3M Prestige Vs Huper Optik Window Film

The following video's demonstrate what window film experts have already known; the Prestige Film (Crystalline) has a limited hard coat and their tinted versions 40, 50 and 60 color can be easily ripped off or scratched off with an abrasive surface sponge.

It appears that whomever did this video (we know who!!) appropriately used a 3M Scotch Brite sponge!

Why is this important?

Flat glass applications in Prestige suffer from the exact same inherent weaknesses. The tint is easily removed by wear, scratching and even a dog's tongue (SERIOUSLY!)

Watch and please enjoy! I sure did!


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  • 10/29/2008 2:30 AM Rolf wrote:
    Hi Mike, these YouTube demos are disturbing! How can a product like this even make it onto the market? I can just picture a painter using a tape to mask the window and become responsible for damaging this very expensive film, poor bugger! What about regular cleaning over time? Oh well, lucky for our customers,we use Huper Optik! Perhaps we need to show the demo to people asking for 3M? After all, the customer must have a choice, right?
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    1. 10/29/2008 4:04 AM Mike Feldman wrote:
      Great points. .but...

      Objectively a consumer will doubt what we advise them believing instead that we are loading the dice against 3M.

      Caveat Emptor!

      I like the mock up comparison. Side-by-side comparison on the glass. How can Huper lose?

      It can't.

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  • 10/29/2008 6:47 AM anon wrote:
    Nice demo. What's the difference between Prestige and Crystalline?
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    1. 10/29/2008 7:02 AM Mike Feldman wrote:
      It appears they are the same product being marketed as Prestige for flat glass and Crystalline for the auto market.

      Essentially the same product in two different boxes.

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  • 11/4/2008 4:26 PM anon wrote:
    Video's gone but just try the scratch test or the tape rip test for yourself on prestige or crystalline.
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    1. 11/5/2008 6:30 AM Mike Feldman wrote:
      We understand that Danny's Car Wash in Phoenix may have removed their video that was filmed by Hugh Hernandez.

      My suggestion?  Call Hugh and ask him how that Prestige/Crystalline deal is working for him?

      Mike Feldman

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      1. 11/10/2008 10:02 PM vc wrote:
        The dog video is still up and running strong. Ruff Ruff!
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  • 2/6/2009 9:43 PM anon wrote:
    Hi Mike..great site u got here. Very informative.
    How can I see the videos?
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    1. 2/7/2009 6:35 PM Mike Feldman wrote:
      I gather that they pulled their videos under some pressure. The point is made and quite obvious. The 3M scratch coating on Prestige and their car film version is wanting (to say the least).

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  • 12/24/2010 10:09 PM craig wrote:
    I could not see the video and would like to see it. I am a Huper Dealer in Knoxville TN
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    1. 1/3/2011 3:17 PM Mike Feldman wrote:
      This video was removed by the dealer. I suggest you contact HO in Houston.
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