What tint can I have on my bulletproof glass?
Armormax glass can be tinted to any percentage needed. We recommend you adhere to your local laws where the vehicle will be used. The tint serves as adding a level of protection for the passengers on the inside for such cases e.g. celebrities, athletes, leaders, and businesses going to and from an event and don’t want the paparazzi taking photos or a security detail driving a VIP around and not wanting others to know the individuals inside. Like our armored vehicles protecting our clients, the tint helps add a level of privacy to any vehicle.
See this chart for common percentages of light passing through the glass though any percentage can be requested. In most cases, we match the original tint to the original make and model of the vehicle.
Here is another percentage breakdown of the percentage of light allowed through.
Just like the armor inside the vehicles, the armored glass is designed to provide enhanced protection against ballistic threats while maintaining transparency. In addition to its crucial protective qualities, bulletproof glass can also be tinted to serve various purposes. If you’re considering tinting your bulletproof glass, this blog post will provide you with an overview of the available tint options and their benefits.
Clear Tint: Clear tint refers to bulletproof glass without any additional tinting or shading. It offers maximum visibility and transparency, making it suitable for applications where maintaining a clear view is crucial. Clear tint is often used in high-security facilities, such as banks, government buildings, and embassies, where security personnel need an unobstructed view of their surroundings.
Gray Tint: Gray tint, is a popular option for tinting bulletproof glass. It provides a darker, slightly grayish appearance to the glass, which can serve several purposes. Gray tint reduces glare and excessive sunlight, making it ideal for buildings or vehicles that are exposed to intense sunlight. Moreover, the darker tint can enhance privacy and prevent prying eyes from easily observing the interior of a space.
Reflective Tint: Reflective tint, as the name suggests, creates a mirrored or reflective surface on the bulletproof glass. This tint option offers two primary advantages: enhanced privacy and solar heat reduction. The reflective surface makes it difficult for outsiders to see inside the protected area, ensuring privacy. Furthermore, it reflects a significant amount of sunlight, reducing heat absorption and improving energy efficiency. The reflective tint is commonly used in high-rise buildings, luxury vehicles, and sensitive installations where both privacy and climate control are crucial.
Limo Tint: Limo tint is the darkest tint we add to bulletproof glass. The tint can be customized to match the aesthetic preferences or branding requirements of a particular space or vehicle. While colored tint primarily focuses on aesthetics, it still offers the same protective qualities as other tint options.
Conclusion: Choosing the right tint for your bulletproof glass depends on your specific requirements and preferences. Clear tint is ideal for maximizing visibility, usually in a windshield while gray and other tint shades tint provides glare reduction and enhanced privacy. Reflective tint offers privacy and solar heat reduction, and colored tint allows for customization to match your desired aesthetic. It’s crucial to consult with a professional supplier or installer of bulletproof glass to determine the best tint option for your needs, considering factors such as the intended application, security requirements, and environmental conditions.
The tint is applied to armored glass during the manufacturing process. The tint is “baked” into the glass pieces for the best results. In some cases, the tint may be added at a later time but the quality will vary.