AUTO WINDOW TINTING IN LAKE MARY, FLORIDA

Auto Window Tinting in Lake Mary, FL

AUTO WINDOW TINTING IN LAKE MARY, FLORIDA

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Benefits of Auto Window Tinting

Block UV Rays With Tint​

Block UV Rays

Window tinting prevents up to 99% of harmful ultraviolet rays.

Save Your Car Seats

Tinting your windows helps protect your upholstery from being damaged by sunlight.

Keep Your Car Cooler​ With Tinting

Keep Your Car Cooler

Depending on which film you use, you can block the amount of heat build-up by 40-60%.

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“Testimonial: I had my car windows tinted a couple of weeks ago, and compared to last summer, my aircon is working much better now and the car is much cooler. I highly recommend getting window tints!”

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Florida Window Tinting Laws

What is the darkest legal tint in Florida?

The state of Florida has different rules for sedans and for SUVs or vans. For sedans, the front side windows must allow more than 28% of light in, and the rear and back side windows must allow more than 15% of light.

For SUVs and vans, the front side windows must allow more than 28% of light in, and the back side and the rear windows must allow more than 6% of the light in.

Can you be pulled over for window tint in Florida?

If a cop believes that your window tint is too dark, he can pull you over and check your windows with a tint meter (VLT meter) to ensure that your windows are within the legal tint limit.

How much is a ticket for illegal tint in Florida?

The fine for illegal tint in Florida is $116 per ticket. You can get a ticket for multiple windows on the same car.

Can you tint your front window in Florida?

In Florida, the front windows must allow more than 28% of light in.

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FAQ

Does tinting car windows reduce heat?

Car window tinting is not just used to change the appearance of your vehicle and windows. When correctly applied, certain types of window tinting can reduce the light and UV radiation from penetrating your windows. Reducing UV and infrared radiation can reduce the heat in the car and protect against the damaging effects of UV radiation.

While some window tinting will only reduce the light level that penetrates the windows, high-quality window tint will block certain wavelengths of UVA & UVB radiation. By blocking the wavelengths that produce heat (and create the greenhouse effect in your car) window tinting can increase your personal safety and reduce the interior temperature of the car, creating a more comfortable driving atmosphere.

What is the best tint for car windows?

While there are many options for window tinting, each type offers a certain level of benefit at a specific price point. The best kind of window tint for you will depend on your budget as well the features and benefits you need for your vehicle.

There are several types of window tinting available on the market which include the following: dyed tinting, metallized tinting, hybrid tinting, crystalline tinting, carbon tinting and ceramic tinting. 

Dyed tinting

If you are on a budget, dyed window tinting might the best option for you. Dyed window tinting is relatively inexpensive and blocks sunlight using layers of pigment or dye. While the dye can absorb solar heat and keep some of it from entering your vehicle, this type of tinting does not offer the same level of UV ray protection as others. Dyed window tinting has an opaque appearance that makes for an excellent privacy enhancement for your vehicle but will also fade over and need replacement. While dyed tint may provide some level of heat reduction, other types of tinting can provide a much higher level of effectiveness.

Metallized tinting

Similar to dyed films, metallized window tinting can help reduce solar heat, but it does so by reflecting it no, not absorbing it. In contrast to dyed tint, metallized tint uses minute metallic particles, embedded inside the film, to block sunlight.

Metallized tinting provides additional protection by increasing the integrity of the window in case of accident or damage.   When metallized tinting film is applied to a window, its shatter-resistance will increase significantly. Metallized tinting film is very shiny in appearance and has a higher durability than dyed tinting. Metallized tinting also provides UV protection and glare reduction.

While metallized window tint may be a cost-effective option, it is essential to know that they are not as durable as ceramic and carbon tinting. Because of the metallic parts in the film, it can negatively affect the function of electronic devices, including satellite radio and onboard navigation systems.

Hybrid tinting

Some tinting film options combine dye and tiny metallic particles to create a product called a hybrid tint film. Hybrid films provide the positive benefits of both dyed and metallized but combining the two technologies can reduce the negative aspects overall. A commonly used combination is the metal titanium, and dark grey dye. In combination, these two elements work well to create a film that is not too dark or reflective but provides excellent UV protection, heat reduction and privacy enhancement.

