There are many advantages, and few disadvantages that are easily overcome, with the application of window film. In this article on window tint and film application, or as we refer to it at LIS Audio “Window Treatment,” we will discuss the pros and cons of adding these protective films to any and all vehicles in general. The most popular reasons people will have their vehicle windows tint is for cool appearance, reduced heat in the summer and less interior visibility. These are all great reasons to have vehicle windows tinted and the process offers many more advantages than that! We will break it down further for you in this article, read on to learn more!
What it’s made of…
Window film is constructed of many different materials, most popularly dyed plastic, metalized dyed plasitc, nano carbon. Some higher end films will be made of stronger and more efficient materials such as sputtered nichrome, ceramic and crystalline. In this section of the article we’ll go into these different levels of film dnd the advantages the each offer.
Dyed Plastic- Many low grade films are constructed of a dyed plastic film. These films are typically pretty thin and may be offered with multiple layers, referred to as plys, in order to add a bit more durability. Due to the physical properties of the tint they tend to sun fade much easier than other films over time. These films also offer very low heat and UV rejection and might also have a very limited choices of film visibility percentages.
Dyed Metallic- Many dyed films will have similar properties to that of a dyed metallic with the addition of a layer or flake of metal to the dyed metallic films. When the metal is added to the film it can create interference with signals in and out of the vehicle, like radio, satellite radio and navigation. These films are also more durable with more plys and can be a bit more efficient in UV ray and heat rejection than regular dyed films.
Carbon- Film made from a carbon is naturally more durable due to its composition. When moving out of dyed plastic and into carbons the warranties offered will typically become more appealing with the resilience of the film. Carbon films have less glare then the lower end films while maintaining good optical clarity.
How it’s done…
Many people who have had their vehicles treated with window tint have little to no idea what goes into window tinting and its process. Many people are also unaware of even the simplest facts of window tint , such as the general visiablity each percentage may offer, whether the film is applied to the interior or exterior of the glass, or even the fact that most factory tinted windows offer minimal to no heat, infrared or UV rejection. In this article we will break down the process of automotive window tinting, a quick overview of what is involved to get the job done and discuss the Pros and Cons of applying window film to the average automobile.
How to care for your tint…
Which window film is the best?
UV Rejection, glare and infrared rejection. security and accident protection, heat rejection. Signal enabling technology with no cell phone, radio, satillite radio and navigation interference. Interior protection.
Cell phone, radio, satellite radio and navigation interference. Difficult optical clarity, fading. Peeling, tearing or bubbling. Application 5-7 day dry process.
Ceramic, Non-Metal, Nano Hybrid, Dyed Metal, Hybrid, Dyed Plastic, All-Metal, Carbon, sputtered nichrome,