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hi guys, could someone tell me the ins and out about window film.

what is the difference between metalised and non metalised and the pro's and cons, and I have read people talking about different ply's.

all I have read is about the brands of films but don't know much about the characteristics and theory side, is there anywhere on the net that descibes this.

I know us young ens are a pain in the arse but I love window tinting and want to learn as much as I can.

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HP and full metal films contain metal in them to reflect the heat more, so your car stays cooler. Full metal films contain no dye so they are more reliable, as HP and dyed films the dye will eventually fade. Where did I read about the different metallization processes???It was an intersting article. DarkDan any comments?

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so it would be better to buy a metalized film then?

I was asking a supplier about prices of film and she asked me metalised or non metalised and I didn't know what to say and thought I sounded a right amature and time waster

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so it would be better to buy a metalized film then?

I was asking a supplier about prices of film and she asked me metalised or non metalised and I didn't know what to say and thought I sounded a right amature and time waster

ask her anything you want to know of her inventory!! She should know her products fairly well. I don't install anything that doesn't have a lifetime warranty. Metallized films are harder to shrink but a lot of dyed films these days also last very long; each has its pros and cons. Then there's ceramic or carbon films that I have never worked with. Seems I should investigate today.....

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so it would be better to buy a metalized film then?

not necessarily. matalized film was a good step over dyed film, but carbon dyed, polyester, ect.. are even better to have on. There are countless topics in here that discuss everything already. Just do some searching. Thats what I do.

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I still have some doubts too.

I know NR 1 ply is not metal, but what about the difference between 2 ply NR and 2 ply HP??? what does the 2 ply mean? I know HP is metal but what about the NR 2 ply. Both have lifetime warranty.

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I still have some doubts too.

I know NR 1 ply is not metal, but what about the difference between 2 ply NR and 2 ply HP??? what does the 2 ply mean? I know HP is metal but what about the NR 2 ply. Both have lifetime warranty.

the difference between a 1 and 2 ply is how many layers it contains. I'm going to find the link/pics. NR is non-reflective (bucause the metal makes it reflective..) and HP...um...contains metal... Give me a minute

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I have heard different things about 1 ply versus 2 ply. 3M told me years ago- Its what you prefer. I like thicker film but alot of folks say thinner. Thinner has always seemed to dry faster. Someone do a Pepsi challenge to find out.

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