Crystalline Tinting

A less commonly used type of tint is called a crystalline tint. While using the word “tint” may be a bit misleading as this type of tinting will not affect your windows’ color or light penetration. Crystalline tinting is a transparent film that will protect your vehicle against harmful UV rays without making them dark or altering the window’s appearance. While crystalline tinting will protect against the sun’s harmful rays, it does not help to cool the car’s interior, nor will it offer any increased privacy. For people who would like to increase their safety and protect their car’s interior from UV degradation without altering the appearance of your windows, crystalline tinting may be the best option for you.

Carbon window tint

Another type of window tinting, known for its unique matte finish, is carbon window tinting. A high-quality product that provides many advantages over other types of tint films, its carbon content helps to block about 40% of radiation responsible for heating the interior of a car and causing the greenhouse effect. This type of tinting not only helps keep your car cool and protect you and your passengers from harmful UV radiation, but can protect the integrity of the vehicle’s interior by preventing fabric fading and plastic degradation.

This type of tint film can help save in energy costs by reducing the need for heating and cooling during seasonal temperature changes. Carbon film is durable and is not prone to fading like dyed window tinting film.

Ceramic Tinting

Ceramic tinting films are some of the highest quality tinting films on the market, but they also come with a higher price tag. Ceramic tinting film, as the name indicates, is made of ceramic particles that are non-conductive, which means they won’t transmit certain UV rays and do not transmit heat from the sun’s rays into the car. Ceramic tinting is a newer type of tinting and is the most expensive type of tinting. However, the increased price is worth the value as ceramic tinting films can block up to 50% of solar heat without blocking visibility and can block the majority of harmful UV radiation without affecting the functionality of your electronic devices.

Is it good to tint your car windows?

Tinting your car widows is good and can provide a multitude of benefits, but it is important to remember that window tinting needs to be applied safely, correctly and in compliance with your state’s legal requirements in order for you to maximize those benefits.

Some types of tinting mainly create an enhanced esthetic, while others offer no change in appearance but provide significantly enhanced UV protection. Car window tinting can give all sorts of benefits including limiting the amount of light into the vehicle for a more pleasant drive, reducing heat in the interior of the car and reduce the damaging effects of the suns’ rays to people, animals and the interior fixtures of the vehicle.

Other positive effects of tinting can be creating enhanced privacy and customizability of your vehicle. Having a well-done window tinting may even help to improve the resale value of your car!

Picking the right type of window tinting and applying it correctly, will not only provide you with a more pleasant day-time drive but can also increase the structural integrity of glass in the case of impact or accident by holding the shattered pieces together.

How much does it cost to tint 2 car windows?

While you may be able to apply window tinting yourself, if you choose to have it done by a professional, prices will vary. Factors that affect the cost of installation can include your location, the size and type of vehicle, front windows vs rear windows, and brand and level of tint. Budget-friendly tint on a standard sedan can cost be between $50-100 per window. Higher-quality films and more laborious applications, such as for sports coupes, can cost between $75-150 per window and upwards.

If you chose to apply tint to your own windows, you will save money over professional installation, but supplies and equipment may cost $25 or more depending on the tinting you choose and the supplies you need.

How to tint rear car windows?

Applying window tint to side windows is fairly simple for most vehicles as there is minimal curvature of the glass. However, applying tint to a rear window, especially ones with significant compound curves can be complicated and more difficult to achieve a smooth and result.

Depending on your experience with window tinting and the equipment you have on hand, there are a few ways you can proceed with tinting your own windows. One of the ways to apply tint film to a rear window is by applying the film in strips that overlap on each other horizontally. Another method for applying tint to a rear window, is to use one large piece of tint that is heat shrunk to fit perfectly to the shape and size of the window.  

Multiple strips

While tinting a window is generally done using a single piece of film, if you have never used tint film before or have limited equipment on-hand, you can use strips of film.

Using this method, you will need to apply multiple strips of tint film to the interior of the rear window and slightly overlap each strip. To achieve the smoothest result and avoid obvious seams, you can overlap the tint over the defrost lines on the window. Doing this will help to create the appearance of a single sheet. This process can be effective but can also look irregular and is more prone to peeling and lifting after a period of time.

