Countless fads have passed in the automotive industry over the years. Tinting, however, is here to stay, and it’s a practical technique that’s unfettered by mere whims of fashion. Nevertheless, there are plenty of tradeoffs in the best tints. You may ask what the differences are between ceramic and metallic window tints.
Various circles have promoted ceramic and metallic tinting material during the years, but we usually recommend SunTek CeramicIR (CIR) here at Team Acme. These should look great no matter what kind of vehicle you have, and they’re pretty practical and functional in almost any setting that would necessitate tinted windows.
While window tints provide an attractive look, they have a more practical purpose. Tints can help to dramatically reduce the amount of ultraviolet sunlight that passes into a car and the amount of heat that enters the passenger compartment.
This process can help over time with cutting down on the amount of damage that the sun does to your vehicle and how much you have to crank the AC. Protection is independent of what the tint looks like on a car.
All window tints are essentially designed to be the same. They’re supposed to keep out light and heat to at least some degree. However, motorists who have their tinting done at less than reputable places have found they encounter multiple drawbacks.
Ceramic tints are designed to prevent UV rays with high percentages. It is not reflective but still reduces sun glare. Additionally, these kinds of tints are non-metallic, so it does not interfere with signals.
These window tints include some metallic particles. It will outlast nearly all other materials on the market, making it a prevalent option for those who drive luxury cars and other high-end vehicles.
Metallic window tinting film can create a mirror look and reflective effects. One drawback is it blocks some signals from radio or cell phone towers. That obstruction can prove inconvenient.
Metallic window tint is slightly more affordable than Ceramic (CIR) one. Both of these should last for quite a while, which might help to amortize the price over time. On top of this, Ceramic(CIR) doesn’t include metal particles helps one avoid future costly problems.
These particles can block FM radio broadcasts or cellular technology inside the car.
Some metallic window films will block radio signals, which can eventually necessitate replacement and future costs. Eliminating that problem now prevents you from having to deal with it later.
At Team Acme, you can request different types of tints for your vehicle. Block heat from the Nevada sun and potential UV ray damage. We’ll be happy to provide metallic or ceramic window tint.
Contact us online today if you have any questions. Feel free to request a window tinting quote if you’re ready to have some new tinting material applied to your vehicle. Those who want to have the windows repaired first can always request an auto glass quote.