Process of Car Window Tinting


Tinting car windows is the process of darkening or altering a vehicle’s window transparency. Tinted windows can provide increased privacy, reduce glare and protect both driver and passengers from the sun’s potentially harmful ultraviolet rays.

Car window tinting is done by applying a thin layer of film to the glass of the window. The darkness (or the amount of tint) of the film varies and can be chosen to a customer’s preference. However, state laws may limit the level of tint that is allowed for driver’s. Before having windows tinted, check local window tint regulations to ensure compliance with state law. This will help avoid potential fines or other legal consequences from violating these laws. Professional car window tint installers can explain regulations and help insure that car windows are properly tinted.

Different Shades of Window Tint

There are different shades of tint available in the market to modify the appearance of your vehicle. Here, we will explore some tint shades to help you make an informed decision for your vehicle.

1. Light Tint

This type of window tint is usually light in color and provides less protection from the sun’s rays than the darker shades of window tint. The light tint is usually used to give a vehicle a more stylish look than what you would get from regular glass.

2. Medium Tint

This shade of window tint provides better protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays compared to lighter tint shades. It helps keep the vehicle’s interior temperature at a normal level by reducing the heat that passes through the glass.

3. Dark Tint

Dark window tint not only safeguards your vehicle’s interior from UV rays and heat, but it also offers additional privacy. Its targeted design guarantees maximum protection for you and your car.

Achieve Perfect Shading on your Car Windows with these Simple Steps

Once you have chosen the right shade of window tint for your vehicle, it is time to install it. Although this process can be quite tricky, with patience and basic technique anyone can do it. 

Before starting, make sure that all of the materials needed to install the tint are on hand.

  1. Window Tint Film
  2. Soapy Water Solution
  3. Squeegee
  4. Razor with a blade
  5. Heat gun


Now, it’s time to begin the window tinting process by following these simple steps.

1. Clean the windows and remove any stickers or decals

The first step to getting started with window tinting is to clean the windows. To get the optimal finish and the performance of your window tint, start by thoroughly wipping away any dust and grime. Addintianly, make sure you have removed any stickers or decals that may still be stuck on to the window before beginning the tinting process. It will help ensuring that your window film adheres properly to the window surface with a clean result.

2. Measure and cut the tint to size

Once you have cleaned the window properly, it’s time to move on to the second step of measutring and cutting the tint to size. Depending on the make and model of a vehicle, the process of tape measuring each window can be time consuming. However, it is essential that each piece is measured carefully in order to ensure a perfect fit. 

While cutting the window tints try using a new razor blade or cutter because using an old or dull blade can cause imperfections that ultimately ruins the end result. With precision and practice, this relatively straightforward step will help you produce a professional looking tint job that can truly transform the look of any vehicle.

3. Apply the tint to the windows using soapy water and a squeegee

After the window tint has been cut to the exact specifications of your vehicle’s windows, it is time to apply it. To do this, mix up a solution of soapy water and spray the window with it. Next, line up the tint film carefully with the edges of the car’s window before using a soft-edged acrylic squeegee to press it securely into place. Make sure to check for any air bubbles that may be trapped underneath the tint as it takes shape.

4. Trim any excess material around the edges of the window

After applying the window tint, it is important to trim away any excess material that maybe around the edges of the window. This step is necessary because any excess material could cause air bubbles, which would significantly decreases the attractiveness and effectiveness of your new window tint. Using scissors or a razor blade, carefully trim away any material extending beyond the edge of the glass. Make sure you maintain a close eye on what you’re doing, as one small mistake can make an otherwise stellar job look sloppy. Once you hace finished trimming, use a clean cloth to wipe down both sides of the window and finish up this critical step in auto window shading.

5. Allow the tint to dry completely before driving your car

After trimming any excess material around the edges of your window to ensure a snug fit, it is important to allow the tint to dry completely before driving. This step is necessary for the window tint to settle properly and take shape. Using a heat gun is an effective and safe way to speed up the process while avoiding any potential damage caused by excess heat.

Doing this last step accurately will leave you with sparkling, evenly-tinted car windows that will give your car a professional touch while also providing protection from UV rays, allowing privacy, and reducing energy costs.


The process of auto window tinting may seem daunting, but with the right professional help, it can be quick and easy. At Precision Auto Styling, we take care of everything for you so that you can sit back and relax while we work. If you’re interested in getting window tinting services, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a free quote. Thanks for reading!