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I Need Car Window Tints: How Long Does It Take to Tint My Windows?

Feb 3

One of the most frequently asked questions regarding buying car tint windows San Diego is how long it will take. There are so many variables to consider, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Let's examine only a handful.


How Many Tinted Windows Are There?


The more windows you have, the longer it takes to complete the task, as is the case with many things in life. The number of windows inside your vehicle and the number of them you would like to tint have a significant impact on the amount of time it takes to tint your vehicle's windows. Tinting windows in the standard car can be between 90 minutes and two hours, while tinting minivans or SUVs may take anywhere from four to six hours. If the windows are more spacious than typical or the vehicle is small and the installers don't have much area to work with, smaller vehicles may take much longer to tint.


The Windows Have Been Tinted Before

If the windows of your car are already tinted, and you're trying to convert to the new tint range, or replacing scratched or damaged tinting films, the process of tinting could take longer than it normally takes. To ensure that no adhesive residue is left behind tinters will have to take off any previous tints from the glass. When the glass is dry and clear, they may start adding the new tint. The age of the old tint and the number of windows that need to be tinted will determine the time it will take to finish.


Seasonal Aspects

The season can affect the time it takes to tint your vehicle windows, even if you're working in an enclosed or covered area or in a workshop. Depending on where you live it is spring and autumn that is the best time to tint the windows of your car. This is due to the reduced humidity and milder temperatures. High temperatures don't make window tinting more difficult to install, however, the high humidity can, and freezing temperatures cause the tint to dry more slowly. The time it takes to cure windows tints that have been applied can be divided in two parts. The first is the time following the film has been applied. This implies that you'll have to wait for the film to dry before you are able to drive your car.


Second, allow the film to set for at least two or three days. You can still drive your car while the film cures but you should not use new windows that have been tinted. In icy weather, the time to cure may be extended and you will need to wait longer before you can drive your car. You also won't be allowed to open your windows for more than three consecutive days. It doesn't affect your ability to tint your vehicle's windows during the middle of the in the middle of summer. This is simply a sign that you must allow extra time to set up.


To find out the time you'll need to tint your vehicle's windows, you should visit a Windscreens & Tinting Shop or another company. They'll be able to take into consideration all of the above elements before giving you a more precise time estimate, allowing you to plan when you'll be able to bring your car to be tinted carefully.

AMB Auto Glass and Window Tint

5841 Mission Gorge Rd A, San Diego, CA 92120, United States

(619) 514-3537