Will you travel to my home to tint my vehicle?

We don't travel to homes for automotive window tint installation. This must be done in the shop to prevent dirt, dust, and other debris from getting underneath the window film. We do offer Residential and Commercial onsite tinting.

How long do I have to leave my windows up after installation?

We recommend keeping your windows up for at least 2 days. If the windows are put down before that time you may cause damage to your new purchase. We recommend turning on your vehicle's window lock to help prevent this issue. Should this issue happen we can redo your window at a low cost, but it is not covered under the manufacturer's warranty.

Can I wash my vehicle after it's been tinted?

You will be able to wash the outside of your vehicle, because the window film is installed on the inside of the windows. You will need to wait at least 7 days to clean the inside of your windows after the window film is installed.

How do I maintain my window tint after it is installed?

Maintenance is very easy. We recommend a good spray foam glass cleaner, which will lift debris and smudges to the surface doing most of the work for you, and wipe off with a clean "lint free" towel. If you are a smoker (cigs or vapor), we recommend doing this on a regular basis to prevent smoke build-up on your windows. If you go "off-roading" we recommend doing this very frequently, both inside and outside of the glass, to help prevent scratches to the inside and outside of the glass from dirt and sand.

How long will it take to install window tint on my vehicle?

Installation time varies between 1 to 4 hours depending on the year, make, model, number of windows, and if the vehicle has ever been tinted before. Generally 2 front windows only, will take
up to 1 hour and a full vehicle window tint can take up to two hours. If the vehicle has old window tint that has to be removed, that could take up to 4 hours to remove the old tint and re-tint the whole vehicle. We do have a waiting area available to those clients who choose to wait, especially when it is just the 2 front windows, however, for those clients with a larger vehicle or more complex specialty vehicle we always recommend that you drop your vehicle off, which will allow us to take our time and be meticulous with your vehicle installation service.

Should I wash or clean the inside of my vehicle prior to my appointment?

We fully clean the inside and the outside of the glass prior to tint and after tinting. However, we always ask to bring your vehicle washed on the day of your appointment. This will help to prevent pollen or dust on your vehicle from coming into the shop. This will also allow us to fully inspect the outside and inside of your vehicle and point out any imperfections, such as scratches, in the glass. If you have a pet, we ask that you vacuum your vehicle to remove any pet hair or dander. The cleaner the inside of your vehicle is, the better the result.

How durable is window tint?

Many of our customers inquire about the durability of window film- "Will my kids tear it up?" or "Can my pet scratch it?" The hard scratch-resistant coating found on quality window film products do an excellent job protecting window tint from everyday use, as well as, kids and pets. However, the key word is "resistant". Please remember that window tint is installed on the inside of the glass and it is coated with a high quality scratch resistant layer for protection. Always take care when loading and unloading objects with sharp or hard edges, such as boxes, sporting equipment, tools, etc. Another issue we see all the time is seat belt knicks. When taking your seat belt off to make sure to not let it hit your windows which can cause holes in your window tint. It is possible to tear even the best window films with sharp edges or hard objects hitting against the film. If you accidentally cause damage to the film, the cost of re-doing the window is generally inexpensive. Unfortunately, this type of damage is not covered under the manufacturer's warranty.

Is window film installed on the inside or outside of the vehicle?

Window film is installed on the inside of the glass. First, the film is laid on the outside of the vehicle's windows and marked to fit. Then, those pieces are then placed on the inside of the glass. Or for a back window or windshield strip, the window film is put on the outside allowing us to heat shrink to fit the shape and contour of the glass. Then, the film is trimmed down before being installed on the inside of the back glass or the front windshield.

Is it normal for my windows to look streaky, hazy, and have bubbles after having them tinted?

Yes. This is completely normal and part of the curing process. For the first few days after your windows are tinted they might appear cloudy, hazy, and you will see little pockets of moisture forming underneath the film causing bubbles. Window film is a porous material that allows the remaining water to evaporate and go away by itself as the film fully adheres to the glass. The amount of time before your new tint will be totally cured is determined by the amount of sunlight your vehicle gets. If it's cloudy, raining, snowing and overcast outside, it will take longer for the curing process. If it's hot and sunny outside, the curing process for the film happens very quickly. The curing process can range from a week up to 45 days; however, you should be able to operate your windows after two full days after the window film was installed.

