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By blogaccess, Jan 19 2018 08:23PM

If you are considering having automotive window tint installed on one of your vehicles, you have found the spot! Tint King is the Indianapolis, Indiana area’s finest window tint installation shop. Not only do we have expert installers, we utilize the finest window films available. But window tint is not just for looks. Check out some of the other benefits of having a quality window tint expertly installed on your vehicle.


Four Benefits of Automotive Window Tint


Enhanced Style and Appearance – Whether you want the elegant look of a light film or the custom look of a darker film, there is no question that nearly any car looks better with automotive window film installed. There are automotive films to fit nearly any style or look desired. *Please note that automotive tint laws vary from State to State. Please familiarize yourself with the window tinting laws in your particular area.


Reduce Interior Temperatures – The sun’s heat can cause vehicle interiors to become unbearably hot, but automotive window film can help. Window film can significantly reduce the heat coming through your windows and modern technology allows you to achieve this performance even with very light films.


Cut Distracting Glare – At certain times of the day or year, glare can be distracting and even blindingly dangerous. Automotive window film enables you to cut the glare allowing you a better view of the road. It’s kind of like a high quality pair of sunglasses for your car.


Protection From Dangerous UV Rays – While most of us would not think about spending a significant amount of time in the sun without sunscreen, we expose our skin to dangerous UV rays in our cars each day. While it’s rare to get sunburned through your car windows, harmful ultraviolet (UVA) rays that contribute to premature aging and skin cancer can still reach you. Most automotive window films block 99%+ of harmful UV rays from passing through the glass. In addition, those same UV rays can cause damage and fading to your vehicle interior. So, protect yourself, your passengers and your vehicle interior from the sun’s damaging rays.


If you would like more information about the automotive window tint service that we offer, click HERE. If you want a quote or to schedule an appointment for your vehicle, call 317-541-8468 for our Indianapolis store and 317-762-8468 for our Greenwood location. We would be happy to help! We would be happy to discuss your options and provide you with a free, no obligation assessment and quotation on your particular vehicle.

By blogaccess, Jan 4 2018 12:25AM

Model Range without HVAC Use
Model Range without HVAC Use
Model Range with HVAC Use
Model Range with HVAC Use

Gas prices seem to continually creep higher and more people are opting to purchase an electric or hybrid vehicles. Those are both great options to help save you money, but they can both be made even better. Did you know that by utilizing a heat rejecting automotive window film, you can increase the range of your electric or hybrid vehicle? In this brief article we will explain the how and why automotive window film is beneficial in this area.


First, let's explore one of the primary ways that the battery in an EV or hybrid vehicle gets drained. In addition to powering the vehicle, much of the power from the batteries goes to operating the comfort systems. These would include things like lights, sound system and most importantly, the HVAC system. Depending on the vehicle, use of the air conditioning can reduce range from 9-17%. See estimate graphics from Tesla's own website below that show range estimate for various cars in their line-up with all things being equal except the use of the HVAC system.


Now that we have established that running the HVAC does decrease the range of your vehicle, how can window tint help? Through the use of an automotive window film, solar energy entering the car through the windows can be reduced significantly. By reducing the heat entering the vehicle, the need to run the HVAC will be reduced and that will extend your range. Over time, through the extended range and reduced running costs, the window tint installation could actually pay for itself.


Hopefully this brief article will help you understand how window tint can help you increase the range of your electric vehicle or hybrid. If you would like more information about automotive window film and how they can be implemented into your electric or hybrid vehicle,


Hopefully this brief article will help you understand how window tint can help you increase the range of your electric vehicle or hybrid. If you would like more information about automotive window film and how they can be implemented into your electric or hybrid vehicle call 317-541-8468. For our Greenwood location, call 317-762-8468. We would be happy to help!

By blogaccess, Dec 14 2017 12:30AM

How to Properly Care For and Clean Automotive Tinted Windows
How to Properly Care For and Clean Automotive Tinted Windows

One of the most common questions we are asked regarding window tint is the proper way to care for and clean automotive tinted windows. As a result, we wanted to write a brief article that explains the do’s and donts of tint care.


To begin, let’s discuss a bit about window film construction and how it adheres to the glass. As you likely know, window tint is installed on the inside surface of the glass. The construction of tint is such that once installed the outermost surface is a durable scratch resistant coating. This is what allows film tint to slide up and down in a properly adjusted roll down window channel for years without getting scratched. Although this surface is durable, it is not indestructible. Also, the window tint is adhered to the glass with a thin, optically clear pressure sensitive adhesive. Once cured, this bond should last for many years without fail. Now that we understand a bit about how the film is constructed and how it is adhering to the glass, let’s get into how to properly care for it to ensure long life.


Is Any Glass Cleaner OK?


In short, no. The type of adhesive that I mentioned is used to adhere the film to the glass and it creates a mechanical bond between the film and the glass. Certain chemicals can degrade this mechanical bond and cause the window tint to bubble or peel. Many times you may see a window film job that has a bunch of large bubbles and think that it was a bad tint or a bad tint job. While it may have been either of those things, it could also have been a quality tint that was installed properly that was cleaned using the wrong type of cleaner. There are so many cleaners on the market that we cannot possibly discuss each one individually, but the main thing to look for is an AMMONIA FREE Glass Cleaner. Ammonia is one of the main culprits in glass cleaners that attacks the mechanical bond of the adhesive. It will creep under the film and cause a mechanical failure breakdown between the glass and film and that is what causes the bubbles you have likely seen. Many companies make ammonia free glass cleaners, just be sure to read the label. If it does not expressly say that it is “ammonia free”, assume it has ammonia and find another cleaner to use.


