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General info about your auto appointment:
PICKUP TIME: Completion times are only approximate, not guaranteed, as unforeseen challenges frequently arise during the install that require more time. We work later than normal on some occasions to allow for same day pickup. Please pick a day where your schedule is flexible to accommodate this and refrain from rushing the installers to ensure the best result.
ARRIVAL: Please arrive 15 mins prior to your appt time to complete work authorization form and confirm film/shade selection.
REMOVE ITEMS: Please remove all baby seats, large items, and personal belongings from your vehicle so we have unobstructed access to all windows. If we need to remove items we will not be responsible for reassembly.
STICKERS: Please let us know if you have stickers on any windows you'd like to keep on. In many cases we need to remove all window stickers to do a clean install. Unless otherwise requested, we will remove window stickers at our discretion. Stickers on vehicle body will not be removed.
Question: Do you tint boats, fleet vehicles, and heavy machine equipment vehicles?
Answer: Yes. Please send us photos or call before stopping by for a custom quote. We service residential and commercial job sites throughout the week and are not always present at our auto shop. Normal business hours are Tue-Sat from 7 to 5. We are very experienced in tinting boats, tractors, and more.
Question: Do you do mobile auto tinting?
Answer: No, we do all of our auto installs at our Kahului shop location where we have access to all of our specialty equipment. We work in a quality controlled environment to reduce dust and contaminants.
Question: My tints look streaky and bubbly. Is that normal?
Answer: For the first 2-5 days post install you may experience temporary imperfections. For complete details visit our aftercare page/tab. These imperfections self correct with heat and 2-5 days time and are a normal part of the curing/drying process.
Question: When can I wash my car?
Answer: Immediately after install. Refrain from touching or cleaning on or around your windows during the first 5 days post installation while your new tints are still curing.
Question: Do you tint car headlights?
Answer: No. We do not know anyone who does.
Question: Do you install security film on vehicles?
Answer: On most vehicles no- but on certain armored vehicles or on vehicles with flat surface (no curvature) windows we may be able to. Even then it would only be possible on certain roll-up windows. Security film involves a complicated system with edge attachments and it simply would not be possible on most vehicles. It appears shiny and some car owners do not like the look of security film on their vehicle. Pricing for a Toyota Tacoma with 3M Security film for example begins at $1500 and up.
Question: Do you sell any of your window films?
Answer: No, we do not sell films themselves to the public. We've worked hard to obtain the exclusive Authorized 3M Dealer title (beware of counterfeits). We do offer complete window film installation from start to finish and also offer removal services.
Question: What are the legal restrictions to tint my car? I want to be sure to pass my safety check.
Answer: Refer to our Hawaii Tinting Law Limits section on our Auto Tinting page for full details.
Sedans: 35% is the darkest legal for the sides and back.
SUV's & Trucks: 35% is the darkest legal for the two front passenger windows. Back dr/rear windows have no restrictions.
Question: How long does it take to tint my vehicle?
Answer: It depends on how many windows you are getting done, as well as the window sizes, curvature of the glass, and your film selection. When you book your appointment we can give you an estimate, however estimated times are never guaranteed. Tinting is a tedious and fickle art form- with one mistake or unexpected contaminant we have to throw away the piece and start over. We recommend you book your appointment on day where your schedule is very flexible and do not rush the installers if you want a quality job done right.
Question: Do you have a waiting area? I don't have a ride.
Answer: We do not have a waiting area or drop-off services. For liability reasons, customers are not allowed inside the tint shop during installations, however we do allow you to sit outside. We recommend coordinating in advance to obtain a ride or accommodations during your appointment time so you will be the most comfortable. Some clients prefer to Uber or catch a taxi back home after dropping off their vehicle for the day.
Question: How long does it take for my windows to dry?
Answer: It can take 2-5 days for your tints to completely dry and settle down onto the glass. Click the button below for more information.