Choosing The Best Tint For Your Car
Dyed Window Film for Vehicles:
Tinted Film is the most economical type of tinted window film – the least expensive and a little less functional than the others – blocks light rays by adding a dye to the film; the dye is placed in a layer next to the adhesive and then applied to the window. Solar heat is absorbed by the dye in the film, thus preventing some of the heat from penetrating through the window. However, tinted window film is mainly used for appearance. From the outside, the tinted film seems flat and opaque, offering some privacy while allowing visibility from the inside; when used on the windows of an automobile, it will appear in black. The dye tends to fade over time, however. The heat reduction provided by most varieties of dyed films is not particularly high.
The Metallic Car Window Tint Film:
It is like the dyed film, removes the heat from the inside by reflecting it; in the case of a metallized film, this is done by very small metallic particles – invisible to the eye – embedded in the film. This metallic content also reinforces the window; in the case of a vehicle, the glass will be more resistant to shocks when using a metalized film. The tinted film for metallized window creates a shiny appearance from the outside. It is more scratch resistant than the dyed film. When used in a vehicle, however, a metallized film has the disadvantage of being metalic and tends to interfere with the transmission of the mobile phone and the GPS signals, not to mention the radio reception.
Carbon Tinted Film:
Carbon tinted window film gives rather better results. The carbon film does not contain metal. The problem of mobile phones and radio transmission does not arise when it is used. The carbon film for windows is dark and matte, making it a good option for windows. The carbon content of the film blocks about 40% of the infrared light (the one that produces the heat) that penetrates through the windows. Carbon window dye film is as effective as other varieties in blocking heat; its use will effectively cool interior spaces while preventing discoloration of furniture. Thus, the air conditioning will not require as much work to cool the space in summer, any more than the heating system will suffer such a significant impact in winter. Unlike dyed films, carbon films will not fade over time.
Oem Tinted Glass Window in Automotive:
This type of dye is actually integrated into the windows. This shade is also limited, which means that darker windows that block more heat and UV rays will not be the result of OEM dyeing. If you want something strong, do not choose this one.
Ceramic Window Tint Film for Cars:
Ceramic film is the highest quality of glass film, and the most expensive contains no metal, colorant or carbon, but rather a kind of ceramic particle both non-conductive and non-metallic. Ceramic film has only recently appeared on the market, but it has already proven itself in terms of performance and reliability. Tinted glass ceramic film absorbs 45% to 50% of the solar heat entering through the windows as infrared light, while allowing maximum visibility day and night. Like carbon films, tinted glass ceramic films allow maximum efficiency in the operation of radios, mobile phones, GPS systems and all other such devices operated from within the protected area. It outperforms other types in its resistance to glare and fading and makes windows highly shatterproof. The ceramic film is also very effective in blocking ultraviolet rays from the inside; in the case of ultraviolet light (the kind of light rays that contribute to sunburn and skin cancer), a ceramic film for tinted windows can block up to 99% of penetrations indoors.
Infrared Window Film in Automotive:
It blocks the same amount of heat and UV rays as other types of tints, but it has very high visibility. This means that the windows are not too dark, which is perfect for states with strict window film rules. Infrared films are also designed not to fade, so they should last a long time without peeling off or tearing.