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Why Apply Window Film?
Our top of the line window films is highly effective in reducing Heat rejection, Glare, and UV rays. Not only does our window tint help keep your car cooler during the summer, but it will also save and protect the interior from the harmful rays of the hot sun which causes fading and cracking of your interior.
We are a 3M authorized dealer for your Auto, Commercial, & Residential window tinting needs. 3M films are the leading brand name in automotive and industrial films and can provide up to 99% UV protection for your vehicle, home, and/or your business.
We offer Computer Cut Window Film applications using Xpel patterns and 3M computer software which means a perfectly cut film edge for your vehicles window dimensions every time, on 80,000+ patterns.
MICRO-EDGE gives our tint jobs a factory top edge. We leave no gaps on the top or the side edges, for those who have a vehicle with frame-less windows, such as a Tesla, Ford Mustang or Audi A8.
3M Color Stable Window Tinting, 3M Crystalline Window Tint
Window Film is by far the most popular aftermarket market method available. A thin tinted polymer film is applied very carefully to the specially prepared automotive, residential or commercial glass. This is a very economical way to protect yourself from glare, and the harmful rays of the sun.
The film is available in many different shades of tint and outward appearances, such as flat, reflective, metallic, or even mirrored. Advantages of film tinting are that it’s very inexpensive, and many have claimed that it has also helped prevent glass from shattering in the event of an accident.
Glare through side windows can be distracting to forward vision, and it can lead to eyestrain and fatigue on longer drives. Sunburn can also be an issue for some people. Non-tinted windows typically filter out less than 30% percent of UV light, while almost all of our films will filter out 99% percent of UV Rays.
3M Color Stable
3M’s revolutionary Nano-carbon polyester film provides an incredible look, color stability, and is non metallized to ensure no signal interference. Our film retains its integrity and will never fade to purple backed with a lifetime warranty. Don’t settle for anything less we offer quality window tinting and paint protection in Salida and are dedicated to giving our customers 100% satisfaction guaranteed! 3M Color Stable’s appearance rivals tinted factory glass, never turns purple, and provides high heat rejection with no signal interference.
While most other window companies buy their polyester from someone else, 3M makes its own. During this process, 3M window tint patented technology for producing its own Nano-carbon polyester. This revolutionary and unique process allows for maximum heat rejection without metallized film, which can interfere with radio and satellite signals. It also gives our films a stylish look with outstanding color stability. In fact, its so advanced that in time-based tests, 3M Color Stable never turn purple while conventional dyed films rapidly changed to purple. We offer pre-cut window tinting for quality and perfection. We make it easy for our customers with displays of different shades to choose from and a large waiting room for your comfort.
If you are looking for the ultimate in high technology, superior clarity and performance with a premium look then 3M Crystalline Automotive Film is for you. 3M Crystalline Automotive Films feature a proprietary, multilayer optical film technology that combines over 200 layers of film that is thinner than a post it note.
This unique technology is the reason a clear film can reject more heat then any darker shades like a limo tint. Crystalline Films reject up to 97% of the suns heat producing infrared light and block up to 60% of the heat coming through your windows. these selective films are designed to keep you cool, comfortable and protected. Designed to maintain the appearance of your car, Crystalline films blocks up to 90% of the light from entering into your vehicle. Because these films are non-metalized, you can be assured of zero interference with GPS or cell phone signals.
Hot looks on the outside with coolness and privacy on the inside. The Obsidian Series delivers strong performance at an affordable price.
Contains 3M patented infused technology which helps prevent purpling and improved durability. Rejects up to 44% of the total solar energy coming through your windows to keep you cool and protect you from harmful UV rays. Blocks up to 99% of ultraviolet (UV) light to provide a Total Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of up to 1000 for you and your passengers.
Select a Shade
The shade of film for your vehicle is the most important step. As it gives the car its overall look, its new appearance when the job is done. The Darkness of the film is measured by Visible Light Transmission (VLT). VLT which means how much light the film allows passing through the window. The lower the number (Film reference number,) the darker the film, hence the more privacy you get when sitting inside your vehicle. Most film manufacturers follow standard Percentage of VLT. These specifications are listed below and may vary a percent or two.
Also named Limo tint. This is the recommended shade for optimum privacy; however, night time driving can present an issue when backing up your vehicle down a darkened street or alleyway. Visibility viewing out your back window can be impaired because of the dark tint (Less light transmission), so it is recommended you use your vehicle side minors and caution when backing up.
Medium shade. This shade gives your car more of an elegant look. It is a solid tinted look. This shade allows spectators to view inside your vehicle but gives your car an overall classy look.
Light Shade. Choosing this shade on the rear half of your vehicle will give your windows an accented look, a more professional look. Although this shade is not legal for the front windows in many states, it is probably the most popular shade chosen for the driver and passenger windows.
Very Light shade. This shade is most popular for people who do not wish to view shaded glass on their windows but require tinted film for the U.V protection.
Ultra Light Film Shade. This is the legal shade allowed for the front windows in California. Each State has its own laws as regards what shade of window film is legally allowed for the driver and passenger windows. Check out your local Highway Patrol.gov website for recommended shade. Your local tint shop should also be aware of what film shade is legally allowed for your vehicle front windows.
Please Contact Us if you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment.
We can be reached by phone at (209) 543-3800.
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Phone: 209-543-3800 4500 Salida Blvd Suite D-E, Salida CA 95368