Q: My car has factory tinted windows so do I get the same benefits as after market film?
Not totally. Factory tinted glass is flawless and looks great but only offers some advantages. Reduced glare YES – Privacy YES – But only Low to mid range UV protection. It does NOT reduce heat build up – Does NOT hold the glass in place if broken. But the good news is we can tint these windows in a light film for all the extra benefits.
Q: Can I open my car windows straight away after installation?
We recommend that you allow 48 hours before opening windows. This is to allow the film to dry and gives the adhesive time to cure.
Q: Does the film affect the rear window defroster of my car?
No, the film does not affect the element.
Q: Does the tint bubble up after time?
No, we use only use the highest quality films and fit them professionally. The adhesives are specially designed to withstand extreme temperatures. Bubbles appear from poorer quality film adhesives breaking down.
Q: Do you fit the film to the rear window of my car in one piece?
Yes, all rear hatch & saloon windows are fitted with one piece of tint, skilfully heat shrunk to shape.
Q: Do my vehicle windows have to be clean upon arrival?
No, not particularly. But, we do need to know if you think your vehicle has been tinted before, or you’ve tried to tint it yourself, possibly leaving transparent adhesive on the windows which then can incur additional costs to remove and clean ready for your new installation. Worst-case scenario, we would need to view your vehicle first to access extra time & labour required.
Q: Now my vehicle is tinted, I've noticed a few scratches on the outside of the glass that I havent 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.
Q: Do you offer a guarantee with your work?
Yes, we guarantee the film for as long as you own your vehicle or for 10 years in home and business installations against any material defect.
Q: Can I tint my windscreen?
No, we do not fit films to any vehicle windscreens unless there is a medical exemption. Sun strips can be applied to the top of your windscreen as long as they do not obstruct your vision in any way.
Q: Will window film help in preventing fading?
Yes. Window film blocks out ultra violet rays, visible light and heat. It virtually eliminates all fading. There are many different factors involved in fading. The main reason is ultra-violet rays. Other factors include visible light, heat, natural ageing, interior lighting and more. Because of all these factors no one can technically guarantee “no fading.” But a quality window film will stop 99% of ultra-violet rays and a large portion of visible light and heat depending upon which film you choose. But regardless, 99% of U.V. will be eliminated. Window film is the only way to accomplish this and still retain visibility through your windows and enhance security.
Q: Will window film help with air conditioning bills?
Yes. Window film is the fastest payback of any building product you can put in a house or building, providing you have windows. Window film can cut out up to two thirds of the heat load of your air conditioner, thus cutting down on the run time, the amount of heat that has to be overcome, reduces utility bills and adds years to the life of your air conditioner.
Q: How long does the tinting last?
Our installations are backed by a 10 year factory warranty.
Q: How do security films work?
Security films work in the same manner as conventional window films work, except they are much thicker. When glass without film is broken it has no support and can fall completely out. This is a major fault as far as security and safety. When any window film is applied, it bonds to windows and prevents it from separating easily. Depending upon the severity of the problem, window film comes in various thicknesses. Window security films can either eliminate entry or considerably slow intruders down so police response from alarms can work. Without window films, an intruder can break and enter through a window, grab a computer and be out the window in 15-seconds. This renders sophisticated alarm systems useless. Security film can be purchased clear or with the added benefits of heat and visible light reductions just as conventional films. While solving your security problems, you can eliminate other problems at the same time.
Q: Will it affect my GPS?
No, your GPS will work as it did before installation.
Q: Can you do the work at my home/place of work?
Unlike some tinters out there who work out of the back of a car, we have purpose built premises, with a controlled environment which will enable us to carry out your instillation to the highest quality. How can a quality job be carried out at the side of the road with all the dust and contamination in the air? Also, you try getting the mobile tinter back to you when you get a problem! We offer a guarantee for the life that you own the car and you know where to find us.
Q: 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 tinter they used don’t have the right training, premises or is using cheap tint. 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 and we 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. 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
Q: I have a company car on Contract Hire and I want to get the windows tinted but it has to be returned in the same condition as it was when I received it i.e. without a tint on the windows. Can the film be removed when I have to give the car back and will it leave a residue on the glass?
Yes, it can be removed and no, our films don’t leave any residue on the glass when we remove the film. You wouldn’t know it had been there! This is also useful if you come to sell a vehicle and the new owner doesn’t like the tint.
The Law Explained
Q: What is excessively tinted glass?
Minimum levels of light that must pass through the windscreen and front side windows. The limits are:
- The windscreen and front side windows must allow at least 65% light to be transmitted through them.
- If the glass is tinted to a point whereby it lets through less light, then the vehicle does not meet the legal requirements.
Q: Which windows in the vehicle does this apply to?
The windscreen and the front side windows to either side of the drivers’ head only. You can have any shade of tint on your rear windows behind the B pillar.
Q: How does excessively tinted glass affect road safety?
It restricts the drivers’ vision, especially in dark conditions. This may prevent drivers from seeing other road users or pedestrians.
It also prevents other road users and pedestrians from confirming through eye contact that they have been seen.
Q: What is the purpose of the law?
The purpose of the the law is to ensure the drivers’ ability to see the road is not excessively restricted by glass tint.
Q: Legally where do I stand?
If you are the driver:
- You must not drive a vehicle on the road with the windscreen or front side windows excessively tinted. You may also invalidate your insurance with this modification, particularly as the vehicle is likely to be illegal.
If you’re selling a vehicle with extra tinting applied to the windscreen or front side windows:
- The vehicle may now have glass that is darker than permitted by Construction and Use Regulations, in which case the vehicle should not be sold.