WIN­DOW TINT­ING

CLEO (Malaysia) - - ROAD RULES -

If you’ve been think­ing about tint­ing your car win­dows, you need to first de­cide what you want to ben­e­fit from it. This is be­cause dif­fer­ent win­dow films serve dif­fer­ent pur­poses in­clud­ing glare re­duc­tion, heat pro­tec­tion, fade pro­tec­tion, UV pro­tec­tion, safety, aes­thet­ics, pri­vacy, and also to go green. Here’s what each one is all about.

DYED TINT­ING This doesn’t con­tain me­tal so it re­sults in a dark colour close to black. Mainly used for ap­pear­ances, it has the least amount of heat re­duc­tion. How­ever, it re­duces glare and pre­vents up­hol­stery from fad­ing. HY­BRID TINT­ING Hy­brid tint­ing film con­tains com­bined dye and me­tal, giv­ing it a higher abil­ity of trans­fer­ring heat. It’s a pre­mium dark grey film and is per­fect if you want heat and glare re­duc­tion, and fade and UV pro­tec­tion. CAR­BON TINT­ING Car­bon tints give you the look of a dyed tint but the per­for­mance of a hy­brid tint. It blocks 40 per cent of the in­frared heat that comes in through your win­dows. CE­RAMIC TINT­ING A new film de­sign and tint­ing tech­nique, ce­ramic films block twice the amount of heat com­pared to dyed or hy­brid film. Grey in colour, you’ll get the ul­ti­mate heat re­duc­tion with this.

CRYS­TALLINE TINT­ING

Get su­pe­rior clar­ity, per­for­mance, and a pre­mium look with this! It fea­tures mul­ti­layer film tech­nol­ogy that com­bines over 200 lay­ers of film that is thin­ner than a piece of pa­per. It re­jects up to 97 per cent of the sun’s heat but still al­lows up to 90 per cent of light into your car.

“I’ve ac­tu­ally stopped

tint­ing my win­dows be­be­cause the ppa­parazzi look for trucks and cars with su­per-tinted win­dows.”

ME­GAN FOX

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