A common misconception related to vehicle window tint is that, over time, window tinting will fade and discolor and will even bubble and crack, leaving a car looking worse than ever instead of better than ever. This is based on the poor performance of older dye-based window tints made with inferior materials; modern automotive window tints will last for many years without the slightest fading or discoloration and will not crack or bubble even in areas with extreme weather and temperature fluctuations.
Dye-based window film is responsible for unpleasant coloration (it often ends up looking purple) and fading that can be caused by prolonged exposure to sunshine. Dyed window films are also quite often less resilient than other types of window film and thus can become scratched or will bubble as they separate from the glass scuffed. Modern automotive window tints are much more resilient both in terms of resisting damage caused by flying debris or a scratching against branches or even against other cars and against the slow damage caused by weather, sunlight, and temperature shifts.
The argument when it comes to modern window tinting products is often a matter of ceramic window tint. vs metallic window tint. There is no debate that both of these tint options offer myriad benefits, and both are clearly superior to dye-based window tints. So which is better, ceramic or metallic window tint?It’s partially a matter of preference, and partially simply statistics.
Nano ceramic window film is not reflective in appearance but does rejects a huge portion of the sun’s solar energy, including infrared heat and damaging ultraviolet rays. Metallic window tints reject and absorb plenty of solar energy, but they also create a mirrored, shiny look on the exterior of the windows, which some people dislike. So while both nano-ceramic and metallic window tint blocks solar energy and damage, they are not equal in terms of aesthetics.
Ceramic tint is also usually more optically clear than metalized auto window tinting, some types of which can reduce the clearness of view through windows. So for a safer view out through the windows, ceramic window film is better than metallic window tint.
Finally, metallic window tints can interfere with the signals sent from radio towers and can muddle the clarity of cell phone service and satellite signals, whereas nano-ceramic window tint does not interfere with such transmissions or reception at all. This is just one more reason why most experts think ceramic window film is the best automative window tint available.