Tinting car windows yourself

Should You Be Tinting Your Car Windows Yourself?

You are the type of person who cares about his car.  You care about keeping it clean, keeping it tuned up, and keeping it looking great.  That means that you have likely considered tinting your car windows to give it that amazing, sleek, sports-car look.

Honestly, nothing adds a great looking finish like tinting car windows.  Simply put, it is a great way to complete the look of your already great-looking ride.  Whether you have a heavy-duty truck or SUV, or a hot-rod pocket rocket, the tinted windows are a must.

So, the question becomes – should you be tinting your car windows yourself?  Tinting your car windows yourself comes with a lot of work and a lot of patience.  That said, tinting your car windows yourself could also be a great project, and major cost saver.  

We at Tint Tech like to make sure that our customers have all of the choices and options available to them, as well as the advice to back it up.  In that regard, let us go through with you the pros and cons to tinting your car windows yourself. Who better to give you the skinny than Calgary’s top auto window tinting shop, Tint Tech.

You might have some more questions after reading this blog, so please feel free to give us a call at 1-403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form.  We are ready to answer your questions.  

In the meantime, let’s talk about the pros and cons.

Tinting Your Car Windows Yourself – The Upside

1. Costs Less.  Let’s get down to brass tacks.  Money makes the world go around, and money also is something we need to keep track of.  So, there is no question that the best benefit to tinting your car windows yourself is to save some hard-earned money.  By doing it yourself, you save on the cost of labor, and any markup on the tinting film that a tint shop might place on the product.

2. There are DIY KitsAuto tint film manufacturers know that there is a market out there for those who want to go the DIY route.  In that regard, you can easily find DIY kits that provide pre-cut film for hundreds of models of cars, trucks, and SUVs.  The kits are measured to precision to fit the windows of the car you select right out of the box.  Moreover, the kits are user-friendly, more so than in the past. There are some kits that have whole sheets of tinting film, but depending on your skill level you can choose which is best for you.

3. You Have Options.  When it comes to aftermarket car products, there are so many options that you will never feel at a loss for a DIY tinting kit that fits your budget.  All you need to do is select the level of quality of tint, and the ease of installation. Of course, higher quality tint (and easier installation) can be a little more expensive than kits with lower quality tint, but you can choose what works best for you.

4. The Joy of Doing it Yourself.  You really can’t put a price on having completed a major project yourself.  That is why the sense of accomplishment is a major upside to tinting your car windows yourself.

All that being said, there are a few things to keep in mind about the choice to go DIY.

Tinting Your Car Windows Yourself – The Downside

1. It Ain’t Easy.  There are those home projects that are surprisingly easy (you know, the ones that leave you saying, “why didn’t I do this myself before”).  But, then again there are those where you immediately feel that you ‘bit off more than you can chew.’ That is not to say that tinting your car windows yourself is an impossible job.  But, you need to know that tinting your own car windows is difficult. You’ll need some special tools, some free time, and a lot of patience.  

2. Need a Clean Workspace.  Auto window tint needs to be like a second skin for your car’s window.  Any kind of debris could jeopardize that process. That is why you need a very clean place within which to install the window tint.  Of course you don’t need to go as far as goggles, masks, and foot booties, but you need to make sure that dust particles by your car’s windows are minimized to a great degree.  It is those kinds of dust particles that get between your tint and your window, and lead to bubbles, cracks, or other imperfections.  

3. All the Legal Mumbo-Jumbo.  As you likely know, window tint is regulated by local laws.  Depending on where you live, you can only tint your windows a certain percentage.  That becomes a big disadvantage to do-it-yourselfers. You may pick a tint that looks great but runs afoul of local laws.   Accordingly, a big downside on tinting your car windows yourself can be not knowing what is legal in your province.   

Tint Tech Can Help.  

Tint Tech, Calgary’s most popular window film specialist, is focused on making sure that you know all the options available so you can make an informed choice on tinting your car windows yourself.  Of course, if you choose to have your tinting professionally done, we provide the best quality installation in the region – such that you will not be able to see any bubbling, cracking, or other imperfections on your tinted windows.  

We know how to make sure that you are 100% satisfied with our work so that you get the most out of your window film.  We at Tint Tech also provide energy saving, and safety, protection for your home and office with a wide selection of state of the art architectural window films in addition to automotive window films.

Every staff member at Tint Tech of Calgary is a professional installer who will see your project through from start to finish.  With over 45 years of combined experience among our professionals, Tint Tech guarantees that our work will be of the highest quality while ensuring your ultimate satisfaction.  Call today to learn more at 1-403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form.

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