SunTek Window Films
window films is a quality, economical film that is very similar to Llumar film. In fact, the history of the two companies (CP Films/LLumar and Suntek/ Commonwealth Laminating and Coating) is closely linked. I’m kind of a film nerd so I like to check out a lot of different films and see how they look and how they perform. Both Llumar and Suntek are good films but neither offer products that stand out and cause me to want to stock their product over another (I do however like Llumar’s Air 80 Windshield film. That’s an exceptional product, therefore I stock it!). I’m pretty eclectic with my film choices, looking for quality products within each film manufacturer, and the products that stand out…. I keep on hand.
I will use Suntek window films occasionally for a residential or commercial application that calls for that specific film. For example, if someone has had a home or office that was tinted in Suntek and they know they want that film again, or someone has an existing bid and they want me to do the job, or they need to match existing Suntek film etc., then I will use it. I don’t like to price match and cause problems or be overly competitive with my fellow window tinters in the area, but SunTek is a film that is readily available to anyone. There are no specific territories or regions dedicated to one particular dealer like 3M or Huper Optik does. Since anyone with a business license can get it, everyone offers it! Overall it’s a good film… it’s just not my favorite.
I did use Suntek’s paint protection film for a while and it is exceptionally clear. I liked the look of it very much but I stopped carrying it because I had customers come back when it started to lift around the edges. Perhaps there is a learning curve with their film that I didn’t overcome since I’m used to applying 3M, Clearshield and Xpel’s films, but I can’t ‘practice’ on a customer’s car! There film looks really great and if I had an easier application that didn’t require a lot of stretch, I’m sure it would work well. Suntek did tell me that because the film is so stretchy, it is easily overstretched. Again, I don’t want to overlook the fact that I may be doing something wrong, but I haven’t had the same problems with 3M, Clearshield or Xpel. Suntek’s PPF is relatively new on the market and with a few more years under their belt I may jump back on board. It really is a good looking film… I’m just going to wait a while to be sure I’m applying a quality product.