna?
 

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Then go with non-metallized tint film.

Ceramic based by Huber-Optik or another non-metallic type by 3M called "color-stable" are also options. They are more pricey than metallic or dyed films however.

Personally, I have 3M on my car and my AM and FM have not changed at all.

JFF:D
 

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Sorry to hear about your AM static. There are several threads in various topic areas that address this issue. Many with metallic-based tints have not had any annoynances such as with the 3M. There definitely won't be static issues with the ceramic tints as mentioned by JustForFun. I chose FormulaONE ceramic over Huper-Optik. To me, $327.00 was a great price for a quality product with a great warranty.

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2005 Fully Loaded Silver 300C as of 8/06/04

Modifications:

Tires: 20 inch Nitto 420S (255/45/20)
Chrome Rims: Boss 304 (20 x 8.5)
Ceramic Tint: FormulaOne--Pinnacle Series
81% glare reduction all rear windows and sunroof; 44% on front
Front Grille: E&G Classics—Stainless Steel Heavy Mesh Style w/Center Bar (free!)


 

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JustForFun said:
Then go with non-metallized tint film.

Ceramic based by Huber-Optik or another non-metallic type by 3M called "color-stable" are also options. They are more pricey than metallic or dyed films however.

Personally, I have 3M on my car and my AM and FM have not changed at all.

JFF:D
It's too late. The tint is already on....
 

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Since the tint is already on, you have just a few options: Put up with the static, don't listen to the AM, wait and see if it will disappear, or have the tint removed and replaced with a successful brand already mentioned. Is it possible for you to return to the shop and work out some compromise?

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bruno said:
Since the tint is already on, you have just a few options: Put up with the static, don't listen to the AM, wait and see if it will disappear, or have the tint removed and replaced with a successful brand already mentioned. Is it possible for you to return to the shop and work out some compromise?

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I figured those were the options. I didn't know if anyone had a novel solution, like an AM signal booster or something.

I suppose it is the back window tint that causes the problem, no?
 

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Previous posters have asked about boosters but I never saw a satisfactory answer. Bottom line is....if you had clear AM reception before you tinted the windows, then you know it's the brand/type of tint that is affecting your AM reception. I would still consider going back to the installer and discussing other tint options or getting $$ back and going some place else that installs ceramic tint. It's frustrating but a solution is possible. Hang in there.....

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bruno said:
Previous posters have asked about boosters but I never saw a satisfactory answer. Bottom line is....if you had clear AM reception before you tinted the windows, then you know it's the brand/type of tint that is affecting your AM reception. I would still consider going back to the installer and discussing other tint options or getting $$ back and going some place else that installs ceramic tint. It's frustrating but a solution is possible. Hang in there.....

bruno
I will, as I'm driving such a cool, tinted-out car... Thanks...
 
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