What is tinting?

An ordinary question calls for an ordinary reply. Glass tinting, when performed outside of a manufacturing plant, means applying special materials onto the surface (light screens to change its colour and light permeability properties).

How is it done?

There are two tinting techniques. One involves spraying a thin layer of metal or polymer onto the inside of the windshield. The other is to apply an adhesive film onto the outside of the glass.

What does tinting offer?

As the word itself suggests, its primary purpose is to darken or ‘tint’ the glass. The result is a more pleasant atmosphere inside the vehicle and reduced visibility of the interior from the outside, which many people find essential as well. A dimmed interior will also be less exposed to discolouration effects cause by sunlight. The aesthetic effects should not be forgotten too.

And, finally, film-based tinting reinforces the glass to prevent it from being shattered into tiny fragments. This is particularly important when tinting personal   motor vehicles. In the event of an accident, the glass of their side windows is tempered and breaks into tiny fragments. A transparent film is often applied into the windshields of sports vehicles for reinforcement purposes.

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 tricky for spray-coatings. Powdering 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 due to sunlight occurs.

What is meant by “high-quality” or ”poor quality” tinting?

The quality of tinting depends on two factors: the material and the performance of the work. These determine the final outcome. It is an absolute must that the glass is covered entirely, with no strips of light along the sides. There must be 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 is tinting?

Our company provides a 10-year warranty. However, in practice, high-quality tinting may stay for much longer before abrasion or scratches begin to appear in it.

How much does tinting cost?

The price for tinting the glass of a vehicle depends on the following:

  • The vehicle model (work on a Jeep or minivan costs more than on a sedan)
  • The number of the panes to be tinted (you may have just one or need all windows tinted)
  • The type of tinting film involved, as different types cost different amounts
  • The complexity of application work for the particular vehicle

Can old tinting be removed without damaging the glass?

Yes,this is called ‘untinting’. When tinting with a film, the old one can always be removed.