One of the many services we offer here at Sound Depot and Performance is window tinting. Among our premium offerings is the incredible Crystalline series of window films from 3M. This is one of the most technologically advanced films on the market and offers thermal protection that is hard to match at any price. Let’s look at some of the reasons why this is one of our most popular films.
3M has been making window films for decades. When they set out to develop Crystalline, the goal was to redefine the perception of heat rejection. The stereotype for window films has always been that darker is better. 3M shattered that by incorporating more than 200 layers into a film that has the thickness of a piece of paper.
What makes Crystalline unique is its light transmission ability, as compared to its thermal barrier properties. The darkest film in the series allows 40% of light to pass while blocking 99.9% of ultraviolet light and 97% of infrared energy. At the other end of the Crystalline range is the CR90, which blocks 99.9% of UV light and 90% of IR energy with an amazing 86% light transmission. That is barely noticeable – even on a windshield. The darkest of conventional film technologies still allows 45% of heat energy through.
Crystalline films are designed to offer the highest possible optical clarity through the use of high-quality materials and fanatically accurate computer-controlled production systems. The outside layer of the films features an extremely durable scratch-resistant coating to ensure it looks great for years and years.
When you are cutting your lawn or lying on the beach, the heat you feel from the sun is called infrared energy. Without proper protection in your vehicle, this light energy warms the interior and puts a significant load on your air conditioning system. At the same time, UVA and UVB radiation is attacking your skin. Ultraviolet radiation contributes to cancers and sunburns. Crystalline is designed specifically to protect vehicle operators from these harmful energy rays. In fact, it works so well that the Skin Cancer Foundation specifically recommends transparent automotive window films like Crystalline be installed to protect against harmful UV rays.
Our window tinting technicians take the utmost of care when working on your vehicle. We use computer-controlled plotters to accurately cut the window film. We never use X-ACTO or Olfa cutters on your glass – these can leave visible scratches. Our installation of 3M Crystalline film is backed not only by our lifetime installation guarantee, but also by a nationwide warranty offered by 3M. In the unlikely event you need service, you only have to visit the authorized 3M Crystalline dealer closest to your location.
Stop By Today and Learn More About Crystalline Window Film
If you are in the Gainesville, Florida, area, we invite you to drop into Sound Depot & Performance. We would be happy to show you our film options and explain the differences between each.
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