are these bubbles acceptable/ within imperfection tolerances in tint world?
I know I’m a very picky person and I can’t expect perfection… but I struggle with not knowing if I’m just being overly picky or it these would bother you too.. I know we’re all human and there will always be a few dirt/ debris that get missed but would like other opinions. First two photos are up close and last photo is of the same areas just farther away.
I'm new to the industry. Going to start doing flatglass as a side hustle. After emailing several companies, a Huper Optik rep called said I could source Edge brand film from them. Is Edge a decent product? I'm not worried about having the latest and greatest, but I want to know I'm installing a quality product for my clients that will work well and look good for years to come.
It's been a decade+ since I've had Crystalline. What I didn't like was the color of their film. As well, in the 2 cars in which I've had it , it was a bit haze in certain lighting conditions.
Excellent remark on
" A friend learned that by having a (high absorption) ceramic film on his windshield of his truck. He was baking while driving with AC and eventially removed the film."
Wouldn't this be the same with a typical metal film for a windsheild , difference being the heat is not stopped at the film level but it's just absorbing through it ?
This would be the 1st windshield tint I've had had versus factory -comfort- glass so no much experience in this wheelhouse.
Read post and find some misinterpreting of solar energy (visible, ultraviolet and near infrared 'light') as heat. They are not; they are electromagnetic radiation. Any one of the three can produce heat once striking and being absorbed by any surface; once absorbed it generates far infrared radiation, which IS known as heat.
Ceramic and most other films absorb a majority of the sun's energy (radiation) and then generate far infrared radiating toward the cooler side of the glass. Ceramics can create a radiator effect in the vicinity of the glass it is applied to, especially on the cooler side. That said, if your vehicle is not traveling fast enough to create serious cooling of the glass exterior surface, greater than the inside cabin temp using AC, the absorbed heat will move toward the cabin. A friend learned that by having a (high absorption) ceramic film on his windshield of his truck. He was baking while driving with AC and eventially removed the film.
3M Crystalline might very well be the best choice for windscreens, since it has the technology to reflect a lot on the intense portion of near infrared, while all other films absorb it.
My Jeep dash is black and it generated a lot of heat. Instead of film I chose to install a Beige dash cover. Problem solved.
Yes, those factory windscreens with a chameleon have a metallized tint sandwiched between the two layers of glass. I believe Southwall (now known as VKool) furnished the film for those.