Frequently asked questions
What is tinting?
A ordinary question calls for an ordinary reply to it. Tinting of glass, when performed outside a manufacturing plant, means application of special materials onto it (light screens to change its colour and light permeability properties) onto it.
How is it done?
There are two tinting techniques. One is spraying a thin layer of metal or polymer onto the inside of the windshield. The other technique is application of an adhesive film onto the outside of the windshield.
What does tinting provide?
Just as the word itself suggests, its primary purpose is darkening the glass. The result is a more pleasant atmosphere inside the vehicle and reduced visibility of the interior from the outside, which is what many people find essential as well. Furthermore, a dimmed interior will be less exposed to discolouration cause by sunlight. The aesthetic effects should not be forgotten as well.
And, finally, tinting with a film reinforces the glass to prevent it from being shattered into tiny fragments. This is particularly important when tinting the domestic vehicles. The glass of their side windows is tempered and breaks into tiny fragments in case of an accident. A transparent film is often applied into the windshields of sports vehicles for reinforcement purposes.
What can be tinted?
Prohibited by the law:
Tinting of the two front driver’s windows
The entire front windshield
Permitted by the law:
Making a tinted strip with the height not exceeding 14 cm on the front windshield.
Tinting of the rear windshield.
Is removal of the windshield necessary?
Tinting with films does not require removal of the windshield. In some cases, only the decorative elements, trims and gaskets might need to be removed.
Can glass with heating wires be tinted?
Yes, it can. A quality film withstands high temperatures, and heating does no harm to it. The question is difficult in the event of spray-coating. Powdering of the material is possible along the heating wire due to the different expansion coefficients.
How does tinting respond to frost and heat?
Quality tinting will withstand severe cold and strong heat. No discolouration occurs due to sunlight.
What is meant by “quality” or ”poor quality” tinting?
The quality of tinting depends on two factors: the material and the performance of the work, which determine the final outcome. It is an absolute must that the glass is covered entirely, with no light stripes along the sides. No blistering, peeling or creasing of the film. The colour must be the same everywhere. There must be no optical distortions or opalescent stain-marks.
How durable tinting is?
Our company provides a 10-year warranty. However, in practice, quality tinting may stay for much longer before abrasion or scratches begin to appear in it.
What is the price or tinting?
The price for tinting the glass of a vehicle depends on the following:
The class of the vehicle (the work to be performed on a jeep or a minivan costs more than that to be performed on a sedan)
The number of the glass panes to be tinted (you may have just one or all of the transparent elements tinted)
The type of the tinting film, as various types will cost differently
The complexity of application onto the particular vehicle
Are there many colour options?
When tinting with a film, there are very many options. The colour range and the varieties are almost countless. You may opt for blue-violet, smoky, greenish, brownish and other colours. There are films with a mirror-effect, bicoloured, and also with patterns.
Can old tinting be removed without damaging the glass?
Yes, and this is called untinting. When tinting with a film, the old one can be removed always.