This is a film process, where a tinted film is computer cut from a large roll to the exact shape of the window being treated, the window is then cleaned on both sides and the film is applied to the inside surface. We do not remove door panels like other companies as that increases the risk of damage to the vehicle. Installation uses no chemicals and the solution we use is a mixture of water and baby shampoo. This process does not harm or damage the vehicle interior or window operation. The process and the film have no affect on rear window defroster function nor does the rear window defroster damage the film. On occasion some streaking results on door panels, this is almost always a result of the water solution removing armor-all or similar interior care products. Simply re-applying the beautification solution by you at the next cleaning will clear that up.
Your new window film will take 3 to 5 days to dry, sometimes a lot longer depending on weather conditions (3M Recommends 30 Days Drying time). Until this time your tinted windows may appear hazy or bubbly, this is normal! Do not roll your tinted windows down until dry!
3M Window film may be cleaned with normal cleaning solutions, including popular brand name cleaners like Windex, 409, Glass Plus and brand name paper towels such as Bounty, Brawny, Scott's and others.
Do NOT use the brown recycled paper towels or newspaper.
Black dotted edges
Most cars have a black ceramic 'frit' edge on the rear window. Sometimes this ceramic edge is straight and flat, sometimes it will have a dotted edge. These black ceramic dots are quite thick on most cars and prevent the window film from sticking to the area between the dots. This results in a silver / white looking strip trimming the glass. Typically this isn't very noticeable, however some cars have a wide band of dots trimming the top of the rear window. This area is so wide that the area created is more pronounced. Unfortunately, the effect is unavoidable.
Seat Belt Chips
Caution should be used when releasing seat belts. Small chips can be made in the window film due to the seat belt hitting the glass as it is released, THIS IS NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY.
Though we strive for perfection in our installations, due to the nature of the product, some degree of dust contamination and or minor imperfections are present in every window film application, also pre-existing flaws or scratches and metal deposits on the glass are often much more noticeable after the windows are tinted.
The newer the vehicle the fewer the imperfections. In similar comparison, a very clean vehicle will also have less imperfections than a dirty or poorly maintained vehicle. Thoroughly clean your vehicle inside and out before your appointment to assure the highest level of cleanliness in our installation.
Small silvery looking spots or 'metal rubs' on some windows are usually found in station wagons or other utility vehicles, and are caused by a metallic object (such as a baby stroller handle) rubbing against the inner surface of the glass during travel. This rubbing deposits metal onto the glass creating a silver or grey stain. Usually these these metal rubs aren't very noticeable and often aren't noticed until the windows become tinted.
Night Time Defogger Distortion
At night you may notice that the light from headlights will reflect off of the defogger lines. This is caused by the film having to bend slightly around the raised defogger line, it varies from car to car, and there is nothing that can be done about it
We only use 3M Brand films. We have installed Scotchtint® Panther Black® Color-Stable® Shade® Ceramic IR® and Crystalline® films since 1988. We are the only known local Authorized Dealer / Applicator of the 3M Brand films. If anyone else says they are a 3M Dealer, ask for Proof! Visit the Official 3M Web Site for More Information their film products.
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