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Vehicle Tinting

Let's face it, tinted windows look cool. 

It is by far one of the most popular upgrades you can do to your pride and joy.

Benefits include:

• Improved Aesthetics

• Added Privacy

• Reduced Glare

• Cooler Interior

• UV Protection (SPF1000)

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3M Window Films

In 1966, 3M invented window film. No one has more experience.

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Minimum VLT limits for modified glazing (tinted overlays) for different vehicle classes

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Note   No overlays may be fitted to the front windscreen.

FAQ

How long will it take to install window tint on my vehicle?


Front two windows are usually done in 1 to 2 hours. Full car tint applications can take up to a whole day, depending on the type of vehicle. Most installations are done within the same day if dropped off early in the morning.




Should I drop off my vehicle or wait?


You can decide whether you want to wait until the installation is complete or drop off your vehicle. While we have a waiting room at our Penrose Studio should you decide to wait, we prefer that you drop off your vehicle for the day.




How long should I keep my windows rolled up after I have window tint installed?


If windows are rolled down too soon after the installation, the tint can peel off. If this happens, we can redo windows at a low cost or free depending on circumstances. To avoid this, we recommend keeping your windows up for at least 48 hours.




How long does the film take to fully cure?


Cure time refers to the drying time of the leftover application solution after an install. While we try to get all of the solution off after every application, it is nearly impossible. Therefore, the cure time depends on the film type and drying time of the remaining solution. While this is happening, the film is still performing to its full capabilities, but you might see blisters, haze, streaks, or other visual defects while drying. Don’t be alarmed! This is completely normal while the remaining solution evaporates. Additionally, the cure time can vary given different circumstances. If it’s a hot summer day, the film might be cured in a few days. On the other hand, if it’s a chilly winter day the curing process might last a few weeks.




Will the tint damage my rear defroster?


No it will not. We tint right over top of it. The defrosters can be used right away without affecting the tint.




How do I clean my windows after tinting them?


The film is applied on the inside, hence the outside can be cleaned normally. Cleaning windows from the inside could be done by using a soft lint-free cloth and a mild cleaning agent. It is not recommended to clean the film during curing period – the first couple of weeks after tinting.




What is the difference between aftermarket tinting and factory tinted windows?


Some vehicles come from the manufacturer with glass that has been darkened using an electrical process called “deep dipping”. This “factory tinted” glass provides a dark shade but does not protect the interior of your car from the sun’s heat or damaging UV rays as well as aftermarket window tint. It is possible to apply aftermarket window film over factory tinted glass to improve performance. *Subject to vehicle class.




Is the tint applied on the inside or the outside?


Automotive window films are applied on the inside thus keeping it out of the elements.




Will you travel to my home to tint my vehicle?


We are able to provide mobile installation but you must have a double garage (or larger) with lighting and power available. Tinting must be done inside to prevent wind, dirt, and other debris from getting underneath the window film. Alternatively, you can book an appointment for it to be done at our purpose built tinting studio in Penrose.




How do black dots and lines at the edge of a window affect window tinting?


Dot-matrix is very common. It’s the small black dot pattern that lines the outside of most rear windshields, and sometimes others as well. These dots made from a Teflon material that is applied at the factory. Their purpose is to hide trim lines and edges on different vehicles. This purely cosmetic dots can make it difficult to apply window film which is designed to go directly onto the glass. Depending on the thickness of the dots, it can look uneven when the film is first installed but should even out to create a “framed” look when dry. However, this poses no risk of peeling.




What does my warranty cover?


Warranty covers bubbling, peeling, delaminating, purpling and fading. Pretty much everything is covered apart from physical damage or scratches. The hard, scratch-resistant coating of window film works to protect windows from everyday wear and tear. However, keep in mind, when loading and unloading items from your car, a sharp object accidentally bumping into the window can still cause the tint to tear. Please note, the cost of redoing accidentally damaged film isn’t covered under the warranty.