Computer Cut Window Tint is a must for Quality Installation

Computer Cut Window tint

Computer cut window tint has been out for about 15 years. Not all window tint shops carry computer window tint because unless you have a high-volume shop it’s not worth the expense of investing in the equipment and software. A lot of window tinters hesitant on embracing computer cut because they thought expense was too much and that they do better quality and cutting the tint. They are many reasons i write  below why going to Window Tint Shop to have your car tinted and having the computer  pre-cut your window tint  and not have them hand cut the tint

100% Accuracy

We love our employees, but when it comes to cutting tint no human being can deliver the level of precision possible with computer-driven machines. When you bring your vehicle to Flying Window Tinting our technicians use an extensive vehicle database to locate the exact size and specifications of your vehicle’s windows. The computer can then dial in those specs, and transfer them to a cutting machine, also known as a plotter, which cuts whole clean pieces of tint according to the exact size of your windows.

No Knives, No Risk

Our plotter does all the cutting, so all our technicians have to do is peel away excess tint and apply it to your vehicle. Since our tint pieces are all pre-cut, there never a time that a knife used near your vehicle. There no risk of damaging glass or rubber seals. Be wary of other tint shops that lay tint on your windows and cut it directly on your vehicle. We found over the past 10 years. The glass got a lot softer on the chance of scratching. Glass has gotten higher if you cut on the car.

The glass that cars come with now is a lot softer because they are trying to reduce the weight of the glass so it’s not as dense as in older cards. Another risk of using a knife to cut your tint on your car is that. When they cut on the edge of the glass where there are a rubber trim chances of them cutting the rubber increases quite a bit. And I saw some cars where you cut the rubber too low it could cause leaking in the car. Not to mention the cost of replacing the rubbers which many companies that are not reputable might not want to cover the cost process to give a quality job I know damage to the customer’s car.

Expert Installation

Once the machines have done their thing, it’s time for our certified window tint installers to take the pieces and skillfully apply them to your windows. With years of experience, our installers can deliver a near flawless fit, and since we cut whole tint pieces. There is no need for additional cutting and the margin for error even further diminished.  I have been tinting for over 25 years And by far the computer cut process is its biggest game-changer in the window tint business. this gives it our installers a better product to work with since all the windows are cut the exact same way. When you cut by hand you may have a different edge or corner on one window opposed to another window on the opposite side of the car.

Which Method Looks Better?

Can a veteran window tinter do just as good a job of cutting film as a computer-controlled plotter? Nine times out of 10, the answer is yes. However, what about those days when there are distractions? What if the knife gets dull? A fact of life is that accidents happen. Cutting your window film on a plotter means that we do not go near your vehicle until it is time to clean the windows and begin the installation. The plotter cuts the same path every time. The lines are perfectly straight, with no jagged or wavy edges.

Your Vehicle is Not a Cutting Board

Installing window film on your car or truck requires cutting each piece of tint to size and applying it to your window. Historically, tinters would lay a large piece of film over your window and, using a bright light, cut along the visible edge of the window with a sharp knife. Once the tint is cut, it can installed on the inside of the glass.

The problem with cutting window tint on your vehicle is that the knife can mark or scratch your glass. These cut and scratch marks can cause stress points in your glass that could lead to failure in sudden temperature swings or if a hard object hits the glass. Removing the scratches and cut marks nearly impossible.

Hand-cutting window tint also runs the risk of damaging the rubber seals around your windows and plastic trim. Your paint can be scratched because someone is leaning over your car or truck for extended periods of time. We are not saying that tinters that cut by hand cannot do a good job– they simply expose themselves and your vehicle to more risk.

Computer plotters cut film pieces with exact precision

The information they use accessed through a large database containing film patterns that match the glass and body dimensions of your car model. The patterns developed utilizing the best practices for the automotive tint industry. All the templates that come in the software carefully designed by the car manufacturer to give the exact size and measurement to each window.  Nowadays with everything made from computers. There is no variation in sizes. So you will always get the perfect fit with a cut from the computer.

