Window Tinting FAQs

Before you get your windows done, you may have a few window tinting questions. Our installation experts are here to help you in every way we can! If you have any other window tint questions or concerns about the installation process or aftercare, contact Sound FX and we will be happy to assist you!

How Long Does Window Tinting Take?

This inquiry is one of our most frequently asked window tinting questions. There is no clear answer as it typically varies depending on the make, model, and scale of your vehicle. As expected, larger vehicles such as SUVs, trucks, vans, or limousines will have a longer curative process time than a smaller sedan would. At Sound FX, our advanced film-cutting software reduces installation by 30-45 minutes.

What If I See Bubbles Or Peeling After The Installation?

The curing process of the film after installation can take a few days to fully cure. It is not recommended for you to attempt to press out any bubbles or peeling edges on your own as this may void the warranty and service work to correct appropriately. If you notice any of these issues or have any immediate concerns after the installation, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Is There A Warranty On Your Tint?

All Sound FX window tint installations come with a lifetime workmanship warranty.

Sound FX offers a limited lifetime manufacturer’s product warranty that warrants all Scorpion-Branded Window Film against cracking, changing color, crazing, delaminating, and adhesive failure.

In the event of a film failure, Sound FX will replace the defective film product at no charge. The Limited Warranty Coverage begins at the time of the installation completion. This Limited Warranty is extended to the original purchaser and is non-transferable, Our liability is limited to the replacement of only such quantity of film product determined to be defective by Sound FX.

What Do I Need To Do To Clean Or Care For The Tint?

Caring for your new window film is simple. Do not roll down your freshly tinted windows for at least three days after installation. We will place a temporary sticker reminder on the driver’s side master window switch when your vehicle is tinted.

Do not clean the film for thirty days after installation. There will be visible changes during the curing period, including a cloudy look and little moisture trapped between the film and glass. Do not poke or touch your film until after the thirty day dry out time. If you have questions or concerns regarding any large air/water pockets forming or pulling up from the corners, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately.

For the best results you can clean your new film with a soft microfiber towel and fresh soap and water. Ammonia, ammonia-substitute chemicals and trisodium phosphate (or any phosphate) products are not recommended for repeated long-term use on window films as they can rapidly degrade the quality of the window film.

It is safe to clean the exterior of your vehicle to include the exterior glass after it has been tinted. If you take your freshly tinted vehicle to a full service car wash facility, inform them not to touch the interior of your windows.

How Long Does It Take The Tint To Dry?

During the application of your window film, your installer will remove as much of the mounting solution as possible. However, a small amount of solution will remain, and this moisture build-up can cause small water bubbles and a slightly cloudy look. This is normal and should be expected. Do not pierce any water bubbles during the drying period, and do not try to push the water out, this will damage your film. Eventually, the water bubbles and haziness will dissipate on their own.

Do Climate Conditions Affect Drying Time?

Depending on the type of film you select, and the climate conditions in your area, dry-out periods will vary. Warm weather and direct sunlight will shorten the dry-out time. Cooler climates, shaded areas, non-sunny weather conditions and thicker films such as architectural films or high performance auto films, can lengthen the drying period. If slow drying occurs with your residential/commercial or automotive installation, do not be alarmed. It could take a few days to as much as 6 months for the trapped moisture to eventually dry-out.

How Long Should You Wait to Wash Your Car After Window Tinting?

Another one of our window tinting questions about the aftercare of your windows includes how long you should hold off on washing your car. You should typically wait for at least seven to fourteen days before washing your vehicle after the window tint application to ensure that it has fully cured and adhered to the surface. Overall, a week to two weeks is what we recommend for the waiting time.

What's The Best Way To Clean My Tinted Windows?

A good cleaning solution for window film is an ounce of liquid dish soap added to 1 quart of fresh water , or Tint Safe sprays like Invisible Glass or Glass Shine (both of which are available at Sound FX). Always use clean, soft materials to wash and dry your window film surfaces. To avoid scratching the film, do not use bristle brushes, rough paper towels, abrasive scrubbing sponges, or any cleaning materials that may have been contaminated with dirt particles.

What Happens if You Roll Down Your Window After Tinting?

Another great question about window tinting is how long you should wait to roll your windows down after the service. Most window tinting professionals say to wait anywhere from three to four days before rolling your windows down. This ensures that the tint has fully cured and adhered to the surface and prevents us from having to reinstall the window tint.

What Is Ceramic Window Tinting?

Ceramic window tinting is a bit different from standard dyed tint. The key difference is that ceramic window tint contains ceramic particles and has high heat-resistant technology to block out harmful UV rays. This is one of our most popular window tinting questions from customers looking for a premium option that does not contain metal and reduces glare and heat inside your vehicle.

How Much Does Window Tinting Reduce Heat?

Our LLumar® IRX™ Heat-Rejecting tint that we offer is our most popular package for customers who wish to reduce heat in their vehicles. The advanced cooling, nano-ceramic properties within this tint block more than 99% of UV rays and reduce heat. Our other LLumar® CTX® Ceramic tint also reduces heat.

What Is the Best Window Tinting Film for Cars?

As another frequently asked window tinting question, this answer entirely depends on what you are looking for in your window tint. We offer the highest quality LLumar® tint packages, and our installers are experts on every package that we offer. Take a look at our types of automotive tints to learn more and see which tint series matches your needs best!

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If you have any other window tinting questions, speak with our experts, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Contact us for more information and schedule your window tinting appointment!