Window Tinting FAQs

Why should I use Primo Protective Film for window tinting? 

We have 20 years’ experience in the car trade, our certified installer has contracts with prestigious car dealerships the local area. We have a purpose-built workshop with two clean bays to ensure a dust free environment. We use the latest computerised cutting technology meaning we do not cut the film on your car. This ensures the film is perfect and eliminates any risk of damage to your vehicle. 

What shades of window tint are available? 

We offer four different tint shades for vehicles. 
·      5% (Limousine/limo black) 
·      20% 
·      35% 
·      50% 

How long does it take to tint a car? 

Tinting takes time and patience for the films to be installed properly. Our trained installer will take however long it takes for the best results. Rushing can result in premature bubbling and peeling. The amount of time varies depending on the type of vehicle, bigger cars take more time compared to smaller cars. On average a 3-door hatchback takes around one-and-a-half to two hours or a 4×4 could take two-and-a-half to three hours so, allow plenty of time. 

How long will the window tint last? 

Your window film will come with a minimum of 10-year manufactures warranty or for however long you own the vehicle. The warranty is not transferrable. Please see our terms and conditions for more information. 

My windows look hazy or have water pockets after installation.

This is completely normal and temporary and will evaporate on its own. The time it takes depends on the environment. Hot, sunny environments will dry the film quicker. In general, it can take anywhere from two days to a month. 

What is the dot pattern around my windows? 

Dot-matrix is very common. It’s the small black dot pattern that lines the outside of most rear windshields, and sometimes others as well. The thinner, more common dot-matrix patterns will look uneven when a film is first installed but should even out to create a “framed” look when dry.

How long does it take for the film to dry? 

It takes time to dry out moisture left in the tint film. It takes 2-3 days to completely cure. In cold weather it can take up to several weeks for tint to completely dry. 

How long do I need to keep my windows up? 

After installation, the tinted windows will need to remain up for three days.

How do I clean my windows after they have been tinted? 

Wait a week after installation to clean your windows. As the film needs time to cure correctly. Never use window cleaners containing ammonia or abrasive cloths as this could damage or reduce the life expectancy of the film. 

Can I wash my car right after installation? 

Yes, since all the film is installed on the inside of the windows, the outside of the car being washed (or rained on, for that matter) will not create any problems. Just make sure the inside remains uncleaned for about a week.

What is the legal limit of window tints? 

There are no rules for tinting the rear windscreen or rear passenger windows on any vehicle. However, there are rules for front windscreen and front windows: 
·      Vehicles first used on 1st April 1985 or later: The front windscreen must let at least 75% of light through and the front windows must let at least 70% of light through. Most modern cars, this is standard practice. 
·      Vehicles first used before April 1st 1985: The front windscreen and front windows must both let a least 70% of light through. 

Failure to comply with these regulations is illegal and can result in receipt of a prohibition notice, stopping you from using the vehicle until the tints are removed, a penalty notice or a court summons, as well as the possibility of invalidating your insurance.


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