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The Best Window Film Brands for Cars


Get Window Tint Professionally Installed in San Diego and El Cajon


When it comes to additions, electronics, and services for your car, truck, or SUV, you understandably only want the best. At Stereo Depot in San Diego and El Cajon, we are dedicated to providing our customers with only the highest quality car products and installations at a fair and affordable price, no matter what kind of vehicle you drive.


One of our most popular services is tinting windows, and our team of experts use only top-of-the-line tint film that is durable and never fades over time. Let’s explore the different types of car window tint films, as well as the brands we use here in our car audio stores.


Types of Window Tint Film


Commonly-used types of window tints are:

  • Dyed window film

  • Metalized window film

  • Carbon window tint film

  • Ceramic window tint film


Dyed Window Tint Film


Dyed window tint film is a very affordable option for making your car look more sleek. It is created by adding a dark dye to the film. The dye then absorbs the heat from the sun while blocking some UV rays. However, dye is not as effective as other window films, as it can fade over time. Its main benefit is purely aesthetic.


Metalized Window Tint Film


While dyed film works to absorb sunlight, metalized film reflects the sunlight away, along with heat and UV rays. Metalized film can also make your windows stronger in case of an auto accident. Your windows are actually less likely to shatter into small, dangerous pieces.


Metalized film is more durable than dyed film and is also less likely to scratch. However, the metallic particles that reflect sunlight can also interfere with your cell phone, GPS, and radio, giving you poor reception inside your vehicle.


Carbon Window Tint Film


This window tint is more effective than dyed or metalized film, as it blocks about 40 percent of infrared light to keep your car cool and comfortable. Carbon film does not contain any metal particles, which means you don’t have the reception issues like with metalized film. It also isn’t prone to fading. Carbon window tint film provides a dark and elegant matte-finish.