In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on why car window tint should be left to professionals. While there are DIY options sometimes available in this realm, these tend to be of much lower quality — plus aren’t backed by the same kinds of guarantees that you’ll find from the pros.
At Laketown Speed and Sound, we’re here to help with a variety of window tinting services, ensuring your vehicle is tinted by the best professionals in town. What are some of the other reasons we strongly recommend avoiding those DIY tint offers and working with our pros instead, both for long-term value and practical purposes? Here are a few more tips.
One of the primary qualities of DIY window tinting kits, and a big reason they’re often so cheap: The materials they use are low-quality and ineffective, and therefore will not last as long as a professional window tint. The materials don’t hold up well in the UV rays of the sun, and they can even peel or fade with regular use.
At Laketown Speed and Sound, our window tint is professionally designed to last for as long as you own your car.
Clean Installation Environment
As anyone who knows tint well is already aware, a clean environment is vital for its installation. If any little bit of dust or debris happens to make its way into the tint area while it’s being sealed, this material will remain in the window permanently and will detract from its appearance.
And when your tint is being done in a DIY fashion, this sort of thing is a much greater risk. We’ve seen numerous DIY tint jobs that had to be completely re-done due to various debris getting blown into the windows, creating bubbles, air pockets or even buildups of bacteria that are dangerous to your health.
With professional tint installation, on the other hand, the installation area is cleaned, and the material applied to the windows has a positive charge so that any dust or debris will simply stick to it once it’s done being installed.
Some DIY tint services claim they’ll save you money, but the opposite tends to be true in the long run. It’s easy to see why when you think about some of the most common reasons their services are less expensive than ours. Materials are worse and will need to be replaced sooner, and that’s before you consider potential installation defects that will require a complete repurposing of the tint in many cases. While you’ll spend more up-front for professional tint, you’ll actually be making the prudent long-term financial move.
For more on why DIY window tint isn’t a great idea, or to learn about any of our professional window tint, car audio or other automotive performance services, speak to the staff at Laketown Speed and Sound today.