1. Does tint go on the outside? No, tint is installed on the inside of the glass unless we are installing Anti-Graffiti film. When preparing curvy windows for your car, we will put the tint on the outside first so we can heat shrink or mold the tint to the curved surface, then it will be installed on the inside.
2. What makes tint illegal? Tint laws vary from state to state. In Western Australia, your allowed 35% VLT tint (Visible Light Transmittance) on the front doors and 20% VLT on all windows behind the B pillar. This rating does vary for some commercial vehicles. A film is not allowed to reflect more than 10% light, making mirror tints illegal. For a more detailed explanation please visit link at foot of FAQ and download the WA Vehicle Safety Branch Information Bulletin.
3. Why do some tints bubble or go purple? A bubbled/purple film means it has deteriorated over time, the adhesive has broken down and the dye in the tint has faded or lost its colour. As the sun deteriorates basically everything, window tint will not last forever so its unreasonable to expect your lifetime warranty window tint to last for 50 years.
But by spending a little extra on a good quality window tint, you will have the peace of mind that it will last longer and block out more heat than the cheaper films.
4. How long before I can put my windows down? TKO Tinting recommends not to put your windows down for 24 hours after installation. For information on looking after your tint, please visit link below.