Heat shrinking

Heat shrinking is often the best option for tinting a rear window. The appearance will be smoother and more even; and since it is a single piece of film, it is far less likely to peel or lift.

If you are heat shrinking a single piece of film, you will need to cut the film to the approximate length of the exterior of the rear window. You will then smooth the film against the exterior of the window (don’t remove the protective backing yet, this is just temporary) and use a high heat gun to smooth out the wrinkles at the edge of the film.

Once you have smoothed out the wrinkles and ensured the piece has conformed to the shape and size of the window, you can remove the protective backing and apply the film to the interior of the rear window after it has been thoroughly cleaned.

How long does it take to tint windows on a car?

If you are having your vehicle windows tinted professionally you can expect the process to take 2-4 hours for a sedan or up to 6-8 hours for large vehicles and trucks. If you choose to apply tinting to your own car, you may want to set aside an afternoon, or even a whole weekend to apply the tinting correctly, depending on the size of your car.

Can you re tint car windows?

If your car has tinting that is too dark, too light, ineffective or damaged, you can easily have the car windows re-tinted. Since car tinting involves applying the tinting film to the interior of the vehicle windows, the old tinting must be thoroughly, scraped off or removed with soap or solvents. The windows must then be cleaned prior to carefully applying new tint.

How long does window tint last on a car?

Standard grade films, when applied and maintained properly, are expected to last for approximately five (5) years. Higher-grade tint may last for up to ten (10) years before needing to be removed and re-tinted.

Longevity of window tint can vary significantly based on the type and quality of both film and application. Maintenance and cleaning of the windows will also affect how long the tinting can last. It’s important to note that since tinting is applied to the inside of the window, any kind of scratching or abrasive pressure applied to the window can damage the tint. 

Can I use home window tint on my car?

Automotive window tint and flat glass film for home windows cannot be used interchangeably. Automotive window tint is heat-shrinkable in order to conform to the windows curves. Applying flat glass film to a car window is not possible due to the window’s curved surface.

Is it ok to wash my car after a tint?

Since window tint film is applied the interior of the vehicle’s windows, you can wash your car immediately after the application. You should avoid washing or cleaning the interior of your windows for some time to maintain the integrity of the film and keep it from shifting. You should also avoid rolling your windows down for 24 hours after the tinting application.

Is carbon or ceramic tint better?

Many types of car window tinting offer significant benefits to the user and can be purchased at various price-points.

Carbon or infrared rejection films work by blocking certain types of infrared rays and offer superior protection against the greenhouse effect that might occur within your vehicle. Carbon tint contains no metal and relies on carbon particles to block damaging UV rays and heat.

Carbon tinting will not affect satellite radio or navigation systems or mobile devices. Carbon tinting is also very durable and will not fade or lose effectiveness even years after application.

Ceramic window tinting blocks UV rays and help control the temperature in the vehicle. Ceramic films come in different shades and finishes, offering excellent customizability. Ceramic tints also provide glare protection and improve road visibility including during dawn and dusk drives. Similar to carbon tinting, ceramic tints are metal-free and will not affect satellite radio, navigation accessibility or other technology. While ceramic tinting is a higher-cost option, it offers high-quality protection and customizability.

How much does it cost to remove window tint on a car?

Professionals are able to safely and effectively remove window tint from a vehicle, but it is also a project you can do yourself for a fraction of the cost.

The cost to have a professional autobody shop or detailer remove old window tint from your car can vary significantly depending on the size of vehicle and type of tint film used. Costs may vary between $15-$20 per window or may be charged at a percentage of application price. Window tint removal can generally be completed as a “do-it-yourself” project for under $30. Options for DIY removal include the “soap and scrape” method, the “soap and newspaper” technique or using a combination of ammonia and sunlight to remove the tint.

Do tinted car windows block UV?

While manufacturer standard glass windows can block some of the sun’s harmful UV rays, high-quality window tinting can provide protection from ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Standard glass in a vehicle usually only offers 35-37% UV protection, but high-quality window tinting can offer up to 99% UV ray protection. Not all window tinting options are equal, and some provide no additional UV protection. While certain tinting may provide customizability and limit the amount of light into the vehicle, they may not block any UV radiation. It is important to check the UV protection rating on your preferred tint film to ensure it’s the best option for you and your vehicle.