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Will all window tint turn purple?

That’s a question we would like to clarify. Window tint is a great way to protect your vehicle and it can improve the look of any car. Some people like a light tint while others like a darker tint, but nobody likes purple window tint. So how can I be sure the window tint I choose won’t turn purple?

All window tint with three exceptions is constructed using clear layers of polyester with dye, metal, carbon or other material added between the layers and laminated together. The exceptions are 3m CS window film “Carbon”, crystalline window film, or a non-laminated single layer window film.

So what’s the difference and why is it so important?

All dyed window tint will fade with time. Some take longer and some of today’s dyes have a really good life expectancy. Generation 3 dyes are the longest lasting with generation 1 dyes being the worst. But there are other important factors in how long the dyes will last. The newest process of dyed color stabilization forces the dyes into the polyester thus slowing down fading. UV inhibitors also play a big roll in color stability. 3m is one of the only companies in the world to add the UV inhibitor in the adhesive, helping to improve the life of the film. Still with all this technology the dies will still fade or turn purple with time. Adding a metal to the film makes it a metal hybrid film and will add heat rejection and life to the film but adding metals can cause interference to some automotive electronics and cell phones.

So what film’s won’t turn purple?

  • You can choose from an all metal window tint “mirror”, Carbon window tint, Ceramic window tint, or 3m crystalline window tint.

So what are the differences?

  • An all metal design has among the highest heat rejection and none of them will ever turn purple. Many people don’t like mirror window tint and it’s illegal in some states.

  • Carbon window tint is made of carbon fibers that will never turn purple and has a very high heat rejection due to it’s ability to block around 50% of the infer red light which causes most of the heat you feel. This film can still fade to a brown color but looks much better than purple and generally takes a very long time to fade. 3m Carbon window tint mixes the carbon fibers into the liquid polyester film greatly slowing down fading. 3m is the only film in the world that does this thanks to a patent on this unique technology.

  • Ceramic window tint is made out of inorganic, non-metallic materials made from compounds of a metal and a non metal. It is generally stiff and does not shrink very well and can be very difficult to install. “Not for the inexperienced installer”. 3m ceramic window tint is probably one of the easiest to shrink thanks to several advances in ceramic window film technology.

  • 3m Crystalline window tint is the most advanced window film on the market. Over 220 layers only nano meters thick. The film is less than the thickness of a post-it note and has the highest heat rejection available without going with an all metal design. It has a 97.5% infer red rejection which is the highest available. Although easier to shrink and install than ceramic film this film is also not for the inexperienced installer. To read more on Crystalline window film click here!

There are many great films on the market like 3m, Huper Optik, Llumar, SolarGard and a few others, although no other film company has as much technology in their window film as 3m. 3m’s immense resources allows them to constantly evolve in window film technology and remain the number one window films manufacture in the world. To read more on 3m window film click here!