Choosing the best window tint film for your car can be difficult. With so many different types, tones, and colors, how exactly can you tell which is right for you?
Don’t sweat! We got you covered! To give you a hand, we had a group of experts in window tinting put this article together for you!
Check out what they have to say about regular and ceramic tint film, and learn about the benefits of each and the differences between them.
The term ‘regular’ refers to dyed tint products. These are made of thin layers (usually laminated or polyester) and tinted in different shades.
Tones vary from 10% and 90%, and the higher the percentage, the more light they block out. Glass with a 50% tone, for example, which isn’t too dark, will only block out half the brightness, while a 5% film is so dark it’s illegal in some states.
Not sure what percentages are allowed in the state of Massachusetts? Read: Rules of the Tint: MA Tint Regulations.
You’ll find regular window tint mostly in shades of black, brown, and gray, but if you look hard enough, you can find others as well. Though variety is still limited compared to other types of film.
Regular window tint is the most affordable, and consequently, the most popular. In terms of functionality, it does have fewer benefits.
That’s because even though it’s highly effective in blocking out light, it doesn’t do the same for UV rays. Depending on the brand you choose for your car, the film can actually cause the glass to heat, leading to a higher temperature inside your vehicle.
Well, that depends on what you want. If that’s only to block the light out of your vehicle and give yourself some more privacy and style, it’ll work for you.
Plus, besides paint, regular tint film also gets a scratch-resistant coating. It might not hold against sharp objects and projectiles, but it works well enough to stand natural wear.
Though we mentioned this before, it doesn’t hurt to remember that it is the most accessible product type on the market. So, regular window tinting may be a good temporary solution if you’re on a tight budget.
Ceramic window tinting is similar to regular window tinting in that it’s also made of multiple polyester layers. So, how exactly are regular and ceramic window tinting different?
In terms of composition, ceramic is a key element compared to the material used in other products.
The ceramic that coats the car windows is made using nano-ceramic technology and reflects and blocks visible sunlight, infrared light, and ultraviolet rays.
It provides high heat rejection due to the absorbing technology, resulting in up to 66% rejection of total solar energy and up to 95% rejection of infrared heat. That makes for an ideal temperature and reduces the feel of the sun on your skin.
Plus, ceramic window tint is much more resistant and less susceptible to scratching, tearing, cracking under sudden force or constant pressure due to its composition.
The 3M™ ceramic tint film set gives you the two main benefits of window tint: exceptional visibility and heat reduction.
Also, thanks to the advanced technology used, the 3M™ ceramic tint film set will keep your car looking great for years.
Still not sure which is best for you? Don’t panic! You can talk to one of our experts in window tinting here at Pelicar. Just click here and send us a message!