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3M Automotive Window Films look cool and keep your car cool by blocking out the sun’s heat. Less heat means more personal comfort and less drain on your car’s air-conditioning. 3M window films block up to 99.9% of the sun’s harmful UV rays, helping to protect occupants from skin cancer while reducing the likelihood of fading to the interior. 3M offers consumers a Good, Better and Best selection of window films: FX Premium; Color Stable; and Crystalline.

BEST: Crystalline

3M Crystalline auto films are made using nano-technology and are virtually clear. Manufactured of over 200 layers, yet thinner than a Post-it® Note, they offer up to 97% infrared heat rejection (900-1000 nm) and block up to 60% of the heat coming through your windows. This unique method of manufacture is the reason this clear film can reject more infrared heat than traditional darker films. Crystalline films will not fade, purple, bubble, blister, peel, or interfere with satellite signals; and 3M Company guarantees it for as long as you own your car. These films are offered in a variety of light transmissions: 20%, 40%; 50%; 60%; 70%; and 90%.

EVEN BETTER: Ceramic IR

3M Ceramic IR auto films provide great black smoke color and heat rejection by using an insulated coating made of ceramic. This color stable film will maintain its color and is warrantied never to turn purple. It is also warrantied not to fade, bubble, blister, peel, or interfere with satellite signals; and 3M Company guarantees it for as long as you own your car. Ceramic IR offers up to 62% total solar energy rejection, 95% infrared (IR) heat reduction, and 99% UV rejection. These films are offered in a variety of light transmissions: 5%; 15%; 25%; 35%; 50%; and 70%.

BETTER: Color Stable

3M Color Stable auto films maintain their color over time. The unique manufacturing process is so advanced that in time-based tests, Color-Stable auto films held their color while most conventional dyed films rapidly turned purple. Color Stable films will not fade, purple, bubble, blister, peel, or interfere with satellite signals; and 3M Company guarantees it or as long as you own your car. Because of its method of construction, Color Stable offers better heat rejection than Obsidian. These films are offered in a variety of light transmissions: 5%; 20%; 35%; and 50%.

GOOD: Obsidian

Obsidian is a dyed carbon auto film very similar to those offered by other manufacturers. Offering good heat rejection, Obsidian is for those consumers wanting the look of car tint without the benefits of maximum heat rejection. It is warrantied by 3M Company for as long as you own your car. These films are offered in a variety of light transmissions: 5%; 15%; 25%; 30%; 35%; 40%; 50%, and 70%.

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