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Jul 17


Every vehicle owner understands the importance of their vehicle – it is what gets them from point A to point B quickly and efficiently. There are plenty of accessories and amenities that a person can add to their vehicle, one of those being window tinting. So, what are some of the most important benefits of automotive window tinting?

One of the most popular benefits is that it adds a level of privacy to the vehicle. Tinted windows cause it to be really hard, nearly impossible, for anybody to see inside the car.  The layer of film is dark, which provides the people inside to see out but people outside are unable to see in. This means it will be harder for people to see in your windows. With tinted windows it will be harder for people to see the valuables you have in your car, and it will also give a sense of privacy.

Window tint also gives you an added level of security as well. Since it is hard for someone to see inside the vehicle, that means they are unable to see if there are valuables or anything nice inside the car, lowering the desire to break in and steal those valuables. This protects you and everything inside because of the window tint.

The darkness that window tint provides also help protect you from the sun’s harsh UV rays. Window tint lets less light into the vehicle, therefore it is helping prevent and protect your skin from cancer as well as protecting the material inside of your vehicle from the light as well. By protecting the material, all of the fabric and other materials are not going to fade and deteriorate as quickly because of the sunlight not entering the vehicle.

You are also well protected in case of a car crash when the vehicle has window tint on all of the windows. Window tint helps holds all of the glass together if you are in an accident, so when there is an accident the window film will help hold the glass together. This adds protection to you and everything else that is in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

Automotive window tinting is very beneficial for every vehicle owner. Window tint helps to keep you safe, provide privacy, protect you from shattered glass in an accident, as well as provide the vehicle’s interior to have a longer life span because of the lack of harmful sun rays entering the car. By having window tint professionally installed, you will notice the benefits of the window tint from the day it is installed in your vehicle.

About the Author:

Denver Window Tinting Company All American Window Tinting is happy to bring you this informative article on the benefits of window tinting. If you are interested in window tint in Denver, please be sure to check out their website today.

May 15


Unless you have ridiculous amounts of money to burn on high-end luxury cars you only plan on driving once a year, you probably plan on actually driving your car on a regular basis. Most luxury car owners buy their cars as the ultimate ride to wherever they need or want to go. They didn’t pay an entire year’s salary just to leave it sitting in the garage. And therein lays the biggest problem for high-end car owners who want to actually drive their cars: driving will take a toll on your investment.

Even just the elements can wreak havoc on your beautiful automobile. Rain, wind, dirt, gravel, sun exposure, sleet, hail, debris, stone chips, insects, etc. are all part of a continuous list describing the furious onslaught your car must survive. Sure, you may have never thought much about your car’s paint job when you drove a Civic. But you didn’t invest in a brand new Corvette just watch that immaculate, shimmering paint job wear off. You bought your car for it to look good, so how can you keep it looking every bit as beautiful as when you first saw it on the lot?

The answer is a clear bra, and more specifically, a 3M clear bra. The 3M clear bra is a thermoplastic urethane film applied to a car’s painted surfaces in order to protect it from anything the pain job will face with normal car use. While there are several quality brands available, 3M has the distinction of being universally well-received, at least from what we could find on the first few pages of Google search. It’s seriously impressive that we couldn’t find a single negative review for several pages. So how can your car benefit from the instillation of a clear bra?


1) Maintain Market Value

As you know, the market for a high-end automobile is distinctly different from the market for economy cars. With the limited number of models made each year, value does not automatically decline as the year fixed to the model gets farther away from the present. Value decline over time is not nearly as pronounced as value decline with wear and miles. This market is virtually opposite of the economy car market, where the year after the model is the most valuable element of your car. If your 2005 limited edition Corvette looks like it was just picked up off the lot, you will command top dollar. It pays to protect your paint.


2) You Can Barely See It

Okay, let’s be honest; if the coat doesn’t look good, it doesn’t matter how nicely it protects your paint. What’s the point of a breathtaking paint job you can’t see? Fortunately, 3M clear bras are hardly noticeable, with onlookers having to catch it at just the right angle to even tell the clear bra has been applied. Sure, it may douse the shimmer just a bit, but what’s better, a perfect look for a year or a near-perfect look for five years?


3) 5 Year Warranty

Here’s the best part for the cost conscious. 3M clear bras come with a five year warranty, so you can rest assured that you will get your money’s worth, even if the product doesn’t perform as advertised. A universal round of thumbs up and high fives says that you won’t need the warranty, but it’s always nice to be insured.

If you want to keep your paint job looking amazing, give 3M’s clear bra a try. The internet says you won’t be disappointed.

