It’s hard to begin the process of selecting a tint if you don’t understand the full landscape. Before choosing the tint for your vehicle, consider the different types of tint available as well as their benefits.

  • Ceramic tint: As the highest quality window tint, ceramic is typically the most expensive line of products. Ceramic-based coatings are 100% dye-free and metal-free, and thus are guaranteed to never discolor, and are highly durable. What makes ceramic especially advance is its ability to allow the maximum visibility while simultaneously barring out harmful UV and infrared solar rays. Because it is metal-free, it will not interfere with electronic signals, so you will not have an problems with radio, cell, or GPS connectivity. The ceramic is also another shield of protection for your vehicle – making it much more difficult to shatter the window from damage or theft attempts. Brands like Huper Optik ceramic back their products with a lifetime warranty, because they are so certain in its durability.
  • Dyed tint: Although it is the least expensive and more economical, it is very likely that this product will discolor or fade as soon as one year into application. Because it is placed with an adhesive, that adhesive can come free from your windows and cause bubbling. It does absorb some solar heat and reduces heat in your vehicle, though not particularly effectively. It may be a viable temporary tint solution, but we recommend you put off your tinting attempts until you’re ready to make a worthwhile investment that will not begin to degrade after the first year.
  • Metalized film: Metal-based films also keep heat away by reflecting the solar rays using small metallic particles embedded in the film. Like ceramic, it strengthens the windows themselves, and can be very effective in protecting you and your vehicle from harmful rays, bothersome heat, and the damaging effects of sun on your interior. However, because it is metal-based, it is likely you will experience some radio/cell/gps interference.
  • Carbon film: Like ceramic, carbon doesn’t have any metals in it, and thus will not compromise electronic trasmission. It is highly durable and has great performance specs to rival ceramic, keeping your vehicle’s interior cool and protected from sun damage. As with ceramic, the carbon film is dye-free and will not fade with time.

So which tint is right for you? Come into Window Tint Z for a consultation. We’ll assess your vehicle, your performance goals, and your style to choose the option that will suit your needs.