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post #1 of 4 Old 08-12-2019, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Window tint-metal vs ceramic

I'm sick of my seats getting red hot from the desert sun so having my 2 front windows tinted tomorrow and chose to go with ceramic over metalized. Metalized is $90 and ceramic is $190. Anyone have experience with the two types? Thought I would ask before I potentially waste money on something that's not worth it.
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Honestly you should google the topic, this is almost like an oil debate and the preference is on the individual more than anything else.

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I would make sure you window seals and felts are in good shape and that your window is not already scratched
i would hate to see new tint on bad felt

let us know what you use and how it performs I need a new driver window and seals and was going to upgrade tint

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Tint finished today. I got carbon ceramic film tint 35% and Here's my write-up on it:

3:00 in the afternoon, 110* outside, deep blue skies with no clouds, sun visible through the drivers side window and literally could not feel heat on my arm while driving. Shortly after I got home and opened the door (can't roll the windows down for 4 days) to compare what it felt like opened and closed...Man, I'm a believer! My wife's car will be next especially since she has black leather. Here is the best explanation I was able to find for ceramic tint (the carbon ceramic has better values):

"Ceramic film is the highest quality of window tint film, and also the most expensive, contains neither metal, dye nor carbon, but instead a kind of ceramic particle that is both non-conductive and nonmetallic. Ceramic film has only recently appeared on the market, but has already proven its worth in terms of performance and reliability. Ceramic window-tinting film cuts from 45% to 50% of the solar heat that enters through the windows in the form of infrared light, while allowing maximum visibility both by day and night. Like carbon film, ceramic window-tinting film allows maximum efficiency in the functioning of radios, cell phones, GPS systems, and all other such devices being operated from inside the protected space. It surpasses the other types in its resistance to glare and fading, and renders windows highly shatter-proof. Ceramic film is also most effective in its blocking of ultraviolet light from the interior; in the case of ultraviolet light (the kind of light rays that contribute to sunburn and skin cancer), ceramic window-tinting film can block up to 99% from entering the interior."
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