Rayno 2019 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off

See the Rayno BUZZ at this year’s 2019 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off! Rayno is excited to be the Emerald sponsor for the 2019 WFCT.  As our company grows along with the industry, there is more and more BUZZ around our products and the benefits of window film. Rayno is proud to be at the event to help familiarize visitors with our range of film products and educate customers about our nano technology built into many of our top products. 

Come visit our booth (#501) to learn more about our products, take advantage of our limited time special promotions, win prizes, and see what all the BUZZ is surrounding Rayno! 

Test out our products “starring” in our booth to See the Rayno Difference! Get a BUZZ out of our Phantom, Creed, Monocarbon, Rescue, and other products!

While you are here, help us in rooting for our Rayno Competitors who will be competing at the Tint-Off competition in the window film and paint protection film (PPF) divisions!

Event Information

Location: Indiana Convention Center, 100 South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Dates: September 4th – 6th, 2019
Rayno Booth Number: #501

Special Promotions for Dealers

It’s always more than just a competition for Rayno! Visit our booth and speak to us about our 2019 Tint Off promotions running from September 4th to 8th.

Can’t make it to the show? Just give us a call at 844-729-3456, or email us at order@raynofilm.com to learn more about the promotions and enjoy it during Tint Off 2019 wherever you are! Click here to view a larger version of our promo sheet!

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Team Rayno Contestants

Name: Brian Felts
Shop: Tint Pros
Location: Ocala, FL
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Name: Don Vowles
Shop: Tint Pro Window Tint
Location: Lincoln Park, MI
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Name: Tim McClure
Shop: Tint Nation
Location: Somerset, KY
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Name: Sangwon Jung
Shop: AUTOCUT
Location: S. Korea

Name: Sangho Lee
Shop: Jinju Tinting Shop
Location: S. Korea

Name: Wai Hoong Lee
Shop: East Coast Tint House
Location: Malaysia

Contest

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What’s Best: PPF vs. Ceramic Coating, or Both?

What is a Ceramic Car Coating?

Ceramic car coating is a coating process that covers your car surface with synthetic substances that contain the element Si (Silicone). These coatings are primarily used for their hydrophobic (water repelling) and anti-scratch properties.

Although there are different types of liquid ceramic coatings, they all contain at least small amounts of silicone. Silicone is known to penetrate deep into the micro pores of the paint and can be difficult to remove. This makes it problematic to repaint your vehicle even if you can remove the ceramic coating.

What is Paint Protection Film (PPF)?

You may have heard about paint protection film when people refer to “clear bra.” A clear bra is a section of PPF that is used to protect the front, rear fascias, hood, or truck. This special thermoplastic is a urethane that has better durability than the urethane paints that are sprayed onto commercial vehicles. Some brands are better quality than others, however. When shopping for PPF, be sure to look for brands that are non-yellowing and that are hydrophobic.

PPF also comes in different mil thicknesses. This makes it suitable for a variety of various applications and budgets. Most PPF is self-healing and will repair itself if it is scratched or marred. It may heat up in the sun and level out or when using a heat gun. This makes it the perfect addition to any vehicle because it protects the paint job from the damage and absorbs the impact from debris. 

PPF can even absorb the impact of minor hail, stones, and other road debris. This durable “skin” is a shield against the elements, including acid rain, bird droppings, sap, and even wind sediment.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Applying Ceramic Coating to a Vehicle?

Applying a ceramic coating helps seal the paint by repelling water. You can spray liquid silicone onto a snow shovel or the bottom of a sled to achieve the same hydrophobic function. This is hardly a revolutionary concept. Although the thin layer of ceramic coating acts more like a durable Carnauba wax, it does not provide the same warm glow as traditional waxing.

Most people apply a ceramic coating if they want the paint to hold up longer using a low-maintenance regimen that skips traditional detailing needs. Although it does create a very thin layer to reduce micro abrasions on the surface of the paint, it does not hold up to more severe abrasions.

What Are the Key Differences Between Ceramic Coating and Paint Protection Film?

The car paint protection film vs. ceramic coating debate is a bit confusing because they both seem to offer similar paint protection. However, the degree of protection in the ceramic coating vs. PPF debate is critical. The ultimate question is “paint protection film vs. ceramic coating what’s best?

And in answering this question, our lab set out to develop ceramic coating liquid products a year ago. After completing lab research, we reached the conclusion that ceramic coatings fail to provide car surface protection.

What we did find is that paint protection film (PPF) offers superior physical protection. It has the thickness and durability to protect the car paint from scratches, stone chips, and other external elements. 

Car surface and paint protection capability is the critical difference between ceramic coating and PPF. This is due to the thickness of the material, the composition, and how it’s applied. A ceramic coating is either applied as a liquid and wiped on or is sprayed on. This makes the thickness of it inconsistent in many areas. 

PPF, by contrast, is a thermoplastic that molds to fit the entire surface of the vehicle. The thickness is consistent throughout and, therefore, can protect the paint better with a higher degree of surface tension. The surface tension is the same reason why you can skip a rock across the water.

