Prestige Auto Armor is Pittsburgh’s best choice for high-performance window tinting and we take pride in the quality of our work and the high-performance of our window films. Car window tint isn't just about darkening your windows anymore. High-performance window film keeps your interior cool, protects your skin from cancer and and just like Clear Bra, car tint also shields your interior from aging and fading.
Getting window tint is an effective way to transform your ride by upgrading its look and blocking the bright light on hot sunny days. Tint is installed on glass panes of a vehicle, like the front windshield, the rear window glass, and the side windows. The best quality automotive tints have several pros that can make driving your vehicle both safe and comfortable.
It is very common for your car's interior to become hot during summer or at places of high temperatures. Automotive tint combats this problem by keeping the car significantly cooler.
It is known that ultraviolet rays from the sun are quite harmful to us causing skin cancer, premature aging and cataracts.
Glare from the bright sun while driving often causes eye fatigue. Window film allows you to drive comfortably for long distances in sunny weather.
Getting superior-quality tints for your automobile provides you with enhanced privacy by making it difficult to see personal belongings in your car. It also reduces seeing the driver and passengers.
The lower temperatures from the window tint means that you will not need to blast your air conditioner on a hot day. This significantly cuts down on the fuel usage, thus saving you money.
A high-quality window tint prevents the fading of the interior paint and upholstery of the vehicle by the sunlight. This keeps the dashboard, the seats and other areas in good condition.
The adhesive layer in the film can prevent or lesson the chance of glass shattering completely in case of an impact, thus protecting the passengers inside the vehicle.
Color Stable Window Tint is produced out of advanced nano carbon polyester. This process delivers comfort by blocking heat keeping your vehicle at a comfortable temperature without interfering with radio, cellular and Bluetooth signals. Nano carbon polyester also enhances the style of the film by offering stunning color stability and a rich factory tint look. Increasing comfort, protecting leathers and interior surfaces as well as blocking cancerous UV Rays are all hallmarks of Color Stable automotive Window Tint.
These films contain non-conductive ceramic particles. Ceramic film tints are comparatively new to the market and are very effective blocking over 99% of UV rays. Additionally, they also reduce glare while being fade-resistant. What makes ceramic films stand out is there ability to also block up to 98% of IR (Infra-Red) heat helping to keep your vehicle's interior much cooler. In a digital world, clear communication is key. Ceramic film construction will also not interfere with radio, cellular or Bluetooth signals.
Sometimes vehicle manufacturers offer or have the option of factory tinted glass. This involves a process called "deep dipping" that permanently dyes the glass and darkens it. The typical VLT (Visible Light Transmission) index for a factory-tinted glass varies from 15% to 26%. While this cools the vehicle, this treatment is not effective for sun-protection from UV Rays and will not block IR (Infra-Red) heat as well as ceramic film.
Pre-cut Window Tint comes in the form of a pre-designed pattern to precisely match your vehicle glass. Hand-cut is the process of cutting the Window Tint by hand to the shape of your vehicles glass. We are extremely confident about approaching and using both methods when required or necessary.
The shade of the window tint has an impact on the amount of light that can pass through it. The best tints are usually in various degrees of black shade that are graded based on the VLT (Visible Light Transmission) percentage. Darker tints have lower VLT percentage and vice-versa. Thus a VLT of 50% indicates that half of the surrounding light will transmit. You have to choose your VLT percentage based on your requirements.
A: Different states have different laws and regulations regarding Window Tints. They usually pertain to the VLT percentages of your vehicle’s glass. However, some states do charge a fine for a VLT below the permissible amount. For more details about the specific car tint laws in Pittsburgh visit https://www.tinting-laws.com/pennsylvania/
A: Cleaning a tinted window requires some extra care. You cannot use any sharp objects or scrub the surface too hard as this will cause the film to be damaged or scratched. The best practice is to use a clean soft sponge or micro-fiber towel with warm water followed up with another soft towel for drying that will not cause any scratching and keep the UV protection and gloss finish intact. We do not recommend using Windex window cleaner or any other ammonia based products. The ammonia can loosen the films edges causing the tint to eventually weaken or peel back.
A: Constant exposure to the sun causes some types of window tint to fade. Moreover, the UV Rays found in sunlight also damage window tints, especially the dyed types. This causes the tint to turn purple or fade over time. However, tints with metallic or ceramic films do not fade or dis-color.
A: Improper installation is usually the main reason for bubbles. If all or a majority of the water is not flushed out during the installation process, you can eventually see air bubbles develop once the water is fully dried or cured away from the suns heat. However, you usually will see moisture or water bubbles after a fresh installation which is normal. 99% of the time this cures away without being visually noticeable.
A: Properly installed automotive tints will last for a long time, especially in the case of ceramic and metallic tints. When choosing a car window tint, just opt for a high-quality product and adhere to the manufacturer's instructions carefully for maximum durability.