5 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Window Tint

5 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Window Tint

Car Window Tint

Tinting car windows has remained a favorite DIY modification for the past 20+ years. Although tinting your windows is inexpensive, it can make a big difference in how your vehicle looks, not to mention in helping to protect the interior from fading.

Below, we are going to look at 5 considerations you should make when shopping for window tint, to make sure you pick the right product for your project.

 

1. Start with a Quality Window Tint

The most important tip is, you will need to select a tint that is easily applied and does not peel or flake off easily.

Some types of Tint are so thick they need to be applied with a fine tipped paint brush or sandpaper. This creates a residue that must be removed each time the car is washed.

In many instances, Home Window Tint can be purchased in an economical package which will come with a tube, applicator tool, and instructions. Typically you will choose a color and a tint based on the current exterior color of your car.

 

2. Color of the Tint

Once you have chosen a tint for your windows, you may want to consider the color of the tint. The colors available are normally more vibrant than what you may have in your existing interior. For example, if you have a lime green interior, you can choose a deeper green shade to create a more vivid tint for your windows.

match window tint to car interior

3. Compliment The Color of  Tint To The Car’s Interior

Keep in mind when selecting your tint whether you are selecting a tint that will compliment your interior color or is a bolder accent. Also keep in mind what the interior of your car is currently and what colors would appeal to you. Finally, take a close look at the existing trim, glass, and wheel color as well as the surrounding area of your car.

When choosing a tint, always keep in mind that the tint should complement the interior color of your car. Since most interior colors are normally cream, white, or a dark gray, select a tint that will allow the light to filter through to the inside of your car, while keeping the tint from reflecting on the outside.

Some auto glass manufacturers offer tint for purchase separately from their products. If you choose to purchase a tint separately, make sure you get the best quality and the most competitive price. Some tint can cost several hundred dollars or more.

 

4. Check Product and Service Reviews

Do your homework by checking the internet for reviews and product comparisons on the different types of window tint that are currently on the market. Compare the different products side by side. Pay close attention to the different materials used to create each type of tint and which types of products offer you the most value.

 

5. Watch out for chips, scratches, or small chunks of paint

You should avoid applying the tint in areas that already have chips, scratches, or small chunks of paint since this will only show up when you wash your car. If the directions say you can apply the tint to your interior window glass, you should follow the directions exactly to avoid damage to your finish.

Bonus Tip – Make sure you prep the glass properly before trying to install the tint. Here is a great tutorial to walk you through the process:

 

Remember, your car is your investment, it should be treated with care, but with some common sense and good shopping skills, you can find the perfect car window tint for your vehicle. A little research and planning will help you achieve the results you want.

Content originally appeared on https://ceramicprotection.com.au/7-tips-in-choosing-the-right-types-of-window-tint/ and has been modified slightly for re-distribution.

Bryce

Bryce Newell is an automotive enthusiast who loves to write about the latest news, products, and DIY projects. While Bryce is an amateur in the field, he is passionate about cars and has been since he spent weekends in the garage helping his dad rebuild a 68 Dodge Charger as a kid.

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