Automotive

Published on September 12th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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This is what RM199 tint provides after less than a year

If it is priced low, then it must be fake!

The advertising of low priced window tint gets many car owners excited with the thought of saving money and getting that much needed window tint to protect us from the harsh sun. The reality is right here in the pictures below after a few months of installing RM199-RM299 window tint. You get cheap quality tint film with cheap quality glue and you end up having blur vision in your car and an unsightly outlook for your car. The tint shop did not ‘play’ you, they just attracted your attention with low price and the promise of heat and UV rejection.

Is There A Warranty

Besides looking at the specifications anauto film provides you, you should also check if they provide a warranty for it.Most quality products come with a warranty from the manufacturer which isfulfilled by authorized dealers. In cases where the film has a defect or startspeeling within the warranty period, you should be able to make a claim. This isalso why it is important to only purchase auto films from legitimate authorizeddealers.

A tip is to visit the brand’s website tocheck for the list of authorized dealers nearby your area. This is to ensurethat you are still covered by the existing warranty even if that outlet is nolonger in business. You should also compare the length and coverage of thewarranty as some brands provide a longer period to offer long term value. Thisis why it is recommended to go for a trusted brand that has a good history ofperformance quality and after sales service.

BestNot To Use Metallized Tint

Metallized films are a popular type of autofilm in the market due to its fairly affordable price and proven quality. Itmight sound like the ideal choice, but metallized films come with certainissues.

Due to the metallic compounds in the film,metallized films might interfere with GPS signals, mobile phone signals, RFIDTag, and even your auto gate signal. The other problem with metallized films iscorrosion. Corrosion happens when metal is exposed to water and air, causing achemical reaction. It affects the appearance of the film and even the heatrejection performance.

Over time, the colour of the tint willchange to purple or brown which eventually affects visibility. These are somethings to consider if you are recommended a metallized film.

Better Heat Rejection Does Not Come From Super Dark Tint

Firstly, check the current tint regulationsbefore applying, to prevent trouble with local authorities. The currentregulations for tinting in Malaysia are — 70% VLT for the windscreen, 50% VLTfor the front side windows and any percentage for the rear windows. A darkerfilm does not necessarily reflect heat better than a clear film. Heat rejectionis calculated based TSER. So, when choosing a film to cool your car, keep inmind that darker tint doesn’t mean better heat rejection.

So, please take note and do a littleresearch before losing your hard earned money on low quality tint film thatdoes not benefit you at all.


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