1. Are door panels taken off during the tinting process?
No, I-Tint does not want to be liable for any damages that may occur with disassembling. If necessary to remove any parts inside the vehicle for proper installation, I-Tint will ask the customer to remove prior to appointment.
2. How does tinting work?
a. Our films are Computer-cut! I-Tint does NOT hand-cut film on your vehicle unless the software does not provide a cut-out for older vehicles or a windshield.
b. After window film templates are cut. A water and baby shampoo solution is sprayed on the outside of the windows and each sheet of film is laid over its’ corresponding window. Spraying this solution holds the film in place while the film is molded using a heat gun. When referring to “molding” we mean, heat is applied to the film and “shrunk” to take the curve of the window. During this step, the outside of the car does get wet.
c. The following step applies to the inside of the doors. After window film templates are molded, they are ready for installation. The window gaskets will be taped off to keep dirt and/or felt from leaking in. Then the windows will be thoroughly cleaned using a water and baby shampoo solution. NO CHEMICALS ARE USED DURING INSTALLATION. This solution allows the film to move freely during the installation, keeping the adhesive from binding to the window too soon. Once the film is adjusted appropriately on the inside of the window, a squeegee is used to press out the solution build up in between the glass and the film.
d. Finally, the windows (inside and out), door panels, and any area of the interior and/or exterior of the car that may have gotten wet, are wiped down of any water residue using clean microfiber towels.
3. How long before I can roll my windows down & how long does it take before they are completely dry?
4-5 days before windows should be rolled down. Drying takes 4-5 days in the summer with adequate sun exposure and up to 15 days in winter.
4. What kind of tools are used?
The tools used during installation are made of a really soft plastic and/or rubber to ensure that no damage will occur to the windows and the film during installation. Here is what they look like!
Please take a minute to scroll through the tools and products we use during automotive window tint installation!