VEHICLE WRAPS Q&A
Is there a warranty with vinyl wrap?
3M wrap films have a 5 to 7 year expected outdoor performance for Gloss, Matte, Satin and Metallic finishes.
They offer a warranty period of 3 years for vertical surfaces and 1 year for horizontal surfaces. Neon colors have no warranty for fading and their expected outdoor life in direct sunlight is less than 3 months. Expected outdoor performance on Chrome finishes is 1 year when applied to a flat vertical surface.
Avery Dennison wrap films offer a limited warranty of 5 to 10 year expected outdoor performance for Gloss, Matte, Satin and Metallic finishes.
Black and white colors have an expected outdoor life of 12 years. Brushed Metal, ColorFlow Shade Shifting and Carbon Fiber colors have a 4 year durability. Finally, Chrome and Diamond colors have an expected outdoor life of 3 years.
How much do you charge for a full wrap?
It all depends on year, make and model of your vehicle. Quoting is based off of square footage and complexity of each vehicle. Price will also vary according to which finish and brand you choose.
How long does it take to wrap my car?
Installation times vary according to the complexity of the project. A basic wrap job takes about 5-6 days. Due to the nature of the adhesive vinyl and the complex curves to which it’s applied, we build in an extra 24 hours after the application to allow for the film to fully adhere to the vehicle.
Will a vinyl wrap damage my paint?
No. When you use quality vinyl wrap materials, the vinyl can easily be removed without any damage to your factory paint.
In fact, when properly installed, vinyl wrap will actually protect your paint helping to retain your vehicle’s resale value.
When can I clean my vehicle after it’s been wrapped?
The vehicle should not be cleaned within the first 48 hours of the wrap being applied. After this 2-day period, it is recommended to wash your vehicle every 2 weeks.
How do I care for my vinyl wrap?
Car washes are not recommended for wrapped vehicles as they can leave small scratches all over your freshly installed wrap.
We highly recommend hand washing your vinyl wrap at least every 2 weeks with Vehicle Vinyl Wrap cleaning products (Chemical Guys).
For prolonged life, vinyl wrapped vehicles are best kept inside a garage. If parked on the street, avoid parking under trees as they can leave irreversible damage to wrap applied on your roof and hood.
WINDOW TINT Q&A
How much do you charge for a full tint?
It all depends on year, make and model of your vehicle. As a general rule, sedan vehicles will be cheaper than a full size SUV.
However, not all sedan vehicles will be the same price. For example, the Toyota Prius has 10 windows vs the Toyota Corolla with only 5 windows. Keep in mind, that all quarter windows also count as a separate window since it requires separate cuts, trims and installation.
How long does it take to get my windows tinted?
If you’re getting a full tint, it usually takes 2-3 hours for a sedan or midsize SUV. Full size SUVs and trucks can take 3-4 hours.
If you own a family van or wagon, this can take longer. If it’s just for 2 front windows, then you’d be looking at about an hour.
What is the legal limit?
California law only allows for 70% films to be used for the front windows. This is basically clear film. On the rear section, you can go as dark as you’d like.
However, you can still choose a darker shade for the front windows if you would prefer to have them tinted anyway. If you ever get pulled over because of it and get a ”Fix it” ticket, we offer free removal.
Is the material Lifetime Warranty?
Yes. We use Premium Global Window Films. It comes with a Lifetime Warranty Certificate at time of purchase and is guaranteed against bubbling, peeling, cracking and fading. It’s a non-metallized nano carbon material so it won’t turn purple!
When can I roll my windows down?
Please allow 3 days for the tint to dry before rolling down your windows.
Why are my windows blurry?
Depending on the outside temperature and the amount of sun exposure, the moisture and water left behind after squeegeeing will need time to dry. This can take a few days but you should notice some change in clarity around a 24 hour period. If it’s cold and cloudy outside, this can take a little longer, generally up to 2 weeks.
Why is there a bubble forming?
If a water bubble forms up after a day or so, it is best not to touch it and to let it dry out in the sun. If in 2 weeks it has not gone away, we will replace it.
How do I safely clean my tinted windows?
After your windows are tinted, you need to wait a couple of days to clean them. Once the tint is dry, you can safely clean your windows with a soft paper towel and any non-ammonia cleaner.
Do not use the blue “Windex with Ammonia-D” or any blue colored cleaners because they usually have ammonia in them. There are other cleaners made specifically for tinted windows. You can also use soap and water, vinegar and water, or anything without ammonia or abrasives.
What are those black dots on my windows?
The black dots, or matrix patterns, as well as the lines at the top of some windows, are made of a Teflon material that is applied at the factory. The thickness of these Teflon-type areas makes them incredibly difficult when applying window tint. Window tint is designed to adhere directly to the glass.
In the presence of matrix pattern, the window tint sticks to the slightly raised dot. This can give, depending on the thickness of the material, a lighter or different look in the area of the black matrix dots. However, these do not pose any risk of peeling.