Different Types of Tinting You Can Choose For Your Vehicle

Although most people consider glass tinting as just a way to customise their vehicle's aesthetics, it actually provides an array of other benefits. For one, window tinting is a great way to get additional privacy when driving your vehicle. Also, depending on the type of tint you choose, you can also get a layer of protection against harmful UV rays from the sun. Here are some of the different types of tinting you can choose for your vehicle.

Dyed film

As the name suggests, this type of tints consists of a layer of dye that is attached to your vehicle's window. The auto mechanic will apply the dye onto adhesive coating, which is then covered by a protective layer made up of polyester coating. The adhesive side of the film is then attached to your vehicle. The polyester coating works toward preventing any scratches occurring on the tinted film. Since this type of tinting is non-reflective, it provides you with the darkest type of tint that you could get in the market. In addition to this, this film does not interfere with any radio waves so you do not have to worry about any in-glass antennas having their radio waves blocked. The protective polyester layer also prevents the tinted film from succumbing to fading due to exposure to the sun. It should be noted though that this type of tinting should only be done by professional mechanics, as improper application will result in bubbles between the film and your windows.

Metalized film

This type of window tint comprises multiple layers. The first layer is made up of adhesive bonds that will allow the film to attach to your windows. The next layer is composed of film that works toward blocking out UV rays. The third layer is metalized to ensure that heat and light is reflected from your windows. The last layer of this tint is a protective coat that works toward preventing scratches on your tint. All these multiple layers of metalized film work in tandem to provide you with protection from both sunlight, heat and UV rays. However, it should be noted that since it has metal incorporated into it, it might not be great for vehicles with in-glass antennae, as it will interfere with the radio waves. Additionally, metalized film is typically shiny in appearance. This may not be aesthetically appealing to drivers who prefer very dark tints. Lastly, metalized film tends to cost more than its dyed alternative due to the metallic components incorporated into it.

For more information and options, talk with window tinting professionals, like those at Solarban WA.