Frequently Asked Questions About Portland Window Tinting
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1. What are the benefits of tinting my car’s windows?
Window film protects both you and your car from the damaging effects of the sun. With the ever-increasing breakdown of our ozone layer, dermatologists warn against over exposure to the sun. Polarized sunglasses protect the eyes, sunblock protects the skin, and window film protects the interior of your car.
2. What is window tint?
Answer: Window film is made up of alternating layers of a polyester polymer and a laminating adhesive. Depending of the specific type of film, the polyester layer may be dyed, metalized, coated with an ultra violet inhibitor, or simply added for additional strength. Dyes are added to give the film it’s characteristic color. Metalized film is high performance and gives the tint its color and greater heat reduction capability.
3. What do I use to clean my tinted windows?
Answer: Warm water and a soft cloth. Never use a window cleaner unless it is specifically formulated for use on aftermarket tinted windows.
4. Why should I choose one kind of tint over the other?
Answer: If you want the best tint or a lifetime warranty and you are willing to pay a little extra, then go with metallized film. Otherwise, it is fine to go with regular tint.
5. How dark can I legally tint my windows?
Answer: Oregon’s tint law is pretty clear, 35% is the legal limit of cars, vans and suv’s can go darker on the back of the vehicle. If you have a skin condition you can go darker with a doctors prescription.
6. How long does it take to have tint installed?
Answer: Generally, between 2-4 hours but you should expect to leave your vehicle for most of the day to allow for clean up and unforeseen challenges that may pop up.
7. Can it ever be removed?
Answer: Yes. As a tint professional I can remove tint if you ever want to do that. For example, if you lease a car and want to remove it and the end of the lease before returning it to the dealership.
8. Why is your warranty better than everyone else’s?
Answer: I perform the warranty work for you and I deal with the factory instead of asking you to. My warranty covers labor and materials if the tint fades, bubbles or falls off the glass for any reason. The warranty does not cover scratches or tears. However, all of my customers receive a 50% discount on tint replacement if this should ever occur.
9. Why do I see bubbled or purple tint on cars?
Answer: The tint is either very old or of poor quality. If our tint ever bubbles, we will replace it at no additional cost to you.
10. Is window tint legal?
Answer: Yes, it is. There are limits though. Check out the tint simulator on this site.
11. How much does it cost?
Answer: Fill in the no obligation form for a Free instant window tint quote.
12. Can’t I just go to the store and buy some tint and do it myself?
Answer: You’ll wish you didn’t. You’ll end up extremely frustrated and you will have to pay more to have it removed if it needs to be.
13. Will you tint my vehicle darker than the legal limit if I pay you cash?
Answer: NO. Breaking the law can cost you a whole lot more than a fine. If you are involved in an accident and you have illegal tint on your car, you could be fined and/or charged with breaking the law. Insurance companies can refuse to pay for any accident related expenses based solely on the fact that you have illegal tint installed on your vehicle. That could end up costing you $100,000.00 or more if someone is seriously injured. Hospital bills can skyrocket very quickly.
14. Will the tint damage my rear defroster?
Answer: No it will not. We tint right over the top of it.
15. Will you come to my location?
Answer: No because a good tint job requires good lighting and a clean enclosed environment.
16. Where are you located?
Answer: I tint only by appointment. My address is:
725 SE 166th Place
Portland, OR 97233