AS Tints - Window Tinting in London & Surrey
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Below is a list of frequently asked questions and answers. If you have a question that is not listed below,
please do not hesitate to contact us, and we will be more than happy to help.


1. CAN I HAVE MY FRONT 2 DOOR WINDOWS TINTED?
The UK law states that there needs to be 70% Visible Light Transmission (VLT) on both your drivers and
passengers windows. Please contact us for more information.


2. DOES THE FILM AFFECT MY REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER LINES?
No, the film does not affect the heating element and it can be used as normal.


3. IS THE REAR WINDOW FITTED IN ONE PIECE?
Yes, all rear windows are fitted with one piece of film, professionally and skilfully heat shrunk and fitted.


4. DO MY VEHICLE WINDOWS HAVE TO BE CLEAN UPON ARRIVAL?
No, because all glass inside and out is cleaned prior to application, we do however need to know if you think
your vehicle has been tinted before, or if you've tried to tint it yourself, possibly leaving transparent adhesive on
the windows, which can affect the application of the film.


5. HOW LONG BEFORE I CAN USE MY WINDOWS?
We recommend that you allow 48 - 72 hours before opening windows. This is to allow the film to dry to the
glass and gives the adhesive time to cure. Please note that window film will take a lot longer to dry out and
cure in winter than opposed to the summer months.


6. WHAT CAN I CLEAN MY WINDOWS WITH?
Once you have given it 48 - 72 hours or more you can use any glass cleaner as long as it is a non-abrasive liquid
and ammonia free. The use of a soft Micro fibre cloth is recommended.


7. Does the film bubble up after time?
No, we only use the highest quality SunTek and ASWF films imported from the USA. The adhesives and film are
specially designed to withstand extreme temperatures. Bubbles appear from poor quality film adhesives and film
breaking down.


8. When I come to sell my vehicle or return a lease vehicle can the film be removed?
Yes. All film can be removed safely and cleanly without any damage to the glass or vehicle and put back to its
original state.


9. Why on some windows do you get a silver line around the edge?
On some windows, mainly non-winding, there are black dots around the edge of the glass. This is called the dot
matrix and is produced using a Teflon type material, which is factory fitted.

When the film is applied it sticks to the dot matrix and not the glass, which traps air and water between the
dots giving it the silver look. In some cases it can't be helped where as others will evaporate and look fine. It
all depends on the thickness of the dot matrix, which will vary depending on the make and model of the car.


10. Do you offer a guarantee with your work?
Yes, we fully guarantee the film installation for life, as long as you own your vehicle.