A Brief History of Car Window Tinting

Window tinting may seem to be a rather modern invention, but it actually dates back about 70 years to just after the Second World War. Luxury vehicles started to come with a tint straight out of the factory for the first time. However, since this was a rarity, drivers who wanted to emulate this luxury used spray tint. Unfortunately, spray tint goes on really dark and very uneven, so you lose one of the main appeals of tint which is the aesthetics.

It wasn’t until the 60s that a film was developed that could cover the windows evenly. However, this dyed film had some troubles too, and they are ones that continue into modern times if someone buys cheap tint or does a poor job applying it at home. The cheap tint eventually turned purple or bubbled up.

Modern Tinting Practices

The fact is that modern tint is about more than just appearances. We want to deflect the light and heat, protect the car’s interior, and keep in harmony with local laws on how dark tint can be. As a result, tint has been developed that is much lighter, in some cases even invisible. You lose some of the privacy, but you get high-quality benefits in other areas without getting pulled over.

Have Your Car Windows Professionally Tinted

At Soundiego, we can help you to accomplish your goals with your tinting, keep your vehicle legal, and provide a professional installation that won’t lead to the issues people often have with a DIY tint job. To learn more, call us today at 619-582-5577 or request a quote online.

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