Dyed window tint film, is the most economical type of window-tinting film. But for those on a budget this is the least expensive and a little less functional than the other types of tint available on the market today. The way it blocks light rays is by the adding dye to the film itself. There’s a dye layer next to the adhesive on the film. When applied correctly, the heat coming in is absorbed by the dye in the film, so it does prevent some of the heat from entering through the window.
It provides some privacy while still permitting visibility from the interior. It will appear black when used on the windows of an automobile. The dye does tend to fade with time and the heat-reduction provided by most of dyed film is nothing to write home about.
Metallized film, like dyed film, helps keep heat under control and away from interior space by reflecting it away. It has very small teeny tiny metallic particles that are embedded in the film that are invisible to the naked eye. Metallic film can also strengthen the glass and make it it more shatter-resistant. Metallized window-tinting film creates a shiny appearance from the outside and looks great. It’s also more scratch resistant than dyed film is. Due to the fact that it does have some metallic content, it is possible that it will interfere with a window mounted gps.
Carbon window tint film delivers very good results and it doesn’t have any metal in it, so you won’t have any problems with gps or any other radio wave reception.
Carbon window-tinting film is dark and matte-finished, and the carbon content of the film blocks about 40% of the infrared light so it insulates better than the metallic or the dyed films. Carbon window-tinting film can also help prevent fading to upholstery.
Ceramic film is the highest quality of window tint film, and also the most expensive, contains neither metal, dye, nor carbon, but instead a kind of ceramic particle that is both nonconductive and nonmetallic. Ceramic film has only recently appeared on the market, but has already proven its worth in terms of performance and reliability. Ceramic window-tinting film can cut from 47% to 51% of the sun powered heat that enters through the windows in the form of infrared light.
While it still allows the maximum visibility both by day and night in most situations. And like carbon film, ceramic window-tinting film allows for maximum efficiency in the functioning of radios, cell phones, GPS systems, and any other such devices that use frequency and radio waves to operate.
Ceramic film auto tinting is also the most effective in its blocking of ultraviolet light at this time until they come out with something better. As far as ultraviolet light goes (the kind of light rays that contribute to sunburn and/or skin cancer), ceramic window-tinting film can block up to 99% of it from entering your car.
It surpasses the other types in its resistance to glare and fading, and renders windows highly shatter-proof.
Tell your auto tint installer what type of window tint film you want to use, don’t let them just apply the cheap stuff unless you’re on a budget. With many choices you have now pick the one that’s right for you. Professional window tint installers will present you with choices, and tell you about benefits of each, so you can be an informed consumer.
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