Window tint protects you and your car’s interior from the blazing heat and harmful UV rays, offers additional privacy while you’re in vehicle and prevents would-be thieves from seeing if any valuables are in your car. It also gives your car a sleek, polished look. And while there are window tint kits that cost as little as $10, doing it yourself isn’t always as easy as it first seems. There are professional tint shops for a reason.
You May Have to Remove Door Panels
Sometimes full coverage requires you to disassemble your door so you have access to the whole window. Some people will tell you that you can just cut the tint a bit longer and stick it between the window and doorframe, but this will make it difficult to remove excess water from beneath the tint and may cause bubbling or failure in the future.
Many Kits Recommend Using a Razor to Trim
You never ever want cut tint against your window. One mistake can leave an unsightly scratch on the glass will make it difficult for the tint to adhere properly. This scratch can cause the tint to bubble or peel. Razors can also damage the paint and molding on your vehicle. Professional tint shops have other methods of cutting the tint down to the right size. For example, we use computer cut tint film patterns to ensure a proper fit. This method requires little to no adjustment cutting and ensures that your vehicle remains scratch and damage free.
Window tint varies from almost total light saturation to practically none at all. Different states have different laws regarding how much light your windows can block. For example, standard Nevada law mandates that tint on front windows allows at least 35% of light into a vehicle. Back windows can be as dark as you like, but you must have dual side mirrors to offset the tint.
All tint film is not created equal. Some tints have metal layers that can cause interference with your cell phone, radio, navigation system, or other electronics you may use in your vehicle. Professional tint shops will have a variety of film to choose from and can make sure you choose a tint that won’t cause these signal interruptions.
Dirt and Debris
Your driveway or garage isn’t probably the most clean area of your home. Window tint is a kind of adhesive and any dust, dirt, or debris that sticks to the tint or is already on the windshield can cause the tint to bubble or fail. Professional tint installers will ask you to clean your vehicle before you come to their shop and give the car a final clean before they install the tint to prevent this from happening.
Why Take the Chance?
So yeah, installing tint yourself may seem cheaper at first, but with all the risk involved why bother trying? Team Acme offers affordable window tint and has the expertise to make your car look flawless. Get a quote today or stop by our Henderson shop to check out your options.