Guaranteed sun protection with anti-reflective tinting for car windows
A tinted car has always stood out from ordinary vehicles. It looks more stylish, has many advantages, is more comfortable and safer. This is especially true for cars for which anti-reflective tinting was used. This type of material has special positive qualities due to which it has become so widespread.
Features of anti-reflective tinting
Anti-glare film has a number of features in comparison with conventional materials that are used for car tinting. Here are the most important ones:
- Unique and more spectacular appearance. This material is made using a special technology, which includes a special deposition of color pigments. Thanks to this process, the film installed on the windows has several iridescent colors that change depending on the viewing angle;
- Allowed transparency. Everyone knows the problems that are associated with insufficient film throughput. This often leads to fines and makes driving at night much more difficult. The anti-glare film has a light transmission rate of 70%, which complies with all legal regulations and does not restrict the view when driving a car at night;
- Increased security. When a car has an accident or a foreign object flies into the glass, under normal conditions, the fragments fly around the cabin, which leads to injury to the driver and passengers. The considered tint film reliably holds particles of glass in case of its destruction;
- Durability. Often you can find a material that loses its original appearance and properties already in the second year of operation, or even earlier. Anti-glare film from well-known manufacturers has a guaranteed service life of more than five years, during which it retains its color and positive qualities.
A car whose windows are tinted with an anti-reflective film has the advantages that follow from the positive properties of this material. Here are some of them:
- Protection of the driver and passengers from ultraviolet radiation. Traveling in a tinted car is much more comfortable for passengers and less tiring for the driver. Anti-reflective film blocks up to 97% of ultraviolet radiation, which adversely affects vision and skin;
- Car interior protection. When using an anti-reflective film, the interior of the car is also much less exposed to the sun. This preserves the appearance of the interior panel and its lining;
- Car glass protection. Due to the increased strength of this material, glass for a long time is not subjected to physical stress. They do not leave scratches and scuffs when cleaning the interior, and they do not rub off with frequent opening and closing of windows.
Do-it-yourself window tinting with anti-reflective film
For the best quality, many car owners apply for tinting to special service centers that specialize in glass tinting with any type of film. However, if desired and a little training, this process can be carried out at home. To do this, it is enough to purchase a high-quality film, acquire some knowledge and patience. You will also need a room that should be free from dust and drafts.
A set of tools and accessories for tinting
To qualitatively apply anti-reflective tinting on car windows, you need to prepare the following tools and consumables:
- anti-glare tint film from a trusted manufacturer
- utility knife with interchangeable blades
- household sprayer with a volume of about 1 liter
- soapy water or car shampoo
- rubber spatulas for smoothing tint
- temperature controlled hair dryer
Often, the tint film is already sold with a knife and spatula. However, if the spatula is even more or less suitable for use, then it is better to replace the knife with a regular clerical knife.
For a perfect result, it is advisable to dismantle the glass from the car. If this causes some difficulties, then you can carry out the work and so. You will first need to remove the rubber seals from the windows, if possible.
The glass itself needs to be properly cleaned of dirt and dust. The quality of the final result largely depends on this stage. To clean glass, it is best to use a regular razor blade. They can methodically remove all small formations on glass, which is pre-wetted with soapy water.
Cutting tint film
This is a very important stage that needs to be treated with great attention and patience. For the correct cutting of the film, it is applied to the glass with the side with which it will be glued. You can pre-moisten the glass with soapy water so that the film does not slide on the glass. The applied material is cut along the perimeter of the glass, leaving about 1 centimeter of overlap on each side.
Usually, two rolls of film are needed to tint all the windows of a medium-sized car. However, if proper attention is not paid at the cutting stage, then the material may not be enough.
Application of anti-reflective tinting on glass
When the material is ready for application, it must be moistened with soapy water and the protective film removed. Glass is also pre-wetted. The detached film is applied to the glass and gently smoothed with a rubber spatula from the middle to the edges. The applied film is cut along the edge, departing from the edge of the glass by approximately 5 millimeters on all sides.
After drying the tinted glass, it is mounted in place. If the windows were not removed, then the car is simply left to dry for a while. If necessary, drying is additionally carried out with a hair dryer.