This secret increases the effectiveness at preventing damage to your vehicle even if the paint surface is impacted at high speeds with hail, stones, or other road debris. Think of the surface tension as an invisible shield that the debris must penetrate.

Can I Use a Combination of Ceramic Coating and PPF?

If you are considering applying a ceramic coating over paint protection film, there really is no need. The hydrophobic Creed PPF available from Rayno eliminates the need for a hydrophobic outer layer. Although traditional PPF does not have these hydrophobic properties that repel water, Creed product has it built in. 

No matter how liberally you slather or spray on the ceramic coating liquid, its thickness is too thin to measure. This thin layer of coating cannot protect the clear coat and paint. Although detailers have created videos featuring scratch tests of ceramic coated surfaces, we were unable to replicate these results in our own testing.

Silicone-based products are slippery and may deflect the force of some elements that can scratch and mar the surface. However, you can achieve an even higher level of paint protection by using traditional Carnauba wax. While this may offer a minimal level of scratch protection, it is hardly anything worth noting.

Because the impact of debris is deeper at high speeds, savvy supercar owners choose PPF over ceramic coating every time. In fact, when you consider that PPF was developed initially for the military to protect vehicles that are more expensive than any supercar, it is clear to see why it is the best choice. 

Although ceramic coatings are more budget-friendly and can be applied to all surfaces of the vehicle, including the undercarriage, they are more popular among money conscious consumers. But, for anyone looking for real paint protection, only a film like Creed PPF is worth their time.

Instead of applying ceramic coating on PPF, you can apply it to the areas that are less likely to be damaged from the external elements, such as the trunk. On the undercarriage, it makes sense to apply ceramic coatings to exhaust parts and other places to repel road salt and reduce the chances of corrosion.

Conclusion

Creed PPF is the top choice for your vehicle. It has the surface tension, hydrophobic properties, and full body protection that your paint needs. It is also self-healing, which means it can repair scratches and scuffs. Creed beats the other PPF brands because of its superior anti-staining and effortless washing.

It will always retain its clarity to keep an invisible barrier without diminishing respect for your showroom finish. You may still want to invest in ceramic coatings for other parts of your vehicle to take advantage of the anti-oxidation properties in places that are hard to wax. 

Yet, when it comes to protecting your paint, ceramic coatings are sub-par and may even be less effective than Carnauba wax.

Click here to find a PPF installer near you.

No Garage? Here’s How To Protect Your Car From Hail

The weather in the United States is getting more unpredictable and severe. Global warming is causing rapid changes in our environment and unique weather patterns. You are bound to encounter a hail or ice storm if you drive a lot or live in states, such as Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming where heavy snowfalls occur or where thunderstorms are frequent, such as in Dallas, TX.

Large hail or intense ice storms will damage your property. But you don’t need a full-fledged hailstorm to damage your automobile’s finish and body panels. If it is cold enough outside, the rain can freeze and turn into pellets of ice that are similar to hail. They may not have the classic round shape of hail balls because they are freezing raindrops.

If the wind is strong enough, the freezing rain can hit with enough blunt force trauma to put dings in the soft sheet metal panels of your roof, hood, doors, and trunk.

How to Protect Car from Hail Damage

Few drivers know how to protect their car from hail if they happen to get caught up in a storm. It is not like you can push a button on your console to engage a hail cover or put your vehicle in “hail mode.”

In fact, the sheet metal in many late-model vehicles is thinner than ever to reduce curb weight for the sake of fuel economy and emissions standards. If you happen to own a new Dodge, for example, you are in for a surprise if you take that vehicle into areas where they have heavy winds and ice storms or traditional hailstorms.

Strangely enough, it just takes some ice beads falling off an electrical wire to put dings in the soft metal panels of your vehicle. This is because the impact is magnified by the speed of the car. These dings can cost thousands of dollars to repair using paintless dent removal techniques. Let’s consider how to protect your vehicle from hail damage in greater detail, below.

Garage Storage and Improvisation

The best way to protect your car from hail is to keep it covered in a fully covered garage. If you are driving on the highway, try to pull over under a bridge or overpass. Use this as a shelter to deflect the direct force of any hail that is blowing around. This will help protect the roof, trunk, hood, and especially the front windshield of your vehicle from direct blows.

Pulling over to the side of the road as quickly as possible is usually the best strategy if you are on the road and cannot get to a garage because it may also be impossible to see in the downpour. Using a hydrophobic water repellent like Rain-X washer fluid can help to clear up the windshield and improve visibility.

Can a Car Cover Protect Against Hail?

Although they do sell hail protection car cover kits for a variety of automobiles, these car covers may be frustrating to install. You have to practice putting them on in other kinds of rainy or snowy weather to truly be prepared. And even then, there is no guarantee that the body panels won’t be dinged. The quality of the cover versus the force of the hailstorm are the determining factors.

