Not only does car window tinting gives your ride an aesthetic appeal but it also offers many other benefits. However, how much can you gain out of those benefits depends entirely on the quality of the auto glass tinting of your car.
Things to know about window tints
While those benefits are a topic for another day, today we’ll only discuss how you can spot the differences in the car window tinting quality.
Quality window tinting
- The Visual Appeal
The first and foremost thing that can help you spot the quality of an auto glass tint is its visual appeal.
A higher quality tint film will reflect consistency and stick to the glass perfectly. You will easily be able to spot how smoothly and the line runs on the edges of the window, giving the tint and appealing look.
A lower quality tint has a wavering line and is filled with air bubbles. This happens due to the use of a poor quality adhesive which doesn’t attaches itself properly to the glass. Other imperfections like creases and peels are also very visible on a lower quality tint.
- Color of the Tint
Another factor that can help you in determining the quality of the auto glass tinting is its color.
If it has been sometime and the tint on your car still has its original shade of the black from back when you had it installed, the tint film was probably of high quality.
However, if the tint has lost its color, completely or in places, and now seems purple instead of black; it is because the film used was of very basic or low quality with ordinary dyes which tend to fade in due time.
- Unbelievable Price
Now this one is rather confusing to explain but I’ll give it my best shot as price can work both ways.
It is true that high quality tint films and labor cost good money. This is mostly due to the use of higher quality products like films, adhesive and even proper measurements that deliver fantastic results. And while quality work costs money, it doesn’t has to go through the roof.
Same is the case with low quality auto glass tinting. But what you need to understand here is that price alone cannot be a deciding factor about the quality. If a shop or an individual is offering auto tint at unbelievably low or high prices, ask them about the quality of the product they are using as well as about the quality of the labor.
- Labor Guarantee
This one is probably linked to the price you are willing to pay to get the job done.
While you may come across fitters that may be charging a tad more than the competition, they however, make up for it by not only doing a great job of applying the car window tint but also provide you a guarantee of their work. A sign of high quality indeed.
Fitters that offer low quality work or even use products of below par quality might not be willing to offer you any sort of guarantees, labor or otherwise. This is because they understand very well that the work or products they offer won’t last for long.
- The Defroster Bars
The defroster bars on the rear shield of your car is the most trickiest place to apply tint film to. So, it can serve as one of the factors to determine the quality of tint job on your car.
These bars are slightly above the surface of the glass which makes it difficult to apply the tint film on the surface.
Expert fitters know this and apply the film very carefully on the rear shield to make the application look more even and less lumpier, if at all.
Low quality application stands out from a mile away on a rear windshield. A cheap, hasty and low quality tint installation has visible lumps, bubbles and is applied in an uneven fashion.
These are just some of the signs to help you spot and differentiate between the quality of car window tinting shop springfield. But before I end this and sign off, I would like share a word of advice with you. When planning to get a tint job, only reach out to a reliable and reputable fitters or you might end up wasting your hard earned money.