UNDERSTANDING WINDOW TINT PERCENTAGE
More and more people now realize the importance of having their car windows tinted. Deciding to finally have your car windows tinted is one of the best favours you can do for yourself. However, because of the technicalities involved in the process of its application it can be very complicated. By the time you’ve found some half decent tint off eBay. Then spent hours pulling your hair out trying to get it to fit and fit without bubbles or creases, you may as well just give us a call and relax while we do the job professionally for you.
One of the most common questions for car owners who are considering to have their vehicles tinted is the difference of tint percentages or levels. What do the different levels/percentages of tint film mean?
Film percentages stand for light transmission, or the amount of light that is allowed through the film. The lower the percentage, the darker the film.
A 100% tinted window would have no tint, completely free from car window tinting.
A 5% tint would be what we usually call limo tint, and is the darkest
This is because the percentage is actually referring to visible light transmission, or VLT. It's is the percentage of visible light the tint allows to pass from the exterior of the window to the interior of the vehicle. This means that a 5% VLT allows 5% of light through the glaze, which is why it’s so dark. In contrast, a 50% VLT means that the tint allows 50% of light through.
Vehicles first used on 1 April 1985 or later:
The front windscreen must let at least 75% of light through and the front side windows must let at least 70% of light through.
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An obvious one, but adding tints not only improves the look of your vehicle now, but also adds value and desirability come resale.
Window tinting will protect your property from the prying eyes of thieves. Car thefts are normally carried out by opportunists who will expect the window to smash and fall into the car so that they can grab and run.
Personally, this was one of the main reasons I got window tints. After moving into the city, I wanted to shade out those inquisitive eyes and also keep my belongings safer.
Window tinting will block up to 99% of the sun's harmful ultra violet (UV) rays. It will keep you and your family cool and minimise sun and headlight glare to help reduce the fatigue on your eyes, making your drive more comfortable. It will also keep the kids cool and comfortable in the back!
Window tint film will hold the glass in place when broken. This will keep you and your family safe from the risk of flying glass in the event of an accident.