Auto Window Tinting faq

  • Q: What is the warranty period for your window films?

    We offer a transferable lifetime warranty on the following lines of our window film (CS, HP, XR and XR PLUS). The warranty covers against cracking, peeling, bubbling, delamination, fading and color change for the life of the film. The warranty is transferable and will continue with the car even in the event the ownership change.

  • Do you offer residential/commercial window films?

    Yes, we introduced XPEL VISION in early 2019 and has been an industry leader since its launch. Visit VISION Architectural Film

  • Q: When removing the film does the adhesive stay on glass or on film?

    Our window film is designed to with a very strong adhesive for durability, upon removal of the window film the adhesive may not fully transfer to the film and will remain on the glass. Your installer will be able to remove this during the installation process.

  • Q: Can XPEL window film be used on plexiglass?

    We do not recommend installing XPEL PRIME Series Window Film to Plexiglass or plastic windows.

  • Q: What are the benefits of window film?

    The many benefits of window film include heat reduction, eye comfort, UV protection, aesthetics, and increased safety, privacy, and energy savings.

  • Q: What do the different shades of film mean?

    Film percentages stand for visual light transmission (VLT), or the amount of light that is allowed through the film. The lower the percentage, the darker the film. With modern advances in window film, you can have great heat rejection with lighter films, no need to have dark window tint to receive the heat rejection benefits.

  • Q: I just had my windows tinted, why do they look hazy?

    The moisture that remains between the film and the glass after installation can cause a hazy, streaky, blotchy appearance. It takes several days for the film to completely cure. The remaining moisture will evaporate through the film; depending on the type of film, this process may take a couple of days, or even a couple of months (depending on your climate). When the water evaporates completely, your windows should have excellent clarity.

  • Q: Is the tint applied to the outside of the window?

    No. Window film is installed on the inside of the glass. This allows for maximum durability

  • Q: What should I use to clean my windows after I have had them tinted?

    After window film installation, wait a week before cleaning the inside of the window where the film was installed. After a week, use XPEL Anti-Static Window Film Cleaner with a soft microfiber cloth. Never scrape the film with any type of blade or clean your tinted windows with anything abrasive, as it will scratch the film.

  • Q: Do I need to wait to roll my windows down?

    We recommend that you leave your vehicle windows rolled up for at least 24-36 hours after window film has been installed. This allows the film to cure and adhere to the glass before the window is moved.

  • Q: Does blocking UV rays help prevent fading and deterioration

    Yes. The same sun that brightens your car’s interior can be detrimental to fabrics, leather, dashboard, and other interior surfaces. Ultraviolet rays are the main cause of both fade and deterioration. XPEL window films can screen up to 99% of the damaging UV rays that can fade surfaces.