Many drivers sooner or later think about tinted glass of their car. There are many reasons for this: the desire to hide from prying eyes, and the ability to make the appearance of your iron horse more stylish and modern, and the ability to get rid of sun glare that interferes with driving, and much more.
The main advantage of this method of external tuning of a car is the relative simplicity of this work and the relatively low cost. By the way, it is worth noting that the low price is not always a sign of the low quality of the material and work, but may be due to the use of a simpler technique for applying the material.
In general, perform various types car tinting today it is possible not only in expensive service centers, but also from private traders who practice such types of work directly in their garage.
Advantages and disadvantages of auto glass tinting Each type of tinting has its positive and negative sides, so here we will conditionally generalize and consider the main types and characteristics of tinting. Advantages of car window tinting Comfort. This plus stems from the desire to hide from prying eyes.
Tinted windows of the car are conducive to a more cozy and comfortable stay of the driver and passengers inside the car. In addition, due to the peculiarities of toning, the direct influence of sunlight and ultraviolet rays is excluded, as a result of which, in the hot season, the air temperature in the interior of a tinted car will be significantly lower than in a car without tinting. Practicality.
Tinting perfectly protects the interior trim materials from exposure to sunlight, so that the material does not dry out, does not lose its original color, therefore, it saves money on replacing covers, etc. Safety of things (passive safety).
Not many drivers think that often the safety of things in the cabin depends on whether the windows of the car are tinted: if things carelessly left in the cabin are not visible from the outside, then the temptation to appropriate them arises much less often.
And even during an accident, tinted glass does not break into small fragments and thus does not cause bodily harm to the driver and passengers. More attractive car appearance. Often, various types of tinting are installed precisely in order to make the exterior of your car more effective, especially if you use material of bright saturated shades for tinting.
Cons of tinting Deterioration of visibility. This drawback manifests itself only when tinted, to put it mildly, overdone: with heavily darkened glasses, visibility undoubtedly deteriorates, which does not allow the driver to fully assess the situation on the road. This disadvantage is especially felt at night, when driving in conditions of heavy fog, rain, or simply in cloudy weather. The legislative framework.
When deciding to tint the windows of your car, it is imperative to study the requirements of the traffic police for this type of auto-tuning: currently only certain types of tinting are allowed, there are also specific requirements for the permissible percentage of light penetration. The main types of toning Spray toning. It is based on a rather complicated procedure in terms of technology, called plasma or magnetron. This method is usually used during the serial production of imported cars. Do this tint and at home, but in this case, the quality, as a rule, leaves much to be desired.
Pros - resistance to mechanical damage and high efficiency. Cons - high cost, the work can be done with high quality only in the factory, but it is not possible to dismantle such tinting. Film tinting. There is a wide range of types of film on the market, varied both in color and darkness, and by manufacturer.
Technologically, the installation of a film on glass is not difficult; with a certain skill, it can even be done independently. However, it is still better to turn to specialists who will not set an exorbitant price for this type of work, and at the same time will perform the work quickly and efficiently. Pros - the relative ease of installation, availability, the ability to dismantle.
Cons - it is easily damaged, turbidity is possible during operation, it can also distort the real picture. Removable toning. It can be presented either in the form of a plastic panel, or made on the basis of a silicone film. Pros - low cost, ease of installation, the ability to quickly dismantle. Cons - takes up useful space in the luggage compartment of the car.