Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ - WINDOW TINT
It is legal to tint the back windows whatever shade you like, however, it is illegal to
tint the two front windows and windshield. CCA advises you of this at the time of booking, and holds no responsibility should you get fined for having your front windows tinted.
**Please check with your provincial laws**
Disclaimer: Clear Choice Auto Inc. will not be held liable for any fines you receive if you choose to apply tint to any area of your vehicle that is illegal in your province.
Our rates are industry standard, please call for a quote as it will depend on how many windows and the vehicle you want tinted. We count small triangle windows as separate windows.
It depends on how many windows you are tinting, as well as the type of vehicle you own. Generally we request your vehicle for approx. 1-3 hours.
Window tinting reduces heat gain, glare, and fading rays. It also makes glass safer.
Window tinting absorbs heat at the surface of the glass. Less heat penetrates into the car because the heat is drawn off the glass by the flow of air across the windows while the car is in motion.
Metalized window tint is more effective because it absorbs and reflects heat back outside the same way a mirror reflects light. The density of the tinting reduces glare. NOTE: The darkness of the tint is regulated by the laws of each state. For the specific law in your state, you may contact the IWFA (International Window Film Association) web site, IWFA.com.
Fading is reduced because ultraviolet filters are added to the film when it is manufactured. Good quality films should block out at least 98% of the UV rays, the leading cause of fading. Some special films can block out 99.9% of the UV rays. These films are recommended if you are susceptible to skin disease caused by the sun.
Film makes glass safer because of the tremendous strength of the polyester and the superior-bonding adhesive used to mount film to the window. In most cases, broken glass is held together by the film. Special safety films are produced to reduce smash and grab crime ad to add greater protection to occupants in case of an accident. NOTE: Window film does not keep glass from breaking, and film does not stop bullets.
Most newer vehicles have a black ceramic “frit” edge on the rear window. Sometimes this ceramic edge is straight and flat, but sometimes it will have a dotted edge. These ceramic dots are quite thick on most cars and prevent the film from sticking to the area between the dots. This results in a white-like colored strip trimming the glass. Typically this isn’t very noticeable on most vehicles, however there are some cars that have a wide band of dots trimming the top rear window. The area is so wide that the white colored strip effect is slight more noticeable. After the film has dried out, some of the air can be squeezed out, but the effect is unavoidable to a certain extent on select cars.
While we strive for perfection in our work, but due to the nature of the product, some degree of dust contamination and or minor imperfections are present in every tint application.
Small silvery looking spots aka “metal rubs” on some windows are usually found in station wagons or other utility vehicles. These are caused by a metallic object (such as a baby stroller handle) rubbing against the inner surface of the glass during travel. This rubbing action causes a deposit of metal onto the glass which creates a silver or gray stain. Usually these metal rubs aren’t very noticeable and often aren’t noticed until the windows become tinted. The same applies to surface scratches as well.
Window film may be cleaned with a soft clean cloth and mild cleaner or plain water. Ammonia based products should not be used on tinted windows.
Avoid rolling down your windows at all for 3 days. Rolling down your window before it has cured will cause your tint to peel or bubble. To be on the safe side, avoid drive-thru’s for at least 3 days.
We offer a limited lifetime warranty on our tint. We cover natural cracking, bubbling, or unusual discoloration. We do NOT cover wear and tear, scratches from seatbelts, rings, children or animals. We do NOT cover peeling and replacement costs if you roll down your window prior to the 3 day recommendation. There shouldn’t be an reason to worry as our products offer a manufacturer lifetime warranty and you’re covered by our in-house lifetime warranty on the installation.
We are able to remove tint and any glue residue for a small fee starting at $22.50 / Window (Prices subject to change at any time)
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