Car clubs used to promote various types of metallic tins to reduce glare from the sun and oncoming traffic. While that sounds like a great idea, it doesn’t play well with cellular phones or GPS receivers. More startling is the fact that there are actually several better technologies out there that can actually block out more sunlight than these can.
Assuming that you’d actually like the FM radio attached to your car’s stereo to work while you’re blocking out the amount of glare you’re getting, you’re going to want to work with some kind of carbon tinting. At Team Acme, we’ve always recommended SunTek CXP for higher-end applications.
Reducing glare is especially important on any motor vehicle that has a wider windshield. Carbon nano fiber has been called the next generation of window film. It offers an enhanced degree of performance for many applications.
Since it doesn’t use a metal-based coating, it won’t interfere with any electronics or fade away over time. It’s not reflective either, so it won’t contribute to any inside glare while it helps to stop outside sources. Motorists will certainly love the high level of rejection that it offers in terms of UV light resistance as well as that of the infrared spectrum.
You might be thinking to yourself that you don’t need to block parts of the light spectrum. While it’s true that infrared light doesn’t contribute to visible glare, it’s usually perceived by the human body as heat.
Considering that you’re installing a window tint anyway, it makes sense to put in one that’s going to also cut down on the amount of heat that gets trapped in the driver’s compartment. Most motorists really notice the difference and it might even save you a little on your fuel bills if you don’t have to use your AC unit as often. Others may just like the futuristic look that this additional layer of protection provides them with.
CXP 80 material blocks out 80 percent of visible light and 99 percent of ultraviolet light, according to certain laboratory tests. In general, you probably won’t care about exact numbers, but this does seem to suggest that this technology is among the best window tints for glare reduction.
Some motorists might prefer the original SunTek Carbon series, but CXP is usually preferred in a majority of higher-end applications. Those who care deeply for aesthetics, however, might very well prefer the flat black look of SunTek Carbon. In either case, both of these should be relatively easy to remove or replace if at all necessary in the future.
Team Acme can apply the tinting material in a relatively short period of time, so you can go from glare to glam in no time. While there are certain restrictions regarding tinting in the state of Nevada, these are quite generous compared to many other jurisdictions so you shouldn’t run into too many regulatory problems when you start to plan your preferred tinting pattern.