FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. WHAT ARE THE WINDOW TINTING LIMITS IN MANITOBA ? 

 

2 DOOR CARS AND 4 DOOR CARS LEGAL LIMITS

* The front windshield can only have tint on the first top 15 cm of glass *

* Front side roll down windows CAN NOT be darker then 50% *

* Rear windows can be ANY darkness and 70% over the 3rd brake light *

 

 VANS, TRUCKS, SUV'S, AND STATION WAGONS LEGAL LIMITS

* The front windshield can only have tint on the first top 15 cm of glass *

* Front side roll down windows CAN NOT be darker than 50%  *

* Rear windows can be ANY darkness and 70% over the 3rd brake light *

 

 

2. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO INSTALL WINDOW TINT ON MY VEHICLE?

 

The process generally takes 2 - 3 hours depending on the difficulty of the car, cleanliness, and the number of windows. If it's just 2 front windows that need to be tinted, we can get your vehicle completed within 1 hour. This gives us enough time to tint the vehicle and let the film adhere to the glass before returning it to the customer !

 

Window tinting is not a race, we take our time to offer quality installations.

 

If another shop says they can tint your entire vehicle in 1 hour or can tint 10 cars a day it is strongly recommended to avoid going there. This is a sign that they rush the job and don't take the time to offer a clean quality installation !

Over the years there has been a couple shops who's quality of workmanship is far below acceptable and a lot of customers have come to us to fix their mistakes. This ended up costing them more money in the long run. Do your research and go to a tint shop with a good reputation and gets the job done properly the first time :)

 

3. WHAT DO I USE TO CLEAN MY TINTED WINDOWS ?

 

Microfiber towel and warm water or glass cleaner. Invisible glass cleaner available at Canadian tire or Tinted Window foaming glass cleaner from home depot are both safe to use and work well in cleaning your window film. We recommend staying away from using windex because the amonia in the product is harsh on the window film.

 

4. WHY DO MY WINDOWS LOOK HAZY AFTER THE INSTALLATION ?

 

This is very normal. We use a lot of water to activate the adhesive and to allow us to move the film around and position it for a perfect installation. Although we squeegee out as much of the water as possible, some small amount remains between the glass and the film. The moisture will evaporate over a period of 1-5 days depending on the weather conditions.

5. CAN WINDOW FILM EVER BE REMOVED ?

 

Yes, Window Film can be removed at any time after the installation. As a tint professional I know all the tips and tricks on proper tint removal. Please call us if you require a removal. It is a very tough and messy job, not recommended for beginners.  

6. DOES WINDOW FILM GO ON THE INSIDE OR OUTSIDE ?

 

Automotive Window Film goes on the inside surface thus keeping it protected from the elements.

Residential and commercial applications are also applied to the inside, some installations are done on the outside depending on the film type and circumstances.  There are some exterior films that are available, only for residential and commercial applications.

7. WHY DO I SEE BUBBLED OR PURPLE TINT ON SOME VEHICLES ?

 

The tint is either very old or of poor quality. The bubbles are a result of a failure in the adhesive system causing the tint to literally lift from the glass. If our tint ever bubbles, we will replace it at no additional cost to you, but we guarantee that this will NEVER happen.  

8. HOW DURABLE IS WINDOW FILM ?

 

Window film is protected by a hard scratch-resistant coating that can withstand everyday use and kids. The key word however is "resistant", this does not mean "scratch-proof". Even glass will scratch, so be careful when loading and unloading objects with sharp edges, boxes, sporting equipment, and also when releasing your seat belt, this can easily make small nicks that are not covered by warranty.

9.WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FACTORY TINTED GLASS AND AFTERMARKET FILM ?

 

Some truck and sport utility vehicles come from the manufacturer with glass that has been darkened using an electrical process called "deep dipping". This "factory tinted" glass is a dark shade but does not protect the interior of your car from the sun’s heat or damaging UV rays as well as after market window tinting. Major film manufacturers have formulated tinting materials to closely match the factory tinted glass allowing the front door windows of some truck and SUVs have window tint with a legal matching shade. It is also possible to apply after market window tinting over factory tinted glass to make the windows darker and to improve performance. In other words, "factory tint" means the dye is actually in the glass, it can never be removed. "Aftermarket tint" is a transparent paper with an adhesive side that bonds to the glass, it can be removed.  

10. WILL THE TINT DAMAGE MY REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER LINES ?

 

No it will not. We tint right over top of it. The defrosters can be used right away without affecting the tint.  

11. HOW DOES WINDOW FILM WORK ?

 

Window film is made out of an optically clear polyester with a very thin layer of tinting agents such as dyes and/or metals deposited onto the film. These layers are assembled and finished with a strong scratch-resistant coating. Window film is always applied to the inner surface of the glass which protects the film from the elements and flying debris outside the car. When applied to the inside surface of glass, window film provides significant solar insulation.

 

Window tint is available in many different shades to suit your preferences. It is a myth that window film has to be dark to be effective. Unlike sunglasses that do impair your ability to drive at night, window film is designed to reduce glare and not impede night-time driving.

 

Tinting film doesn't just block visible light. It also blocks harmful cancer-causing ultra-violet (UV-A and UV-B) rays as well as infra-red (IR) rays that cause heat to build up in your car.