The Chevrolet Impala, an American classic, iconicized in song, lasting over the years despite the slow death of the big car. The Impala actually lived through several incarnations, from its beginnings from 1958 to 1985 (when at one point it was the best-selling car in the United States), to come back for 1994 to 1996, and finally the ones we see today which started production in 2000. It’s won its fair share of awards, including the being part of all the Chevrolet full-size cars that were named Car of the Year by Motor Trend in 1977.
For this more modern model that rolled into our shop, we applied the LLumar Ceramic CTX product, a very high-quality window tint film that offers more than 99 percent UV protection as well as heat protection, and compared with all LLumar products the Ceramic CTX provides superior heat rejection. All of these benefits, to reject heat and keep the inside of your car cooler, are welcome in heat-stricken Los Angeles where the sun shines brightly most of the year.
For this car we went with the straight “limo tint”: a 5-percent tint for both the front and rear windows. The 5 percent means only that much light ultimately will penetrate into the car’s interior, hence the nickname. This is the darkest shade that owners of limousines choose for their windows for maximum privacy. It will provide the ultimate in coolness, and the car’s owner in the long run will appreciate the savings in the energy consumption department because the air conditioning unit will be used less often.
On top of all that, the window tint shading just makes the car look cooler. Notice the wonderful before and after snippets in this video:
Below, a rear-side shot clearly indicates the maximum privacy passengers and even the driver will enjoy with the limo-tint shade. The LLumar Ceramic film not only is superior in performance, it is long-lasting and also is less likely to interfere with technological gadgets such as satellite radio, keyless entry and GPS. Believe it or not some window tint films can interfere with things like your mobile phone. Not so with the ceramic film.