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Ceramic Tint vs. Regular Tint: Which Is Right for Your Car?

If you are torn between ceramic tint and regular tint, you are in the right place.

Regular tinting has been around for a long time, but ceramic tints provide a valuable and versatile option for car owners looking for something different.


Here's how both options compare and how to choose the right window tinting option for your car.



What are regular tints?

Regular car tints have been around for years and were the go-to option for many car owners. They are polyester sheets dyed to specific light and dark gradations, and available in different colors. They are also referred to as dyed tints.


This tint only has a small degree of UV or infrared-blocking capabilities. As such, you'll still feel the temperature rising from within the cabin. Also, regular tinting doesn't last as long as other advanced techniques like ceramic tints and tends to suffer fading and discoloration over time. 


The upside is that regular tint is affordable, making it an excellent option for car owners on a budget who want to enjoy some privacy and add a touch of sleekness to their vehicle.


What are ceramic tints?

Ceramic tints are a modern window tinting technique that incorporates nano-ceramic technology into the process. This results in a tint that is more efficient at minimizing fading, blocking harmful UV radiation, rejecting heat and keeping your car cool, and has better aesthetics.

Ceramic tints serve the dual purpose of offering privacy and blocking visible sunlight, making them more desirable for those looking for a tint that serves both purposes. 


Ceramic vs. regular tint: how both options compare

Here's how the two tinting options compare with each other:

  • Privacy and view enhancement

For most car owners, privacy is why they opt for car tints. Ceramic window tints provide excellent privacy without compromising outward visibility during daylight hours, letting you enjoy privacy from prying eyes while still being able to see outside. With regular tints, you get a bit of privacy but don't get the same one-way mirror effect. Furthermore, the level of privacy may vary depending on the shade of your exact tint.


So, ceramic windows excel in this regard, reducing light scatter and blocking excess visible light, helping you to see clearly and reducing eye strain. 

  • Glare reduction and heat reflection

Sun glare is uncomfortable and can be dangerous while driving. Regular tints reduce glare, but nano-ceramic technology means that ceramic tints allow for better control of light transmission, reducing the intensity of glare that enters the vehicle. This helps you drive safer and more comfortably when the sun is exceptionally bright.


Additionally, ceramic tints reduce heat waves coming into the cabin more efficiently than traditional tints, improving passengers' comfort and reducing reliance on air conditioning, leading to potential energy savings.

  • Solar radiation protection

Compared to traditional tints, the ceramic window tint offers enhanced protection against both ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) radiation. This means your car interior will be better protected over time, and you'll be less at risk of skin cancer and other ailments.


Ceramic vs. regular tint: which option should I choose?

Ceramic tints do not interfere with signals such as cellular, Wi-Fi, and GPS. They're also more durable and provide more protection against the elements.

As you can see, choosing a ceramic tint is a no-brainer, except you're on a budget. Note that regardless of the option you choose, you'll have to ensure that your desired shade complies with car tinting requirements in your state.


Get high-quality ceramic tint

At Two Guys Window Tinting, we offer specialized installation of high-grade ceramic tints designed to protect your car and significantly increase its aesthetic appeal.


Don't be limited by ordinary tints! Take your car to the next level and make it the envy of the neighborhood with a professionally installed ceramic tint. Call us today. 

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