FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Residential

Is it easy to install?

With our specially designed install kit and easy to read instructions it is!

Does this tint heat shrink?

Our tint does shrink due to heat.

Can I install this tint on double pane windows?

Because of the way double paned windows and heat refractive window films interact, using the product on double pane windows has a risk of destroying the exterior pane due to heat expansion of the air in between the panes. We DO NOT recommend installing our products on the inside of your double paned windows for this reason. Our glue films on the outside however would most likely be fine.

Will this turn purple eventually?

No, that only happens with dyed tint. Our tint is extruded PVC.

How much will this save on my AC bill?

That depends on how many of your windows you tint and if you have any existing treatments for heat reduction on them. If you have no current treatments and you tint all of the windows in your home our 73% film can reduce your AC bill by as much as a third.

Will this tint peel off or fall down?

If you follow the instructions correctly and use the "tint-on" solution on a thoroughly cleaned window, it will not.

How much film do I need for my house or business?

Well you will need to measure the area of the windows you want to tint. You do this for a square window by measuring the height by the width of the window and multiplying. (for more complex windows please refer to your geometry classes). You will then add up all of the areas of those windows and then calculate the area of the product you are considering the same way you did the window (making sure to convert between different measurement types/systems) and finally dividing the summed area of the windows you want to tint by the area of the product you want to buy, and round UP. That number is the number of packages you will need to purchase.

Automotive

What are static cling film's shortcomings?

Static cling film is made from PVC material. It’s reusable, economical, and DIY-able. Its shortcoming is that comparing to adhesive window film, static cling film’s clarity is slightly lower. We suggest customers who demand high clarity to pay window film shops more for adhesive window film.

Does this tint heat shrink?

Our tint will expand or contract approximately ~1/4in due to weather.
However, because of the elastic properties of PVC, this change will not negatively affect the installation of the tint.
To ensure proper installation press the squeegee against the material in order to stretch the film so that the edges are 1/8in away from the edge of the window.

Is it easy to install?

With our specially designed install kit, installation is a breeze!

Will this turn purple eventually?

No, that only happens with dyed tint. Our tint is extruded PVC.

Will the standard film sizes fit my car?

This will fit most standard sedan and coupe style vehicles.
If you want to know exactly. The measurements of the film is listed and you can measure your window.

What tint level should I get?

This depends on several factors.
First, you must know what is legal in your state, we have a list of tinting law restrictions here (link).
Second, if you do a lot of night driving it would be wise to go with a higher VLT (less dark tint, as dark tints will make driving at night difficult).
Finally, certain tint levels have different UV and IR refractive specifications.

Why is there a spot missing in the front part of the film

It is so that you can legally view your left and right rearview mirrors.

Do you need a heat gun to apply this tint?

No, in fact all you really need is our install kit.

How much will this tint reduce the heat in my car?

Depends on the tint you select, the tint that will reduce the most heat will be our 73% VLT tint.

Do I still need to cut the custom pre-cut film?

Our custom Pre-cut film is cut by computer according to the size of your car windows. However, some car windows have black dots on the edge, causing problems with the film sticking to the glass well. Therefore, you will most likely have to cut away the part of the film that’s on the dots by yourself. (Normally tint shops cut away the film on the dots too.) If there are other things messing with the glass such as the spot where your rearview mirror is among others it would be best to cut the film away from those areas as well.

Is it really that easy to apply static cling film?

One of the features of static cling film is that it is reusable. First timers might get a little clumsy, but no worries, you only have to peel it off and apply again. If there’s any dust on the film, just clean it with water, try until you get it right. The tint you can install.

Does the weather or environment matter when I am trying to apply the film?

Please don’t apply when it’s windy. And the glass shouldn’t be too hot as this can cause it to accidentally stick to its self or make it difficult to get the tint on correctly. You can spray the glass to cool it down and then apply the film.

Does the static cling film block toll tags or GPS signals?

The film does not contain metallic elements, so it won’t block toll tags, WIFI, and GPS signals.

Can it be applied on the exterior side of the glass? Will it fall off?

It’s not recommended. The wind and the rain can cause damage to the film.

Is the static cling film sticky on both sides?

It can be adhered with either side, but there is no adhesive. The film sticks with a static cling effect.

Is it only applicable on flat glass? Can it be used on patterned glass?

DO NOT USE on patterned glass! Air can get between the film and the pattered glass thus cause it to easily fall off.

How do I maintain my static cling window tint?

Please do the following to extend the life of your purchase:
1. To keep the static cling film attached on the glass, please do not roll the window up/down within 24 hours after application.
2. To prevent the static cling film from falling off, do not water-wash the inside of the car window after application.
3. Please clean the film with a wet towel. Do not use a brush or sponge.
4. Please do not use suction cups or other adhesive products on the film this will prevent the film from getting lumps.
5. Do not put hard objects against the window this will prevent the film from getting scratches.

What is static cling film? What is the difference between that and normal window films?

Normal window films are adhesive. If you peel it off, it needs to be completely removed and new tint needs to be installed. Static cling film is adheres with atmospheric pressure, not glue, so the film is reusable, this means can just redo it when you fail. The film can be folded for storage and used later. The film can be reapplied by spraying the spraying solution and applying the film like you did the first time.

How to install static cling film on (rear) windshield?

Due to the size of the rear windshield film, it requires two people when installing. Spray the glass and the film with soap water, lay the film gently on the glass, move the film into place, and, finally, squeegee the water and bubbles outwards from the center.