A computer cutting plotter is consistent

It cuts a pattern the same way every time. This eliminates the problem of human error, which is extremely common in the process of making patterns by hand. They reduce film waste due to miscuts. They also save time from getting your vehicle tinted and delivered back to you more quickly. If you concerned about the environment, it’s important to note that reducing wasted film material and energy also reduces the carbon footprint of the company using the system, your car is safe from cutting mishaps.

No cutting occurs on any part of the vehicle. Cutting automotive glass patterns by hand without etching or scratching the glass requires an extremely delicate touch and years of experience. Damage to glass, paint and rubber gaskets by sharp blades are common when using the older technique. With a plotter on the team, your immaculate and beloved car won’t going under the knife.

 

How to Maintain Window Tint so it will last longer?

How to Maintain Window Tint so it will last longer

Doing Proper maintenance on your window tint will let your window film last a lot longer even though you get a warranty his best to maintain it properly so you don’t have to get it redone. Many times when you have to redo the windows they may damage your defrosters or scratch your glass. Also, a lot of times a company might not be in business still. So your warranty might not be worth anything so if you follow the following steps it will let your window tinting on your vehicle last a lot longer.

 When You First Get Your Window Tint?

When you first get your window tint it needs time for it to dry to the glass property. The installer cannot take out all the water time of insulation. So you cannot roll the windows down for three to five days while the sun dries out the rest of the water out and then the heat from the sun sticks the solar film to the window properly. So don’t be concerned if you see a fuse minor bubbles in the window tint when you first pick it up they will go away.

Best way to clean your Window Tint

The best product to clean your window is to use a  window cleaner that does not have ammonia. The window tint has a clear coat on the top layer which protects the tinted layer from scratching and chemicals and damaging it. But ammonia in glass cleaners after a period of time starts to destroy the clear coat.  Once that clear coat damaged it will look blurry and needs to be replaced.  So we recommend a window tint cleaner that is ammonia free. The one our shop recommends using our shop daily called Spray away window cleaner.

How long window tint last depends on the brand and warranty you get from the manufacturer?

Just maintaining the Windows using the proper cleaning and not damaging it may not necessarily make your windows last forever. A major factor in the longevity of your tint is the quality of the material. American-made Window Films last a lot longer than the imported window films from China or India as their main focus is a cheap price so they use cheaper materials. Another major reason that will affect the length of your window tint job is where you live.  if you live and the Northern United States or you have a very short summer your window tint will last a lot longer than if you live in the Southern United States like Florida or Arizona where you get the Sun a lot longer.

Things that you damaged your window tint that’s you wouldn’t expect?

Some things you might expect to damage your window tint are things like seatbelts hitting it. When you take off the seatbelt do not let it fly off as some have a strong spring on it and it might hit it on the glass beside you. After a period you will see small holes in the tint on the glass. Also carrying a ladder, tools, aluminum beach chairs, etc in the rear of your vehicle and it hits the glass will scratch it. Many people lend their cars are friends to move stuff and they bring it back scratched or damaged. So if lending out your car it might be wise to advise people to be careful on the window tint on the inside.

So just a bit of care when you have sharp metal objects you transporting in your car. We find the only thing that makes any scratches are things that have a metal edge.  Wood or plastic doesn’t seem to damage it.

Having pets around your window tint?

Having pets in your car does not damage your window tint.  We find the claws of cats and dogs are not sharp enough to scratch the tint. The biggest problem is when they rub their nose they leave a lot of smudges on the glass. But a good glass cleaner will clean that off and we had advised not to leave the smudges on too long . You can also get a plastic silicone cleaner that leaves a silicone film on the window and sorts of acts like an insulator against things sticking on the glass. Just make sure it’s chemical-free that won’t hurt your pets

Car washes don’t always use the right product to clean your car

Most car washes know not to use harsh chemicals on window tint. We find here in Florida they are knowledgeable on the best products that won’t damage your tint. But if you live up north where Window tint is not as popular you might want to tell them first that you have window tint and to use ammonia-free chemicals. Also, make sure they don’t have any sharp objects like buttons on clothes or when they’re cleaning it not to have their rings damage it.