How do black dots and lines at the edge or top of an automotive window affect window tinting?

The black dots, matrix or the lines at the top of some windows are made of a Teflon material that is applied at the factory. Purely cosmetic, they hide trim lines and edges on different styles of vehicles. The thickness of these raised areas make them incredibly difficult when applying film. In some cases, the black lines across the top of rear windows may prevent window tint from sticking and cannot be covered. When black dots, which are mostly found in rear windows, wing windows, and windshields, are encountered the window tint sticks to the raised dots, holding it away from the glass. We install past these dots onto the flat black surrounding area, so there are no light gaps. This will give a lighter silver appearance in the area of the black matrix dots. These areas will become more uniform as the film dries out and cures.

What if my vehicle already has old film on the windows? Will it need to be removed before I have my windows tinted?

If your vehicle has window tint on it already it can either be removed or we can layover the existing window film if it qualifies. If the old film has bubbles, scratches, holes, or any major issues we would recommend removing the old film before installation of the new window film. It is always best to have the old film removed by a professional, as the rear defroster can easily be damaged if it is not removed properly. To remove the old window film and re-tint the whole vehicle it can take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours and there is an additional charge for this. It is best to make an appointment and to drop your vehicle off in the morning and let us call you when your vehicle is done. If the old film has no major issues we can layover the existing window film, but we can not warranty it because if the first layer starts having issues or starts to peel off it will take the second layer with it.

Can I darken vehicle factory window tint

Yes. As long as it is factory window tint, we can install window film directly on the glass. Factory window tint color is actually a pigment in the glass. Aftermarket window film actually has many more solar benefits than a factory window tint. Factory tint only rejects part of the UV rays and only rejects a small amount of heat. Aftermarket window film film rejects 99% of UV rays and between 50% to 80% of heat, depending on the window film you choose. In addition darkening factory tinted glass will give you more privacy for storing your personal items in your vehicle. Plus the added safety if the vehicle were in a collision.

Can window film increase safety and security?

Yes, window film adds a degree of shatter resistance when applied to the glass on your vehicle. Window film increases the safety of the glass: due to a very aggressive adhesive, the film helps to hold the pieces of broken glass together. In the event the glass breaks, due to an auto accident or an attempted break-in, the glass will shatter, but in most instances, the film will help hold the glass together.

What are South Carolina's legal window tinting limits?

Window tinting limits are different for every state, and your vehicle must follow the state law in which it's registered. SC legal limits are as follows:

Tint darkness for Sedans:
Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
Front Side Windows: Must allow more than 27% of light in.
Back Side Windows: Must allow more than 27% of light in.
Rear Window: Must allow more than 27% of light in.

Tint darkness for SUVs, Van, or Station Wagons:
Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-A-1 line.
Front Side Windows: Must allow more than 27% of light in.
Back Side Windows: Any darkness can be applied.
Rear Window: Any darkness can be used.

Tint darkness for Trucks:
Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-A-1 line.
Front Side Windows: Must allow more than 27% of light in.
Back Side Windows: Must allow more than 18% of light in.
Rear Window: Must allow more than 18% of light in.

Restricted Colors: Tint colors red, amber and yellow are not permitted by law.
Legal Stickers: The sticker to identify legal tinting is required between the film and glass on
each tinted window.
: South Carolina allows medical exemptions for special tint or darker than legal limit. You can
get a prescription from a licensed doctor. You have to get your prescription notarized, renewed
every year and kept in your vehicle.

What does the Lifetime Warranty cover?

If you choose legal window film then it comes with a lifetime warranty. Should your window tint ever fade, peel, bubble, or peel then bring it back with your lifetime warranty and we will strip off the window tint and re-tint it for free as long as you have your lifetime warranty. The lifetime warranties our non transferable. If you layover the original window tint with another layer of window film it will void your warranty. The lifetime warranty does not cover impact to windows such as scratches, seatbelt knicks, or if the windows are broken.