FAQ 2017-12-07T19:20:50+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Car Windows UV Protected?

Windshields are good at rejecting UV rays from entering cars, however, the side and rear windows of cars struggle to stop the ultraviolet rays that cause about “90 percent of skin cancer”. Window tint and films can further protect you and your loved ones inside your vehicle. This article from skincancer.org provides some more detailed information here.

Can I Use My Windows Immediately After The Have Been Tinted?

We recommend leaving your windows up for three to five days. This will help the film dry and insure it lasts as long as it’s designed to.

Can Window Film Be Removed?

Yes – Window tint can be removed, however, we do recommend that removal of the film is done by a trained professional. Removing film on the rear window of a vehicle, for example, can damage the defrosters if done improperly.

Can You Get Sunburned Through Car Windows?

No – Glass in cars and homes blocks the UVB Ultraviolet rays that cause sunburn, HOWEVER, the windows Do Not stop UVA Ultraviolet rays. UVA rays penetrate the skin deeper and are known to cause skin cancer. Tinting your windows can be an effective way to stop this type of exposure. Find more information here: Car Window Tinting

Can You Put Window Film On Top Of Factory Tint?

Yes – We actually recommend having after market film installed over your factory tint. Factory tint on trucks, vans, and SUVs will do little for heat reduction and UV protection and is basically meant for privacy. FormulaOne films will reduce the amount of heat in your vehicle and will reject 99% of UV rays.

Can You Scratch Window Tint?

Our films are made with a scratch resistant coating. However, the film can still be scratched if enough pressure is applied from a seatbelt, ring, keys, etc. Scratches and other personal damage are not covered under the Lifetime Warranty.

Can You Use Glass Cleaner On Tinted Windows?

We recommend using a soft, clean cloth and any normal glass cleaning solution. You can use ammonia products on our window film, however, it is not recommended for everyday use.

Can You Tint Headlights?

Yes – Headlight and taillights can be tinted in many different styles. We offer Clear, Tint, Gunsmoke, Yellow, Optic Blue, Green, & Amber here: Headlight & Taillight Tinting

Can You Tint Skylights?

Yes! Skylights account for a tremendous amount of heat buildup in the warmer months. We recommend using a dark or reflective solar film to reject heat and reduce glare. Unfortunately, dome skylights cannot have window film applied. Window film is made for flat glass and does not lay smooth on the curves of a dome skylight. However, there are other options are available. Please give us a call if you would like additional details.

Can You Tint Your House Windows?

Yes – Residential Window Tinting is becoming a very popular solution for many homeowners. Residential tint decreases glare, heat, interior fading, & UV penetration while increasing comfort, privacy, and energy savings. There are also safety/security films to prevent damage and brake-ins.

Can You Wash Your Car After You Get Your Windows Tinted?

Yes – Window tinting is done on the interior of car windows. No amount of washing will impact them, however, when cleaning the inside there are several precautions to take to avoid damage (Avoid Ammonia based cleaners, no abrasive wipes or clothes, etc.)

Do Cars Come With Factory Tinted Windows?

Yes – Many cars come with some form of tinting, blocking around 15%-26% VLT. This tint is permanent and can only be removed by replacing the glass. More Tint may still be applied but keep in mind the legal limits when combining tint levels.

Do Double Pane Windows Reduce Heat?

Quite a bit. A double-pane window is thermally insulated by a gas trapped between two panes of glass, and effectively doubles the insulating performance of a single-pane window. To get that same kind of insulating power from a thin, transparent window film added to single-pane glass is impressive – and a lot more affordable.

Do You Offer Mobile Tinting?

Sorry folks, we do not travel to install tint on vehicles. Window tinting must be done inside in a controlled environment to prevent dirt, dust, and debris from getting onto the film.

Does Window Tint Go On The Inside Or The Outside

Generally, Flat Glass films are applied to the inside. However, there are specially made films that can be applied to exterior glass. Ask for details!

Does Window Tint Block UV Rays?

High quality window tint can block out as much as 99% of harmful UV rays. There are many different tint styles and features for each. Contact us HERE for more details.

Does Window Tinting Insulate?

Insulating films are available for vehicle, residential, and commercial projects. These films help retain heat during the winter and block hot spots caused by heat intake during the summer.

How Are Windows Tinted?

Window tinting is the process of applying tinted, colored, or metallic films to the interior windows of a vehicle, house, or building. The process is often a bit difficult ad should be done by a reputable professional/shop to prevent bubbling and other damage.

How Do I Clean Tinted Windows?

We recommend using a soft, clean cloth and any normal glass cleaning solution. You can use ammonia products on our window film, however, it is not recommended for everyday use.

How Long Does It Take For Window Tint To Dry?

It will take at least two weeks for the window film to completely dry out. Until then, the windows may appear slightly hazy or streaky. Leave your vehicle outside in the sunlight to help speed up the drying process. Drying time may take a little longer in the colder months.

How Long Does It Take To Tint A Car?

The installation can take anywhere from 30 minutes up to three hours. Installation time varies depending on how many windows will be getting tinted and what type of vehicle it is.

How Long Does Window Tint Last?

