When you’re shopping for ceramic tint for cars, it’s often for three reasons.
First – you’re looking for improved heat rejection to keep the inside of your vehicle cooler – without using more resources to operate the air conditioning.
Second – if you’re investing in a high-quality window film, you want to ensure that it comes with a lifetime warranty.
Third – you want a ceramic window film available in multiple VLTs or shades, allowing you to customize the look and curb appeal of your car, truck, and SUV.
Since most vehicle owners have window tint installed when the vehicle is new, and car sales are starting to climb due to slowly resolving microchip issues, this has been a hot topic lately.
So, as we enter 2023, we’ve compiled these key factors that determine which ceramic tints for cars offer you the best value.
Let’s take some time to explore some of the top attributes that make Ceramic Pro’s KAVACA Ultimate IR the best ceramic tint for 2023.
What is Ceramic Tint for Cars?
There are many types of window tints on the market. Some of them are focused on improving visual appeal, providing UV protection, or blocking infrared light. There are also factory tinted windows, which looks like a tint job, but is actually just darkened pigment in the window itself.
Ceramic film is one of the most commonly searched terms in recent months for aftermarket enhancements of new cars, trucks, and SUVs. But what exactly is a ceramic tint? And how is it different than other window films on the market today?
A ceramic window tint is a modern film created using advanced technology, high-quality raw materials, and precision manufacturing processes. It’s essentially replacing outdated metallic window tints, which tends to block electronic signals like radios, cell phones, and satellite services – like XM Radio for example.
This type of window tint can be installed on rear windows, front windows, and in some cases, the windshield. They are exceptional at infrared rejection, reducing UV light from entering the interior, and advanced solar protection.
A great ceramic tint is also going to significantly reduce the potential of skin cancer while driving.
You can buy them in dark tint percentage, or nearly transparent VLT. The best industry leaders like Ceramic Pro have replaced cheap dyed tint with nano carbon or nano ceramic films.
How is Ceramic Tint for Cars Made?
A ceramic film’s primary task is to block UV rays and solar energy from entering a vehicle. To accomplish this, the film needs to integrate ceramic technology or more specifically, nano-ceramic technology within multiple layers.
In many ways, modern ceramic window tinting films are similar old school ceramic tiles, used on The Space Shuttle. They reflect solar heat, vs absorbing it.
The ceramic car window tint itself is comprised of five independent layers:
- The top layer is what you can touch and feel after the tint is installed inside your vehicle. It’s called the ‘hard coat’ – which is infused with nanoparticles of ceramic materials, which aids in the reflection of Ultraviolet and Infrared radiation.
- The second layer is a transparent polyester sheets material. Its job is to provide rigidity and strength to the window tint. It also helps to reduce scratching.
- The third layer is considered the laminate adhesive. This is where the exceptional heat rejection properties associated with ceramic tint begin to work their magic. It contains nano ceramic particles that block sun rays from entering the vehicle. It’s also one section that introduces VLT or visible light transmission (the darkness of the tint).
- The fourth layer is a transparent polyester material. Consider this the second layer – the bread in the ceramic tint sandwich.
- The final layer is called the mounting adhesive. This is the ‘glue’ that allows the tint to bond to the window. With a ceramic tint, this adhesive also contains proprietary nanoparticles that help to provide a cleaner and more secure bond to the window, allowing the film to last longer than traditional films.
What Makes Ultimate IR the Best Ceramic Tint?
At the beginning of this article, we mentioned the three key factors that most vehicle owners consider when selecting a premium window film. You’ll notice that we didn’t mention the price.
The main reason is that when you’re searching for the best product, price is not as important as value.
Cheap window tint might save you a few dollars initially. However, that older type of window tinting material is prone to cracking, purpling, or fading. Eventually – you’ll have to remove those lower value grades of window tint, which costs a lot of money.
And when it comes to the best value in ceramic tint for 2023 – Ceramic Pro’s new KAVACA Ultimate IR is the leader in the clubhouse.
Reason #1 – Industry Leading Heat Rejection
When you have a luxury window film installed on your vehicle, the primary attribute consumers seek is improving heat rejection or IR blocking.
Heat rejection is accomplished by reflecting infrared radiation before it can enter the vehicle’s inside. Older window films used metallic or crystalline materials inside the tint. However, this reduced radio, cell phone, and satellite signals. They also capped out at about 85% of IR blocking ability.
KAVACA Ultimate IR contains a proprietary blend of nanoceramic particles and IR-blocking materials, which blocks up to 99% of the infrared heat you feel. Not only is this the highest heat rejection available in 2023 – but it also does not impact cell or satellite signals.
Reason #2 – It’s Available in Multiple VLTs or Shades
Style is essential – especially when choosing the right window tint for your car, truck, or SUV. In fact, it’s estimated that more than half of vehicle owners choose a window film to change the overall look of the car’s windows.
This is typically accomplished by adding a darker shade or VLT – that complies with their individual US state window tint laws.
However, a growing trend is using a 70% VLT or nearly transparent tint – that still features fantastic heat rejection properties.
KAVACA Ultimate IR is offered in multiple VLTs or shades, allowing you to customize the darkness of your windows for improved privacy or lighter shades – without compromising heat rejection.
In fact, KAVACA Ultimate IR has the highest heat rejection percentage of 70% VLTs on the market.
Reason #3 – Lifetime Warranty on Ultimate IR
Ceramic Pro was the company that collaborated with Carfax to establish the Appearance Protection Service reporting feature. It was initially developed and launched in 2018, where certified Ceramic Pro installers could add coating packages to their clients’ VIN.
As we’ve added Paint Protection Film and Ceramic tint, we’ve expanded the Appearance Protection Service reporting options to include these top-notch offerings.
KAVACA Ultimate IR is backed by a Carfax-documented lifetime warranty against adhesive failure, peeling, delamination, fading, and cracking. The warranty is attached to the VIN, which transfers to the new owner if you sell the vehicle.
This benefit is an exceptional resale feature that allows you to increase the asking price vs. similar cars on the market without the Ultimate IR ceramic tint.
Reason #4 – Improved Clarity
Older metalized window films were notorious for creating blurry visibility. While they did a fantastic job of blocking IR, they would also reduce signal transmission. Reduced visibility is also an issue with regular window films.
Ceramic Pro’s Ultimate IR is a top-quality product that not only improves cellphone signals but offers an industry leading visual clarity. Whether you opt for a limo tint or nearly transparent 70 percent VLT, you’ll notice reduced window glare, increased optical clarity, and superior signal strength.
Get Ultimate IR Exclusively at Elite Dealers
Finally – when you have Ultimate IR installed, you can have your Ceramic Pro Elite Dealer protect the exterior of your vehicle during the same appointment with a customized PPF or coating package. Or you can opt for the world’s first complete exterior lifetime warranty package – the new Ultimate Armor package.
Elite Dealers are also the only Ceramic Pro installers that offer ION – a revolutionary two-component ceramic coating system that lasts longer, produces better shine, depth, and gloss, and improved hydrophobic properties.
If you’re looking for the best ceramic tint and want to book a single appointment for complete vehicle protection services, click the button below to find an Elite Dealer near you and request a FREE QUOTE.