TINT : NOT AN AFTERTHOUGHT
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TINT : NOT AN AFTERTHOUGHT

Written by Patric Fransko | Photos by: Dale Martin

Window tint has evolved so why settle?

It’s a fair assumption to think that most of you reading this are very particular about your vehicle. Whether it’s your performance mods, the wheels you chose or the sound system you had installed, every part was probably selected to be part of the overall picture you had in your mind from the start. Once your vehicle is looking, and sounding, exactly how you want it, why would you consider treating window tint as an afterthought settling with whatever the local shop carried? Still not convinced? Here are three things to consider before you get your vehicle tinted.

installation of dubir window tint

Do you only want the look or do you want performance too?
Just like the varying degrees of quality of the other parts on your vehicle, there are numerous levels of window tint quality and performance. You need to determine if you only want the look of tinted windows or if you actually would like some noticeable heat and UV rejection as well. An inexpensive film might make your windows look the way you want (temporarily), but reject nearly no heat. The top quality nano-ceramic films available, like DUB IR, give you both the desired look and significant heat and UV rejecting performance. Even if you’re only concerned with darker windows, DUB IR will never turn brown or purple over time like many low quality films.

installation of dubir window tint

How experienced is the installer?
Many of the modifications done to a vehicle can be done by individuals with a range of skill levels without the risk of something terrible happening. However, window tint is different. An experienced installer can make all the difference between you have a great looking tint job that you can be proud of or an eyesore not worthy of your ride. A good installer can make an even average window tint look great based on the quality of their installation. Likewise, an inexperienced installer can take the best window film available and get a substandard result based on flaws in the installation. To have a tint job that will last and that you can be proud of, you would want a great installer using a high quality film.

Yes, the tint installer is just as important to consider as the filme you choose.

Who is standing behind the product and installation?
Just like any other mods for your vehicle there can be situations where a window tint will fail and need to be replaced. The company standing behind the film that was installed and the shop that did the installation are crucial. A quality window tint job should come with a warranty card from the manufacturer that spells out the terms of the warranty and the process to get something corrected if there is ever an issue. If a shop does not tell you what brand of window tint is being installed or provide you with a warranty card, that should be a red flag to look elsewhere for your installation.

We hope that these three basic questions help you to make a more informed decision the next time you get your vehicle tinted. Don’t look at tint as an afterthought. We go to great lengths to insure that all other parts are quality, installed by pros. Heat-blocking window film is one of those products you have to experience to appreciate. Find a DUB IR dealer at dubirtint.com to be sure you’re getting the best film installed by trained professionals.

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