Car Window Tinting & Percentages Of Tint

So what exactly is car window tinting?


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 car windows. 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. Check out our Window Tinting Videos & Guides to achieve the best results with your pre-cut car window tinting kit.

What do the different percentages of tint mean?

Basically, the percentage 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 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 you want Β 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.

For more information and to see how the different shades of tint would look on your car, you can visit our Car Window Tint Simulator.


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