Cons of DIY Window Tint

Cons of DIY Window Tint

Sometimes people are tempted to install window tint themselves, often to save money but with the cons of DIY window tint we list below, it’s easy to see why you should avoid DIY window tint as you will be much better off having professionals install it for you in the long run.

Tint a Car has been supplying Australians with all their tinting needs for almost 50 years. We are Australia’s most trusted tinting brand also offering state-of-the-art Paint Protection, Paint Protection Film, Car Wraps & car care products. Our films are exclusive to us, supplied by the largest supplier of window film in the world and are Government certified by ARPANSA to ensure the highest quality.

We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on car tints, no questions asked and peace of mind lifetime warranties at all Tint a Car stores. We also have ‘No Interest Ever’ finance options available through Afterpay and Zip Pay. If you’re considering having your windows tinted, here are 5 reasons to avoid DIY window tint:

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t DIY Window Tint

Whether it’s tinting your car windows or your home’s windows, here is why you should avoid DIY window tinting:

  1. Choosing The Wrong Or Low-Quality Product

There are a lot of different types of window tinting film on the market. Different types of films may need to be applied differently and the type of film you should use can depend on the thickness of the window panes and the size of the window. There are also many cheap tints available but bear in mind, you get what you pay for. The film you choose may not offer UV protection, it may damage easily and not last very long (meaning you’ll need to go through the process of removing and then re-applying tint all over again).

  1. Preparation

The film must be cut so that it matches the exact measurements of the window panes you’re tinting. This can be a lot harder than it might seem and you’ll also need the right tools to do it properly, which can be an additional expense. The window panes must not have any dirt or dust on them as even a tiny bit of dust can cause imperfections that can worsen over time.

  1. Application

If the film isn’t applied properly it can cause overlaps, wrinkling, and air bubbles (which can affect visibility increasing the risk of a car accident, not to mention it looks terrible!). Several steps are required to correctly install window tint, using the proper tools for the job.

  1. Damage

You may cause damage to your windows and ultimately de-value your car or home.

  1. Cost

With the proper tools required, the risk of damage and the time, care, knowledge and skill it takes to properly install window tint (and remove it because it doesn’t last long or wasn’t installed properly), it may end up costing you more in the long run to do DIY window tint.

Hire A Professional And Avoid DIY Window Tint

To get a quote for car or home window tinting installed by professionally trained installers call 13 TINT today or contact your local Tint a Car store. We have stores located conveniently throughout Australia.