How to Protect Car from Hail with No Garage?

The best way to protect your car from minor hail is to invest in a high-quality paint protection film (PPF). Rayno Creed Paint Protection Film offers superior protection, clarity, and durability. This is because it is engineered using nano-coating technology. This molecular precision allows the PPF to self-heal when it is scuffed, scratched, soiled, or exposed to trauma.

This is similar to the engineering concept behind the undentable doors that were installed in Saturn vehicles. Except, this PPF is nearly invisible and protects the paint and retains that new car look for many years.

It is also hydrophobic and will repel water and, thus, protect your vehicle from corrosion. PPF provides a protection against many environmental factors that ruin perfect showroom finishes.

Don’t leave yourself unprotected. When you install Rayno Creed PPF, you have more than one benefit. It won’t just protect against minor hail damage, but will also protect against stones and pebbles being kicked up by traffic or your own wheels.

Creed PPF is like a bulletproof vest for your car that deflects the impact and resists damage. It works so well because minor hail is not able to overcome the surface tension that the protection film creates. 

Think of PPF like the peel of an orange. You can’t get into the soft center without first breaking through the tough outer skin. This surface tension deflects the pressure of each blow by distributing it across the entire layer.

Its ability to repel water eliminates the need for Carnauba waxing. Unlike some PPF brands, the Rayno Creed nano-coating technology is pure and consistent to prevent it from turning yellow over time. This ensures that it always looks as good as the factory paint job. The authentic colors can resonate.

When you consider how expensive it is to have a vehicle repainted ($7,000+) or the difficulty of finding a talented body shop, it makes sense to protect your paint. It is easy to scuff paint with doors in parking lots, road debris, and the erosion and softening from acid rain. Even bird droppings are acidic enough to eat away at the paint.

If you live in an environment that exposes your vehicle to road salt in the winter or sea salt from a nearby shore, PPF provides an even more significant benefit. It stops the corrosion process before it begins.

Conclusion

A garage is one inexpensive method of keeping your vehicle free of damage when it is parked. However, when you are on the roads, Rayno Creed PPF is your best insurance against having to make an insurance claim on your car. Find a Rayno dealer near you today to get your auto wrapped in “hail-proof skin.”

How Much Energy and Money Does Window Tinting Save VS. Replacing Windows?

National Window Film Day is on April 30th. This holiday is a day of public education that focuses on how homeowners, car owners, and businesses can save money on cooling and heating costs. This year, we are focusing on how you can become a hero and “defeat” villains with window tint and protect your skin and home decor from the sun’s damaging UV rays, plus promote window safety.

Instead of replacing structurally sound windows, a simple, yet cost-effective solution is to apply a thin layer of architectural window film. Window film can be visibly clear or nearly impossible to see through from the outside.

How much money can you save by replacing windows?

The assessed value of adding 20 new energy efficient windows in California, for example, may range from $10,220 to $18,580 based on a 2019 building assessors manual listing $551 to $929 for each window.

How much energy can you save by replacing windows?

Annual energy savings for the replacement of existing windows in a home is from $27 to $111 for dual pane windows and $126 to $465 for single-pane windows, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The means it may take decades to justify window replacements based on energy savings alone financially.

Does tinting home windows save energy cost?

Fortunately, there’s an alternative to replacing windows in your home. Window films offer advanced energy savings, other benefits and can be installed at a fraction of the cost of replacement windows. You will often see a return on investment in under three years!

“Window films professionally installed on structurally sound single or double pane windows may reduce energy consumption by as much as 30 percent, while the installation cost may be 91.5 percent less than putting in new windows,” explained Darrell Smith of the nonprofit International Window Film Association.

“Home window film can reduce energy consumption by reducing solar heat gain, reduce the homeowner’s carbon footprint and allow them to enjoy natural light without the negative impact of harsh glare and UV exposure, “ Rachel Min, Marketing Director at Rayno Window Film.
Find your nearest Rayno Window Film Dealer here to get a quote on window film for your home or office.

Learn more about National Window Film Day initiated by the International Window Film Association (IWFA) here.

7 Best Gifts For Car Guys: What To Give Car Lovers [2019 Gift Guide]

It’s that time of year again. You probably have a long list of gifts you’re thinking about giving your Valentine. Or maybe you’ve come empty handed. Not to worry, we are here to give you the top Valentines Day gifts to give to your car lover or car guy! Odds are, you have a “car guy” or car lover in your life. Finding the best gifts for car guys that they will actually use can be tricky. Car enthusiasts are notorious for being very picky about what they use in and on their cars. The following list of 7 of the best gifts for car lovers is sure to help point you in the right direction. Plus, there is a wide range of price points included, making this list useful no matter what your budget is.

1.) Custom Leather Keychain

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While not usually considered a “wow” gift, this keychain is sure to put a smile on your car guy’s face. They come in a variety of stylish colors and can be customized to say whatever you want. You can have two lines of text, each with up to 18 characters. Have more to say? For a few extra dollars, you can get the back side customized as well. You can include names, important dates, their nickname for their vehicle, or whatever you think will be meaningful for them. The fact that this product is useful and personal is why it is one of the best gifts for car lovers. As a bonus, this is one of the car enthusiast gifts out there that won’t break the bank!

