AUTOMOTIVE WINDOW TINTING FAQ
Q: I am worried about my child in the rear seat. It gets so hot, and I always see him/her squinting when I look in the rearview mirror. What can be done about this?
A: Ceramic film will reduce heat by up to 63%. It will block out 99% of the sun's harmful rays. It can also substantially reduce glare, depending on the shade of film you choose.
Q: Does Ceramic film keep my car cooler?
A: Ceramic film has up to 63% heat rejection.
Q: Will Ceramic film protect me from the sun?
A: Quantum film blocks 99% of the sun's harmful UV rays.
Q: Will Ceramic film protect my interior?
A: Interior fade and cracking are caused by the sun's harmful UV rays. Ceramic film will block 98% of the sun's harmful UV rays.
Q: Can I roll my windows down?
A: You must wait 48 hours after installation before rolling windows down.
Q: How should I clean the inside of the windows?
A: You should clean your film with soap and water. Ceramic film is the only one you can clean with Windex. It is best to spray the Windex onto the towel and then wipe the window.
Q: What is the curing process?
A: Curing is the time it takes for the water and adhesive to interact with each other and create a complete adhesion with the window glass.
Q: How long is the curing process?
A: It can take between 7 to 28 days for a complete cure.
Q: Can the window tint be scratched?
A: There is a scratch-resistant coating on the film. However, the film can be scratched or punctured with keys, watches, rings, etc. Scratches caused by user neglect are not covered by warranty.
CLEAR BRA FAQ
Q: What is Clear Bra?
A: Basically, it is a relatively thick, pliable film that has a strong adhesive on one side and a chemical resistant layer on the other side. Once it is properly applied to the car's painted surface it becomes a shield protecting against rocks and debris thrown up by vehicles on the highway and bug splats, keeping the paint underneath in perfect condition. An additional bonus is the material's nearly invisible protection, not changing the look of your car, like an ugly black vinyl bra or bug deflector.
Q: Why is Clear Bra better than all the other protections?
A: Paint protection increases the value of the car when it comes time to resell it. Rocks, insects, and debris can significantly show wear on your paint job within a short period of time. This is particularly true in harsh winter areas where sand is poured on the roads for traction. Vinyl bras can catch dirt and debris between it and the hood, causing scratches and discoloration. A properly installed Clear Bra can solve both of these problems.
Q: I've never heard of it, Where did it come from?
A: The material was originally created to protect military jets and helicopters from damage due to sand during Operation Desert Storm. So, it has only been around for a relatively short time, but is very quickly becoming more popular.
Q: Can the film be removed if needed?
A: Yes, Clear Bra film can be removed and replaced if damaged in some way, or if it is starting to look rough after several years of protecting your car from the elements.
Q: How should I care for the Clear Bra once it is installed?
A: Upon installation, you should give it several days to finish drying before washing the car. When using a pressure washer, you should make sure to keep the nozzle at least 24" away from the Clear Bra, as 2000 psi of water can damage just about anything, and will damage the Clear Bra material. When waxing the car, wax right over the Clear Bra. You may notice a buildup of wax along the upper edge of the material, and a soft toothbrush works well to clean that edge.
Q: What is the expected life of the film?
A: Generally speaking, our film will be good for 5 to 10 years or more. Our Clear Bra film has been tested under unfavorable weather conditions over 4 years with no adverse effects. If a large stone were to hit the film at a high enough speed, it will take a small nick out of the film. Over time, more scratches will naturally accumulate and you may decide to have the film replaced. If you spend a lot of time on the highway, the material may need to be replaced more often.
Q: How long does it take to install?
A: This mainly depends on how much coverage you are looking for and the difficulty of the job. An average job takes about 5 hours. If more coverage is desired or custom work is necessary, we will ask to keep the car overnight to give us ample time to do a quality job.
Q: What parts can be protected by Clear Bra?
- Front Bumper
- Side mirrors
- Headlights/Fog lights
- Roof edge
- Sides of roof/A pillars
- Back bumper/Luggage area
- Door handles/door cups
- Rocker Panels
Q: Will the film yellow over time?
A: It is natural for all urethane to discolor to some degree over time, depending on how well the film is maintained. However, our films have a built-in UV inhibitor that will keep it from yellowing and prevent UV damage.
