What’s the difference between car window tint and window film?
Some of our customers at We Tint Windows, Brisbane, have asked about the difference between car window tint and window film. So we thought we’d clear up the differences in terminology and what each is referring to.
What is car window film?
Car window film is the material used during window tinting. It usually comes in rolls and is made of polyester. During tinting it’s attached to the inside surface of the glass windows in your car. Window film is a darkened laminate that is able to block out things like:
- UV rays.
What types of car window film are available?
There are a wide variety of window films that correspond to the different types of window tinting services available. For example, window film can be:
Most car window film is a shade of grey or black, but coloured window film is also available and installed on many cars to add a bit of flare.
What brands of car window film are available?
Brands of car window film available from We Tint Windows include:
- Solar Gard
What is a car window tint?
When someone talks about a ‘car window tint’, they may be referring to the brand or type of tint film installed on a car, or the percentage of the tint itself—5%, 15%, 20%, etc. For example, our ‘commercial 20% tint’ is illegal for non-commercial vehicles, but perfectly legal for commercial on-road use.
In basic terms, a car window tint usually means that a vehicle has had a window film applied that has darkened the appearance of the glass. A car window tint also blocks out heat, glare, and UV rays.
What types of car window tint are available?
At We Tint Windows, we have heaps of car window tinting options for you to choose from. There are budget tints, right up to the highest quality and darkest legal tint.
What about a factory tint?
Not all car window tints are applied after the fact. Some windows are tinted at the factory. Instead of using a tint film, the inside of the glass is dyed with a pigment in an electrical process known as ‘deep dipping’.
While factory tint will darken the appearance of your car windows, it doesn’t reduce the amount of heat or UV rays entering your car, like window films do.
Contact us for car window film and tints
If you would like your car windows tinted, or want to enquire about our range of car window films, contact us. We have many products and services to choose from, with one of them sure to be perfect for you.