Bay Area – Host, Sarah R.: If you’re thinking about tinting your car’s windows, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the various products and their functions. Today we’re with 5Star Window Tint Expert Contributor Jeremy Creager of Perfect Darkness Tint to learn more.
Window Tinting Expert Contributor, Jeremy Creager: So, if you’re looking to get your windows tinted, there’s a few things to consider. One is heat rejection, another is UV protection, and then obviously the looks and feel as far as the darkness and stuff. So, if you want a dark film, I have one of the options would be the 3M FX Premium Film, and/or the 3M Color Stable Film.
So, on the FX Premium Film it’s more the economy film. So if you’re trying to save a little bit of money then this would be the film to go with. It’s high quality film and it has a lifetime warranty against bubbling and peeling and delamitizing, but just not fading. So, it doesn’t have a warranty against fading, but it does with everything else and as you can see the color is a little bit, has a hint of greenish-brown to it. Um, but this is a good film to go with.
Otherwise this is the one I would recommend, the Color Stable. The Color Stable is a lifetime warranty film also, but it also, it covers fading as well. So, um, it covers everything as far as fading, bubbling, peeling, cracking, delamitizing, all that stuff is covered. So, as long as you own the vehicle you bring it back to us if you have any other issues with that and we take care of it for free, 3M reimburses us.
Color Stable is awesome film. You have your four main shades. 5% is your ‘limo tint.’ It only lets in 5% of the light. 20%; that’s a dark-medium. It’s kind of what you would see on the back half of a factory tinted suburban or something like that. And 35% is a light-medium, and then 50% is the light shade in the Color Stable.
And then for maximum heat rejection you want to go with the Crystalline. So the Crystalline only comes in light shades as you can see. It’s 40% is the darkest, and that’s kind of in between the 35% and the 50%. And, um, so this is for if you want to keep your car nice, classy kind of look, then this is the film to go with. And you have, um, this is the infrared rejection. So, 97% heat rejection. So this is a lot and I have never seen a film on the market that cuts out more than this. If you find it let me know, and I’ll bring that in as well.
But you have all these shades, this is what, the 90% is the only thing that’s really legal in California for your front two windows. And, when you come into the shop I’ll show you the heat lamp display, and this is the heat you can feel with no tint, and this is the heat you can feel with the 5% Color Stable. And then this is the heat that you can almost not feel with the Crystalline. So, um, you get, you get a good example here, and we have everything that you would need to get your windows tinted the way that you would like. So just let us know and we’ll be happy to help you out.
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