 

2.) Heavy Duty Rubber Car Floor Mats

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One of the best types of gifts for car lovers out there are ones that help to protect their baby. Heavy-duty rubber car floor mats are perfect for this. You can customize the mats to the type of vehicle your car guy drives. Be careful when you are shopping for these, however. You will want to avoid products that have a strong, rubbery odor. There are also eco-friendly options on the market. Want to impress that special car guy on your list? Find rubber floor mats that can be trimmed for the perfect fit. Look for products that will trap ice, snow, dirt, etc. so that they can help keep the car interior clean.

 

 

 

3.) Car Wash Bucket Kit

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Looking for gifts for new car owners? How about something that helps their new baby look as clean as possible? A car enthusiast will never be satisfied using any old bucket and rag to wash their vehicle with. A car wash bucket kit includes everything they will need to keep their vehicle spic, span, and shiny. They come with things designed to clean, restore, and protect a vehicle. These buckets generally come with a variety of soaps, a soft wash mitt, buffing cloths, wax, and wheel and rim cleaner. Your car lover will be really impressed if there are even different soaps for different needs in their bucket. The best part? They can use the bucket it all comes in, too.

 

 

 

4.) Radar Detector

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Looking for gift ideas for car guys that love speed? Consider a radar detector. A good system will let your car guy know if there is a police vehicle ahead. Technological advances have allowed these systems to have new features. Updates such as mute, auto-mute, bright displays that can be completely customized are available. Some radar detectors allow you to connect with other drivers in the area. They can share and receive alerts, giving them a better idea of what to expect on the road. All of this means this is one of the best gifts for car guys.

 

 

 

 

5.) Car Window Tint

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One of the greatest gifts for car lovers is a good window tint, like what you can get from Rayno Window Film. Window tint can do a lot of great things, including safeguard the car’s interior, give your car guy some extra privacy, and also provide protection from UVA and UVB rays. Why go with Rayno Window Film? Their patented nano technology has proven itself to have better clarity than any of its competitors. That means that your car guy will be able to see out of his tinted windows just fine, even in the rain or dark. Rayno tint also does a much better job than competitors at blocking harmful rays from the sun, meaning it works great at protecting both the car and the driver. UV rays from the sun can cause skin cancer, so installing window tint can help reduce that risk. As an added bonus, your car will have improved looks that add to your street cred.
Wondering how to give the gift of window tinting? Click here to find the nearest Rayno Window Film installer. Once there, call your nearest dealer to see if they offer gift cards that you can buy and give as a stocking stuffer. Or, consider surprising your car guy with a trip to the tint shop where you guys can pick out the tint together.

6.) Leather Car Seat Protector

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Another type of gifts for new car owners that will really impress them are leather car seat protectors. If your car lover has leather seats, you are probably aware of the lengths they will go to protect them. This gift may take a little research on your part. It is important to know exactly what kind of car your enthusiast drives so that you can get seat protectors that actually fit. See if you can casually find out if your car guy’s vehicle has side-impact airbags. If it does, you will want to look for car seat protectors that will not interfere with them.

 

 

 

7.) Naturally Activated Bamboo Charcoal Car Air Freshener

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One type of car enthusiast gifts that everyone will love is one that will make the interior of the car smell great. This is an especially great gift idea if your car lover is also a dog lover. These air fresheners are not your standard ones. These are air purifying bags that work with carbon activated bamboo charcoal. They also absorb moisture, helping to reduce the likelihood of mold or mildew forming in the vehicle. The best part of this type of air freshener? Unlike most of the low quality ones sold in gas stations, this type is reusable. Just toss them in the washing machine and they are ready to go back to tackling tough odors. You can give 2 full years of a clean smelling car with these products. This environmentally-friendly gift is great for all of the people on your list, especially the car lovers.

 

Final Thoughts

Hopefully, this list of gift ideas for car guys has left you feeling inspired to get out and tackle your shopping for the holidays, Valentine’s Day, Birthday, Father’s Day or any other special occasion. Any of the above options are sure to help light up the holiday season for the car lover in your life. Plus, they are all handy, making them great all-around gifts. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

8 Easy Hacks To Maintain Healthy Skin

Keeping your skin (your body’s largest organ) healthy is important for many reasons. It protects you from the outside world by blocking anything that might hurt you. The cells of your skin are always growing and dying and is affected by every aspect of your life, from what you eat, how you take care of it, and what you expose it to. Keeping your skin healthy will keep you looking younger and help maintain an overall healthy lifestyle. That’s why we are celebrating National Healthy Skin Month during the month of November to highlight the importance of keeping your skin healthy.

