Monumental Workx

Driving in summer hot sun burns my arms.  Fortunately there is a technological solution.  Window tint.  When I got my Civic back in 2006 the darker the tint the cooler the interior would be so I got dyed 3M limo tint in the back which let in about 5% of visible light.  For the front I applied 65% tint which wouldn’t attract ticket givers.
2016.  Tint technology has advanced.  Now the state of the art window tint is made with nanotechnology to reflect more heat.  3M Crystalline and Spectra Photosync are the best heat reflecting tints you can buy.
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Monumental Workx appears to be the only place in San Diego that has Spectra Photosync film.  The guys did a great job perfectly installing my tint and explaining the various options to me before the sale.  Being on the cutting edge isn’t cheap.  It was $400 for the side windows and removal of the old tint.
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Photosync 45% front side. Photosync 35% back side.
After driving behind the Photosync 45% tint for a few weeks I’ve found it keeps me cooler and I can see out much better than the old 5% limo tint.  It was hard to see out of the limo tint the first year.  The back side windows have the Photosync 35% tint which is a bit darker and keeps the back seat passengers a little bit cooler.
My experiences during summer at noon:
window rolled down – arm gets hot and burning pain starts in minutes
window rolled up – same as above
window tinted with low price dyed 3M tint 65% – arm gets pretty warm
windshield tinted with 3M Crystalline 70% – arm gets warm
window tinted with low price dyed 3M limo tint 5% – arm gets a little warm
window tinted with Photosync 45% – arm gets a little warm
window tinted with Photosync 35% – can barely feel the sun

Monumental Workx
4807 Mercury St
Ste E
San Diego, CA 92111

4 Comment

  1. Faye says: Reply

    Is $400 with a coupon or deal? I’m not familiar with tint prices but see some deals on Groupon from time to time. I get worried about tint b/c sis got pulled over once (MANY years ago) and got a fix it ticket to remove the tint on her windows. So not sure if there’s a certain tint-percentage you can’t go over without getting busted?

  2. Soo says: Reply

    $400 is the full price. I’ve never seen a deal for this place.

    I’ve gotten the fix it ticket too. It seems to be based on how dark the tint is. If it’s very dark expect a ticket. If you can barely see it they leave you alone. I have tint which allows 45% of visible light through. You can easily see through it so hopefully I won’t get a ticket.

  3. Maggie Addleman says: Reply

    In one word, Awesome! Such an informative review on window tint! Guess I’m lucky, never been pulled over for dark tint. :>)

    1. Soo says: Reply

      Lucky! It was sad having to remove the lovely tint…

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