Car Window Tint

Have you ever taken a drive downtown on a slow, quiet day and got an awful feeling that you’re being watched? Or worse… followed? Maybe it’s just all those movies you’ve been watching, but the truth is, bad things happen in bad neighborhoods.

You might even be considering tinting your car for this single reason… What you might not know, however, is all the other great reasons you have to tint.

  • Hate getting into a hot car and sweating on the way to work or before seeing family and friends on the other side of town?  Car tint can keep your car up to 60% cooler even when parked right out there in the scorching summer sun.
  • Do you often drive around in the sun without wearing sunscreen on your arms or neck? Quality car tint blocks up to 99% of UV rays, so you won’t have to worry about skin cancer, natural skin damage, or accelerated ageing.
  • Ever find it hard to drive while the rising/setting sun is shining straight through your windscreen and into your eyes? Car tint prevents sun glare, snow glare, and even headlight glare in the night-time.

And that’s not all it’s good for… Want to know more? Check out the articles below.

SnapTint Window Tint is an affordable way to DIY tint your car or home.

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One of the most restrictive states in regards to window tint regulations is Minnesota.  Whereas, most states allow window tint to be under 50% in VLT, residents of MN are required to have over 50% VLT car tint on all windows of sedans.  Even SUVs and Vans need to maintain 50% on their front windows, but they can have darker tint in the rear.

This 50% restriction sounds like it is doable, but this is measured on a NET basis, meaning

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We often get this question regarding out of state window tint violations.  As we have covered before in previous window tint blog posts, local state police do have the right to hand out tint violations even to out of state vehicles.  Although most police generally are aware that   this action often incurs a substantial hit on goodwill to tourists from out of state, they may be under pressure or just in the mood to write you up.

Here is an

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Utah tint law is pretty flexible compared to many states.  The current law requires 43% on front side windows, and any VLT percentage on the back side and rear windows.  That being said, the front side window requirement of 43% is more restrictive than 33 out of 50 other states.  Cindy Kern of Orem recently requested that the tint law be changed to allow darker tints in Utah as she found that she has skin cancer on the left

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3M had a nice press release and product usage from the NASCAR race tracks this week.  Greg Biffle is a veteran Nascar driver with major sponsors such as Ford, 3M, American Red Cross, and Coca Cola.  In racing, where all specifications matter, and every little item added to a race car is scrutinized, the Biffle team has added 3M Crystalline 90 film to the cars.   This is a testament to the clarity of the film, low weight, and

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As part of Solutia’s, soon to be Eastman Chemical’s, Asian window film growth strategy, V-Kool Thailand reports change in management.   Dallas Douangdara is added as co-ceo, and Tommy Yeo has been installed as general manager.  The V-Kool team hopes to grow it’s Thailand window tint market share from its current 3-7% to 40% in 2014 by expanding not only it’s upscale positioning, but also expanding its mid-scale focus.

TintCenter feels that this is quite achievable in the Thailand marketplace.  Other

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Although this Mercedes C63 is stunning in its chrome blue 360 degree window tint, it is illegal in pretty much every state in the United States.  The chrome reflectiveness exceeds the maximums set by each state, and even the blue color is illegal in many states.  Finally, front-window tint is also illegal in most states as it obscures some vision and may cause incidental glare towards other vehicles.

Nevertheless, this is a beautiful tint job to behold.  Enjoy.

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Excellent tinting article written by Jared Diamond from Dealer Marketing Magazine, which helps auto dealers with marketing advice.  With increased amounts of options for marketing from print, magazines, tradeshows, tv, radio, internet, what is the most effective for your business?  It is a tough question to tackle, and much of the advice for car dealers also apply to tint shops.  Some excerpts from the article that tint shops should keep in mind are:

Before advising your client to zone

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One of our readers posted this question to TintCenter for advice:

I have a 2003 passat with dark tinted windows to include the drivers and passager windows. This is not legal in CA where I live but I have a doctors note due melanoma. I get pulled over a few times a year and the note has worked until today. CHP says the note only works if its removable tint. I need to take my exsiting tinting off, to get my fix it ticket resolved. but

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The Edmonton Journal shared this little story on their online edition:

officers doing photo radar. They looked miserable, and rightly so because it was the Friday before Christmas, so I decided to spread some holiday cheer as I had a plate of homemade cookies.

I pulled onto the street the officers were pulling people over to when I was flagged over by an officer. I rolled down my window and said, “I wasn’t pulled over for speeding, I just wanted to

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Congratulations to the winners of the Stars Challenge Science Competition of 2011.  The winning team is from Mother Teresa Regional School located in Atlantic Highlands, NJ.  This eighth grade team were encouraged to use the scientific method to address a real-life problem, and one of the team members, Maria Alzate, proposed looking at ways to cool down their hot classroom when the sun is pounding down on them in the morning.  Atlantic Highlands Herald does an excellent job breaking