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How to Tint Windows – Benefits of Tinting Windows

How to Tint Windows – Benefits of Tinting Windows

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Window tinting serves different purposes. It can help add privacy, protect your passengers and car interiors from ultraviolet radiation from the sun, and enhance your vehicle’s looks. If you want to tint your vehicle’s windows, you should consider the reasons you want to have them before starting with the process.
This guide introduces you to the benefits of tinting windows and the steps involved in the process.

Benefits of Tinting Windows

Your vehicle is a part of your everyday life, whether you use it for commuting to and from work or for your business, or for daily chores. This means that your vehicle’s windows should be tinted for a number of reasons. The most common ones are as follows:
• Interior Protection: The UV rays from the sun can not only damage your skin and eyes, but also the interior surfaces in your car. The upholstery, leather, and plastic surfaces can fade and deteriorate over time. The right window tint should provide protection to the interior surfaces and the passengers by blocking out up to 99% of UV rays.

• Reduced Glare: Proper window tinting also helps eliminate glare from outside when you are driving. The right film can also prevent or reduce the ‘halo lights’ that you see when driving at night.

• Cooler Interiors: By blocking out the sun’s heat, window tinting can also help maintain cooler car interiors. This can reduce the stress on the car’s air conditioning while keeping the interior tolerably cooler when you leave it parked.

You can also choose window tinting to enhance the look and style of your car. With a multitude of options to choose from, you can customize your vehicle’s looks to your preferences. You can choose from a wide range of shades, from dark to light.

Tinting Your Vehicle Windows

Now that you understand the benefits of window tinting, you should learn about the different steps involved in the process.

1. Check the Regulations
Your first step should be to check the local regulations around window tinting. Find out the types of tints that are allowed for your vehicle type. This covers the level of darkness allowed for the windows.
The tinting is rated based on how much light it filters out. Local laws usually mention the maximum rating allowed. There are, however, exceptions at times for limousines and some other commercial vehicles.

2. Clean the Glass
Next, you should ensure the window glass should be impeccably clean. Use a glass cleaner to remove dirt, streaks, and any form of buildup on the windows. You cannot afford to leave any form of foreign material on the glass. If any particle or debris is left between the film and the glass, it will affect the adhesive, causing the tint to peel off after some time. Use a microfiber cloth along with the glass cleaner. Microfiber doesn’t leave any lint behind on the glass.

3. Trim the Window Tinting Film
You should trim the tinting film multiple times during the process. When you trim the film the first time, hold it against the car’s window. Trim it an inch larger than the window’s size, on all the sides with the help of scissors. Keep in mind that the film tends to shrink by a small margin when the application solution is sprayed. Once the film is applied to the window and slid into position, you can trim it to the proper size of the window using a knife.

4. Remove Bubbles & Creases
Once the film is applied to the window, you should remove any bubbles and creases before the solution dries off. Usually, the tinting kit contains a plastic squeegee that can be used to smooth out the tint film. Else, you can use a nylon scraper. Wrap a couple of paper towels over the edge before using the squeegee.

So, follow these steps to apply tint on your vehicle’s windows. It is likely that window tinting can be difficult for most people. At Solar Care Window Tinting, our experienced professionals can take care of the job while delivering customized results.

Solar Care Window Tinting – (760) 519-4294 – Mobile Window Tinting.