Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
What do the different percentages of tint mean?
Film percentages stand for light transmission or the amount of light that passes through the film. The lower the percentages, the darker the film.
Is the film applied to the outside of the glass?
No. In 95% of the cases, the film is applied on the inside of the glass. On cars, the film is formed on the outside of the glass, then installed on the inside of the glass. On buildings, most film is formed and applied on the interior of the glass. Only film that is meant to prevent vandalism is applied to the outside of glass.
What should I use to clean my windows after film is applied?
Any glass cleaning product that is ammonia free. Ammonia-based glass products will destroy the film over time and will void your warranty given by the film manufacturer.
Is there a warranty with the film being applied?
How long does it take to tint my vehicle or building?
Depending on the vehicle, jobs can take from 1 to 2 hours to apply film. All previous film needs to be removed before new film is applied or there can be no warranty on the film. Removing film can add more time to the application. Removing previous film can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 5 hours. To tint a building depends on the size and number of windows needed done. Anywhere from 3-8 hours for most applications.
Will the film affect the defrosters, will the defrosters affect the film?
No. None will be affected.
What is the legal limit of tint in California?
Windshield: Non-reflective film is allowed on the top 4 inches of the windshield.
Front side windows: Must allow 88% of light in through the glass.
Backside windows: Any darkness can be used.
Rear window: Any darkness can be used.
Do I need to wait to roll down my windows of my car after tinting?
Yes. Per the warranty, 3-5 days is needed to cure before windows can be rolled down.
Can window film be matched to the privacy glass in the back of the cars?
Yes. 20% is applied to match the rear windows shade.
What is factory tint?
Factory tint is actually called privacy glass. Privacy glass is dyed as it is being made and formed. There is actually zero film on privacy glass and can be tinted over because of that.