How much your car is exposed to the Sun during the day

One of the final factors we find that determines the life of your window tint is how much sun exposure it has during the day. Some people parking and Underground parking While others are parked outside. If you park outside and the sun shines on your Windows 8 hours a day. It will reduce the life of your window tint.  We recommend parking the windshield towards the Sun or parK under a tree or shaded area.  If that’s not possible  rotate  the car each day so not one window is towards the sun all the time

Conclusion

in conclusion, the best way to maintain your film is to prevent it from scratches and to reduce the amount of sun that exposed to a daily. Most films in cooler weather will last  15 to 20 years if it’s a good quality film. In the South when it’s a warmer climate good quality film usually lasts between 10 to 12 years. if you get a good quality film like llumar 3M they come with a lifetime warranty and if you keep the receipt they will redo it free of charge parts and labor.

What is llumar Film Air Blue 80 Window Tint

What is llumar film air blue 80 window tint

AIR  blue is a window tint made by llumar film and the manufacturer’s name is Eastman Corporation.  the TINT  has been in production for about five years and has had a steady growth because of the performance of the air blue 80. air blue 80 is a very light film that put on the windshield reduces the heat by 43% it stops 99% UV rays. They are many benefits for this window tinting  I will show below

What is a Ceramic Window Tint?

Ceramic film is one of the best qualities of window tint it’s also one of the more expensive films because of the manufacturing to get it to perform as well as it does. A lot of the other films use a metal particle in between the tint to reflect Heat but it interferes a  lot with electronics. So the newer cars we use ceramic there is no Metalized products in the tint and it highly absorbs a lot of heat prevented from coming in the car.

Some great examples of products that use ceramic to reduce heat are like ceramic tiles. That is used on swimming pools also that use ceramic tiles on the older spaceships. So when is coming into the atmosphere from space the ceramic cools down the heat build-up on the walls.

Do car windshields come tinted from the factory?

The windshield does not come tinted from the factory. Some vehicles they have tinted a 6 inch banner on the top which cuts down on the sun getting in your eyes while you’re driving. But for the longest time, the biggest problem for windshields is that it allows a lot of heat to come in the front because of the angle of the windshield. Also after a few years, the constant heat on the dash starts to fade or even crack the dash,

Benefits of tinting your Windshield with Air Blue

 There are quite a few benefits of installing Air Blue on your windshield one of the most obvious ones is keeping the heat from coming into the car because the windshield has a slant sometimes as much as 40 °. The more of a horizontal slant that a window has the more heat it comes in the interior of the car.  A lot of heat comes in from the windshield and from the rear window opposed to the side windows. Side windows have no angle. So the heat is not as intense as It comes from the front windshield or back window. A lot of heat enters the car and is absorbed in the front dash recently a lot of cars that have those computer screens have been having problems when the temperature gets over 85 degrees when the car is parked for many hours.

The constant heat build-up effects the screen we’ve been finding when we install the llumar film Air blue window tint it’s stops the problem of the heat build-up on the screen. Also, another Advantage is protecting your dash. If you park in the sun say while you’re working the dash can come sometimes come up as hot as 140 degrees and after years of heat buildup on your dash the plastic will start to dry out and eventually crack. Also, we have found fading on the dash has been quicker than the older cars since they could be using less quality material as manufacturers try to keep the cost down. People who have installed Air Blue I’ve noticed a huge difference in keeping a lot of heat out and having a much more comfortable Drive on days that are sunny and the temperature is above 80°

Are blue gives you 99% UV protection?

 Air Blue stops 99% UV rays. UV rays are one of the main causes of color fading on your dash and also on the steering wheel. We have found that when you put on Air blue you protect your dash color which is an excellent reselling value. If you try to sell the car you know three to five years down the line

Air Blue is electronic friendly?

