5 Easy Tips To Choose The Best Car Tint

According to market research, more than 90% of car owners are using low-grade car tinting films. That’s because most consumers do not know how to differentiate low-grade films from quality ones. What we do not know is that many consumers tend to look for car tint with the highest infrared rejection (IRR) at the lowest possible price.

This seems like a logical decision and smart strategy. However, consumers still do not know how to determine the performance of the car tint they purchase. They refer to the solar specifications printed on product brochures or take the words from sales person. The problem is, no one really questions whether the advertised specifications are true or not.
Now, let’s spend some time to understand the common problems in the car tint industry and the deceiving tactics used by dishonest sellers:

Deceiving Technique In Selling Car Tint Films In Market

Faking The Solar Specifications

In order to make higher profits, many shops falsify the IRR and Total Solar Energy Rejected (TSER) scores of their products, raising them to high values to lure consumers into buying fake car tinting films (sometimes even at high prices!). For example, the IRR listed shows 90% but in actual fact the score is only 20%.

Faking The Solar Specifications

Therefore, by marking up the IRR specification, they are either sell at high price, or lowball the price from RM1250 to RM165, misleading consumer to think that they are getting a good deal but in actual fact they are being tricked to purchase low-grade films.

Selling Low-grade Films

Since all car tints look similar from their appearance, it’s very difficult to differentiate low-grade products from good quality films. Low-grade car tinting films might perform well in the beginning. However, their heat rejection performance will deteriorate, the colour starts to fade away, bubbles and wavy lines will start to appear, soon enough after using the products for 1 year or lesser.

  • Heat Rejection Deteriorate
  • Color Fading
  • Wavy Lines
  • Bubbles

Swapping With Off-brand Products

Some shops show and test good performance car tints in front of consumers, but swap them with other off-brand products during installation.

Counterfeit Products

Some shops are franchises or authorized dealers of reputable brands. However, they sell their house brands or counterfeit products to consumers under the camouflage of famous brands.

Choosing a good car tinting film may sound daunting but it can be done.
Here are 5 easy tips to keep in mind before installing a new car tint for your car:

Select A Reputable Brand

Reputable brands enlist the help of trusted manufacturers (normally base in U.S.) accredited with test reports and certifications. It’s very easy to verify their credibility as manufacturers’ information and their relationship with brand owners or importers are listed on both parties’ websites. It’s just a click away to find out about them.
On the other hand, brands without manufacturer information are most likely selling low-grade car tint.

Find Out About Manufacturer’s Profile

It’s of utmost importance to select products produced by reputable manufacturers. That’s because only credible manufacturers will invest in cutting-edge technologies, advanced laboratories and premium raw materials to produce high quality car tinting films. Besides, only reputable manufacturers have extensive experiences and expertise on using the right formulation to produce good quality car tints with lasting heat rejection performance up to 7 years.

Look Out For Test Reports

Reputable car tinting films are tested before they hit the market. There are 2 types of reports that you should look out for, to determine their performances and quality, which are Solar Test and Weathering Test reports. Solar Test is related to the product’s solar specifications such as VLT, IRR, UVR and TSER while Weathering Test determines the durability of the product.

Check For The Logo To Ensure Getting Original Products

Branded tinting films often have their logos printed on both the films as well as on the packaging that comes with the films. Typically, off-brand or counterfeit car tints do not have the brand indicated on the films and come in plain boxes.

Be There To Test Out The Product

Upon the installation of your car tint, insist that the workshop uses a solar meter or a British thermal units (BTU) meter, to test the specifications which are promised by the installer or listed on the box. This is to make sure the right car tint purchased is installed.

In short, be a smart consumer. Pick a car tint brand that is trusted, do your research on the product and test or verify all claims. With these tips in your back pocket, choosing the best car tint to fit your needs and budget is possible.

Consumer Protection Warranty System By Raytech Films

Lastly, let’s understand Raytech Films consumer protection program, which is an anti-fradulent measure that is designed to ensure that consumers are getting original and high quality products for what they pay for.

Under this program, Raytech only distributes 1 warranty card with 2 non-duplicable holographic stickers for each set of stock ordered by Raytech’s authorised dealers.

Make sure that you receive the Raytech warranty card affixed with 2 pieces of holographic stickers when you purchase Ratytech car tinting film. 1 sticker contains the product code of windscreen film while the other carries the product code of the films for the rest of the car windows, including the back screen.

Please be aware that without the warranty card affixed with 2 holographic stickers, consumers will not be able to claim warranty. On the other hand, by carrying Raytech’s warranty card affixed with the 2 stickers, you enjoy the convenience of claiming product warranty at any Raytech’s authorised dealers throughout the whole nation.