Automotive - FAQ

  • Q. Does Window Film go on the inside or the outside of the vehicle?

  • A. This is the number one question we get asked. Window film is cut to fit and formed to your vehicle on the outside of the vehicle. Then a thin protective liner is removed and the window film is applied to the inside of your windows.
  • Q. How long does it take to tint a car?

  • A. Every vehicle is different, some 2 door vehicles take more time than certain SUVs and even though you may tint two Honda Accords, one might take less time than the other. The average time to tint a vehicle is between 2.5 to 3 hours, depending on the vehicle. Each time we tint a car we take all needed precautions and steps to ensure an excellent final product. Orlando Window Tint Specialists employees take pride in the superiority of our workmanship because of our attention to detail and our desire to make your vehicle look great. Not everything comes out perfect the first time around, so if needed we will take the extra time to replace any pieces of film that do not meet quality standards. This can add to the length of time it takes to complete your vehicle.
  • Q. Can I wait on my car while it's getting worked on?

  • A. Yes! We have a comfortable lobby with a couch for you to relax on while you watch T.V. or read a book. We also have free wireless internet for you to access while you are waiting so if needed you can browse the web or work right from our office.
  • Q. Can I drop my car off the night before?

  • A. Yes! We have a key drop in the front that will allow you to drop your car off the night before. Please call 407-628-8468 to make arrangements prior to dropping your car off.
  • Q. How dark can I tint my windows legally?

  • A. Orlando Window Tint Specialists always recommends following your state's window tinting laws. We have access to and can show you what the laws are in your state. In Florida the legal limit is 28% VLT on the front two windows, 15% VLT on the rear windows and there is an AS1 Line marked on your windshield to show you how far down we can tint your windshield.
  • Q. Do you offer multi car discounts?

  • A. Yes! Orlando Window Tint Specialists offers a 5% discount to anyone who brings in two or more vehicles. Call your friends and relatives and check with them before scheduling your appointment so you can both get great products at a discounted price.
  • Q.How long until I can roll my windows down?

  • A. Orlando Window Tint Specialists recommends keeping your windows closed for 3- 5 days. In colder weather, it takes longer for the windows to cure. Depending on how cold the temperature, 3-5 days should be ample time for the film to dry.
  • Q. My tint is bubbling and scratched can you fix it?

  • A. There is no way to properly fix window film other than replacing the damaged piece. We can remove and replace any damaged film on your vehicle.
  • Q. What can I use to clean my windows with once I have them tinted?

  • A. Once your windows are tinted you can clean them with any cleaning solution that does not contain ammonia. A soft cloth and a mild soapy water mixture works great! Orlando Window Tint Specialists recommends any silicon based glass cleaners, they bring a wonderful streak free shine to the windows.
  • Q. Why do I see all these signs for $99 window tint jobs, why do you charge more?

  • A. This is a very common question. There are a number of fly by night window tinting companies that open and close under different names in different locations. These people seem to use the $99 tint job to get a number of first time customers. The films they use are always sub-par and can fail as soon as six months after purchasing (we've seen it!). Ask yourself this very simple question: how many cars have you seen with purple, bubbly, nasty looking window tint? That's the $99 tint job. All of the window films we carry by 3M come with a manufacturer backed guarantee, most of which are a nationwide, lifetime guarantee.
  • Q. How long has Orlando Window Tint Specialists been in business?

  • A. Orlando Window Tint Specialists was established in 2004 as Matt's Window Tinting and has since grown and evolved into the company it is today.
  • Q. Can you tint my sunroof?

  • A. Sunroof glass is not made the same way your side windows are, and therefore cannot absorb as much heat as they do. Window film can cause the glass to get so hot it will break. We do not tint sunroofs.
  • Q. Are you mobile or do I have to bring my car to you?

  • A. Orlando Window Tint Specialists tints at a number of dealerships around the Orlando Area. We have tinted cars in peoples garages, in their parking lots, and some even in the middle of a grassy field. We do not tint mobile for a number of reasons: A climate and environmentally controlled atmosphere with limited airborne debris, no wind, and no dust will always produce a better installation. Some people are satisfied with an O.K. tint job. For those who are looking for a perfect installation, it is nearly impossible to achieve that in your garage. Mobile installers are forced to use your car as their cutting boards, cutting on your glass with their razor blades, they will use your car to peel the window film, causing the dirt and grime from your car to drip into the film and become bubbles in your window film. Mobile installers have to cut everything on your car, leaving the opportunity for them to cut up your rubber gaskets, or even worse, your paint! For these reasons, Orlando Window Tint Specialists does not mobile tint, and does not recommend a mobile installation. We do however have a concierge service available if coming to our store directly is not convenient for you.
  • Q. What is computer cut window film?

  • A. Computer cut window film is the newest technology in window film installation. Orlando Window Tint Specialists does not computer cut window film. The patterns for the programs do not always fit correctly and more often than not need to be touched up for a perfect installation.
  • Q. Do you cut the tint on my car?

  • No. All window film is measured using proprietary techniques and is trimmed on a clean glass surface to avoid any possible damage to your vehicle.
  • Q. Do I need to clean my car before I tint it?

  • A. The cleaner your car is, the easier it is for us to give you a perfect tint job. A quick carwash is always a good idea. Keep in mind that we will be spraying water on your windows so it is not necessary to get the vehicle detailed as you may need to clean the exterior of the vehicle once it is done.