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What is window tinting?

Window tinting refers to the process of applying a thin laminate film to a vehicle's glass in order to darken it. People tint their car windows for a variety of reasons. These may include privacy or safety; UV ray protection, particularly UVA, which is linked to skin cancer; minimising solar gain (inside heat) and therefore incrementally increasing fuel efficiency; and reducing glare from the sun.

Why window tinting?


Window tinting is available in a variety of shades to offer you and your passengers with a bit of privacy while you drive down the road. When you park the car, you can walk away certain that no one will be able to view your belongings.


While having a windshield sun guard or parking in the shade will prevent sun damage momentarily, window film continually blocks intense sunlight, which can fade upholstery and discolour leather and vinyl. It prevents cracking and warping in car interiors, allowing your vehicle to seem new for longer by blocking solar heat.


Window tinting reduces eye strain caused by direct sunlight and intense night headlights by blocking glare on the windshield. Window tint, including clear tint film, can block upto 99% of harmful UV rays which accelerate raging and cause skin cancer. 

How we do it?

Section 100 (2) of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules says: “The glass of the windscreen and the rear window of every motor vehicle shall be such and shall be maintained in such a condition that visual transmission light is not less than 70%. The glasses used for side windows shall be such and shall be maintained in such a condition that visual transmission light is not less than 50%, and shall conform to Indian standards.” 

Window tinting services at Detail Theory will be according to existing rulings w.r.t car window tints and no exceptions can be made regarding the same. For more information contact us via email or phone.

Step 1 - Prep the vehicle and windows

When you arrive, our specialist will take your car to a wind and dust-free space to ensure optimal environment to start the tinting process. The windows are them cleaned on both sides and any debris is removed via a thorough wash. 

Step 2 - Measurement and film cutting

Our specialist will then measure your car's windows and cut pieces of the film from your chosen 3M windows tint rolls to fit the measurements. A more precise cutting is done when the is laid out on the window surface. The film is made to curve to the glass using a heat gun (Note: Heat guns for window glazing are used at a low heat that does not harm the vehicle.) Any irregularities in the film are smoothed out by squeegeeing. 

Step 3 - Peel board

When installing the film, our specialists use a special tool called a "peel board" to refine the edges and carve out the finer details. By rounding out the sharp edges on the corners, our specialist ensures the film will not get caught or peel when the window rolls up and down. We often remove the release liner during this stage, too.

Step 4 - Installation  

To install the tint onto the windows, the specialist sprays soapy water onto the window alongside the film itself. This activates the film's adhesive and allows the sheet to glide along the glass until it's correctly positioned into the window’s rubber lining. After the material is in place, they may also use a heat gun to dry it and further contour the film to the curve of the window.

Step 5 - Final inspection

Finally, the specialists will verify their work. They inspect the window from both the inside and exterior to locate and straighten out any irregularities. They will use specific scrapers to remove any bubbles or flaws before the glue on the film hardens.

Step 6 - Drying time

When the tinting procedure is finished, the installer will return your your vehicle and instruct you to wait three days before rolling down your vehicle's windows. Based on the film type and weather condition, the adhesive might take up to three weeks to thoroughly dry. You may see a foggy sheen or small water bubbles at this period. That is normal and will disappear after the glue has dried. 

You'll notice the difference in your car's freshly tinted glass right instantly. Enjoy your drive home without being bothered by harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, distracting glare, or unpleasant heat.

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