Window Tinting -How does it work


When we tinted our car at a local dealership or just considering getting one, we often wondered how something like a thin strip of material can have such a profound effect on the aesthetics of a car.
In fact, we all know too well that it can cool the car’s interior, protect us from ultraviolet rays and many more and yet, we take it for granted. Flying Window Tinting   only focus on its aesthetic enhancing effects. My point is, if we take time and actually put in more effort in understanding how window tinting works, we’ll know how truly valuable it is.
So in this article, we will answer the burning question car enthusiasts’ demand; how does  car window tint work and what are the mechanisms behind all its positive effect on our cars.

What is Window Tint Made Of?

Window tints are essentially high-quality stickers with strong reflective characteristics. In its very core, it is made up of a very thin film made of polyester base with a scratch resistant coating. A strong adhesive is applied on one face to adhere to the window.
This film alone does not give its intended purpose without supplementing it with additives. In order to achieve the usual benefits window tints provide, successive layers of film needs to be added. Usually, the extra layers of film is made up of dye, metal, ceramic or carbon.
These different types of additives provide unique features to the window tint like providing darker shade, enhanced uv ray protection or high reflection capabilities. Although, better features are mostly associated with being costly which is the same case with window tinting, so you need to choose wisely based on your budget and preferences.

What are the Benefits of Applying Window Tints?

Whether you have a different brand of window tint or if a certain car dealership claims that it has the best window tinting , it has only the same benefits whatsoever; only with varying intensities based on its quality. So here are some of the important benefits of window tinting.

UV ray blocking capabilities

Every window tint in the market has some sort of uv ray blocking capabilities since all materials used in making one can block harmful uv rays to some extent. While uv rays only makes a part of the sunlight, visible light is not reflected while other harmful rays are either reflected or absorbed. For this reason, you can see better while driving in broad daylight.
This is made possible by the subsequent layers of polyester base and other additives like dye, metal, ceramic or carbon.
Increased privacy
Just like everybody else, we all want privacy. Whether you’re a famous individual or an ordinary man, it doesn’t matter but privacy does. So darker shade equates to privacy.Truck window tinting is popular with limo tint.
Window tint gets its darker shade due to its many layers of film so this means that a darker looking tint means a thicker layer of film. The purpose of adding numerous layers of film is to upgrade certain features a thin film is inadequate to do, for instance; reflecting a bigger amount of sunlight.
So if you want some privacy in your car, you can opt for a lower tint percentages for darker shade accompanied by its benefits.



Heat reduction

Do you ever felt like being boiled inside your own car after leaving your car under the scorching sun? We all do, and it feels bad.
This happens because the harmful rays of the sun radiate inside your car, technically they are trapped.Ceramic  Window tints can prevent this due to its material compositions having physical properties that can block out the harmful rays of the sun and leaving only visible light to pass through.
Although it will not completely remove all heat accumulating inside but it can drastically reduce the temperature to make it more comfortable.

How Does Window Tint Do It?

Basically, the materials that make up the tint constitute to the mechanisms that work inside.
For instance, radiation pertains to the heating of the car’s interior gradually over time. To prevent this from happening, dyed, metal, carbon or ceramic films have a physical property of insulation. These materials prevent the heat of sunlight from entering; albeit not completely but to some extent. Of course, these materials varying the quality of properties but among those four (4) materials, the dyed film has the least quality.
Reflection represents the amount of bad light that is reflected. These bad lights are composed of UV rays, thermal waves and glare. The best tint that is best suited in achieving high reflection capabilities are tinting containing metal and carbon films, mainly due to its high reflective physical properties. These films work just like a mirror reflecting light since metal and carbon are naturally good reflectors.
But without transmittance capabilities, you cannot see outside since no light is passing through! All window tints have a property to let the light pass through the material. Did you forget about the polyester base mentioned a while ago? Here, he comes in handy. Polyester in its base form is a good transmitter of light. Also, its physical property manifests an opaque appearance which makes it transparent (transparency equates to high transmittance of light). So the polyester base material allows transmittance of light to a certain extent.Many window tinting shop near me of different grades and darkness.

This was written by Steven Hopkinson owner /operator of Flying Window Tinting.  

`We have been in business in Orlando same location 

for 20 years

We serve the following locations

  • orlando
  • winter park
  •   alafaya
  • azalea park

We also provide the following service

  • Window tinting
  • tint removal
  • headlight cleaning
  • vinyl graphics

Contact us for free quotes on your vehicle

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