Car Window tinting offers countless benefits including protecting skin by blocking UV rays, cooling your car, and reducing glare – just to name a few. When considering window tinting, these are the top 10 questions that our customers ask…
1. How long will my window tint last?
The lifetime of window films is dependent on many factors including product type and quality, the climate, and the amount of direct sunlight it is exposed to. Generally though, most high quality automotive films are designed to last much longer than the typical owner will keep the vehicle; many films will perform well past 5 years but the LLumar window films that we use will last for 10+ years.
2. How long will it take to tint my windows?
The process can take anywhere from 45 minutes to a couple hours depending on how many windows are being tinted but car window tinting can usually be done while you wait.
3. What warranty do you offer?
Our LLumar window films come with a manufacturer backed 7 year warranty and will last for 10+ years.
4. Which car windows can be legally tinted?
Any tinted window film can be applied behind a vehicle’s b-pillar. Due to the visible light transmission limits on front side and windscreen glasses only UV Shield and clear safety film is permitted in front of the b-pillar.
5. Does the film affect the rear window defroster of my car?
Having the heated rear window filmed in a vehicle will not affect the use of the defroster lines – in fact you will usually find a tinted film will disperse the heat more evenly and can defrost a window even quicker than before.
6. Will it affect my GPS?
No – our materials will allow through the wavelengths used by GPS and audio equipment antennas.
7. Can I open my car windows straight away after installation?
Window film is applied wet and has a 24-48 hour curing period depending on the climate, because of this we advise not to open any sliding or wind-down windows during this time. When the film has fully cured all windows should be able to be used without the film peeling.
8. Can you do the work at my home/place of work?
Window tinting should never be done outside, any breeze will blow contaminants on to surfaces to be filmed and end up between the tint and the glass. We need a clean, inside, enclosed area large enough to work around the vehicle with the doors open and access to a power supply. If you have suitable conditions then we’re happy to come to you to complete your tint.
9. What can I keep my windows clean with after installation?
The surface of the film you can touch is a clear hard coat to prevent scratching and to protect the other layers of film and is fairly hard wearing. That said we do recommend just using a mild glass cleaner and soft cloth to clean the inside of the windows and use of scrapers or squeegees should be avoided.
10. When I come to sell my vehicle, can the film be removed at all?
Films can be removed from most windows easily without damage to the existing glazing but care must be taken when removing film from windows that have demister, antenna or alarm wiring printed on the glass, give us a call if you are unsure.