Window tinting is a high in demand accessory for cars, mainly in areas where temperatures can be really high. It can be done for cosmetic reasons as well as for protection against sun and UV rays. But there are some myths about window tinting in people’s mind. So let’s have a look at some of them.
The film of window tint is made up of polyester and a thin layer of substances for creating shades of the tint. In some cases, various metals and dyes are also present in these sheets. These sheets are stuck to the window glass using very strong glues.
Myth #1: It impedes the night vision
This may certainly be true if a dark limo tint is applied on every window, but is not the case when tint is applied properly. Most laws permit to use dark tint only at the rear window. Tint is used for reducing the glare, it doesn’t hamper vision.
Myth #2: Window tint is placed on the outer surface
This is not practical. A tint on outer surface of window will be hampered due to collision with a lot of substances, such as dirt and dust, leaves or branches flowing with the wind etc.
Myth #3: Tints don’t let light rays to come in at all
Normal window without any tint transmit around 90% of the light through them and reflects only about 5% of it, the rest of the rays are absorbed by them. But for windows with tint, light transmitted can be as low as 15% and light reflected can be as high as 30%. These numbers are dependent on the quality of tint you use. But you can imagine how much these tints can protect you from harmful sun rays.
Apart from sun rays, these tints also protect you against UV rays thus reducing the risk of skin cancer and making less damage to your car interiors such as car seats, dashboards etc.
One thing to consider before going for a window tint is to know about the local municipal rules in your area about window tinting.