Tinting your car's windows is a great way to add some style, keep the cabin cool, and prevent harmful UV rays from damaging your skin and discolouring your upholstery. What many drivers don't realise is that there are several different types of tint available, and one type you might not be familiar with is ceramic.
This is a non-metallic tint that uses an adhesive layer that is bonded to a thin layer of ceramic and protected by an additional top coat. It's one of the more expensive options for automotive window tinting, but it does come with a whole host of benefits. Here are just four.
1. Exceptional Protection
The main advantage that comes with ceramic window tint is that it is extremely effective at blocking both UV rays and heat from entering the cabin. The added cost will be worth it when your upholstery is kept looking its best however much you must drive in the heat, but the real benefit comes from protecting your skin. Anyone who drives long distances across some of Australia's more remote and arid areas is going to have sunlight pouring down on their vehicle, so picking the best tint available only makes sense.
Many types of window tint employ dyes. This can be fine if you aren't going to be facing sunny weather very often, but dyes can actually fade under prolonged exposure to sunlight, which kind of invalidates the point of tinting your windows in the first place. Ceramic tint contains no dye; instead of fading, it will remain as effective as the day the tint was applied for years to come.
One thing people often don't take into account when they have their car's windows tinted is that tints that use metallic elements can interfere with radio signals. As well as preventing you from listening to your favourite tunes during longer drives, the interference can make it harder to make and take phone calls. Ceramic window tint is completely non-metallic, so this won't be an issue you need to concern yourself with.
4. Subtle Appearance
The non-metallic nature of ceramic tint always provides advantages in terms of appearance. Despite the fact that it so radically reduces UV and heat penetration, ceramic tint doesn't make glass look very much darker than it does naturally. Additionally, it doesn't possess the same reflective appearance of many metallic tinting options, which is a look that many drivers dislike.Share