Ceramic window tint is a type of film that is applied to car windows. It is made with a unique material that allows it to reflect heat and ultraviolet rays. This type of tint can be more expensive than other types, but it provides superior protection from the sun’s harmful rays. There are a few things you can look for to tell if your window tint is ceramic.
Measure the Infrared Performance
Generally, the easiest way to tell if a tinted window is tinted in ceramic tint is to use a special window tint meter that measures IR (infrared) performance. Tints with a high IR rejection will be ceramic whereas window tints with low IR performance will be carbon or lesser quality material. The IR rejection rating can be found on the tinting label.
Do a visual clarity inspection
Visually, ceramic films will be much clearer to look through with a higher clarity or less distortion in the film when looking out. Ceramic tint will also generally have more of a charcoal reflection when viewed in bright conditions from outside the car, whereas carbon or dyed films will have more of a flat or none reflective appearance.
Check the material
The material used in ceramic window tint is usually of a higher quality than other types, so it should feel thicker and more durable. Ceramic tints are also non-conductive, meaning they won’t interfere with electronic devices such as cell phones or GPS systems. This makes them ideal for car windows, as they won’t interfere with the vehicle’s electrical systems.
Check the warranty
Most ceramic films will come with a lifetime limited warranty as they are guaranteed to last much longer than other films. This is not necessarily true for all brands, so it’s important to check the product label or ask your local tinting shop what type of warranty comes with their product. If there is no warranty included, then it’s likely not ceramic.
Overall, these are just a few tips for telling if window tint is ceramic or not. Be sure to consult with the local window tinting experts from EverClear Window Tinting to get the best advice and product for your car.