Installing window tint to a car makes it look more elegant and a bit sophisticated. Additionally, it helps in shading you as well as your passengers from the sun’s glare which lowers the internal temperature of the car. This cover protects the car’s leather and upholstery from cracking and fading due to summer heat.
Just before you decide to add window tint to your car, you have to know the different types of tint that you can buy in the market.
Dyed film – the first kind of tinting in this list is the dyed window film. The way this window tint is made is done by putting a layer of dye next to the adhesive before applying it to the glass. Up to 50 percent of light can be blocked from entering your car depending on the shade you choose. It is reducing the fade from sun significantly, block unwanted glare from headlights and non-reflective as well.
Ceramic film – this type of film is quite a new idea which consists of adhesive layer as well as top coat with a thin layer of ceramic in the middle section which allows it to block up to 70 percent of light. The best thing about using ceramic films is that, it can block UV rays and light glares and at the same time, don’t fade. It enables radio signals to pass through is great at blocking heat. On the other hand, due to the wonderful features it puts on the table, this film oftentimes come at a certain price.
Metalized film – metalized window tints use different metal layers that blocks heat and UV light. This is among the darkest solutions you can buy on the market which makes it illegal to some states. On the other hand, assuming that this is legal to the state where you are in, it can block 60 to 90 percent of heat and light. It effectively blocks glares but is reflective.
Hybrid film – this has a bit of metal and dyed option for car window tint. This said version actually has 4 layers which includes the adhesive layer, metalized layer, dyed layer and top coat. It blocks 50 percent of light and also, reflecting while blocking glares and reduces fading at the same time.
On the other hand, it is not as reflective as the fully metalized versions but it does not block cell phone or radio signals either.
As what we have learned, there are different kinds of car window tints that are available in the market today but in the end, it will all depend on your preferences which you will buy. So better take time in figuring out which one is really for you.