Three Types Of Car Window Tinting And How To Get Them
Car window tinting can reduce glare, decrease the amount of heat your car absorbs and increase personal privacy. There are three types of car window tinting, and each one is more expensive than the last. For your consideration, the three types are described below, as well as how you can acquire each of these types of window tinting.
Some window tinting may be achieved with a spray-on paint. This is the cheapest method, and it is also one that may not last quite as long. However, if you want to do this job yourself and you would like the paint to flake off in time for winter when having a warmer car is ideal, then you might want to pick up a spray can or two of this stuff and gently coat your car windows with it. Be sure to coat the exterior sides of the windows so the fumes of the heated paint do not affect the closed interior of your car.
Plastic, Cut and Applied
Another product to tint your windows with is a shaded plastic film. It is usually thicker than the insulation film some people apply to their windows in the fall to reduce energy costs. You can buy this plastic tinting film from baby product and supply stores (because parents like to prevent overexposure of their infants to the sun) or from automotive accessory stores. It is often sold in small sheets or rolls, and it has to be cut to fit each of your windows. The pluses it has over the spray-on window tint is that the plastic is safe to apply to the interior sides of your vehicle's windows and it does not wear off or flake off over time.
Chemically Treated Window Glass
The final and most expensive type of car window tinting is a process whereby the tinting is chemically applied and/or incorporated into the glass-making process at the factory. While it is the most expensive of these three types, it is also the most permanent. You cannot peel, chip or flake this type of window tinting off of your car windows, since it is actually part of the glass itself. If you live someplace hot and sunny all year, this type of window tinting is your best bet because you will never have to worry about an overly hot vehicle nor will you have to concern yourself with reapplications of the window tinting material.