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How dark is 35 percent tint?

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Thirty-five percent tint is considered a medium-light tint. Tint percentage refers to the amount of light a tint allows to transmit thorough to the window. The most common tint grades are 50 percent (lightest), 35 percent, 20 percent and 5 percent (limo dark). It should be noted that the legal limits for tints vary by state, so the chart in the reference should be studied before any purchase.

Window tint is a glass covering that is sometimes done for cosmetic reasons, but it can also provide UV protection and heat deflection, which protect the interior of a vehicle. There are three types of tints: dyed, metallic and hybrid. Dyed tints use a layer of dye to provide the tint. This dye also absorbs the light energy and converts it to heat, which is then radiated off the glass by the inside air. Dyed tints can give a true black appearance, but due to this lack of reflectivity, they do not reject heat as well as metallic tints. Metallic tints use a deposited layer of metallic particles, which gives it a reflective coating. Unlike dyed tints, metallic tints reflect the heat instead of absorbing it, but this leads to a shiny appearance. Hybrid tints, as the name suggests, contain both dyed and metallic materials to minimize the drawbacks of both. This allows for a relatively light tint that can still reject more heat.


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