Tiffany Olson is a blogger from Northern California who writes on a myriad of topics including car paint protection, 3M Clear Bra, and Xpel Clear Bra. When she’s not blogging, you’ll usually find her reading, cooking, or hanging out with good friends.

May 03

Seattle sunshine



Finally, some sun in Seattle! It’s going to be a sunny weekend here in the Emerald City, make sure your being smart while enjoying the sunshine. That’s right, its time to think about window tinting. Protect yourself from harmful UV rays and minimize the effects of the sun using 3M Automotive Window Films. This weekend is a perfect time to take action and Emerald City Window Tinting can help!

Not only do you need protection from the sun but so does your car. With window tinting, you can reduce interior fading and cracking by blocking up to 99% of the sun’s UV rays. Window tinting allows you to enjoy the beautiful Seattle scenery by reducing glare and improving driving comport. Window tinting also allows you to stay cool by maximizing comfort with superior heat rejection.

Will window tinting affect your ability to communicate? Nope. Non-metallized films provide zero interference with mobile phones, GPS devices and radio reception.

Lastly, window tinting just makes you look cool. We can help you create a sleek look you will love.


So give Emerald City Window Tinting a call today. 206-335-9917

Mar 28

Springtime in Seattle!

It’s that time of the year again! As spring approaches, the heating bills may be lowering but the air conditioning bill will soon follow even in Seattle. Window tinting is highly effective in reducing costly cooling bills by reducing harmful UV rays and other heat factors from entering your Seattle home.

That`s not all that window tinting can do for your home in Seattle. Tinting will also work to protect your valuable interior furniture, carpets, and décor from harmful sun rays. If you are the type that likes a more open look to your home; in other words, you don`t like many window blinds or other treatments blocking your view of Seattle, then window tinting is your answer.

Plus, as you research facts about window tinting you will see the obvious advantages in cost (Film or window tinting is much cheaper) compared to conventional window treatments. Decorators and custom blinds can be very expensive; however, you still need something on those windows to protect your home.

Luckily, we can  help with window tinting Seattle! Call Emerald City Window Tinting & Signs, Inc. for more info!

(206) 334-6084

Oct 05

You’ve seen it happen year after year. Your car takes a beating during the colder months of the year. Over time, the damage adds up and can negatively affect the value of your car. Well, it’s not to late to take action! Invest in 3M Clear Auto Bra technology and take advantage of it’s strong protection against rocks thrown up by vehicles on the highway in winter or  help combat against harsh winter areas where sand is poured on the roads for traction. Contact us for more info!



Sep 28

Can you have window tinting applied to your windows in wet or cold weather? Yes! Some people assume that they have to wait to have their car or home windows tinted. Well, with the modern adhesive systems found on today’s window tinting products, it is possible to have your car windows tinted even in freezing weather!

The curing time may be extended in adverse conditions but the professional installers at ECWT take the weather into consideration during installation, allowing more time to apply heat to the edges of the tint to activate the drying process!

Sep 18

Privacy matters! Why would you want to keep your shades pulled down all the time? Our privacy glass films are a smart and cost effective answer to enhance the performance of windows in your home or vehicle. Home window tint ensures that privacy during the day and it doesn’t block your view of the world!

More importantly it helps protect your property from prying eyes wanting to make a quick buck from your property when no-one is present inside. So the next time you are out of home or office, and the window tinting is in place, it will make things difficult for them to guess. Contact us for details! 

Sep 07

Wow summer flew by fast! Labor Day is over, schools are back in session and now it’s time to start looking forward to the fall and winter. This means less sunshine and cooler temps. When it comes to home window tinting and temperature control, most people think about the summer time and how you can avoid using air conditioners because the tinted windows will help keep the heat out.

A lot of people don’t realize that, in the winter time, tinted windows will help reduce the amount of heat loss from your home! Saving you money on those electric bills that always seem to creep up during the colder months! Learn how ECWT can help, here.

Aug 24

Emerald City Window Tinting & Signs, Inc. is proud to provide you with quality, custom created signs. One of our more popular products are outdoor sidewalk signs. These offer several benefits to small business owners looking to advertise their products or services.

Putting a sign out on the sidewalk can get people to walk in off the street by attracting impulse buyers. A sidewalk sign that is easily visible to passersby can be a practical and affordable investment for even the smallest of businesses. Most sign companies offer sidewalk signs to fit any budget.


Aug 16

It’s warming up in the emerald city. Did you know that roughly one third of an average building’s cooling load is due to solar heat gain through windows? Window films can actually reduce up to 78% of the sun’s heat without compromising your view outside unlike shutters or blinds.  Also, your home will feel more comfortable and your energy costs will be lower. Stay cool and save money at the same time! Contact us with any questions you might have!