Can I have my front 2 windows tinted?
The UK law states that there needs to be 70% Visible Light Transmission (VLT) on both your drivers and
passengers windows. Please contact us for more information.
How Long Before I Can Use My Windows?
We recommend that you allow 48 – 72 hours before opening windows. This is to allow the film to dry to the glass and gives the adhesive time to cure. Please note that window film will take a lot longer to dry out and cure in winter than opposed to the summer months.
Does the film affect my rear window defroster lines?
No, the film does not affect the heating element and it can be used as normal.
Is The Rear Window Fitted In One Piece?
Yes, all rear windows are fitted with one piece of film, professionally and skilfully heat shrunk and fitted.
Do My Vehicle Windows Have To Be Clean Upon Arrival?
No, because all glass inside and out is cleaned prior to application, we do however need to know if you think your vehicle has been tinted before, or if you’ve tried to tint it yourself, possibly leaving transparent adhesive on the windows, which can affect the application of the film.
Does the film bubble up after time?
No, we only use the highest quality SunTek and QDP Global films imported from the USA. The adhesives and film are specially designed to withstand extreme temperatures. Bubbles appear from poor quality film adhesives and film breaking down.
When I come to sell my vehicle or return a lease vehicle can the film be removed?
Yes. All film can be removed safely and cleanly without any damage to the glass or vehicle and put back to its original state.
Why on some windows do you get a silver line around the edge?
On some windows, mainly non-winding, there are black dots around the edge of the glass. This is called the dot matrix and is produced using a Teflon type material, which is factory fitted.
When the film is applied it sticks to the dot matrix and not the glass, which traps air and water between the dots giving it the silver look. In some cases it can’t be helped where as others will evaporate and look fine. It all depends on the thickness of the dot matrix, which will vary depending on the make and model of the car.
Do you offer a guarantee with your work?
Yes, we fully guarantee the film installation for life, as long as you own your vehicle.
Will it affect my GPS?
No, your GPS will work as it did before installation.
Does the tint go on the outside or inside?
The short answer is on the inside. First, the film is laid on the outside of the car’s windows and cut out to fit. Those pieces are then placed on a large piece of glass and trimmed before being installed on the inside of the windows.
Will you travel to my home to tint my vehicle?
Sorry guys, we do not travel to install window film on vehicles, unless it is for our dealerships. Window tinting must be done inside a controlled environment to prevent dirt, dust and debris from getting under the film.
I’ve got a cheaper price from someone else.
That’s fine if you want a cheap job doing, but do you? We regularly get asked to rectify other peoples mistakes because the mobile tinter they used won’t come back to them. All of a sudden a cheap job is no longer that cheap. We do GUARANTEED work with a warranty that we stick too!!!! We use top quality film fitted by approved installers who all work to the highest standard. In the tinting industry, the saying “you get what you pay for” is so true…. However, we are realistic and honest with our prices. Just because you drive an expensive car we don’t charge extra, unnecessarily. Whether a Range Rover is 1 week or 10 years old the price is the same, the quality of the work is the same and the warranty is the same. Hopefully this will help you to feel confident in using us.
Now my vehicle is tinted, I’ve noticed a few scratches on the outside of the glass that I haven’t noticed before, where have they come from?
On clear glass you wouldn’t notice existing glass scratches. Window films reflect more light from the vehicle surroundings so if your windows are slightly marked, the films will show them up more.
How long will it take to install window tint on my vehicle?
Installation time ranges from 1 to 3 hours depending on how many windows are being tinted and what type of vehicle it is.
Should I drop off my vehicle or wait?
Both options are available and you can do what works best with your schedule. We prefer that the vehicle be dropped off for the day, but we do have a waiting area with free WiFi, cable TV and magazines for customers who choose to stay for the installation.
I just had my windows tinted and they look a little hazy. Is this normal?
Yes, this is completely normal and temporary. For the first few days after your windows are tinted they might appear cloudy, hazy, and you may see little water pockets forming underneath the film. This is very typical. When windows are tinted, the squeegee can only remove a certain amount of the water from between the film and the glass. As the film dries, the remaining water will form little pockets. Window film is a porous material that allows water to evaporate, so these water pockets will simply evaporate and go away by themselves as the film fully adheres to the glass. The amount of time before your new tint will be totally dry is determined by the amount of sunlight it gets. If it’s cloudy and overcast outside, it will take longer, if it’s hot and sunny, then the film dries very quickly. This time frame can range from 2 days, up to 1 month.
How durable is window tint?
Many times our customers inquire about the durability of window film – “Will my kids tear it up?” We are glad to report this is not a problem. Pets are also a concern but damage is usually confined to smudges that just need to be cleaned. The hard scratch-resistant coating found on quality window film products do an excellent job protecting window tint from everyday use as well as kids and pets. A word of caution is to remember window tinting is installed on the inside of the glass and is usually coated with a high quality scratch resistant layer for protection. However, the key word is **resistant**. Take care when loading and unloading objects with sharp or hard edges, boxes, sporting equipment, etc. It is possible to tear even the best window tinting material with a sharp or hard object hitting against the tint. Glass without tinting, or with factory window tint, can be damaged in this fashion also. If you accidentally cause damage to the film, the cost of re-doing the window is generally inexpensive. Unfortunately, these types of damage are not covered under the warranty.
What are these scratches or streaks in my window tint?
This is another commonly asked question and is sometimes confused with being a defect in the film; however, it is actually caused by a vehicle’s weather stripping. You’ll notice a fuzzy, felt-type material that lines the weather stripping around your windows. This felt functions as a trap for small particles of dirt when you roll your windows up or down. Some vehicles have both sides lined, some only have the exterior side. When only the exterior side is lined it makes the interior more susceptible to trapping dirt and debris. Then when you roll your windows up or down, the dirt, or sometimes even the hard plastic of the stripping itself, can cause the film to scratch. In order to prevent this, we recommend using a professional grade moleskin that is specifically designed for automotive use.
What are these chips in my tint?
One thing to be careful about, once you have window tint, is your seat belts. When removing your seat belt, be careful to not allow it to sling over and hit the window as this will make a little chip in the tint each time the seat belt hits. Below is a picture showing an extreme case with hundreds of chips, but this demonstrates what can happen.