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Posted on 21st Feb, 2012 by Jackie Jolliffe
There is a misconception that tinted windows on limo hire vehicles in Manchester are only useful for privacy.
In truth, however, tinted windows will protect both you and your car from the damaging rays of the sun during summer.
Tinted windows block 65% of the sun’s heat and 99.9% of damaging UV rays. In addition, they protect a driver’s eyes from glare and eyestrain as well as protecting windows and upholsteries.
Window film also makes your vehicle’s glass safer by holding shattered glass in place.
The film is made up of a polyester substrate with a scratch resistant coating on one side and a clear mounting adhesive on the other.
Types of tinted windows for limo hire vehicles in Manchester
Window tinting has become a huge market, especially within the limo hire industry and, consequently, there are a wide range of colours and shades.
The two types of tinted windows on limo hire vehicles in Manchester are metallic performance films – with a reflective surface – and traditional non-reflective films. Both types come in hundreds of colours, including grey, bronze and gold.
The darkness of a tinted window on a limo is measured using something called visible light transmission (VLT%).
This can be defined as the percentage of visible light that makes it through the tint.
Choose from a light tint to the darkest shade within acceptable UK legislation. A high level of reflection is unlikely to be allowed.
For limo hire vehicles sensitive navigational equipment, a non-metallic film should be used, because metallic films can cause interference.
Window tinting is best left to the professionals.