How to Do It Correctly: Car window tinting has become popular among the masses due to its aesthetic benefits and security measures. Most new vehicles come with safety glass which is treated or coated on its exterior to give some tinted window tint to prevent harmful ultraviolet rays from entering a car’s interior.
Improper tinting procedures can lead to thickening and discoloration of a car’s windows, which can be quite unsightly. If not done correctly, there is also the possibility of fire accidents and even impact to a car’s air bags and windshield.
Avoid Common Mistakes
A very common cause for car window tinting mistakes is applying the material in direct sunlight. Applying the material directly onto a car’s upholstery is highly risky as direct sunlight can cause furniture to get stained or damaged. When a piece of furniture gets damaged, you are left with a huge hole that can easily allow direct sunlight into the car’s interior. The same thing goes when a glass pane gets cracked, leaving a huge hole that lets in excessive light.
Another common mistake car window tinting can lead to is the application of a too thick layer. This mistake usually happens when amateur users try to apply the tint in a rush and end up making blunders that lead to streaks in the tinted glass. Instead of putting in a thin layer, which is the basic requirement for tint, some users opt for putting in an over-thickening substance. Such substances often contain aluminum oxide which can effectively thicken a window tint.
Some people are more visual sensitive than others and prefer to have a tint which contains a little bit more UVA than what the manufacturer recommends. Most cars come standard with the recommended level of UVA, which is generally between 100 and ouch. However, most people who are looking to increase their car windows’ visibility prefer to go with the higher level. Since sunlight causes us to produce vitamin D which is good for our health, it makes sense to have a little bit more of it in our car window tinting.
Some people are allergic to ultraviolet radiation, and they don’t want anything that will cause them harm. When applying auto window tint, you should make sure to consider this factor. Since most cars now have built-in Low-E coatings that inhibit the ultraviolet rays from entering our car windows, we don’t need to worry about them.
However, there are still several individuals who prefer to avoid sunlight and stay away from the highways because they fear that the air inside the car may contain dangerous levels of UVA. This is why you should always check with your local motor vehicle’s authority to ensure that you are not violating any local laws when you tint a car.
The third aspect is glare reduction. Most people believe that car window tinting will eliminate the sun from their sight, but the truth is that it only minimizes the amount of glare that they are subjected to. For instance, if you are driving on a highway at night, there is typically no streetlights or other lighting sources to help minimize the glare that you are exposed to. Instead, the glare simply goes straight through your window, making everything seem darker.