What Is Window Tint
Automotive window tint refers to the application of a thin film or layer of transparent or semi-transparent material to the windows of a vehicle. This film is typically made from polyester and may have a variety of properties, including UV (ultraviolet) radiation blocking, heat rejection, glare reduction, and enhanced privacy.
Warranty and Quality
Window tint comes in different grades and qualities, with the key determinant being the product’s warranty. The warranty serves as a crucial indicator of the materials’ quality. If you’ve ever witnessed tint bubbling or spotting, you’re likely familiar with a common issue in low-grade tint. The adhesive tends to break down, leading to the separation of the tint from the glass. Our window tint offerings stand out with an exceptional lifetime warranty. Moreover, we back our installations with a craftsman warranty, ensuring quality by addressing concerns like excessive debris, gaps, creases, and other unsightly issues commonly seen in the industry. Our goal is provide you a service you will be happy with for many years to come and not just a short term fix.
Window Tint Types
There are different types of window tint to appease to different budgets and needs. The primary options are; Dyed, Metalized, Hybrid, Carbon, and Nano-ceramic.
Dyed Window Tint:
Dyed window tinting consists of multiple layers of dyed film designed to absorb sunlight attempting to penetrate the windows. The level of darkness can be adjusted according to personal preference like the other types of film. Dyed tint the most common and affordable type of window tint. However, it is important to note that dyed tints offer limited UV protection and heat blockage. Over time, they may fade, reducing their effectiveness. Some high quality examples of Dyed window are Xpel’s CS line and LLumar’s Comfort Line.
Metalized Window Tint:
Metalized tints, as the name suggests, contain metal microparticles that use reflection to keep out sunlight rather than absorption. These tints are more effective than dyed options and are highly scratch-resistant. Additionally, they enhance window strength, making them less prone to shattering. Despite these benefits, metal particles can interfere with radio or GPS signals, which should be considered when choosing this type of tint.
Hybrid Window Tint:
Hybrid window tints combine dyed layers with a thin metal layer, usually titanium, providing a balance between dyed and metalized tinting. They offer reduced radio interference compared to fully metalized tints and lack the mirror-like appearance. While more affordable than metalized tints, hybrids are pricier than dyed ones.
Carbon Window Tint:
Carbon window tints incorporate carbon fiber particles that resist fading over time. More effective than dyed or metallic tints at blocking sunlight, carbon tinting also has strong insulating properties, reducing the vehicle’s internal temperature by about 40 percent. Despite being more expensive, the durability and extended lifespan may justify the additional cost.
Ceramic Window Tint: Our Favorite!
Ceramic window tint surpasses all others in performance, blocking over 99 percent of UV rays without containing dyes or metal particles. This results in no fading over time and no interference with radio signals. Ceramic particles do not conduct heat, providing superior sunlight reflection and increased insulation. This makes ceramic tint the most effective at reducing heat impact on the car’s internal temperature by about half. Additionally, ceramic tints enhance window performance, reducing glare without the need for a very dark tint. However, it is there is a cost to match this performance as it does represent the gold standard in window tinting. Some high quality examples of Nano-ceramic window tints are Xpel’s XR line (XR, XR Plus) and LLumar’s Pinnacle and Stratos line.
Heat Rejection Video of Xpel XR Tint
Choosing a reputable window tint specialist is crucial. In addition to offering comprehensive information about the advantages of various tinting products, a skilled technician ensures that the installation is carried out accurately and safely. Relying on a professional provides peace of mind, knowing that the legal percentage of window tint, whether in Indiana, Maryland or at any of our locations.
Beyond the installation, our educated sales staff will help answer any additional questions you may have. Their goal is to help you find the perfect window tint for your needs.
Pristine Auto Spa offers different window tinting brands depending on location.
Indianapolis, Indiana and Greenwood, Indiana locations are the dealer of the year for Xpel Products which carries Xpel Prime CS (Dyed), Xpel Prime XR (Nano-Ceramic), Xpel Prime XR Plus (Nano-Ceramic).
Rockville, Maryland we are a LLumar Select Pro dealer, which means we meet the highest standards related to products, installation, and customer satisfaction.
The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends Xpel PRIME XR series and LLumar Formula One series Window Tint as an effective UV protectant.
No matter the window tint you choose, an educated and polite sales team member will be available to assist you with your tinting service questions today.
Contact us today for an estimate or to schedule an appointment on any of our services: window tinting, paint protection film wraps, ceramic coating and more.