Choosing the Right Window Tint: The Differences Between Dyed, Metallic, and Nano-Ceramic Automotive Window Films

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A premium window film adds value to your vehicle. Your car will have added privacy. It will be more comfortable and cool. You will be protected from potentially harmful UV rays. The purposes and benefits of window tint are widely known. However, most vehicle buyers aren’t aware that there are completely different kinds of window film with different advantages and limitations. If you want your car to be best-suited for your specific needs, it’s important to know which window film is right for you.

Ultimate Performance: Nano-Ceramic Tint

Nano-Ceramic window film is undoubtedly the top choice for premium, high-performance window tint. The film is embedded with nano-ceramic particles, which enable it to outperform other films on all levels. Nano-Ceramic Tint has the highest performing heat and UV blocking capabilities, it has superior scratch-resistance, and it does not interfere with electronic devices.

Benefits
    • Enhances vehicle style.
    • Provides superior heat rejection.
    • Provides superior UV protection.
    • Has high scratch-resistance.
    • Does not interfere with electronic devices.

    Superior Heat-Rejection: Metalized Tint

    A metalized window tint actually has small metallic particles embedded in the film, creating a strong, physical barrier between the inside of a vehicle and heat or UV rays, enabling high performance. In addition to blocking light and heat, metalized tint is also scratch resistant. Though Metalized Tint does not perform as well as Nano-Ceramic Tint, it still provides a high level of comfort and protection. However, there is one limitation. Studies have shown that metallic window tint can interfere with electronic devices, like a cell phones or GPS.

    Benefits
    • Enhances vehicle style.
    • Provides premium heat rejection.
    • Provides premium UV protection.
    • Has high scratch-resistance.
    Limitations
    • Can interfere with electronic devices.
    • Heat rejection capabilities are outperformed by Nano-Ceramic Films

    Enhanced Style: Premium-Dyed Window Tint

    The most basic window tint is a dyed film. The dye in the film reflects the sun’s rays, which blocks a certain amount of light from entering the vehicle’s interior. Dye’s are available in numerous different shades and styles. A good dyed film provides basic heat and glare reduction, privacy, and UV protection. However, it is significantly outperformed by metalized and nano-ceramic films.

    Benefits
    • Enhances vehicle style.
    • Provides some heat rejection.
    • Provides some UV protection.
    Limitations
    • Heat and UV rejection is inferior to other films.
    • Can fade over time.

    So Which Window Tint is Best for Your Vehicle?

    Do you have questions about which tint is right for you, or are you ready to schedule an appointment? Give us a call at 704-525-5225 or fill out the form below.

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