Q: Is it legal to tint the two front doors?
Fortunately the federal government has deferred to the states in setting and enforcing their own window tinting laws, and that’s good news as the states have generally taken a more permissive attitude toward allowing darker shades of film on vehicles. Here in Texas, the Department of Motor Vehicle publication has determined the legal limit for the two front doors is 25% NET. The rear doors and the rest of the vehicle can be as dark as you would like.
Q: Can I tint over my factory privacy glass in the rear of my vehicle?
Absolutely and we suggest it!! The factory colored “privacy” glass is just colored glass. It does give you privacy because it is a darker shade, but it does very little for heat rejection or UV protection. Tinting over the factory glass provides you with the full benefits and protection of window film. Another benefit besides the heat rejection, glare reduction, UV protection, privacy, and cosmetics is that the window film holds the glass together in the event of an accident or an outside blow. It helps prevent all those tiny pieces of shard glass coming in on you and harming your extremely prized passengers.
Q: How long does it take to tint my vehicle?
We understand that many are on a tight schedule; however we do not rush through any of our tinting process. We take pride in our work and insist on the highest quality standards. But we also hire some of the most skilled and experienced window tint technicians out there! Some of the time element depends on the year, make, and model of your vehicle. We can tint most cars in 1 ½ hours, though we usually give the customer a two hour window. To tint just two front doors, we usually ask for 45 minutes. Obviously adding a windshield or a sunroof or a front windshield visor will be additional time.
Q: What do I need to do to prepare my vehicle for window tint?
Sunray Tint takes care of all the necessary preparation for getting your windows ready to tint. However, it is helpful to us if you get a basic car wash before bringing in your vehicle in order to achieve the best results. This will ensure both the quality of the job and your personal satisfaction as our valued customer. If we are tinting your whole car, and since we have to get inside the car to tint the back glass, removing the interior of your vehicle of personal belongings is also quite helpful.
Q: What shades of tint do you offer?
We take pride in our high quality tinting standards. This is especially true regarding the degree and percental of shade for your tinted windows. Different consumers seek various levels of comfort and degree with respect to tinting. Some prefer heat rejection, while others demand greater privacy. For some it is very necessary for them to have no restriction of visibility. Therefore, Sunray Tint offers a variety of window film shades designed specifically to meet your particular needs, taste, and preferences. Our lightest shade is 80% (but is a nano-ceramic heat-rejection film), 30% (darkest legally for the two front doors), 15% (comparable to factory colored glass on SUVs, etc) and then a 5% (or Limo which is the darkest we carry).
Q: Why does my new film have bubbles or water streaks in it?
Water streaks, bubbles, and haziness occur because the window film is applied with water. Until the water evaporates or dries out, this unusual look will be there. But they are temporary! This depends on various weather conditions. The more the vehicle is left in the sun the faster the water dissipates. Typically, it takes 2-5 days for window film to cure fully, depending on the ambient weather condition (humidity, precipitation, etc.)
Q: Can window tint be removed?
Yes it can. We realize that your individual needs or taste preference may change, or you purchased a vehicle with window film that has failed. The film can be removed, and it will be clear glass as it was before the tint application. It is a time-consuming project especially if the back window has defrosters. Even if the film is purpled and bubbled, we are often able to be remove the film without damaging the defrosters. The cost depends on what we remove and also if you re-tint.
Q: Will rear-windshield tint removal ruin the defroster lines or antenna lines?
We take great care in ensuring that no damage to any automotive features occurs as a direct or indirect result of the tinting process, such as the defroster lines and antenna lines. With removal of film from the defroster lines, we do all we can so that rear window defroster lines will not be adversely impacted in the process. With that being said, there are those instances, that it is impossible to remove the film without scraping the defroster lines, but we will advise the consumer prior to that happening.
Q: What causes window tint to turn purple and to bubble?
Window tint can be susceptible to purpling and bubbling in response to the chemical changes that are caused by prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) and infrareds (IR) electromagnetic radiation from the sun. This typically occurs only with low-cost, low-quality window film. Sunray Tint provides an extensive array of premium quality window film selection with manufacturer-backed warranty that they will not turn purple or bubble. All our films have a manufacturer nationwide lifetime warranty.
Q: Can I tint my vehicle during the winter or when it is raining?
Yes you can. We work year round in a climate controlled environment to ensure the highest quality of care in tinting your investment. We have found the window film best responds under controlled circumstances. However, during the colder months or during the rain, some additional preparation is required and the curing time could take a bit longer.
Q: How durable is the tinting on the windows?
Whatever will scratch the paint on your car can scratch the window tint. However, your paint is far more exposed than tint. One common question is “Will my kids tear it up?” We are glad to report that this is not a problem! Pets are also a concern but damage is usually confined to smudges that just need to be cleaned. The hard scratch-resistant coating found on our films do an excellent job of protecting the window tint from everyday use as well as kids and pets. A word of caution is to remember window tinting is installed on the inside of the glass and though it is coated with a high quality scratch resistant layer for protection, it is not scratch proof. Take care when loading and unloading objects with sharp or hard edges, such as boxes, sporting equipment, etc. It is possible to tear even the best window tinting material with a sharp or hard object hitting against the tint. Glass without tinting, or factory colored glass can also be damaged in this fashion. We also caution people when removing the seat belt to take caution not to let the belt fly in the event that the metal/plastic tab hits the film and punctures a small knick in the film. The good news here is that the cost of replacing the window tint material on one window is not that expensive.