Car Window Tinting

How Does Window Film Work?

Window film can be generically described by the components it contains for performance and/or aesthetics; i.e. dyed, metallized, ceramic – or by its intended use.



A common misconception is that window tint is dark, and night-time driving is impossible when a car is tinted. The truth is that there are films of any darkness that suits your preference. Also,

unlike sunglasses that do impair your ability to drive at night, tinted film is designed to reduce glare and not impede night-time driving.


auto window tinting in Yuba CityOnce window film is applied to a window, the characteristics of how visible light comes into the car changes. Normal auto glass without tint reflects around 5% of visible light (known as VLR%),

absorbs another 5% (known as VLA%) and transmits 90% of visible light (known as VLT%) into the car.


Depending on the type and quality of tinting film applied to a window these percentages change dramatically. Some tint is more reflective, and others absorb more light. The number you will most commonly see is the VLT% (Visible Light Transmittance). Almost all the official names of films include the VLT%. The VLT% tells you how much visible light is allowed to shine into the car and also indirectly how dark the tint looks.

For maximum heat rejection, look for films with a high solar energy reflectance rating.

When sunlight strikes glass, solar energy is either transmitted through the pane of glass, absorbed by the glass or reflected away from the glass. The type of glass and window film applied causes varying transmittance results, shown as a percent – this is the amount of solar energy that entered through the glass and film.

Rayno offers Premium Automotive films combining consumer demand with innovative technology. These Premium Automotive films offer consumers the high-end performance properties without the usage of metalized films in their product design.

The window film is engineered to reject the sun’s heat without interfering with next generation technology such as Satellite Radio, GPRS, GPS, AM & FM Radio.

Select from our Ceramic Charcoal series or from our higher infrared heat rejection Ice Cool Grey films. They’re all installed by industry professionals and backed by a strong warranty to give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’ve made the right choice.


*Window film can be applied over manufactured tinted windows*

Manufactured tinting (privacy glass) is actually a dye added to the glass when

manufactured. This type of glass gives you minimal UV and heat reduction.

Stealth Window Tinting shades in Yuba City.








We Carry window films in a variety of shades.



Questions to ask a tint shop 

  • How long have you been in business at this location? Do you have other shops in the area?

Good tint shops prosper despite local competition by offering good service at reasonable prices.

  • What type of film do you carry? What warranty do you offer on your work?

When you purchase your tint, be sure you get a manufacture’s warranty card from the dealer with the date, the window film used on each window and the total cost of installation as well as the receipt.

  • Can I visit your tint shop? Can you show me a sample of your work?

Good dealers pay attention to customer service. They should be happy and willing to spend the time to talk to you and explain how their shops work.