“How long does it take to tint a car” is probably one of the questions we get the most around here. When you have a busy schedule, it’s crucial to have your car around when you need it.
Before we answer, there are a few things to consider. We’ll cover all of them here to help give you an estimate of how long yours will take.
The size of windows and how many there are, is different from vehicle to vehicle. It may seem like no big deal, but it’s worth mentioning that those two factors directly affect the application time.
That’s because manual application means the larger the windows, the longer the wait.
The number of windows you’re tinting may also not seem like something to worry about, but definitely consider that too.
Most vehicle owners choose to darken all their windows, including the rear windshield, side windows, and the small top front windshield handle. Others pick only one or two side windows.
A couple other things that vary depending on the car are window shape and material. While some are simple, others are complex with curves that make application more challenging.
If your car windows are already tinted, you can bet on a longer wait as installers will carefully remove the old film first.
Both applying window tinting and letting it dry take time. On average, it takes around 30 days to fully dry, but factors like temperature and air humidity can interfere.
It’s worth stressing that the weather doesn’t drastically affect curing. So, if you’re waiting out the season to get your tints, there’s really nothing to worry about!
In general, the larger the car, the longer it takes.
Expect anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours for an entire four-door car. Larger cars like 8-seat SUVs have more windows and steeper curves, so you may be waiting over two hours.
If you’re having your film replaced, it takes a little longer as installers will carefully remove the old film first.
The technology used and the installer’s experience can also affect waiting time.
With more than 30 years of experience in window tinting for cars, homes, and offices, Pelicar Window Tinting uses cutting-edge technology to apply tints.
We use a Computerized Cutting System to cut molds to the exact measurements of your car windows, ensuring high quality and a flawless tint film application.
Just make an appointment, tell us the model of your car, and that’s it! In only 40 minutes, you’ll be enjoying the benefits of 3M window tinting.
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