A lot of car window tinted shop claims that they have the best tinted film original from USA, while many of them are cheating when they provide LOW QUALITY and cheap film from China, Taiwan and Korea.
WHY ORIGINAL TINTED FILM IS VERY IMPORTANT?
This will happen if you use cheap and fake brand of tinted film (not make from USA)?
- Temporary heat rejection functionality.
- Heat rejection depreciate more than 50% for non original product within 1-2 years time.
- Color will start to fade obviously.
- Orange Peel effect appear
- Bubbles appear
- Obstruct drivers’ sight
- At the end, we will waste our money for reinstall new tinted film!
5 STEP HOW TO DETERMINE THE BEST TINTED FILM WITH ORIGINAL QUALITY?
Too many brands and product of window film in market today. How to decide which is the best value tint for our car?
Not all window film brand carry original USA product, somehow, we do not know how to differential one to another, so, we have no choice to believed what has been convinced by the tinting business owner or sales person.
Recently I do some study on and google on this issue in Raytech tinting website : http://raytech.com.my/
Here, I have some useful tips to share to everybody, how to determine a good window tinted brand that selling USA original product.
1. Search of USA manufacturer Information on that window tinting brand.
(This is first step)
2. Visit the USA manufacturer website for further information.
3. Look for principle authorized certificate.
4. Manufacturer/ brand original packaging.
5. Brand logo print on window film.
1. Search of USA Manufacturer Information on that Window Tinting Brand.
On Raytech official website, we can see its USA manufacturer is called Commonwealth Laminating & Coating, Inc. (CLC) from Martinsville, Virginia USA. We also can see their factory processing video on their website.
2. Visit the USA Manufacturer Website for Further Information.
Search for the manufacturer official website. After that, click to locate the CLC worldwide distributor. You will find Ray Tech company name and address like below which shows that Ray Tech is one of the authorised distributor of original product from USA.
Raytech Tinting Sdn Bhd : 15-17G, Jalan SR8/1 Serdang Raya, 43300, Seri kembangan, Selangor Malaysia
3. Authorized Certificate from Principle
In window films industry, strict rules are implied for obtaining the rights to sell the products from manufacturers. If the outlet has no proof of authorization, then their products’ place of origin will be highly questionable.
4. Manufacturer / Brand Original Packaging
Quality products must come with proper packaging with the brand name stamped on it and they will provide longer warranty period.
5. Brand Logo Print on Window Film
Not only on the packaging, you will found the brand stamped on the product itself, not just a blank tinted film without brand stamped on it.
The rest of all brand of original packaging
That is all the 5 easy step to determine the originality of a product and the quality depends on your budget.
For now, after some survey made, we found Ray Tech have the best SOLAR SAFETY tinted film specification from their new product:
Film Thickness : 6mil
VLT :58% UVR : 99% IRR : 95% TSER : 62%
Film Thickness : 4mil
VLT :58% UVR : 99% IRR : 95% TSER : 62%
(This specification is already the best in Malaysia compare to other brand and we are using it now for testing. It does very well in heat rejection and we will update if the tinted film deteriorates through time)
WHAT IS SAFETY FILM AND WHY WE NEED IT?
For America Standard, and IWFA requirement 4mil safety film thickness and above are classified as safety film. The safety film must get the ANSI lab report or certificate on the break strength impact before the product can be release in to the market. Further more, safety film now is coated with heat rejection material and become best selling product in Malaysia.
However, never make mistake that safety film is unbreakable. Every safety film has its break strength limited. Raytech 4mil Safety film can support up to 134lb break strength. Window tinted with safety film can break if the strength above the supporting limit. Although the film is make in USA.
The best idea of safety film created is to delay window breaking in time by theft or robbery about 20 to 30 seconds. Thus,you can drive away your car.
