There are a couple things you should be aware of after getting your windows tinted. Firstly, since we apply the film with a soapy water solution, the windows will have almost a "hazy" look to them after being freshly tinted. This is due to there still being a very thin layer of water trapped between the film and the glass that needs to cure out. Normally this curing process take 3-5 days. Second point is that we always recommend not to roll your windows down for at least 3 days after having your windows tinted to allow time for the film to cure.
When window film turns purple or bubbles, this means the tint was cheaply made, with no color stable technology or simply poor adhesive. All of our films are color stable and are covered by a life time warranty, so you don't have to worry about your tint going purple or bubbling.
Since the film is applied on the inside of the glass, you dont need to worry about how you clean the outside of the car. However, when cleaning the inside of the glass, we always recommend a cleaning product that is "ammonia free" because ammonia can cause the window tint to distort or fade. Lastly, we always ask that after having your windows tinted, wait at least a week to clean the inside of your glass.
Most film manufacturers today produce 3 different grades of window films. The first grade is going to be a basic two-ply dyed film. The second option is going to be a metal base film that is going to essentially block more heat. The best film that is currently offered by manufacturers is going to be the Ceramic film. Its going to get the best heat block out of any option and usually be more pricey.
Old film always has to be removed if you want to get new tint. We always recommend to have the old film professionally removed, as the rear defroster can be easily damaged if done wrong. We use a strong industrial steamer to remove the film, so the defroster is saved from damage. However, there are very very few cases where the steamer simply isn't enough to get the old film removed from the rear windshield, and further options would be to blade the film off, which also ruins the defroster and stops it from working. This second and rare option is always discussed with the customer before hand.
Its a very simple process. First, call us and schedule an appointment. We then take the year, make and model of the vehicle and input it into our plotter cut system. Our plotter then cuts out the selected window film of your choice, and cuts out the patterns that match your vehicles windows. We then put the film through a heating method called "shrinking", which essentially forms and shapes the window film to the curve of your windows. After that, the windows are thoroughly cleaned and the window film patterns are applied to the appropriate windows.
Window film is a very thin polyester based laminate that is applied to the interior surface of a window to block heat, provide privacy, and reduce glare.
The time it takes for our tinting process really relies on the type of vehicle. The average 2-4 door car or pickup truck typically takes anywhere from 2-3 hours. A larger SUV or mini van can take anywhere from 2-4 hours since there are more windows
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