Pre-Cut Window Tint Film VS Custom Cut InstallationThe Spokane Shop
9703 E Broadway Ave
Spokane, WA 99206
(509) 893-8963Tinting the windows on a vehicle provides many benefits to the driver such as keeping them cool during the summer months and adding a touch of style. However, many people have a hard time deciding whether they should use the cheap pre-cut window tinting kit or have a professional installer custom fit window tint film for their specific vehicle, for a little more money. Regardless of which one that driver decides to use, each one has their own set of pro’s and con’s. Deciding on which one to go with depends on the driver and what their specific needs are.
Custom Cut Window Tint InstallationA without the use of a computer or any type of technology. Each piece of custom window tint is cut specifically for the vehicle that is sitting in front of the professional, which ensures that the window tint will fit perfectly on each window. This custom cut film is by far better than pre-cut, because pre-cut window tint film is pre-cut using a generic template for a each make and model of vehicle, instead of each car individually. Even though two vehicles are the same make and model, does not mean that the windows exactly match.
In many cases, The rubber gaskets around the edges of a vehicles windows do not match, even if they are identical in every other way. This is because some of them are installed tighter than others,meaning those one-size-fits-all pre-cut window tints will have gaps around the windows. In addition, some vehicles are designed with side windows that will come out of frame when they are rolled down. When the window is rolled up, a section of the glass is still in the window frame. When a pre-cut window tint is installed to the window, it will look great if the window is rolled up, but when the window is down there will be large gaps around the windows.
Pre-Cut Window Tint FilmA pre-cut window tint is pre-cut using a computer for a specific make or model of vehicle. Most beginners who cannot custom cut window tint will use a computer because it is easier. Dimensions are typed in and the tint is cut. One benefit of these pre-cut window tints are that they are easy to install and are ideal for those who wish to do it from the comfort of their own home or want to save money. These pre-cut window tints all have detailed instruction and a list of tools that are necessary for the job.
Pre-cut film may not fit the window that it is cut out for. Without taking into certain aspects like gaskets into consideration, windows can end up looking unprofessional with unsightly gaps. In addition, with pre-cut kits there is no room for error. Since there isn’t extra material to work with if an installer messes up, a new kit will have to be purchased.
The rear window tinting film will usually come in 2 or more pieces, for ease of installation. The problem with that is that with time, air will get in between those seams and the seam will become visible and ugly.
You make the callWith this information, you can now make an informed decision on what kind of window tinting you need. As window tintinter, we do not recommend using pre-cut film and suggest you spend a little more money but get a custom installation that will look beautiful for years and will be covered with an out-of-this-world guarantee.