Applying High-Quality Auto Window Tint Films
Mr. Windshield offers a variety of high-quality tints. Starting with an excellent product, we begin by taking great care in preparing your auto for tint. By removing certain parts, we expose various edges of your auto’s glass. We then custom fit each piece of tint to be applied to your car or truck. We then super clean the glass and apply the tint to the inside of your vehicle.
Advantages of having your windows tinted...
Tinting enhances the beauty of your vehicle.
It reduces harmful UV rays by up to 99% preserving the interior of your vehicle.
Tint cools the interior of your car, reducing the need for air-conditioning and saving you gas.
A quality tint job can increase the value of your auto.
Increases security and privacy.
Paint Protection Film
Paint protection film, or PPF, as we call it, is an invention born of need. 3M was called on during the Vietnam era to develop a film that would protect helicopter rotors from being abraded during liftoff and landings in dusty or sandy conditions. Eventually finding its way to the automotive market, it has been an excellent product proven to protect paint finishes from the daily rigors of driving and commuting.
PPF is a clear urethane film with an adhesive on one side. It has properties that allow it to stretch and shrink somewhat, so it may be applied to contoured surfaces. It can be either computer or hand-cut to trim it to the desired size. For the computer-cut products, first a pattern must be made, scanned, then uploaded to a computer. It is then marketed to shops like ours. This is a service we subscribe to and while there a several companies offering patterns to the industry, they may vary significantly by the quality, number, and style of patterns they offer.
Our process is that we select a pattern and package to match your vehicle depending upon your choices. We then cut the desired pattern on a computerized plotter. After washing your vehicle we, again, super clean the areas to receive film. We then apply the film to the vehicle and “work” the fit until it matches the desired parameters. Sometimes, there is little hand trimming that needs to be done but this is usually very minimal. With hand-cut/ custom application the entire piece is trimmed “in place,” and leaves more opportunity to cut through the film and into the vehicle’s clear coat/paint. That, of course, would cancel any benefit of applying PPF in the first place.
At Mr. Windshield, we firmly believe computer-cut technology to be superior to hand cutting for the majority of work, and limit hand cutting to minor final trim and select custom work when no pattern is available.
Proper PPF application requires a high degree of technical skill and a substantial and ongoing investment. With an already extensive background in automotive window tinting, we began researching PPF as an added service some 8 years ago. We sampled products and methods for two years then made our initial investment and acquired equipment, a supplier, and software. We spent another year doing PPF on select vehicles and working on internal projects before coming to the market with our product 5 years ago. In this manner, we have chosen products, developed a service and honed our skills first, before introducing our line of PPF product and service which we believe is the superior offering in our market.
Unlike window film and auto glass replacement, we do not offer telephone or online quotes without first inspecting the vehicle. It is best if the vehicle is new, or in like-new condition. There are a variety of surfaces that can be protected on any given vehicle and would like to discuss with you the performance and expectations of PPF and get a sense of your desires. At that time, we will quote various packages for your vehicle.
HD Auto Graphics
Mr. Windshield is now offering Automotive Graphics including complete vehicle wraps, partial wraps, and signage for doors, tailgates, or whatever your vinyl graphics requirements may be.
(Insert drum roll here) With our long time success in window film and paint protection we are now introducing our line of automotive vinyl products. We recently invested in a state of the art 8 color hi-definition wide-format printer and can basically print a Giclee quality or art print. We also have 3 computer plotters and a heated laminator to laminate clear protective coatings to the print and cut any of a variety of designated shapes. All of our equipment is the highest level of industry standards.
Over the years, we have honed our skills to become the area's leader at applying various media like tinting and paint protection film on the various contoured surfaces of nearly every vehicle you can think of. We utilize the latest proven technologies so our technicians can refine their dexterous skills and not waste time on tasks that can be reliably and repetitively done with the aid of computer-controlled machinery and the like.
While we are just now introducing Auto Graphics, it is a logically good choice for us and a good fit with our reservoir of technical skills.
We offer design, printing, and application, all in house. If you have already have a design, that’s okay, or we can help you develop your ideas. We’re with you from start to finish.
Our focus is always on quality. With the introduction of a new product, it takes a little longer. There are times you can hurry and time you can’t. Our goal was for our first vehicle wrap to be better than XYZ Company’s last wrap. We did it. That being said, whether it’s a new product or something we have been doing for 25 years, you can be assured you’ll always get the quality you’ve come to expect from Mr. Windshield.