Another advantage of Air Blue is that it does not interfere with any of your electronics. Over the past 5 years or so we are using a lot more Electronics in the cars. The new electronics a much lower frequency level is a lot more sensitive to any insulation that will reduce its strength   So it’s a lot more sensitive to any insulation or Metalized film on the glass.  Air Blue does not interfere with any Electronics or weaken any signals from inside of the car. Car manufacturers also recommend a ceramic film with a more expensive car as not interfere with any electronic signature sensors or signals that let the car run efficiently. We have also found with some other customers that their calls get drop easier with older films. But when they put on a ceramic they noticed a stronger reception and fewer drop calls. Air Blue also helps if you have a navigation system in your car keyless entry backup cameras another wireless product in your car

SPECS ON LLUMAR AIR BLUE 80

  Visible light transmittance      78%

   total solar energy rejected    43%

   visible light reflected               9%

    UV Rays Rejects                   99 %

CONCLUSION

At Flying Window Tinting we highly recommend Air Blue if you want to reduce heat from coming in your windshield and protect your dash problem from discoloration and cracking down the road.  Llumar Air Blue 80 is your solution. All of our window tints are cut by a computer so no cutting on your windshield and installed from installers the combined experience of over 45 years.

Flying window tinting has been in business in 1998 and I’ve done over 10,000 cars over the years we are one of the higher-volume automotive window tint dealers in Orlando.  You can check on Google reviews for our high customer satisfaction. it takes about 1 and 1/2 hours to install and we go by appointments if you’re interested, please call 407-380-1202 to make an appointment

 

Window Tinting Orlando FAQ: Is Car Window Tinting on the Inside or Outside?

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Here at Flying Window Tinting Orlando, we have been providing car window tinting services in Orlando since 1985. Over that period, we have had plenty of opportunities to talk to clients about their window tint needs as well as their questions about the window tinting process. Today we thought it’d be a good idea to answer one of the most commonly asked questions that we run into on a daily basis to help you to get a better understanding of window tinting.

Window Tinting Orlando FAQ: Is Car Window Tinting on the Inside or Outside?

Have you ever wondered about where the window tint goes when your car windows are tinted? Does it go on the inside or the outside of the window? Does it go inside the glass? Some of those questions may sound silly, but they’re legitimate questions to ask!

There are actually a couple of answers to this question – you didn’t expect that, did you?!

Manufacturer Car Window Tinting

When we talk about manufacturer car window tinting, we’re actually talking about “factory tint” or some people refer to it as “privacy glass” since it provides privacy for those inside the car and it can hide items left inside the car while it’s parked. This is the darker glass that a manufacturer installs on your car.

Manufacturers apply this tint to your car windows by pigmenting the glass during the manufacturing process. Most manufacturers install a slight tint on the back windows of their cars by default these days, but this is a very light tint. We have talked before about the different state regulations that apply to front window tinting, which is the reason why you won’t see manufacturer’s tint their car’s front windows.

A manufacturer’s car window tint cannot be removed and while it can protect against UVB rays, it generally does not offer the full range of skin health benefits that are offered by car window tinting films.

Applied Car Window Tinting

Applied car window tinting is the process of applying a tinted film to the windows of your car to give you a darker, clearer, or safer car window. The darkness of the window tint that you have applied to your car windows depends on the shop that you have install it, the brand of film, the darkness of the film, and certain other properties of the film.

While you can install your own car window tint, it’s never an advisable task particularly because it’s very difficult to get the application just right. Additionally, many of the better quality car window tints (like the Llumar brand that we carry) require that you have a licensed individual install your window film in order for your tint to be covered under their great lifetime warranty deal!

There is also an additional benefit to having a professional shop like Flying Window Tinting Orlando do your window tinting for you – variation!

There are so many different types of window tinting film available that it can be hard to know which is best for your needs. If you drop into our Orlando window tinting shop, you will see that we carry a whole line of films and our professional technicians are always happy to answer any questions that you might have or show you what the different color of a tint looks like. As an added bonus, you can also have peace of mind that a professional window film installer is not going to allow you to have a window tint that is so dark that it’s illegal in your state because they are familiar with state laws even when you may not be!

Ready to Make an Appointment with Flying Window Tinting Orlando?

If you’re ready to get your car windows tinted or if you just have more questions, drop on by and pay us a visit at our Orlando window tinting shop! You’ll find us at 187 S Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL 32807, or you can give us a call to talk about your needs before you come on by! You’ll reach us at (407) 380-1202.