So another summer is coming very soon. The problem of choosing the right window film for cars becomes hotter than ever, especially amidst a maze of superior and inferior products on the market. Which one is truly a quality and suitable product for your beloved car?
Classification of window films by manufacturing technology
There are many different types of window films on the market with diverse prices, characteristics, and advantages and disadvantages. In Vietnam, there are two popular types of window films on the market, including:
- Nano-Ceramic Films: Good visibility, high aesthetics, not affected by phone signals, 3G… The advantage of this type of film is that it does not cause interior glare or film oxidation… However, it comes with the disadvantage of low durability (decreasing effectiveness after 2-3 years), as the ceramic particles between the film layers break after a period of use (due to the impact of sunlight, UV rays…).
- Nano-Carbon Metallizing Films: Excellent heat insulation, high durability; however, it affects phone signals, 3G, and especially causes eye glare for drivers (due to the large Nano particles that block light, reduce the driver’s visibility, and reduce safety while driving); It can cause edge oxidation of the glass (especially for customers using cars near coastal areas) as metals will react and be easily oxidized along the glass edge…
In addition, there are other window film products on the market, such as:
- Optical film: consists of hundreds of layers, good heat insulation efficiency, very famous brands (typical is the product of the 3M brand).
- Tinted film: cheapest, easy to produce, but the worst heat insulation efficiency among window films
However, there are some very different products, such as the T2 window film with Nano-Carbon-Ceramic technology from the Smith Club brand. This product is produced from two types of Nano-Carbon and Ceramic technologies combined. Therefore, Smith Club window film also has all the advantages of the above-mentioned Nano-Ceramic and Nano-Carbon products.
At the same time, the Smith Club T3 product is even more outstanding, as it combines the Nano-Carbon-Ceramic technology of the T2 product and adds an additional metallized layer between the film layers, enhancing adhesion and adding heat insulation capabilities as well as preventing harmful rays.
Thanks to this “magical” combination, Smith Club window film optimizes both heat insulation and blocks almost all harmful rays such as infrared or ultraviolet rays, while still maintaining transparency, providing the best observation for drivers.
Not only that, Smith Club window film also has a truly superior advantage, which is its high durability. To directly confirm this, the Smith Club brand does not hesitate to apply a 10-year warranty policy for its products.
Real-life quality testing of Smith Club window film
To verify the actual quality of the product, we have experienced a Mercedes-Benz GLC after being applied with Smith Club window film. The experience took place on the streets of Saigon at noon – the time with the highest temperature and harsh sunlight.
The first sensation when sitting in the car is that the skin does not feel burnt due to the sunlight, compared to before applying the film. This is the advantage of Smith Club window film, as it can effectively limit the harmful effects of infrared and ultraviolet rays.
Unlike many other products on the market, Smith Club window film ensures good transparency, images are not blurred or glare like cheap products. Therefore, when installing the product, the installation team does not need to cut the film near the A-pillar glass, but the driver can still clearly see the rearview mirror.
However, this is just a subjective visual perception. To verify in the most objective way, the car will be put into the measuring system to obtain the most accurate numbers, proving the ability to protect against harmful rays and the superior advantages of Smith Club window film.
Thermal insulation test
Using a surface temperature measuring device, at the time of testing, it was easy to record a temperature of up to 59°C on the asphalt surface and nearly 48°C on the hood surface. Meanwhile, the interior temperature of the GLC 300 was less than 22°C. The temperature difference between the interior and the exterior of the car reached tens of degrees Celsius, proving the superior heat insulation ability of Smith Club window film.
Harmful rays blocking test
Using a dedicated light meter from the United States, Smith Club window film showed a UV ray blocking ability of over 99%, preventing infrared rays by 96%, and allowing only 13% light transmission. These are the most objective numbers proving that Smith Club products almost completely block all harmful infrared or ultraviolet rays.
Genuine product from Smith Club Vietnam
Understanding the concerns of consumers about the origin of the products and avoiding counterfeit goods, each Smith Club product has a QR code right on the surface of the film. Interested customers can quickly and conveniently look up information about the product directly on their smartphones.
Traveling together with the above-mentioned outstanding advantages, the price of the product is also one of the factors that customers should consider when choosing Smith Club. For example, a 5-seater car will cost only about 4-10 million VND to apply Smith Club film for all locations: front windshield, 4 side windows, and rear window.
Meanwhile, the cost of applying Smith Club film to high ground clearance 5-7 seater cars ranges from 5-12 million VND. This is a very competitive price compared to other window film products on the market today, which range from 15-20 million VND.
In addition to automotive window film products, the Smith Club brand also offers other products for cars, such as dash cameras, interior care chemicals, and replacement entertainment screens. The Smith Club brand also has products for daily life, such as architectural window films for households or office buildings or smart portable air purifiers.
Conclusion, Smith Club window film is truly a worthy product, with the combined advantages of both Nano-Ceramic and Nano-Carbon products. Meanwhile, Smith Club window film also has a very competitive price, which is worth considering when the scorching summer is approaching.
Anh Phan (Tuoitrethudo)
Photos: Đại Minh