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Protecting your paint from the sun is a snap at Sunbusters

Don't let the sun scorch your car's paint!
Tinted Black Car
Austin, Texas enjoys sunny skies more often than not. Abundant sunlight is fine if you want to heat up a pool or use solar panels, but it can have seriously harmful effects on cars. Prolonged sun exposure may cause paint to fade and decay. As DriverSide points out, this damage makes a vehicle more vulnerable to rust. Effective Solution Many Texans can’t keep their cars away from sunlight throughout the day. Even if you use garages at your home and workplace, a lengthy commute may result in many hours of sun exposure. Fortunately, protective films can shield automotive paint from solar rays. Sunbusters’ installers apply them to vulnerable parts of cars, such as bumpers and hoods. These invisible coatings also sometimes prevent small stones from scratching vehicles. Who Applies Films? Some auto dealers offer paint protection when motorists buy new cars. This practice is particularly common among luxury dealerships. For example, Austin’s Ferrari and Lexus dealers [...]

The Importance of Window Tint and Reducing UV Exposure

Could a lengthy commute harm a person's skin?
UV Protection Window Tinting
If you live in or near the greater Austin area, you’re probably familiar with the city’s traffic problems. Interstate 35 has some of the nation’s worst congestion. Average daily commuting times exceed 80 minutes in several neighborhoods, according to the Austin Business Journal. They include Anderson Arbor, Tress Sonesta and Turtle Rock Estates. Long-Term Exposure to Sunlight Like many cities in Texas, Austin experiences plenty of cloudless weather. The sun shines brightly for over 300 days in an average year. Local skies remain clear especially often between June and December. Consequently, motorists expose themselves to ultraviolet rays for long periods of time as they drive and sit in traffic jams. Many people mistakenly believe that automotive glass fully protects them. Two Different Types of UV Rays Exposure to UVB rays can cause visible sunburns. Standard window glass provides thorough protection from this kind of radiation. On the other hand, UVA rays pass through most glass. They [...]
Window Tint Appearance
If you’ve always thought of tinting your car windows as more of a luxury than a practical option for average car owners, think again. Tinted car windows may protect your privacy and make you look like a rock star, but they also offer plenty of money-saving benefits over time. Even more surprising is the fact that window tinting could help save your life. The Ultimate in Driving Privacy Celebrities aren’t the only ones who can use a break from the public eye. Whether you’re driving through the city or hauling the kids to after-school activities in the suburbs, auto tinting shields the people in your car from prying eyes. More importantly, even when your car is parked, window tinting hides belongings left inside from passersby. Safer Driving, Healthier Passengers Auto tint reduces glare and improves your ability to see the road under the sun’s harshest rays. Windows that are tinted with Sunbusters’ FormulaOne Hi-Performance window [...]
Most people want to take good care of their cars; after all, we spend a lot of time and money on them, and we want to protect that investment. You know about changing the oil, taking care of regularly scheduled maintenance, and all the other tasks they mention in the owner’s manual. But did you know there’s a simple way to protect your car that many car owners overlook? Picture this: It’s a hot, sunny day, and you’re pulling into a parking lot for the day. Maybe you’re going to the beach or maybe it’s just a regular work day, but your car will be parked there for a while. You try to park in the shade when you can, you faithfully use the window shade to cover the front window, but still you’re not doing all you can to protect your car. Failing to protect your car’s interior is one of the most critical [...]
Austin’s climate can be particularly hot, sunny and dry in the summer. This weather is great for swimmers at Barton Springs, but it certainly doesn’t appeal to motorists in traffic. Fortunately, window tinting can protect you, your passengers and your vehicle from extreme heat. Discomfort Bright sunlight makes commutes less pleasant and causes cars to consume extra energy running the AC on high. It also increases the time it takes air conditioners to adequately reduce temperatures. Interior heat levels can quickly become dangerous if a car’s cooling system fails. Tinted windows will enhance safety by helping you preserve cool air inside the vehicle reducing your discomfort. Warm Groceries A summer heat wave might make you feel like you’re going to melt. On the other hand, this may literally happen to refrigerated or frozen items from the supermarket. Even if you need to briefly stop [...]
