auto window tinting: does darker tint give more sun protection than lighter tint?

  • rnch

    Posts: 11501

    Jun 12, 2010 2:58 PM GMT
    i have an older car ('66 chevy corvair) with a perfect interior, no rips, tears or sun damage/fade out; desire to protect this very nice vinyl interior from the damaging, intense sun rays as much as possible.

    would the lightest tint available be enough to block the vinyl ripping/bleashing uv sun rays?

    or should i go as dark as legally available?
  • HndsmKansan

    Posts: 16308

    Jun 12, 2010 3:01 PM GMT
    I once asked this question.. and about the safety of "tinting"... my black vehicles I've owned usually have them. I do like tinting.

    I was told that you need to discuss with a qualified auto glass tech to get the answer, depends on the tint...... not really sure why one would be any less "safe" than another.