Take a look at these 8 easy hacks to maintain healthy skin all year long:

  1. Wash your face every day to remove toxins and dirt from your face that can accumulate during the day and during exercise.
  2. Examine your skin frequently to look for new or unusual spots, which might be signs of other health conditions, such as skin cancer.
  3. Apply sunscreen before going out to protect yourself from ultraviolet light that causes wrinkles, age spots, and skin cancer. When it comes to choosing the right sunscreen, it is recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Pick ones that contain at least SPF 30, are water resistant, non-comedogenic and fragrance-free. Sunscreens such as Elta MD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 and Vanicream SPF 50 Sunscreen are great options. They will not clog your pores or break out your skin even if you use it as part of daily skin care routine and reapply every two hours as recommended.

    Recommended Sunscreens:

    Elta MD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
    Elta MD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

    Vanicream SPF 50 Sunscreen
    Vanicream SPF 50 Sunscreen

  4. Apply moisturizer every day to lock in moisture and prevent dryness and irritation.
  5. Install window tint to your home and car (the 2 most common places we spend our time) to block up to 99% of ultraviolet rays that will cause skin damage.
  6. Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration, which can take a toll on your skin, causing it to look dull, flaky, and loose.
  7. Exercise daily to get your blood flowing and bring more oxygen to your body.
  8. Eat whole foods that contain a wide variety of antioxidants that will help you fight off the different kinds of free radicals that cause aging.

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If you want to protect your skin from the negative effects of ultraviolet sun rays, block the sun to keep cool, and save on your energy bills with the use of window tint, please visit our Dealer Locator page to find your nearest Rayno Window Film installer. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

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How Does Window Tint Reduce Heat Inside Our Cars?

Many car owners wonder whether tinting their vehicle’s windows will really help minimize the levels of interior heat.

The quick answer to whether window tint reduces heat: YES!

Window tinting is not just a way to keep other drivers from looking inside your car. It helps block sunrays, which lower the overall temperature of the vehicle.

The fact that a thin piece of film could help manage temperature levels seems a little astounding at first. However, there are perfectly logical scientific reasons why and how window tint can keep your interior cool while outside temperatures soar.

How Does Window Tint Keep Heat Out?

Automotive window tint acts as a barrier between the sun and a car’s interior.

The film itself is primarily comprised of polyester. Some films use a thin coating of colored dye and metal fragments that line the top level of the film. The layers of the film help block thermal energy from the sun while allowing some light to shine through.

Rayno Window Film, on the other hand, invented a window film with nano-carbon ceramic technology. This state-of-the-art process combines ceramic and carbon particles to provide maximum coloring and high levels of heat rejection. Despite the incredible durability of nano-carbon ceramic films, the tint allows for increased visibility in all shades of outdoor light. Rayno Film will also last for years to come due to its high color retention.

You can tell how effective a certain tint is by looking at its light transmittance ratings. The term VLT% refers to how much visible light is transmitted through the tint. VLA% indicates how much light is absorbed by the tint. VLR% shows you how much light is reflected back from the surface.

To understand these terms, picture a car that does not have any tint. This type of vehicle will transmit around 90% of visible light. Therefore, its VLT% will be 90. The same non-tinted glass will have a VLA rating of five, meaning only 5% absorption. Similarly, the VLR rating will be at five. Under these conditions, most of the light will reach the interior of the vehicle. Therefore, you can expect that there will be almost no cooling effect.

How Effectively Does Tinting Your Windows Reduce Heat?

Although light transmittance ratings show how much light will be blocked, they don’t indicate how much cooling can be expected. Luckily, a few studies have been performed to address the question “does auto window tint reduce heat?” In 2012, M.A. Jasni and F.M. Nasir completed an experiment for the International Conference on Mechanical, Automobile and Robotics Engineering. In this study, the participants were able to show that window tinting does play a role in blocking heat.

Initially, the study seemed to suggest that sunshades were more effective than window tints. Later, it was determined that sunshades only provide a cooling effect for the dashboard area. The average sunshade on a vehicle without tint was only able to cool the interior air temperature by about 2 degrees Celsius. A car with tinted windows was able to reduce the ambient temperature in both the front and rear of the vehicle. In fact, the tint was able to cool interior air by up to 8 degrees Celsius.

The study by Jasni and Nasir produced some hard scientific evidence that window tints do work. However, it should be noted that the pair used a relatively weak tint (around 65% to 85% infrared blocking) during the tests. What this means is that higher quality tints with better infrared rejection rates could help lower the interior temperature by even more! Some may ask does window tinting reduce heat inside the house? The answer is YES!

What Type of Tint is Best For My Vehicle?

Now that you know the answer to the question, “does window tint reduce heat?” you might wonder what type of tint is needed. There are several variations of tint on the market that provide different degrees of heat protection.

One of the most popular types of tint produced by Rayno is the Phantom series. This line is created as a hybrid carbon-ceramic film for high-performance applications. Phantom window tint supports driver visibility while providing dependable color retention. It is also extremely durable and will protect your vehicle’s interior from UVB and UVA rays. Phantom film also utilizes Rayno’s nano-encapsulated ceramic particle technology.

