Tinting refers to the process of making car windows darker than their original tint. Tinting is usually installed for vehicle safety, with the goal being to keep glare from objects outside the window at a minimum and lower heat transfer into parked vehicles. There are many options when it comes to tints, such as light green or blue that can help block out some harmful UV rays; pink, which provides protection against cancer-causing ultraviolet A (UVA) lights while allowing in safer ultraviolet B lights; black, which blocks both UVA and B radiation completely but lets less visibility through because of this factor. There are various types of tinting, such as regular tint and ceramic,
A regular tint is most common and generally used for all vehicles. It is also called a “clear-coat” because it has a smooth coating. This type of tint is clear and does not block any visible light; thus, the light that passes through the window can be seen clearly. This type of tint blocks up to 99% of UVA, UVB, and infra-red rays.
This is a clear tint that blocks up to 99% of UVA, UVB, and infra-red rays. It also blocks heat transfer and glare, making it ideal for parked cars in warmer areas. The coating on this type of tint is usually more durable than regular tints since it has an extra layer added on top, making the coating stronger than regular tints.
This type of film can be found in different shades from light gray to dark green or even black, depending on the car model being painted. This film can help block out harmful UVA as well as UVB radiation but does not provide any protection against infra-red rays so you should use this in conjunction with ceramic or other tints to achieve greater protection.
The merits of regular tinting are that it is more affordable than other tints, making it more accessible to the average car owner. This type of tint is also easy to apply, as it can be installed by anyone. However, regular tinting does not provide much protection against UVA rays and UVB radiation.
Ceramic window tinting has a good level of protection against UVA rays and UVB radiation, and heat transfer but does not provide any protection against infra-red rays. It also stays clear for longer compared with regular tints. This type of film is harder to apply than regular tints since it requires special equipment such as a spray gun or roller applicator, which increases the cost, a potential deterrent for car owners.
Durability and protection
The biggest advantage of ceramic tinting is that it provides more protection against harmful UVA rays and UVB radiation. This means that you can drive with less worry about getting cancer from exposure to these harmful rays while parked in your vehicle at night or during the day when the sun is shining brightly into your windows. Additionally, ceramic films are very durable, so they will last longer than regular tints and do not need to be replaced frequently as regular tints do.
For your vehicle to attain the best protection against UVA and UVB radiation, the film must be applied in a thickness of 3-4 mils. This is the minimum level of protection required to reduce cancer risk from exposure to these harmful rays.
The film can also block out infrared rays, which are not harmful to humans but can cause damage or skin reactions if exposed for long periods of time. Ceramic films work best at blocking infra-red radiation and should be used in conjunction with regular tints.
Window tint installation
Make sure that the film is applied in a thickness of 3-4 mils, which is the minimum level of protection required to reduce the risk of getting cancer from exposure to these harmful rays. Getting a 3m window tint installed will ensure that you are protected from sight and sun exposure while in your car.
Consider getting a qualified professional to do the tinting for you. When done by a professional, the tint may be more expensive but will last longer and will provide better protection.