What Should I Use to Wipe the Windows Down?


You want to avoid using a standard paper towel to wipe down the tint as you clean. While this is OK for other surfaces, paper towels can trap a piece of dirt between the towel and film and cause scratches. This happens because there is nowhere for the dirt particle to absorb into the paper towel, so it just gets dragged across the film surface as you wipe the window down.


The best thing to use is a soft microfiber towel. These towels absorb more solution and allow a dirt particle to sink into the fibers and away from the film surface while cleaning. Not only will these towels give you a better, steak free cleaning, they will help you avoid scratches.


Is There Anything Else?


Actually, yes. One more thing to keep an eye on is the sudden appearance of small scratches in the film going from the top to the bottom of the window. This indicates that the window guide inside the door is either out of adjustment or had dirt trapped on it’s surface. If you notice these scratches, stop using that window and get the vehicle to a mechanic to check the adjustment and guide surface. Continued use without getting this resolved will cause these scratches to get worse and the only fix will be to replace the window film.


If you have any additional questions how to properly care for and clean automotive tinted windows, call 317-541-8468. For our Greenwood location, call 317-762-8468. We would be happy to help!

By blogaccess, Nov 30 2017 10:10PM

Low E Window Film Can Make Your Home More Comfortable
Low E Window Film Can Make Your Home More Comfortable

Low E Window Film Improves Home Comfort


In this post we wanted to give an example of how Low E window film helped improve the comfort of this house by keeping the home warmer in the Winter and cooler in the Summer. In addition, the film helped reduce the primary causes of fading which extends the life of the home’s furnishings.


The Situation – At an elevation of more than 8,000 feet sits a majestic mansion that seamlessly renders the divide between the built and the natural worlds. Oversized glass windows, (which in this home become glass walls) dramatize the relationship between the house and its spectacular mountain surroundings. The sun’s glare, in tandem with destructive ultraviolet light, became an environmental impediment to the point that the interior living areas were decidedly uncomfortable. This was a particular challenge for the interior designer since the home abounds in valuable art, costly furnishings and an expanse of custom wide-board pine flooring, all of which are particularly sensitive to ultraviolet light, which is a contributing factor to fading.


The Solution -The designer elected to install a Low E window film by LLumar to tame the ultraviolet ravages and combat glare. The high-tech invisible film blocks more than 99 percent of ultraviolet rays, helping protect against premature fading* and helps reduce glare providing visually comfortable surroundings.


The Result – In commenting on the film’s installation, the designer said, “Glare-free views can be enjoyed throughout the year and the fading of the furnishings, precious art and expansive wood floors are no longer a matter of concern. What’s more, the owners are quite oblivious to the presence of the film.”


If you would like more information on Low E window film and the other window film products for your home that we offer, click HERE. If you have any questions or would like to arrange a free, no obligation assessment of your home and how window film can improve the comfort of your house, contact us today. We have two locations in the greater Indianapolis area to serve you. For our Inidianapolis location, call 317-541-8468. For our Greenwood location, call 317-762-8468. We would be happy to help!

By blogaccess, Nov 10 2017 03:09AM

Four Questions to Ask Before Getting a Vehicle Tinted
Four Questions to Ask Before Getting a Vehicle Tinted

Getting vehicle tinted will offer countless benefits that include protecting your skin by blocking UV rays, keeping your car's interior cooler, and reducing glare – just to name a few. However, before you decide to move forward with this vehicle upgrade, ask yourself these four important questions to ensure you are happy with the final result.


1) How long will my window tint last? - The lifetime of window films is dependent on many factors that include the product type and quality selected, the climate, and the amount of direct sunlight your car is exposed to. We would be happy to discuss your options so you can make the appropriate selection for your specific situation.


2) How long will it take to tint my windows? - The process can take anywhere from 45 minutes to a few hours depending on how many windows are being tinted, the installation difficulty of your particular vehicle and the installation process of the shop you select.


3) Is the film covered by a warranty? - Most quality automotive tinting products come with a limited lifetime warranty from the manufacturer. However, you should confirm the exact warranty length and stipulations prior to purchasing any film. The window films that we use at Tint King all come with a Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty.


4) Which window tint is right for me? - In order to select the best film for your vehicle, you need to stop in and see the options and the benefits that each offers. There is a wide range of products in a variety of shades and colors, as well as different styles and performance benefits. Understanding your needs and goals will help our team suggest products that would be a good fit for your needs.You should also consider reviewing the laws regarding vehicle window tint in this State. For a handy chart from the International Window Film Association that gives an overview of the current laws, click HERE.


If you would like more information regarding the questions above or to discuss your options on getting your vehicle tinted, click HERE and call us at today. We have two locations in the greater Indianapolis area to serve you. For our Inidianapolis location, call 317-541-8468. For our Greenwood location, call 317-762-8468. We would be happy to help!

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