1What are the benefits of window tint?
- 99% ultraviolet (UV) rejection.
- Significantly reduced solar heat build-up.
- Increased comfort.
- Reduced air conditioning costs.
- Reduced heat loss in the winter by reflecting internal heat.
- Glare reduction.
- Daytime privacy.
- Attractive accent to home, business, and car windows.
- Reduced fabric, textile, and wood deterioration.
- Reduced exposure to UV radiation, which has been linked to skin cancer.
2What’s the different between ATC Series and CTX Series?
ATC is a non-metal 3rd generation dye film that has color stable technology. ATC is comparable to 3M color stable film. Heat reduction is in the mid level and non-reflective. Color will match with factory glass on an SUV or Mini Van. CTX films are made by ceramic coating that has very high heat reduction and high quality materiel. CTX film won’t interfere with the performance of the electronic devices such as GPS, Cell phone, Radio signal or Keyless entry etc. CTX films come with lifetime nationwide warranty. No matter where you are in the U.S. as long as you own the vehicle LLumar will warranty against peeling, bubbling and color fading.
3What’s the different between CTX Series and IRX Series?
CTX series is a nano-ceramic film, a good all-around film that can do everything well. From heat reduction to durable to the sun rays. Match well with most factory tinted window. Recommend to those that are looking for a high-quality film that does it all. IRX Series is a very high IR rejection ceramic film. IRX can withstand the sun exposure a lot longer and more superior than any other film in term of heat rejection. Recommend for those that main concerns is heat and heat. Those who travel a lot and those who are living in the south and facing a lot of sun exposure.
4How long does it take to have tint installed?
For a full-size sedan, should take between 1.5 to 2 hours. For 2 fronts on an SUV or a front windshield should take between 45 minutes to an hour. Some vehicle requires more attention and might take longer.
5Do I have to make an appointment?
We do take walk in but we would highly recommend for you to set up an appointment so you won’t have to wait for your turn. Please call before you come in and please don’t be late because if you’re late than that’s mean we have to delay other customers. If you know you’re going to be late or cannot make it please let us know.
6I see a lot of bubbles on the windows. Will it go away?
Yes, they will go away. We spray soap/water to push the bubbles out during the installation, and we do our best to push all the water out as much as possible. Some will still be trap in between the film and glass but it will go away. Please don’t roll down your windows for 4 days.
7What causes window tint to bubble?
The bubbles are a result of a failure of the adhesive system. The adhesive has an expiration date. Protect yourself from this potential problem by purchasing a high-quality window tint. Our LLumar films have HPR adhesive technology that can last up to 10years and is backed with a lifetime warranty.
8Can you have window tinting applied to your windows in wet or cold weather?
Yes, it is possible to have your car windows tinted even in freezing weather. However, the curing time may be extended in adverse conditions.
9How Dot Matrix affect window tinting?
Due to a textured glass. The film will not laminate on those surfaces – this may cause a hazing effect. The dot matrix patterns, as well as the lines at the top of some windows, are made of a Teflon type of material that is applied at the factory. Purely cosmetic, they hide trim lines and edges on different styles of autos. The thickness of these Teflon type areas makes them a nightmare when applying window tint. The window tint is designed to adhere directly to the glass. The black lines across the top of some windows can prevent window tints from sticking and cannot be covered.
10What is nighttime defogger distortion
At night, you may notice that the light from headlights will reflect from the defogger lines. This is caused by the film having to bend slightly around the raised defogger line, it varies from car to car, and there is nothing that can be done about it.
11After the window is installed, I see little tiny bubbles scattered on the glass. Will they go away?
New films will take 2 – 3 weeks to fully cure; you may see some haziness, water pockets, or condensation during this period. They will go away. It is completely normal during the curing process. Do not Roll windows down for 3 days (summer), 4 days (Winter), let the film dry and adhere to the window.
12Will you come to my location?
No, because a good tint job requires good lighting and a clean enclosed environment.
13Does 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 windows.
14Can the window tint be scratched?
There is a scratch resistant coating on the film. However, the film can be scratched or punctured with keys, watches, rings, safety belt buckles, etc. Scratches caused by user neglect are not covered by warranty. Take care when unbuckling your seat belt.