There are three classes of Phantom series film. Phantom S5 has a clarity rating of less than one and its color is chic black. It also retains color 35% longer than competing brands. S5 film is available in seven different VLT ratings ranging from 5% to 50%. The S7 type has a deep and stylish charcoal color which maintains its color 38% better than other brands. This film is also available in seven different VLT levels. Finally, the Phantom S9 offers the greatest heat rejection and overall performance. You can expect that the S9 will retain color 54% better than other types. Phantom S9 will also provide nearly 100% ultra violet (UV) and infrared (IR) rejection – which means, you are protected from harmful UV rays and incoming heat amount from the sun.

Our Phantom S9 Film is our best film that blocks the most heat. To put it to the test, we put it up against a traditional dyed film and clear glass.

Are you an ice cream lover? Check out this video and see for yourself how Phantom S9 outperforms other films from keeping you and your ice cream cool! 🍦

Why You Should Care About Reducing Interior Heat

Hot temperatures inside your vehicle can cause health problems and the premature deterioration of your interior. As you can see, a large part of a vehicle’s surface area consists of windows. Windows not only allow light to pass through, but they also absorb the accompanying heat. Due to this, the interior temperature can heat up by over 19 degrees in a matter of 10 to 15 minutes. A couple of hours later, the heat can exceed outside temperatures by as much as 50 degrees.

Entering a car with excessive interior temperatures can produce dehydration, heat stroke and the disintegration of cellular material. You may not feel the symptoms of these disorders, but they can start occurring as soon as your body temperature reaches 104 degrees. Just think about the cumulative effect of this over time.

There is another hidden danger related to hot interior temperatures. Most car interiors are primarily comprised of plastic. Man-made materials and heat are a dangerous combination. Heated plastic can release harmful toxins into the air.

The plastic components of your interior can produce Benzene gas when subjected to prolonged periods of excessive heat. This chemical compound has long-term health effects on the human body. Benzene is carcinogenic and can lead to anemia, immunodeficiency disorders, and even cancer. The good news is that you can help avoid these harmful effects by tinting the windows of your vehicle to minimize heat absorption.

In Summary: Does Window Tint Block Heat?

When wondering does window tint help with heat, you can feel comfortable knowing the answer is Yes. Window tint blocks and absorbs harmful sunlight that not only makes your vehicle uncomfortable but also harms your health. Considering the research, it’s surprising that cars are still being manufactured without window tint in stock condition. If you have such a vehicle, it’s not too late to take advantage of window tinting.

Rayno Window Film has several dealer shop locations that can add a tint to your vehicle in no time. Rayno uses top-quality tinting materials to ensure that you get the highest level of privacy, heat protection and shading you’re looking for. And don’t forget, yor ice cream will thank you for it, too, when you keep it cold with window tint! Contact your local Rayno window tint shop to learn about all the options available to you.

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Rayno at 2018 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™

The International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) is an annual exhibition and conference that gives attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest products in the window film industry and offers a chance to speak one-on-one with industry suppliers and manufacturers. In addition, the annual event is filled with educational seminars, networking opportunities, product demonstrations, and the famous Tint-Off™ installation competition.

The 2018 WFCT takes place at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas September 27-29, 2018. This is our fifth year as a returning sponsor. We have a growing line of products in the automotive and architectural space. Many of products are equipped with our advanced nano technology for ultimate performance. We want to send a message to our visitors: Don’t Mess with Rayno!

raynogram tint off 2018Visit our booth #510 for free giveaways!

Are you attending this years Tint-Off? Come visit our booth at #510 for your chance to learn more about our premium window film and See the Rayno Difference! While you’re here, we will be handing out free giveaways for you to take home!

We are taking it one step further and will have a photo-op section where you can take your Rayno Instagram photos! Share your memories with Rayno! Get a FREE prize when you participate in our Instagram frame photo-op! All you need to do is post your photo to Instagram and tag us (@raynowidowfilm), use #Rayno, and follow us!

Want free film samples? Come visit our booth to get a free sample of our new Creed PPF and our Architectural films to take back to your shop and try out!

 

Take advantage of our Tint-Off promotions!

Visit our booth and speak to us about our promotions, give us a call at 844-729-3456, or email us at order@raynofilm.com.

Promotion period: 9/24/2018 – 9/30/2018.

Rayno Tint Off 2018 Promotion Summary

Learn more about Rayno Tint-Off Contestants!

Kris Queen

5 Star Window Tint in New Lennox, IL

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Kris is excited to be joining #TeamRayno at this years 2018 Tint-Off! We asked him some questions to shed some light on his experience in the window film industry and learn more about his business.