Sun exposure Window Tinting Can Keep You Looking Young and Protect You from Skin Cancer Did you know that UVA solar rays are damaging your skin whenever you hop in your car? Not only will these rays accelerate the aging process, they can also give you skin cancer. Most of us think of sun damage as a beach thing, but UVA rays can get you whenever it’s daylight, especially when you’re behind the wheel. Although glass will protect you from UVB rays — the burning rays — it will not protect you from UVA rays — the aging rays. Why Are UVA Rays So Dangerous? Unlike UVB rays that cause visible burning on the skin’s surface, UVA rays go deep into the skin and cause damage you can’t immediately see. They break down the supportive structures formed by collagen fibers that keep the skin firm. UVA rays also [...]
Automotive Speakers Why Some DIY Projects Just Aren’t Worth the Trouble Thinking about transforming your stock vehicle into something a bit more appealing? No matter what you’d like to tweak about your current vehicle, booking professional installation services is the best solution. There’s nothing wrong with tackling certain projects with your own two hands. Aftermarket upgrades, however, are definitely jobs for the professionals. Here are four great reasons why. 1. Superior Appearance When you’re tinting windows, a single stray dust particle or speck of dirt can spell disaster. If they get trapped under tint films, they result in bubbles and blemishes that are impossible to ignore. Window tints aren’t the only projects that demand precision. In the world of electronics, failing to measure and account for the size of speaker hardware, wire runs or enclosures can make everything else look crooked. Aftermarket upgrades take considerable time to master, [...]
automotive window tint With proper maintenance, your new solar-blocking window film will look great for years to come. In the last decade, manufacturers have developed improved window tinting products that are more durable and are easier to maintain. Now, there’s no need to worry about the material fading, peeling or scuffing with normal use. By following a few simple guidelines, you can preserve the product’s original quality and energy-saving benefits. Why Cleaning Practices are Important In addition to protecting your tinted windows from damage, proper cleaning techniques will ensure that you aren’t voiding your factory warrantee. Most professionally installed products include at minimum a five-year warranty. Some brands offer a lifetime warranty against fading, peeling and bubbling. Today’s window films are attractive, effective, scratch-resistant and easy to maintain. Do’s and Don’ts Although films are more durable than they used to be, it’s important to avoid certain products that [...]
clear auto tint If you’ve heard about the many benefits of automotive window films and you’re ready to protect your own vehicle from UV damage, your next task is to find a tinting shop to do the work. You wouldn’t let just anyone tamper with your valuable car; top-quality results are paramount. While all window films work in a similar way, the application process can be quite different. In the past, film tint patterns were cut by hand directly on the outside surface of the vehicle’s glass. Today’s technology has made the process much smoother. Top-rated tinting shops prefer using a computer cutting plotter to pre-cut the film patterns that match your car’s exact dimensions before the film ever touches the vehicle. Here are four reasons why this process is superior. 4 Reasons That a Computer Cutting Plotter Is the Better Choice
  1. Computer plotters cut film pieces [...]
Window Tinted Car It’s already starting to warm up in Texas, and it’s only going to get hotter. For drivers with professionally tinted windshields and windows, the summer is a little less intimidating; they’ll enjoy protection from both the searing heat and the dangerous ultraviolet rays. If the mention of auto tinting makes you think of mysterious, dark cars that are hiding dead bodies, the facts might surprise you. Your Car Doesn’t Have to Look Suspicious It’s a common misconception that car tinting only provides adequate protection when it’s dark enough to look suspicious. Dark tints are illegal in many areas, and this may contribute to the false impression. In reality, IR films don’t have to be dark to perform. You’ve probably seen tinted car windows many times and never had any idea that they were different. Films that are clear and virtually invisible can deliver exceptional protection [...]
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