On this page you will find Questions and Answers on most topics connected with the installation of automotive window tinting.
Q: What is window film?
A: Window film is a high quality thin, multi-layered piece of optically clear film that is retrofitted to the inside surface of glass. Window film is usually made from polyester. Polyester is used for clarity, tensile strength, dimensional stability (retains its shape and shrinks minimally over time) and ability to accept a variety of surface applied or embedded substances (i.e. ceramics, metals, pigments, dyes, ultraviolet inhibitors, etc.)
Q: Why does auto window film turn purple?
A: Inexpensive window film consists of polyester film dyed to achieve the desired color and darkness. The purple appearance is caused when the ultraviolet rays from the sun break down the dyes in poor quality film. Metalized film costs a little more but the metalized film process deposits aluminum, titanium or other metals on the polyester to replace the dyes, created on extremely stable products.
Q: Why does film bubble?
A: Film bubbles because it is of poor quality and the result of a failure in the adhesive process.
Q: “I’m worried about my child in the rear seat. It gets so hot, and I always see her squinting when I look in the rear view mirror.”
A: Window film block out 99% of the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. And it can also substantially reduce glare depending upon the shade of film you choose.
Q: Can I roll my windows down once window film has been applied?
A: You must wait about 48 hours before rolling windows down.
Q: How should I clean the inside of the windows?
A: You should clean your film with dishwashing soap and water. None ammonia cleaning product can be bought at most retail stores.
Q: What is the curing process?
A: Curing is the time it takes for the water and adhesive to interact with each other and create a complete adhesion with the window glass. Please allow 48 hour to pass before rolling down windows.
Q: How long is the curing process?
A: It can take between 7 to 28 days for a complete cure. Depending on weather and temperature condition.
Q: Can the window tint be scratched?
A: There is a scratch resistant coating on the film. However, the film can be scratched or punctured with keys, watches, rings, safety belt buckles, etc. Scratches caused by user neglect are not covered under warranty. Take care when unbuckling your seat belt, make sure it does not hit the window and cause a small knick in the film.
Q: Is there only one shade of film to choose from?
A: No! There are a wide selection of colors and shades with different light transmission levels to satisfy local tint laws. Our professional tinters will help you select the perfect professional grade film for your car, truck, or van to suit your taste, need and style.
Q: How long will it take to tint my car windows?
A: The installation time depends on the installer’s experience and the expected quality of the finished product. A single installer should be able to tint 90 percent of the vehicles windows within one to three hours.
Q: Is window tinting a fairly new process?
A: No! Window film for use in Solar control flat glass application (buildings) dates back to the early 1960s.
Q: How much does window tinting cost?
A: Prices will range from $100 to $400 per install. Remember, you are not only paying for the film product but for the installation time and the quality of workmanship.
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