The Types of Automotive Window Tint

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Automotive Window Tint Types

Automotive window tint comes in a variety of different materials and shades, allowing for a unique customization experience.

In this article, we’ll introduce the different types of window tints we offer, along with their appearances, benefits, and price points.

High Performance

High Performance (HP) film is a metallized charcoal material with vacuum sputter-metallized technology (sounds fancy, doesn’t it?).

The metallized charcoal creates a classic shiny appearance, with the option to choose different gray-colored tones. It blocks 99% of harmful ultraviolet rays and offers protection from solar heat entering the cabin. HP film is the most affordable option.

ceramic film is the highest quality tint type in the industry


The carbon-infused film provides an elevated appearance with a high gloss finish. Carbon film is very durable and long lasting, ensuring that it won’t fade. The film blocks 99% of harmful ultraviolet rays, which ultimately protects your skin and the interior of your car.

Additionally, the matte finish blocks over 40% infrared radiation and provides superb privacy. Carbon film lies in the mid-range for price point.


Ceramic film is the highest quality tint type in the industry. It is developed by using small ceramic based particles, which are highly non-conductive, meaning it will not cause any electronic interference.

Ceramic film blocks up to 99% of harmful ultraviolet rays and offers the most infrared radiation protection, blocking over 50%t of solar heat from entering the vehicle. It also provides shattered glass prevention, providing a safer environment for all passengers. Ceramic film is a top-of-the-line product, making it the most expensive

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of automotive window tint, check out our recent blog post.

How to Determine the Best Fit for Your Vehicle

There are several factors to consider when choosing which type of automotive window tint is right for you and your vehicle.

To determine the best option for you, ask yourself the following questions:

What features are most important to me?

This question allows you to identify what your non-negotiables are, as well as what your negotiables are. For some, it may be appearance, in which case the carbon tint would make the most sense.

For others, it may be the blocking of UV rays with exceptional visibility – in this case, ceramic would probably be best. Figuring out what you’re looking for will help you decide on the type of tint you want to invest in.

How long do I want it to last?

Are you looking for longevity? If you plan on owning the vehicle in question for a long period of time – ceramic would be your best choice.

The alternatives are good, but won’t last quite as long.

What is my budget?

The cost of automotive window tint can depend on several factors, such as the type of vehicle and the type of tint.

Generally speaking, the larger the vehicle or the more intricate the glass is – the more you can expect to pay. 

Conclusion - The Types of Automotive Window Tint

Automotive window tint can provide you with a better driving experience and overall vehicle ownership experience. With three primary types to choose from, you’ll have to weigh which features are most important to you in order to make the right decision.

With over 20 years of experience, our team at Tint Pros Platinum Auto Wraps will guide you through the process and ensure all your goals are met. If you are interested in receiving a quote, give us a call at 763-312-6137.

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