Colorado State Law allows for all of your side and back windows to be tinted at
27%. The rear half of the car may be as dark as you want ONLY if your front driver
and passenger side windows are not tinted at all.
1. Does the tint go on the outside or inside?
Professional window tinting is done this way: First, the film is laid on the outside
of the car's windows, and cut out to fit. Then the cut out pieces are usually placed
on a large piece of glass and trimmed before being installed on the inside of the
2. How long should I wait to roll the windows down?
This depends heavily on the installer and the time of year. At Quality Tint & Clear
Bra, it’s suggested you wait 24 hours in the summer, and 2 days in the winter. However,
some shops require 3 days to a week. The most important factor here, is the way the
film is installed, so go with the recommendations of wherever you get your windows
3. What makes the film turn purple and bubble?
Basically, there are two kinds of film. Died film and Metalized film. The film industry
first had Died films and when the sun works on the film for a certain amount of time,
the film turned purple from fading. Then the adhesive gives out and it starts to
bubble up. Metalized film, on the other hand, sometimes called "Titanium," has an
actual metalized layer that is sprayed on making it far more resistant to fading
from the sun. It also resists the adhesive failure that sets in after a certain amount
of time. Most Metalized films have a lifetime warranty.
4. What should use to clean my window tint?
Well, first lets start with what NOT to clean the windows with: Never use an ammonia
or vinegar based cleaning product on tinted windows. The chemicals will break down
and destroy the glue that holds the film on. At most automotive parts stores there
are a variety of glass cleaners that should either be marked as “tint safe” or at
least say they are ammonia-free. Another good option would be to buy a spray bottle
at your grocery store, fill it with water and 5 or 6 drops of dishwashing soap.
5. How easy is it to scratch the tint?
All of the films out today have a scratch RESISTANT layer, that keeps it from getting
scratched from rolling the window up and down, and normal cleaning. However, if a
pet scratches on the film or a child runs a toy across the film it will scratch,
so some care should be taken to keep anything abrasive off the film.
6. How long does it take to tint a car?
It depends on the tint installer and the car being tinted. Some tinters can spend
an entire day on a vehicle, while I've seen a car tinted in 30 minutes. I average
1 to 2 hours per car, depending on how difficult it is. A Toyota Celica is a very
fast car to tint, while an Olds Cutlass Supreme 4-door is pretty difficult and takes
a lot more time. I can give you and estimated time frame when you call for an appointment.
7. What are these chips in my tint?
One thing to be careful about, once you have window tint, is your seatbelts. When
removing your seatbelt, be careful to not allow it to sling over and hit the window
as this will make a little chip in the tint each time the seatbelt hits. Below is
a picture showing an extreme case with hundreds of chips, but this demonstrates what