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Is the one option that was not on Mama's Lil blue was the chrome body side trim. It literally had every available option except for the chrome side trim when we bought it, which was an LPO option at the time in December.

I tried to buy it from the dealership and through Chevy online and was told I could not buy it because it was LPO only... and had to be ordered with the vehicle.

Then a few weeks ago I got an email from Chevy saying it was now available and I could order it online through Chevy online and even gave me a discount code. So I proceeded to make the order and it did not give me an option to ship to my home address, but rather I had to choose up dealer and pick it up at the dealership.

So after we could gone by I went to the dealership and said hey guys where is my body trim and they had no clue what I was talking about. I showed them the printout from the online order with the order number and the part number and they still had no idea what I was talking about!

They said they had no way to pull it up by the order number because it was ordered online and not through them. So then I asked Parts guy, who knows me intimately because I bought $2,000 worth of parts and accessories for the Silverado back in the summer. And I've also bought some other accessories such as the chrome sill plates and tried to find better floor mats for the Cruze since then. (Went with Weather Tech.)

Anyhow... I finally got them to pull the part number up and they showed negative one in their system and said they still couldn't order the parts. Of course when you order through Chevy online there is absolutely no phone number or way to contact them to check on an order, none, zero, NADA, zip, nein nein nein!!! The only number on the invoice slash receipt from Chevy online was the number for the local dealership.

So anyhow I've called Chevrolet multiple times and I call the dealership and stop by multiple times and finally after about 3 weeks I got a call from the parts manager that said my new parts were at the dealership. I chit you not!

Weirdest experience I've ever had trying to buy parts. Although... I did get a 20% discount so take that with a grain of salt.

ANYWHOOOO....
I grabbed a couple of quick shots of Mama's Little Blue what's I got it put on there and I've got to say I think they look pretty snazzy. Sorry for the dark shots as I was literally sitting in the driveway using my twin head halogen so I could see what I was doing.





Got this one the next day while she ran in the drugstore.



Now it's got everything we can throw at it. Including $700 worth of Hüper Öptik ceramic tint (including 70% on the windshield and 20% on the sunroof), XPel Ultimate ppf in all the door jambs, (fronts topped with stainless/chrome OEM Cruze sill plates) and WeatherTech mats front, rear and FINALLY they make one for the cargo area on the hatch.








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Is the one option that was not on Mama's Lil blue was the chrome body side trim. It literally had every available option except for the chrome side trim when we bought it, which was an LPO option at the time in December.

I tried to buy it from the dealership and through Chevy online and was told I could not buy it because it was LPO only... and had to be ordered with the vehicle.

Then a few weeks ago I got an email from Chevy saying it was now available and I could order it online through Chevy online and even gave me a discount code. So I proceeded to make the order and it did not give me an option to ship to my home address, but rather I had to choose up dealer and pick it up at the dealership.

So after we could gone by I went to the dealership and said hey guys where is my body trim and they had no clue what I was talking about. I showed them the printout from the online order with the order number and the part number and they still had no idea what I was talking about!

They said they had no way to pull it up by the order number because it was ordered online and not through them. So then I asked Parts guy, who knows me intimately because I bought $2,000 worth of parts and accessories for the Silverado back in the summer. And I've also bought some other accessories such as the chrome sill plates and tried to find better floor mats for the Cruze since then. (Went with Weather Tech.)

Anyhow... I finally got them to pull the part number up and they showed negative one in their system and said they still couldn't order the parts. Of course when you order through Chevy online there is absolutely no phone number or way to contact them to check on an order, none, zero, NADA, zip, nein nein nein!!! The only number on the invoice slash receipt from Chevy online was the number for the local dealership.

So anyhow I've called Chevrolet multiple times and I call the dealership and stop by multiple times and finally after about 3 weeks I got a call from the parts manager that said my new parts were at the dealership. I chit you not!

Weirdest experience I've ever had trying to buy parts. Although... I did get a 20% discount so take that with a grain of salt.

ANYWHOOOO....
I grabbed a couple of quick shots of Mama's Little Blue what's I got it put on there and I've got to say I think they look pretty snazzy. Sorry for the dark shots as I was literally sitting in the driveway using my twin head halogen so I could see what I was doing.


Now it's got everything we can throw at it. Including $700 worth of Hüper Öptik ceramic tint (including 70% on the windshield and 20% on the sunroof), XPel Ultimate ppf in all the door jambs, (fronts topped with stainless/chrome OEM Cruze sill plates) and WeatherTech mats front, rear and FINALLY they make one for the cargo area on the hatch.


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Looks Good!

It seems I missed your first post so Welcome Aboard!:welcome:

What do you think of the Hüper Öptik ceramic tint? I have looked into tint for some time and am not sure at this point what I am going to buy.
 

