Check out our frequently asked questions to learn more about window tint and paint protection film. If you still have questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact us!
Paint Protection Film
Q: What is paint protection film?
A: Paint protection film, or "clear bra," is a car wrap composed of thermoplastic urethane film. It's hand-applied utilizing computerized guides and purpose-cut forms.
Q: Why paint protection film?
A: Paint protection film will maintain the beauty of your vehicle. With self-healing technology, paint protection film will vanish the scrapes, swirl marks, and other marks of age that occur on even the hardiest vehicular paint.
Q: Will the edge of the film be noticeable?
A: Not very much, especially on a fully wrapped vehicle. On a clean, partially-wrapped vehicle, people generally do not notice it unless they are looking for it.
Q: Can I get paint protection film installed on my boat or plane?
A: Yes! Paint protection film can be applied on any smooth painted surfaces
Q: Is paint protection film a permanent addition to my vehicle?
A: No. Paint protection film can be removed when required. Any adhesive left behind can be removed by a simple automotive adhesive remover.
Q: What is window tint?
A: Window tint is a multi-layered film, usually polyester, precision hand-installed on the interior a car window.
Q: Why get my windows tinted?
A: Window film benefits both you and your vehicle. It blocks UV radiation and heat, reduces glare, adds privacy to your ride, and creates an aesthetically pleasing look from the exterior.
Q: Is your tint the same as "factory tinted" glass?
A: Factory window tint is not true window tint. It's a pigment applied to auto glass during manufacturing. It doesn't protect against UV radiation or heat. True window film adheres to the surface of the glass, providing benefits life UV protection and glare reduction.
Q: Are there legal restrictions for window tinting?
A: Laws regarding window tint vary by state. In Oregon, car windows may be tinted with a material that allows 50 percent of light or more to pass through, and the combined light transfer plus film must be more than 35 percent. There are no restrictions on the rear sections of multi-purpose vehicles.
Q: Can you tint windows with a rear defroster?
Q: Can I operate my windows after having film applied?
A: Window operation must be avoided for 48 hours after window tint application, to allow the tint material to properly set.
Q: Why are my windows blotchy after a window tint installation?
A: When tint is first applied, it might look hazy or streaky due to moisture between the film and the glass. Over time, this moisture will evaporate, leaving your windows crystal clear.
Q: How do I clean tinted windows?
A: You should avoid ammonia glass cleaners or cleaning instruments that may cause scrapes. For best results, clean your windows with a clean, non-abrasive cloth.
Q: How long does window tint installation take?
A: Most installations are completed in a few hours, but may vary depending on complexity.
Q: Why choose XPEL products?
A: Over the years, we've found that XPEL offers the highest performance quality available in tint and paint protection product lines. The XPEL line also comes in a wide range of options and features self-healing technology, giving our customers their choice in a product made to last.
Q: What is a lifetime-transferable warranty?
A: XPEL's lifetime-transferable warranty covers cracking, bubbling, delamination, and fading for a film installation's entire lifetime. It'll also transfer to a new owner in the event the vehicle is sold, increasing that vehicle's resale value.
Q: How soon can I get an appointment?
A: Make your appointment with time in advance, so we can work on finding a day that's best for you. We can be quite busy in the summer.
Q: Where is your shop located?
A: 28128 SE Hwy. 212 Boring, OR 97009 | Tel: 971-888-8468