Car Tinting, like art: sure, anybody can do it, but a few only do a great job. Like an art, car tinting should not be rushed. Every move should have its reason and every stroke should be calculated. There are a lot of things that should be learned when it comes to tinting car windows. It is not enough that one knows the process of it, but it is also essential he masters it and knows the rationale behind the principles of flawless and high quality window tinting. But unlike art, car tinting is not a talent, hence it can be learned through a rigorous set of training.
Because of the hefty price tag that is attached on car window tinting, many vehicle owners are considering to just wing it and do it on their own. While it is your choice to go for it, there are lot of things you should consider before acting on your instinct. With all the available DIY Car Tinting kits offered in the market today, it is tempting to just tint your car on your own instead of leaving the job to professionals.
Here are the things you have to consider before proceeding to tint a car yourself:
Which Film Percentage to Get?
Tint films available in the market today come in different levels of darkness or percentage. Which one should you choose? Better question: which one is permitted by law? Were you aware of UK’s tinting law? Most car owners are not even aware that the government of United Kingdom is specific when it comes to laws concerning car tinting. To be sure that you follow the rules and not get apprehended once you use your newly-tinted car, it would be best to have your car professionally tinted because companies who do this for a living know the do’s and don’ts, with considerations of the regulations. Most professional window tinting companies make it their business to say up to date on window tint regulations, for it is a part of doing their job to the best of their capabilities.
While others may say that it is easily searched and the information you need to know is available online, how can you measure the percentage of darkness, and make sure that it is precise to the dot? Leaving the job to the professionals are much easier and hassle-free, plus the guarantee of having someone to call for questions or hold accountable when things don’t go to plan will definitely be worth it.
Can you do it without messing up?
Keep in mind that in tinting, restarting is not an option. Since the chances of ruining it are high, the first trial would most probably be a disaster. So, you decided to try again. You thought that it would be easier, but removing window film is much more difficult than applying it, due in part to the sticky adhesive used to apply it to the auto glass.
Once window tinting film has been applied to a window, it cannot be taken off and simply returned to the store. Starting from scratch would probably require you to buy a new kit.
If things go south, what should you do next?
If at the end of the day you decide to wave your white flag and admitted that indeed, it is hard, what should you do next? Who should you call? There is nothing to hold accountable for rather than yourself.
One of the reasons why professional car tinting is relatively more expensive than DIY kits is the quality service you can get. More so, the reputation and credibility of the company is also a factor, especially if they always get great reviews and feedback from previous customers.
If a professional window tinting company does a bad job, car owners can always demand re-tinting. Also, some companies offer after care services that is included in the installation fee. Deciding to DIY your car tinting means if anything goes wrong, there’s no one to blame but you.
Why not just leave it to the professionals?
Businesses that do car tints for a living do it perfectly crediting the number of times they have done it, the knowledge of different techniques on how to apply it, and the hours of training they have undergone to perfect the job.
Most probably, when you decide to DIY your car tinting, it is your first time to do it. The room for error is bigger because more likely than not, you’re just winging it. For a first-timer, window film in general is hard to work with.
An experienced professional will use a higher grade film and ensure that it’s applied without creases, crinkles, air bubbles or debris.
While a DIY window tint is generally less costly, it definitely pays dividends to invest in professional installation. However, what they fail to realize is that the benefits of hiring an auto tinting pro outweigh any savings.