Window film durability depends on several factors including climate, care, quality, installation, etc. However, rest easy knowing Absolute Perfection provides a lifetime warranty for our FormulaOne vehicle window tinting.

Is There A One-Way Window Film?

We offer a One-Way Mirror film by LLumar that is reflective exteriorly and tinted interiorly. During the day time, this film will hinder others from being able to see in while not completely eliminating your view looking out. However, at night if the inside lights are brighter than the outside lights, people will be able to see in.

Will My Window Film Scratch & Scuff?

ur flat glass films are made with a scratch resistant coating. However, the film can still be scratched if enough pressure is applied. Scratches and other personal damage is not covered under the Lifetime Warranty.

Should I Drop My Vehicle Off Or Can I Wait For The Install?

Both options are available and you can do what works best with your schedule. We prefer the vehicle to be dropped off for the day, but we do have a waiting area for customers who choose to stay for the installation.

What Does Low-E Mean?

Low-E stands for “Low Emissivity”

What Is Low-E Film?

“Low-e” is short for “low emissivity”. Low-e films absorb and emit relatively low levels of radiant thermal energy. Therefore, low-e films mainly reflect radiant thermal energy back to its source, keeping the heat on the same side of the glass from which it originated (keeping heat out in the summer and in during the winter), while letting visible light pass through.

What Is R-Value?

In the construction industry, “R-Value” measures thermal resistance or how well a material blocks heat. The larger the number, the better the insulating performance.

What Is U-Value?

“U-Value” measures the rate of heat passing through a material. A higher number indicates more heat passing through.

What Is Decorative Window Film? Frost Window Film?

We have frosted film and other decorative films that will add privacy and style to any window or glass door. Decorative films will create a custom look while providing maximum privacy, without darkening the room. Add frosted film to any plain glass surface such as windows, doors, and glass walls in your home or office. Click Here to see our Decorative Film photo gallery!

What type of warranty Does Absolute Perfection Offer?

We offer a Lifetime Warranty, which will cover fading, bubbling, cracking, peeling, and delaminating. Our manufactures also offer a 60 month thermal stress glass breakage warranty. Unfortunately, the lifetime warranty does not cover personal damage to the window film.

Our warranty is what sets us apart. FormulaOne offers a Lifetime Nationwide Transferable Warranty. Which means if you move anywhere in the country, your local FormulaOne dealer will fix your automotive window tint. You can also transfer the warranty if you were to sell your vehicle. If the film bubbles, peels, or changes color, it is covered by the warranty.

Why Does Window Film Bubble Up?

Improperly cleaned windows can lead to permanent bubbles after tinting is done. The dust and dirt allows air bubbles to form and be trapped between the window film and window pane. This is why a professionally trained and experienced tinting technician is often suggested. Absolute Perfection guarantees our work so you don’t have to worry about this problem.

Why Does Window Film Peel?

Peeling is caused by the adhesive breaking down between the film and window. Our LLumar FormulaOne window tint is backed by a lifetime, transferable warranty. This means your window tint will be covered for the life of the car, no matter who owns the title.

Why Does Window Film Turn Purple?

Dyed window tint turns purple over time as the sun eliminates some of the important dyes in the window film. Absolute Perfection backs our window tint installation with a no-color change guarantee.

Why Doesn’t Window Film Stick To The Dot Matrix On My Windows?

The dot matrix is made out of a rough ceramic material that is raised from the glass surface. The raised dot matrix pushes the window film away from the smooth glass surface causing air pockets between the glass and matrix.

Will Solar Film Prevent The Sun From Heating Up My House In The Winter?

Solar film will actually insulate the glass, holding the heat inside your home. Glass windows and doors account for a tremendous amount of wasted energy in both summer and winter months. Professional solar window tinting can reduce air conditioning strain in the summer, while insulating the glass in the winter.

Will Window Tint Darken My Room/House/Building?

This will depend on how much visible light you want to reduce in your home or office. We offer a wide variety of films, which range from barely visible to dark and reflective and anywhere in between.

Will Window Tint Affect My Defrosters?

Since window film insulates glass, it will actually help to clear the glass of fog and frost quicker.

Will Window Tint Reduce Fading?

All of our LLumar and Geoshield flat glass films will reject 99% of the sun’s damaging UV rays, which can lead to fading and bleaching of fabric, furniture, carpet, and hardwood floors. Visible light and Solar heat also play a large role in fading.

Will Window Tint Reduce The Heat From The Sun?

Our solar films will reject 40% to 84% of the sun’s heat, depending on which film type you choose for your home or office. Our films will also reduce 30% to 94% of solar glare.

Will Window Tinting Kill My House Plants?

For the first few days some plants may go into a state of shock while adjusting to the new light. However, the only light rays that plants require for natural growth are far reds, red, and blues, all of which are not part of the UV color spectrum. The reduction in solar heat may actually help your house plants, allowing them to grow naturally without drying out.

Will You Tint Plexiglass, Plastic, Or Anything Besides Glass?

We do not tint plexiglass, plastic, or acrylic for several reasons. These types of materials typically release a gas, which will cause the film to bubble and peel. Also, the surface is extremely difficult to prepare without scratching. However, there are other options are available. Please give us a call if you would like additional details.

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