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MADE IN THE SHADE

  THE BENEFITS OF PHOENIX 5 STAR AUTO TINT 

  Limit UV exposure  

Increase safety & security 

Enhance your car's appearance 

Reduce the fading of your interior

Decrease the heat inside of your car


TINT FAQ'S 


How long does it take to install film on my car?
It all depends on the number of windows that need tint as well as the type of car. Expect to leave your car with us approximately 3 hours. 

How is automotive window film applied?
Window film is always applied to the inside of the automotive glass. Installers simply use the outside of the window to cut & heat shrink the window film for a proper fit. As professional installers, we completely clean and prep the glass prior to installation. Using a special mounting  solution, squeegee and stainless cutting blades, we prepare, fit and secure the film to the glass.

How much heat will be reduced by the window film?
Heat rejection properties vary from one product to another. Some films can reject as much as 78 percent of total solar energy.

What About Warranties?
every brand of film we offer including our ceramic film comes with a lifetime warranty.

What Is Meant By "Curing" And How Long  Does It Take?
All window film  installers use a special "slip" solution during installation. It is normal for some of this solution to become trapped between the glass and the film, requiring small water based bubbles time to dry. The curing or dry-out time is necessary for window film adhesive to properly bond to the glass. How long it takes depends on factors such as the film type and climate during and after installation completion.

What Do I Need To Know About Maintenance?
After the dry-out process is complete your window film should not need any special care. Cleaning window film can be done safely with mild soapy water and a soft cloth or soft paper towel. Do not use any rough or abrasive materials for cleaning the film side of the glass. Always use cloths that are free of contamination or dirt particles.

In Texas, what film is legal for my car? 
(as of 6/2012)

Darkness of tint is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%).  In Texas, this percentage refers to percentage of visible light allowed in through the combination of film and the window. 

Non-reflective tint is allowed along the top of the windshield above the manufacturer's AS-1 line. 

 

   Windshield

Sunscreening devices can be applied to the windshield if all of the conditions below are met.

  1. Sunscreening devices must be applied above the AS-1 line. If there is no AS-1 line, sunscreening devices must end five inches below the top of the windshield.
  2. Sunscreening devices may not be red, amber, or blue in color.
  3. Sunscreening devices, when measured in combination with the original glass, must have a light transmittance value of 25% or more.
  4. Sunscreening devices, when measured in combination with the original glass, must have a luminous reflectance value of 25% or less.
  5. A clear (un-tinted) UV film is allowed anywhere on the front windshield without a medical exemption being required.

   Side Windows to The Right and Left of The Driver

Sunscreening devices can be applied to the side windows to the right and left of the driver if the following conditions are met.

  1. Sunscreening devices, when measured in combination with the original glass, have a light transmittance value of 25% or more.
  2. Sunscreening devices, when measured in combination with the original glass, have a luminous reflectance value of 25% or less.

   Side Windows to The Rear of The Driver

These windows are completely exempted from regulation under the Texas Transportation Code.

   Rear Window

A sunscreening device can be applied to the rear window of the vehicle if the following conditions are met.

  1. If a motor vehicle is equipped with an outside mirror on each side of the vehicle that reflects to the vehicle operator a view of the roadway for a distance of at least 200 feet from the rear of the vehicle then there are no restrictions regarding the sunscreening devices applied to the rear window.

If a motor vehicle is not equipped with such mirrors then the rear window must meet the following standards:

  1. Sunscreening devices, when measured in combination with the original glass, must have a light transmittance value of 25% or more.
  2. Sunscreening devices, when measured in combination with the original glass, must have a luminous reflectance value of 25% or less.

How reflective can the tint be?
Similar to sunglass lenses, some tinting film contain metallic elements that help in reflecting incoming light and reducing the glare and heat generated by visible light.

Front Side Windows must not be more than 25% reflective.  
Back Side Windows must not be more than 25% reflective.  

Other Texas Rules & Regulations
Restricted Colors  - The tint color(s) of RED, BLUE and AMBER are not legal by state law. 

Side Mirrors  - Dual side mirrors are required if back window is tinted.  

Certificate Requirements -  Manufacturers of film need to certify the film they sell in the state. We ONLY use certified film.  

Sticker Requirements  - The sticker to identify legal tinting is required between the film & glass on the driver’s side window.


Medical Exceptions: Texas allows medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult Texas tint laws