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Looks Good!

It seems I missed your first post so Welcome Aboard!:welcome:

What do you think of the Hüper Öptik ceramic tint? I have looked into tint for some time and am not sure at this point what I am going to buy.
Love it!

Its lifetime warranty, very clear optically, and REALLY stops heat from getting into the vehicle.

Have it on my Silverado too.

OTOH It is BY FAR the most expensive tint you'll ever buy. I paid $500 for the truck and didn't do the windshield. It sits in the garage all day and night so it wasn't an issue.

The Cruze is Mama's DD and sits outside for now (because her space is taken up by our Model A).

With the windshield and sunroor it was $700.

The problem is finding a dealer that both HAS it, but more importantly KNOWS how to install it. It's much harder to work with then cheaper tint. The guy that did mine is 90 minutes or more away (depending on traffic) and I'd do it again regardless.



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Love it!

Its lifetime warranty, very clear optically, and REALLY stops heat from getting into the vehicle.

Have it on my Silverado too.

OTOH It is BY FAR the most expensive tint you'll ever buy. I paid $500 for the truck and didn't do the windshield. It sits in the garage all day and night so it wasn't an issue.

The Cruze is Mama's DD and sits outside for now (because her space is taken up by our Model A).

With the windshield and sunroor it was $700.

The problem is finding a dealer that both HAS it, but more importantly KNOWS how to install it. It's much harder to work with then cheaper tint. The guy that did mine is 90 minutes or more away (depending on traffic) and I'd do it again regardless.



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How did you locate someone in the first place?
 

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How did you locate someone in the first place?
Searched the manufacturer site. Then found installers that dealt with higher end film and called a few.

This one is actually a good bit northeast of Atlanta. (Where I'm 30 minutes due south.)

Like I mentioned... Hüper Öptik isn't cheap, but it's the nicest tint I've owned thus far. (And I've had tinted windows in my vehicles since 82.) ,;-)

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Searched the manufacturer site. Then found installers that dealt with higher end film and called a few.

This one is actually a good bit northeast of Atlanta. (Where I'm 30 minutes due south.)

Like I mentioned... Hüper Öptik isn't cheap, but it's the nicest tint I've owned thus far. (And I've had tinted windows in my vehicles since 82.) ,;-)

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Sounds good, Thanks for that! Do you have any issues with cell phone usage in the vehicle?
 

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Sounds good, Thanks for that! Do you have any issues with cell phone usage in the vehicle?
Nope.... No issues at all.

With it being ceramic tint, rather than metallic it doesn't interfere with cell signal.

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$700 for tint!? WOW, does it drive for you? hahaha. Looks great though. Sharp hatch.
Well yeah... That's the windows, the sunroof, AND the windshield. ?

I also have Hüper Öptik in my Silverado. Gotta say that the optical clarity is second to none, and the fact that it blocks out UV rays/heat make it well worth it.

Of course the lifetime warranty and it's a no brainier. ?

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Well yeah... That's the windows, the sunroof, AND the windshield.

I also have Hüper Öptik in my Silverado. Gotta say that the optical clarity is second to none, and the fact that it blocks out UV rays/heat make it well worth it.

Of course the lifetime warranty and it's a no brainier.

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I have heard that the ceramics, especially Hüper Öptik has a purplish tint. Is that the case and does it bother you at all?
 

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I have heard that the ceramics, especially Hüper Öptik has a purplish tint. Is that the case and does it bother you at all?
In my experience, DYE BASED films are the ones with purplish tint. Ceramic is a bit more reflective than dye, although not as much as metallic film(s).

FWIW... Metallic tint I'd not recommend because those are the ones that'll have rf transmission issues.

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Well yeah... That's the windows, the sunroof, AND the windshield. 

I also have Hüper Öptik in my Silverado. Gotta say that the optical clarity is second to none, and the fact that it blocks out UV rays/heat make it well worth it.

Of course the lifetime warranty and it's a no brainier. 

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That warranty covers shattered windows as well? As in when you get a new window they re tint it for free, not actually replace the window too.
 

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That warranty covers shattered windows as well? As in when you get a new window they re tint it for free, not actually replace the window too.
Good question.
I'd ask my local installer on that one.

The reality of the true cost with it, (any high end film) is that the installer pays A LOT MORE for it than run of the mill film(s).

Labor is a little more, sure (because it's harder to work with). But the bulk of the cost difference is in the material.

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I have LLumar Ceramic on my sedan, cost $180 for mine. Not sure if the kind you have is worth the $500 more, Llumar has a lifetime warranty also, as does any other ceramic tint. (of course they did not have a sunroof to tint in my case, maybe that's why it's more expensive, LOL). But, absolutely get what you want, and it maybe that much better, just as I'm happy with the Llumar I had on my 14, and now my 16
 
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