Questions & Answers

  1. When did you start your career as a professional window film installer?
    • In 1996 at my neighbor’s shop called Midwest Glass Tinters in Oak Lawn, IL. That’s how I started learning how to tint.
  2. What is your favorite part about your job?
    • Seeing how happy our customers are after we complete a job for them (car, home or office). 
  3. Tell us details about your shop and what you offer. Explain services you are specialized in, special deals/promotions, and what makes it unique and different as a “go-to-tinting shop” for customers.
    • My shop is located in New Lenox, IL which is basically 50 mins south of downtown Chicago. We specialize in auto, commercial and residential tinting. We also provide head and tail light tinting as well. I think what sets us apart from the rest of the tint shops in our area is the fact that ALL we do is tinting. We are a true specialty shop. We don’t install stereos, vehicle wraps, remote starts, we stick to what we know and that’s window tinting and we do a lot of it!! 
  4. What’s your #1 tip for customers to care for their window tint?
    • Once the film cures out after a few days, treat the windows as a normal window. Foaming glass cleaner is what we recommend to clean the tinted glass. 
  5. What is the most interesting, unique thing you have tinted?
    • I’d have to say a friend of mine 41 Willy’s 
  6. What Rayno products do you use, and what do you like most about the brand?
    • We offer Rayo’s entire line of their automotive film. What I like most about the brand is the dealer support and customer service that’s given to us from the staff at the Elk Grove Village, IL location. They make us feel like we are part of the family.
  7. How can people get a hold of you for tinting services?

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Andrew Ralston

Audio Outlet in San Marcos, TX

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Andrew will also be joining #TeamRayno at this years 2018 Tint-Off! We are excited to have him be our contestant!

Audio Outlet was established in 1997 and is the #1 audio store in San Marcos, Texas. They provide exceptional services, honest work and have a lifelong love for vehicles. And that’s what makes them your #1 choice in San Marcos!

If you are in the San Marcos area and need your car, truck, semi, boat, or just about any other vehicle tinted with Rayno, give them a call at 1-855-729-8468 (RAY-TINT) ext. 7424. You may also visit the Audio Outlet Dealer Locator Page.

They will be happy to have a look and give you their professional advice for any questions you may have.

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Join our Facebook and Instagram Contests for Free Giveaways!

To celebrate the event, we are holding a fun contest giveaway for a FREE Amazon gift card on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Follow these steps to enter:

  1. View our post here: http://bit.ly/2DmT50E
  2. Like our Page and Post
  3. Answer the question in the post comments
  4. Tag a friend who might know the answer

Event photos and video

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Skin Cancer Facts: Does Window Tint Prevent Skin Damage From The Sun?

May is National Skin Cancer/Melanoma Awareness Month. The United States has more patients diagnosed with skin cancer every year compared to all other cancers combined.


The latest statistics reveal that…

  •  One in five people in the country would develop skin cancer before they reach the age of 70.
  • Even though the risk factor for skin cancer is rather low for African Americans, Latinos, and Asians, skin cancer can be the deadliest for these groups as well.
  • The American Cancer Society says that men are twice more likely to get skin cancer than women.
  • The yearly expenditure of treating skin cancer in the United States is a staggering $8.1 billion – $3.3 billion allocated for melanoma skin cancers and $4.8 billion allocated for non-melanoma cancers.
  • In fact, the diagnosis of nonmelanoma skin cancers has increased by 77% between 1994 and 2014.
  • More than 90% of these cases are due to the exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.

These facts don’t come as a surprise since most people would think only of outdoor sun safety when thinking of skin cancer prevention.

How Do I Protect Myself From UV Rays?

The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that you use a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher as a part of a complete sun protection regimen in order to reduce your risk of skin cancer. While wearing an effective sunscreen and staying in the shade will help protect your skin from the sun’s Ultraviolet Rays (UV) when you are outdoors, you should consider a complete approach to preventing skin cancer when you are indoors – especially in your car on the road. 

Many people don’t do this and regret the consequences later on in their lives. That is why you need to take steps to protect your skin when you are driving in the hot sun. Window tinting comes handy under such circumstances. In fact, the latest studies have revealed that window tinting and the prevention of skin cancer go hand in hand. A high-quality window tint can drastically reduce your risk of skin cancer while driving in the sun. Here are some interesting facts about window tinting and skin cancer.

Does Window Tinting Help Prevent Skin Cancer?

The damage due to exposure to ultraviolet rays is cumulative. In fact, UVA rays will penetrate deep into your skin and accelerate the skin aging process. This could result in the occurrence of wrinkles, fine lines, and skin cancer. UVA radiation is responsible for more than 90% of skin cancer cases in the United States. On the other hand, UVB rays will cause immediate effects like burns, and blisters but don’t cause long-term skin damage.

The damage caused by UVA rays are long-term and not immediately noticeable. That is why most people don’t immediately realize that their skin is being damaged from sitting near the window in a car. Millions of Americans receive a large portion of their sun exposure while traveling in their vehicle. According to AAA, Americans spend an average of 290 hours on the road per year. However, most of us aren’t aware of just how intense the sunlight can be. 

