The Art of Tint

New York City's Finest Tinters

Frequently Asked Questions

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 installed on the inside of the windows.

2. How long should I wait to roll the windows down?  

This depends on the time of year.  It’s suggested you wait 48 hours in the summer, and 72 hours in the winter. However, certain films require a longer curing time. During the curing time, you may see a haziness or streaks in the film, this all dries in a few days.

4. What should use to clean my window tint?  

Never use an ammonia or vinegar based cleaning product on tinted windows. The chemicals will break down the anti scratch coating. Most automotive parts stores have a  variety of glass cleaners that should either be marked as “tint safe” or are ammonia-free. 

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?  

Usual install time is approximately 2 hours. Certain cars and films may take longer. Tinting 2 front windows on an SUV takes approximately 1 hour. 

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 swing over and hit the window as this will make a  chip in the tint each time the seatbelt hits.