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4 Reasons You Should Never DIY Window Tint for Your Vehicle

With promises of increased privacy, reduced glare, and protection against UV rays, vehicle window tints are a popular upgrade. However, the decision to try and save money by using the “do-it-yourself” approach comes with quite a few potential pitfalls—all of which can end up costing you far more in the long run.

In this blog post, we dive into the reasons why deciding on a DIY window tint may not be the wisest decision, shedding light on the risks and consequences associated with this seemingly straightforward project.


Questionable Legality

One of the primary reasons to avoid DIY window tinting is the risk of violating local tinting laws. Different regions have specific regulations regarding the darkness of window tints, and improperly installed tints may result in fines or even legal consequences. Professional tinting services are well-versed in local laws and can ensure your tint complies with regulations.


Potential Damage

Window tinting requires a certain level of skill and expertise to achieve a flawless, bubble-free finish. Without that experience, you may end up damaging your vehicle rather than giving it the upgrade you’re looking for. 

The application process involves using tools that, if not handled properly, can scratch or otherwise harm the glass or the tint itself. Even just putting the incorrect amount of pressure on the tool could cause expensive damage. Plus, without the knowledge of how to avoid it, you could potentially trap dirt and debris under the tint, creating a rough finish that could lead to window damage.


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Subpar Quality of Materials

DIY window tint kits often come with lower-quality materials compared to what professionals use. The film's durability, clarity, and resistance to discoloration over time are essential factors that contribute to the effectiveness of the tint. Professional installers have access to high-quality materials that ensure longevity and maintain the appearance of your vehicle's windows.


Devaluation of Your Vehicle

While a correctly applied window tint can boost the overall value of your vehicle, an unprofessional-looking tint, filled with bubbles, creases, or uneven edges, can significantly devalue its aesthetic appeal—making it difficult to sell in the future. 

Professional installation guarantees a polished, seamless appearance that enhances your vehicle's overall look.


While the idea of saving money by opting for a DIY window tint project may be tempting, the risks and potential drawbacks far outweigh the benefits. Professional window tinting services offer a level of expertise, quality, and legal compliance that DIY attempts may struggle to achieve. To ensure a hassle-free experience and long-lasting results, it's best to leave window tinting to the professionals.



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* Removing stains is an intricate service, and while we always try to do everything possible to remove stains, we cannot guarantee full stain removal. In the event a stain cannot be fully removed, we will try to attenuate it as much as possible.

* Headliners are extremely delicate. Excessive cleaning and wetting of the headliner can cause it to fail, so excessive soiling may not be able to be removed.


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*The paint polish is not intended to remove any deep paint defects. It is only intended to enhance gloss and deep clean the paint in preparation for the coating application. Additional paint correction services can be quoted at an additional charge.

Because we value you and your vehicle as much as you do, we recommend following a maintenance protocol after the initial curing time of your ceramic coatings application.

This maintenance plan will keep your warranty intact and allow you to enjoy a smooth, glass-like finish for years to come.

A professional hand wash—with a specialized ceramic coatings approved cleaning agent—is recommended every week to every other week. As a ceramic coatings VIP, you'll receive a $20 discount on all hand washes.

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Why is ceramic coating the most elite paint protection product on the market?

Premier ceramic coating offers nano-ceramic compounds that provide the maximum level of slickness, protection, and durability.

A normal clear coat has hardness between 2H and 4H. However, ceramic coatings have a hardness above 9H. This shield is the hardest paint coating on the market today and prevents minor scratches to your clearcoat and acts as a sacrificial layer.

Think of ceramic coatings as an additional clear coat layer, only a lot harder. All of this allows for more peace of mind and a fuller enjoyment of your vehicle, even in harsh environments.

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* We protect all plastics, vinyl, leather, Alcantara, carpet, and upholstery to help repel dirt, dust, and stains. We do not coat interior glass as it will cause fogging issues.

* A new tint can be applied to driver and passenger windows to match other factory-tinted windows on SUVs and trucks.