Window glass can effectively block UVB rays, while the windshield is typically treated to block UVA rays. But the car’s rear and side windows will allow UVA rays to come through and do damage to your skin. That is where an effective and high-performance window tint comes in handy. The latest research has revealed that window tinting and the prevention of skin cancer are closely correlated.


A high-performance window tint will offer all-day skin protection to help prevent skin cancer in the long run. A properly installed quality tint can help block up to 99% of harmful UV rays and provide a long-term solution to prevent the occurrence of skin cancer. Since window tinting is regulated in many states, you should check the laws in your area before tinting your car windows. An alternative to dark tint is clear window film, that is treated with a UVA protectant.

One recent study revealed a 93% reduction in skin cell death when UV exposure was filtered through a UV-absorbing glass. In fact, some window films help block up to 99.9% of harmful UV rays when applied to car windows. That is why you should consider window tinting for the prevention of skin cancer in the long run. It is one of the most effective methods of preventing skin cancer over time.

How Does Window Tinting Block UVA And UVB Radiation?

When you are driving, the last thing you are thinking about is whether or not your skin is being damaged due to the exposure to harmful UV rays, but they are there, even when you aren’t fully aware of them.  UV rays from the sun pass through the windshield and side windows of your car and could cause long-term damage to your skin. This can result in skin cancers in the long run. That is where a high-performance window tint comes in handy. Such a window film can block up to 99.9% of all UV rays and help prevent skin cancer for both drivers and passengers alike.

Most people are likely to develop skin cancer on their left sides of the body since it is the most exposed area to the sun when we drive. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that you apply a high-performance window tint to your car in order to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. The latest research shows that window tinting and the prevention of skin cancer go hand in hand. That is why you need to apply a high-performance window tint to your car to help prevent the occurrence of skin cancer over time.

Rayno and Skin Cancer Foundation
As seen on Designing Spaces airing on the Lifetime Channel, Rayno Window Film, carries premium, high-performance window film products that can help prevent skin cancer in the long run. We strive to improve the quality of life for our customers while stretching the boundaries of the window tinting industry. Best of all, Rayno Window Film is currently a member of the Skin Cancer Foundation and officially sealed. Invest in Rayno Window Film for your car, home, or office building and prevent the damaging effects of solar radiation on your skin. Learn more about automotive window film and architectural window film.

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Rayno Window Film Featured on Designing Spaces

We are excited to announce that Rayno Window Film is going to be featured on the Lifetime Channel’s TV program, Designing Spaces™!

Designing Spaces is an award-winning home improvement show that travels the country to remodel, redecorate and redesign the spaces we call home.

The show presents innovative home décor, DIY projects, and transformations that will help you figure out new ways to live in your space. From mortgage tips, bathroom overhauls, auto tips and window film, the show has it all! This is where Rayno comes into play!

Rayno will be featured in a segment to go over the benefits of window film for your car and how to care for it. We will take a trip to one of our Rayno dealers to get some answers to the most common window tint questions. You’ll get the inside scoop into the how window film works and what makes our hybrid blend of carbon and ceramic film unique.

See a short video and learn more information on our segment on the Designing Spaces and Rayno page.

You won’t want to miss this! Mark your calendars!

Air Dates

The episode will be aired on July 20th and will be rerun on July 26th.

Contests

National Contest

Win a FREE Cold Stone gift card and Rayno prize package!

Win a FREE Cold Stone gift card and Rayno prize package!

What’s the perfect treat to keep you cool in the Summer? Ice cream! Keep it (and you!) from melting, and protect yourself from harmful UV rays from the sun. Rayno Phantom S9 is your answer to cooler summers. To showcase the sun blocking powers of Phantom S9 and to celebrate National Ice Cream Day (July 15th), we’re running a contest on our Facebook page.  So please follow us to get notified when the contest goes live!

 

 

 

The Prize: A FREE gift card to Cold Stone and a Rayno goodie bag.

To enter…

  1. Click this link to view our Facebook Post: http://bit.ly/2LqNV3z
  2. Comment your favorite ice cream
  3. Like the post
  4. Follow our Page

On July 30th, we will pick one lucky winner on our Facebook page!

SoCal Contest

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Win FREE premium window tint!

We wanted to share some extra love to our Southern California fans who face sunny weather all year! To celebrate the show and to save our SoCal fans from the blistering sun, we will be running a contest on our Facebook Page. So please follow us to get notified when the contest goes live!

 

 

 

 

The Prize: FREE premium window tint from Rayno authorized dealer, Film Kings, the featured Dealer on the show, in Santa Fe Springs, CA and a Rayno goodie bag.

To enter…

  1. Click this link to view our Facebook Post: http://bit.ly/2NXIJFV
  2. Like the post
  3. Follow our page
  4. Comment why you need FREE tint!

On July 30th, we will pick one lucky winner on our Facebook page!

Designing Spaces Video Segment

Does Window Tint Help Keep Your Ice Cream From Melting? Find out!

Behind the Scenes Photos

Check out the photos we took while recording the episode.