Car Window Tinting: Frequently Asked Questions

there are still some who are thinking twice and would rather have the questions running in their mind answered before deciding to get a car window tinting job done.

Admit it or not, cars with automotive window films really look more stylish and sleek than those vehicles with normal glass windows. And this, in fact, is one of the reasons why many car owners are interested in vehicle window tinting. Not to mention the several benefits that come with automotive films. However, there are still some who are thinking twice and would rather have the questions running in their mind answered before deciding to get a car window tinting job done.

To help you decide, here are some of the frequently asked questions with the corresponding answers:

What is vehicle window tinting?

Vehicle window tinting is the process of applying a sheet of film on the interior of a vehicle’s window.

What is an automotive window film?

It is a thin film that is normally installed on the inside of car windows, which helps improve the appearance and comfort of your vehicle.

How durable is window tint?

The main reason window film is installed on the inside of the glass is to provide an optimum durability. In this way, the automotive window film can be spared from getting damage from road debris, scratching branches or extreme weather. In addition, choosing a quality window film from one of the trusted providers of automotive films in Singapore can give you the guarantee that the window tint comes with a hard scratch-resistant coating to be protected from kids, pets, or everyday use.

On the other hand, not because your vehicle window tint is ‘scratch-resistant’ doesn’t mean that it is unbreakable, remember that the durability of the product also depends on how well you take care of it. With this, make sure to avoid sharp edges from getting contact to the window film.

How long does a window tint last?

The average tint should last you years — up to 5 years. But take note that this depends on the tint materials used, the installation process, the maintenance, and the wear and tear.

How long does window tint installation take?

The installation typically lasts from 1 to 4 hours. This depends on the vehicle type and how many windows you would like to get tinted. In addition, the installation may take extra time if it is a window tint replacement as the previous tint needs to be removed first.

Can I tint my own car?

Although there are tutorial videos online and DIY window tint is relatively less costly than getting a professional tinting job, it is not recommended to do window tint installation on your own, unless you are a professional in this field. Why? DIY window tinting has a room for errors, especially if it is your first time doing it. So to avoid probable mistakes, you might as well get it done by a professional.

Why does some window film turn purple over time?

This is generally a result of cheap window tinting film. If you don’t want to get a window film that turns purple over time, you might as well opt quality brands of window film.

Can I roll down my windows soon after installation of window tint?

No. Do not roll down your windows for at least 24 hours after installation, until the film completed the curing process.

What should I use to clean my tinted windows?

When cleaning a tinted window, make sure to use a specific cleaner without ammonia and a soft cloth or a rubber squeegee, avoid using a paper towel.

Why is window tinting important?

Not only does window tinting enhance the appearance of your car, there are also other reasons why many people grow interest in car window tinting. This includes the fact that automotive film shields you from the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays, therefore serving as an car UV protection. Installing a window tint also improves privacy and adds the level of security, and more.

Looking for one of the best car window tinting in Singapore? Infratint can walk you through! Just reach us through our customer care hotline 6684 5330 or 9456 0888.