Ceramic Tint VS Regular Tint
Updated: Sep 10
Ceramic Tint VS Regular Tint? Let’s know the difference!
Now new products are entering the markets but relatively at higher prices. Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of each type can help to decide which one is the best for you.
What is the difference between Ceramic Tint window film and Standard or Regular window tint?
This is one of the most common questions we get from our customers. Up until recently, most companies didn’t carry a different variety of film types so it’s understandable to assume all film is the same. While there are many similarities between film types such as privacy, enhanced appearance, and protection (most films increase the strength of glass making it more resistant to cracking or shattering) some films are made differently to cater to each customer’s wants and needs.
Until you have all the facts, you can easily be forgiven for thinking that most types of vehicle window tint are pretty much the same. If almost all types of automotive window film are designed to add privacy and reduce the temperature inside a car, then what does it matter if one type of window tint is made using metals, another using carbon, another using dyes, and still others made with nano-ceramics?
In terms of intended function, there is little difference between ceramic tint for cars and any other type of vehicle window tinting film. Most people who want to add tint to a vehicle are hoping for added privacy, reduced interior cabin temperatures, and hope to improve the appearance of the car, truck, or SUV as well. Most types of window film also increase the strength of glass windows, making them more resistant to cracking or even shattering when struck by debris or in the event of an accident.
CERAMIC WINDOW TINT
Ceramic Window Tint is the most premium film in the market and is well known (particularly in Columbus, Ohio) for its high-heat rejection properties. While it uses the same type of sheets as regular window film, the material is coated with ceramic particles.
Ceramic Window Tint does not contain metal, dye, or carbon, but instead a kind of ceramic particle that is both nonconductive and nonmetallic.
While invisible to the naked eye, this built-in ceramic technology provides high-performance ultraviolet (light rays that contribute to sunburn and skin cancer), solar and infrared rejection, and glare rejection, while maintaining a fully non-metal construction for no signal interference for your radio, phones, and electronic devices.
Ceramic tints are made using millions of microscopic particles of titanium nitride infused into thin layers of films. Unlike dye-based window films that often fade and discolor over time, the ceramic tint will never change colors or fade even after years of exposure to direct sunlight. It is truly color-stable and resilient.
Ceramic tint offers the best protection, both for you and your car’s interior. Offers a new look to the vehicle exterior and heat rejection and UV protection for the interior of the vehicle. Ceramic tint is the best option if you are looking to keep your vehicle cool in the hot summer months.
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What is a ceramic tint
Standard Window Tint or Regular Tint is the most popular and least expensive type of window tint, but rather less functional. This film is primarily used for aesthetic purposes and privacy. On the exterior, the dyed film looks flat and opaque, providing some privacy while still permitting visibility from the interior depending on the shade. However, the dyed film will fade over time and heat rejection properties are not particularly high.
The most common use of regular window tinting products is protection from the sun and to add a layer of privacy.
The tones of the film vary from lighter to darker and usually come in shades of brown, grey, or black. While these tints block the sunlight, they are not so efficient overall. This is because the UV rays still enter the room and can elevate the temperatures.
These films can somehow survive regular wear and tear, but a scratch from a hard or sharp object can easily damage them. In terms of cost, regular window tinting is easy on your budget. But it does not justify its durability. So there is a chance that you may have to go for tinting again after several years.
Standard tint was designed to change the look of a vehicle. At MO TINT KING we use the Solar Free PRO High-Performance series of window tints.
Standard Performance Tint is a hybrid metalized automotive tint, with time-proven construction. This film contains a reflective quality that can be seen from a vehicle’s exterior, along with solar benefits.
Contact MO TINT KING
Like most installation facilities, not all of them are created equal. At MO TINT KING, we have over decades of Window Tint installation in the COLUMBUS areas. Our advanced installation includes filing of edges and a custom fit for your specific vehicle and all of our films include an industry-leading Lifetime Warranty against peeling, bubbling, and cracking.
Interested in learning more about the differences between regular versus ceramic window tint? Customer satisfaction is our top priority, which is why we’ve remained one of Texas’s leading, locally-owned car care professional facilities. We will never try to push or upsell a product that exceeds your needs or project budget.
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