1619 Superior Ave

Costa Mesa, CA

949-795-7461

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Get all the facts about window tint, what it can do for you, and what you need to keep in mind while selecting your tint by reading answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.

A little knowledge goes a long way

What is the California Tint Law?

This law states that you may tint your rear side windows and the back window as dark or light as you want, provided you have a rear view mirror on both sides of your vehicle. Your front driver and passenger door windows must have a minimum of 70% visible light transmission (VLT) with or without film.

 

While most cars have a very slight factory tint integrated into the glass (approximately 12% shading/88% VLT), this does little to block heat or harmful UV rays. Our 80% VLT film with high infrared heat rejection combined with the minimal shading currently in your factory glass will be below the legal limit of 70% VLT required by law. We will also provide you with a certificate of compliance along with your warranty card and care instructions.

Take the first step toward protecting your investments by installing window tint in your home or vehicle today.

949-795-7461

1619 Superior Ave

Will window film stop fading?

Ultraviolet rays, visible light, and heat make up approximately 90% of fabric fading. A window film with a visible light transmission of 15% stops almost 80% of fabric fading, while a window film with a visible light transmission of 60% stops approximately 60% of fabric fading.

How long does window film last?

The effective lifespan of window film depends on the types of film, glass, and climate. There are documented cases of film lasting 15 to 20 years or more in some instances, however, each installation comes with a lifetime warranty, allowing you to replace yours as often as needed.

Is it possible to remove window film?

Window film can be removed at any time after your installation. As tint professionals, we know all the tips and tricks for proper tint removal, and encourage you to call us if you require it. Tint removal is a very tough and messy job, and one that is definitely not recommended for beginners.

Will tinted windows inhibit my visibility at night?

This is entirely dependent on both the shade and quality of film you select. Dark or “limo” tint will definitely decrease your visibility at night; if this is a concern, a light or medium shade would be advisable.

Is my car's window film installed on the inside or the outside?

Automotive window film is placed on the inside surface, keeping it out of the elements.

Will window film reduce my cooling costs in the summer?

Absolutely. Llumar high performance window films are designed to reject up to 79% of the sun's total solar energy, meaning that the more glass you cover that receives direct sunlight, the more heat you will prevent from entering the room. Remember, the film blocks solar heat and will have no effect on the ambient air temperature.

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