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5 Common Window Tint Myths


Window tinting has become increasingly popular, offering various benefits beyond just enhancing the aesthetics of your car. However, there are plenty of misconceptions that often confuse car owners who are looking to upgrade their vehicles with this service.

We’re here to clear up some of the confusion by debunking five common window tint myths.

You can’t see out your windows with a window tint.

It’s pretty easy to understand why this is one of the most common window tint myths. However, tinted windows don’t make it difficult to see where you’re driving. 

Window tints are actually designed to limit visibility into your vehicle from the outside while allowing drivers to have clear visibility of their surroundings from the inside of the vehicle. So while the windows appear completely or mostly blacked out from the outside, you can still see the road in front of you with ease.

Additionally, most states have regulations specifying the level of visible light that must pass through car windows, ensuring that even with tinting, visibility remains within legal limits.

 


Window tints negatively impact your vehicle’s resale value.

Contrary to this belief, well-maintained and professionally installed window tints can actually enhance a vehicle's appeal and resale value. 

Tints safeguard upholstery, dashboard materials, and other surfaces from harmful UV rays— reducing fading, cracking, and discoloration and preserving the vehicle's condition over time.

Buyers often appreciate the added protection and aesthetic appeal that well-installed window tints provide, which can positively influence the resale value.


Window tints bubble, crack, and fade with time.

This misconception—along with other common window tint myths—often arises from poorly installed or low-quality tints. 

High-quality window tints are made with materials designed to withstand various environmental factors. However, poor-quality tints or improper installation can lead to issues like bubbling, peeling, or cracking. Professional installation ensures that the film is applied correctly, preventing problems like bubbling, peeling, or discoloration and provides peace of mind to consumers that their window tint will last.

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Window tints make your car too warm.

Window tints actually do the opposite by keeping your vehicle cooler on hot sunny days.

By blocking a portion of the sun’s hot rays, window tints are designed to regulate the temperature within the vehicle. This ensures a more comfortable drive, especially in the summer heat.

 


Ceramic and standard window tints do the same thing.

It’s easy to think all window tints are the same since they all end with similar appearances. However, ceramic and standard window tints differ in a variety of ways—especially in the amount of protection they provide your vehicle. 

Ceramic window tints—such as SunTek Evolve—are constructed with advanced materials that include tiny ceramic particles. These particles contribute to superior heat rejection, blocking up to 94% of infrared rays and offering over 99% UV protection. Ceramic tints are known for their durability, maintaining their effectiveness and appearance for a longer duration.

On the other hand, standard window tints typically use dyes and metallic particles. While they offer shade and some level of heat reduction, they might not match the performance and longevity of ceramic tints. Their effectiveness might degrade over time due to fading or the breakdown of dye-based components.

While both types provide shade and privacy, ceramic tints outperform standard tints in terms of performance and longevity.

 

Understanding these common window tint myths helps dispel misconceptions surrounding window tinting. When considering tinting your windows, you should always consult professionals to choose the right type and ensure a proper installation. Investing in quality materials and skilled installation not only dispels these myths but also guarantees the best performance and longevity for your application.

 

 

 Ready to protect your vehicle in style? Schedule your ceramic window tint service today!

 

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* There will be an additional charge of $50 for Iron Decontamination. If your vehicle has tar, overspray, or road paint on it, we will provide a custom quote for removal.

* Removing stains is an intricate service, and while we always try to do everything possible to remove stains, we cannot guarantee full stain removal. In the event a stain cannot be fully removed, we will try to attenuate it as much as possible.

* Headliners are extremely delicate. Excessive cleaning and wetting of the headliner can cause it to fail, so excessive soiling may not be able to be removed.

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*The paint polish is not intended to remove any deep paint defects. It is only intended to enhance gloss and deep clean the paint in preparation for the coating application. Additional paint correction services can be quoted at an additional charge.

Because we value you and your vehicle as much as you do, we recommend following a maintenance protocol after the initial curing time of your ceramic coatings application.

This maintenance plan will keep your warranty intact and allow you to enjoy a smooth, glass-like finish for years to come.

A professional hand wash—with a specialized ceramic coatings approved cleaning agent—is recommended every week to every other week. As a ceramic coatings VIP, you'll receive a $20 discount on all hand washes.

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Why is ceramic coating the most elite paint protection product on the market?

Premier ceramic coating offers nano-ceramic compounds that provide the maximum level of slickness, protection, and durability.

A normal clear coat has hardness between 2H and 4H. However, ceramic coatings have a hardness above 9H. This shield is the hardest paint coating on the market today and prevents minor scratches to your clearcoat and acts as a sacrificial layer.

Think of ceramic coatings as an additional clear coat layer, only a lot harder. All of this allows for more peace of mind and a fuller enjoyment of your vehicle, even in harsh environments.

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* We protect all plastics, vinyl, leather, Alcantara, carpet, and upholstery to help repel dirt, dust, and stains. We do not coat interior glass as it will cause fogging issues.

* A new tint can be applied to driver and passenger windows to match other factory-tinted windows on SUVs and trucks.