CHECK THE COMPANY BACKGROUND AND HOW THEY CAN PROOF THEIR PRODUCT IS THE BEST
The Company Ray Tech has grown to become one of the world’s leading companies in windows films industry. With a global network expanding to America, Europe and Asia, Raytech International Windows Film develops and markets a wide variety of products, ranging from automobile films to architecture films that comprise elite quality and durability, to earn the Company an outstanding reputation from customers worldwide.
All Raytech Window Films are exclusively manufactured in the United States at our world-class facility in Martinsville, Virginia. At this site, CLC have invested in a broad range of production and manufacturing equipment including precision laminating and coating machinery, and a state-of-the-art dyed film line.
Commonwealth Laminating & Coating, Inc. (CLC) is a leading manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of solar control window films for Automotive, Architectural, Safety & Security, and Specialty applications. The films are designed to offer solar performance including heat rejection, glare reduction, and UV protection. They also offer privacy, safety/security, and aesthetic enhancement. Our worldwide distribution network is professionally trained to offer each dealer a consistently superior experience. Wherever your location, our team is able to assist you with film selection,installation methods, tools, and delivery.
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DEFINITION OF CAR TINTING IMPORTANT CHARACTERISTICS
IMPORTANT NOTES ON HOW TO BUY CAR WINDOW TINTING SERVICES
1) Does the film contain metallize material that will cause rusty after several years?
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ABOUT ECO-TINT RAY BARRIER
THE GOLD STANDARD FO SUN PROTECTION
RayBarrier, Ecotint’s top performance film, is a breakthrough in conventional window-tint films. Manufactured using ultra-fine nonoparticles of antimony tin oxide (ATO), RayBarrier offers one of the best levels of solar protection available both for the home or the car.
HOW THE SMALLEST THING CAN MAKE THE LARGEST DIFFERENCE
RayBarrier is manufactured using nanotechnology, one of the world’s most advanced thchnologies in material sciences, which utilises smaller-than-microscopic particles as building blocks. This makes it possible to create extremely capable high performance objects to the most exact and demanding specifications.
Each ATO particle in RayBarrier is only 10nm* in length. Its diameter is two to three hundredth the wavelength of visible light, making the film virtually colourless and extremely transparent.
The ultrafine ATO gives the film the incredible dexterity of rejecting and transmitting only selected rays on the electromagnetic spectrum. Thus RayBarrier offers an unprecedented level of total solar heat rejection without compromising on clarity and visibility.
It is this revolutionary technology that sets RayBarrier apart as the gold standard for ultimate sun protection.
HOW RayBarrier window tint PROTECTS YOU?
Besides total solar heat rejection, RayBarrier’s unique nanotechnology offers you superior all-rounder features when compared to conventional window-tints.
• Optimum heat shielding
RayBarrier has a 63% sunlight radiation transmittance and cuts out more than 80% of heat-bearing NIR. this keeps the temperature in your vehicle at comfortable levels without needing to blast your air-conditioner.
Heat shielding effect of RayBarrier
• Ultra high clarity
RayBarrier cuts out heat, not light. Up to 80% of essential VL is let through – well within the RTD requirements for vehicles – giving the dirver a clear and undistorted view of the road.
• Effective UV rejection
RayBarrier rejects as much as 99.5% of harmful UV rays and protects you as well as extends the lifespan of interior fittings.
• SMARTag – friendly
Because of its unique nanotechnology, RayBarrier is compatible with the usage of the SMARTag and other remote devices such as handphones and walkie-talkies.
RayBarrier is extremely hardy and can withstand intense solar heat without bubbling or distorting. Unlike organic films which deteriorate over time, RayBarrier maintains its first-class performance throughout.
• Shatter resistant
The film’s high tensile strength and resilient adhesive prevents the glass from flying when shattered upon major impact.
Car window tint price is varied with its quality. Usually normal tinting services from tint shop in Malaysia charge around RM600 to RM2000. Anything below the price range is considered not so good and price above RM2000 is normally giving you the best quality of car window tints including for your own safety and car protection with window tinting insurance.
So guys? How about you? What brand do you choose and how it performs?