Many people new to the world of window tinting wonder what it actually is and how to apply it to the window effectively. In simple terms, window tint is a self adhesive film with a clear backing that is peeled away as you apply the film to the window. If you think in terms of sticky back plastic, you’re not far off!
Some sort of squeegee or other tool is extremely useful when applying the film, as it helps it to go on smoothly and to eliminate any bubbles that might appear during the process. If you haven’t got a squeegee to hand, a credit card can produce a fairly similar result. A full set of instructions on how to install window tint film can be viewed on our website.
So what do the different percentages of tint mean? Basically, it refers to the percentage of light that is able to pass through the film. A high percentage of 70% means that a large proportion of light can get through the film, while a low percentage of 5% means that only a small amount of light can pass through, and so the tint is much darker and is more difficult to see through.
The different options of window tinting film available at Window-Tint.co.uk are:
5% – limo tint
20% – dark smoke
35% – light smoke
50% – ultra light smoke
70% – ultra ultra light smoke
When thinking about which percentage of tint would be best for your needs, it is useful to consider what it is that you require the film for. For example, if you wanted more security for the back of your car, you might pick a darker tint such as 5% for the rear window. It is important to note that the UK law states that a tint of higher than 70% CANNOT legally be used on the front windows of the car, but on the rear windows only.
Other benefits of window film include that of styling, UV protection and added privacy.
There are more images of tinted vehicles on our website showing what the different tint shades look like.