Can the Scratches on my Car’s Tinted Windows Be Repaired?
Keeping your car windows in good shape is important. A crack in your window can seriously compromise the structural integrity of all the glass surrounding it.
At All-West Glass, we take pride in our ability to keep your windows and windshields in peak working condition. Now, you might be asking yourself, what happens if you have tinted windows? Does it complicate the process? Lucky for you, we have all the answers you need. Let our team of window-repair experts walk you through the process of how we go about repairing a tinted window.
Does the whole window have to be replaced?
Most people believe that their only option is to replace their windshield the second they find a crack or a chip. If that were true, you’d be spending significantly more money on auto glass repair than you’d ever like. The truth is that, depending on the size of the chip or crack, you can actually have it repaired. The crack can be filled in with a special resin that will completely restore the structural integrity of your windshield or window.
Does having tinted windows complicate the process?
Many people believe the process is vastly different if you have a tinted window. This belief is completely untrue. Tinted windows are just like any other. The only difference is that they have a thin film applied to the outside of the window that gives the glass its darkened hue. Let’s go through the process and see what it’s like to repair a tinted window:
- Heat the window and remove film --This might seem strange, but heating up your window will loosen the adhesive on your window tint, making it easier to remove. Note that depending on the size of the crack, you might only need to have a section of your tint removed and replaced.
- Locate the crack--Once the tint is removed, it’s time to locate the crack on your window. We check to make sure that all the affected areas are located—and that they’re in fact small enough to repair.
- Repair the crack--The damaged portion of the window will then be filled in accordance with the same procedure mentioned above.
- Replace the tint--Finally, any film that was removed before repairing the crack is replaced, leaving your window as good as new.