Today, the best quality material you can use for your windows tints is ceramic.
However, in the past, ceramic window tinting wasn’t always an option.
Here’s a brief history on how ceramic window tinting came to be, and why it’s actually the best option for your window tint.
Before there was ceramic tint…
First, there was dye window tinting. This is basically just like putting a giant sticker on your window that shades you from the sun. It’s cheap and easy, but the dye eventually fades turning purple. It also doesn’t block heat quite as well from entering the car.
Next, came metallic window tinting. This type of window tint actually contains metal particles in its film. This is a step up from dye window tint because it’s thicker and more durable. The problem, however, is that the metallic properties in the film often mess with radio systems, GPS, and other electronic devices.
At this point, aerospace engineers had already been using ceramic tiles to securely insulate spacecrafts. The reason for this was twofold. One, ceramic particles are perfect for keeping out intense heat, like the heat spacecrafts experience when breaking into the atmosphere. Two, ceramic blocks infrared radiation and up to 99% of the sun’s dangerous UV rays. With these two important benefits, ceramic tiles kept astronauts safe and protected.
A New Use
Knowing the awesome protective powers of ceramic tiles, car manufacturing and product companies put them to a new use: car window tinting. After all, if ceramic is good enough for spacecraft, it should be good enough for cars on Earth. In fact, ceramic film is the best material for car window tinting that you can get on the market now.
Ceramic Film is Great
Although it is more expensive than the other two window film options, ceramic film is worth the money. Ceramic film lasts the longest and protects the best.
Its transparency gives the perfect amount of privacy and shade, while still allowing you to drive safely on the road. Ceramic film blocks sun glares and ultra violet light without interfering with other electronic devices. AND, it makes your windows accident safe by essentially shatter-proofing them. One of the most dangerous things about getting in a car accident is the chance of broken glass shards flying into you. But with ceramic film, your glass windows are tempered and therefore extra resistant to breakage.
Getting Ceramic Film Installed
It’s easy! Simply call your local window tinting car company and ask about their ceramic window tints. While you may be able to do your own installation, it’s better to have a professional take care of it for you. This way you’re sure to have the films cut and installed correctly.
Once your new ceramic window tints are installed, keep your windows rolled up for at least 24 hours. This is to ensure that the tints are 100% dry before they rub against anything.
And after that, you’re good to go!