Q: Do you have to order the Clear Bra kits?
A: No. We have a software program with up to date kits ready to be cut and installed.
Q: I don't like the line on the hood. Do you have a solutions?
A: Yes, on most vehicles we can cover the full hood and fenders, eliminating the line. We can also cover the entire vehicle if you wish to do so.
Q: I have an after market bumper, can you put Clear Bra on it?
A: Yes - it takes more time but it's no problem.
Q: Do I need to prep my car at all before installation?
A: We would greatly appreciate if your vehicle is not covered in excessive dirt / debris. Otherwise, we will do the proper prep work to apply the Clear Bra.
SMOKED LIGHTS FAQ
Q: Is there a tint I can put on my lights?
A: Yes, we carry Smoked Light films.
Q: Is the film for the light similar to window tint?
A: No, the film used for lights is more like Clear Bra film that is tinted.
Q: What colors or shades does Mr. Tint carry?
A: We carry 20%, 50% and a clear film for the lights, and if you want a different color other than black we can order it for you.
Q: If I have my own film will Mr. Tint install it for me?
A: Yes we will.
Q: How long does it take to install Smoked Light Film?
A: Generally, it will take around 2 hours.
Q: Is the process permanent?
A: Smoked Light film can be removed if desired.
Q: How long does it last?
A: Under good conditions, Smoked Lights will last up to 5-10 years.
Q: Do you guarantee your work?
A: Yes, we back it with a 2 year warranty.
COMMERCIAL SERVICES FAQ
Q: Will Window Film help my business save money?
A: Yes. Tinting the windows in your business can save you money in several different ways:
- Reduces the overall heating and cooling cost of your business building.
- Blocks harmful UV rays that fade furniture
- Lets in natural light to save lighting costs
Q: Glare from the windows in my building causes me and my employees a lot of grief, will tinting the windows help?
A: Window film will help create a stable and comfortable working environment by reducing heat and cutting down glare from the sun.
Q: My office requires privacy, is there a window film solution?
A: Yes, we have films that will give you all the benefits of regular tint and will also block the view from the outside. We also offer frost, black out and white out options. We work with clients to create the environment they desire.
Q: Are there any security benefits to window film?
A: Our regular commercial tints will keep prying unwanted eyes from looking in and will deter criminals by holding broken glass together, but there are limits to what tint can do. We also carry armor coat films if your business requires added window security.
Q: What are Armor Coat Films?
A: Armor Coat Films are thick, durable films that are applied onto glass to keep them from breaking during break-in attempts. They can also hold up against bomb blasts, sonic booms, and severe weather conditions.
Q: I've heard great things about GraffitiGard, does Mr. Tint carry GraffitiGard?
A: Yes, we do carry GraffitiGard.
Q: What is the purpose of GraffitiGard?
A: GraffitiGard keeps vandals from defacing doors, walls, mirrors and any other non-porous surface you wish to protect.
Q: Why should I get GraffitiGard?
A: GraffitiGrad keeps surfaces looking new with out the hassle of repainting, replacing, and resurfacing vandalized areas. GraffitiGard is also easier to clean than most surfaces, making maintenance a breeze.
RESIDENTIAL SERVICES FAQ
Q: I like having natural light but the heat is too much, will window tint help?
A: Yes, having the windows in your house tinted will block a lot of heat from entering your home, but will not block natural light.
Q: What other benefits can I expect from getting the windows in my home tinted?
A: There are many other benefits that you will receive from tinting your windows:
- Reduces heating and cooling cost
- Prevents premature fading of carpet and furniture
- Blocks harmful UV rays
- Reduces excessive glare
- Holds broken glass together for easy and safe clean up
Q: I like being able to see out of the windows in my house but I don't want anyone looking in, are there different types of tint for that?
A: Yes, we have tints that are reflective on the outside to give you privacy without blocking your view.
Q: I am interested in tinting the windows in my home. How do I go about getting that done?
A: Give us a call and set up an appointment for us to have someone come out to your home to measure the windows you want to have tinted. In a couple of days, we will give you a call with a quoted price, and then we can set up an appointment for our team to come tint your house.