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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Window Film Curing Time !

Did you know it can take up to a month for your window tint to complete cure to the glass in the winter months ! Temperatures below 60 Degrees F mean longer cure times. This does not necessarily mean it is best to wait until the warmer months to have your car tinted , as a matter of fact it may be better to have window tint done in the winter months because you are not wanting to roll down your windows as much as you do in the warmer months . Here at Elite Glass Tinting we tint 12 months a year ! Snow, rain or shine we are here for all your window tinting and other car care needs !  Elite Glass Tinting is conveniently located just minutes off of I 95 and 476 . We are located at 751 Chester Pike Prospect Park PA. Elite Glass Tinting is happy to serve Philadelphia Pa , Chester and Delaware Counties . Stop by or give us a call today 610-544-8468 . We also have gift cards readily available
if you are looking to give that someone special the gift that keeps on giving !

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Its The Most Wonderful Time of The Year at Elite Glass Tinting !!!!!

Elite Glass Tinting offers many different services to make your car stand out from the rest !!! We not only offer window tinting services but we also Ceramic Coat and offer Paint Correction as well as Paint Protection !!!!  We also have gift certificates !!!  Elite Glass Tinting is located right off of I 95 just minutes from Philadelphia International Airport ! We are happy to serve Philadelphia PA, Delaware and Chester Counties . Stop in or call today . We are located at 751 Chester Pike Prospect Park PA or call 610-544-8468

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Vinyl Wrap vs Paint?

Many inquiring customers ask, “Why should I wrap my car instead of painting it?” A paint job can range from $2,000-$10,000+ depending on the quality and color choice. Whereas a vehicle wrap can cost $500-$5000+ depending on the the material and extent of the project. Along with this much cheaper price tag comes MANY benefits that paint cannot offer. Paint quality can vary depending on materials used and skill level of the painter, especially while looking for a cheaper price. Cheaper paints will look great at first, but within a few years will begin to look awful, and need to be redone or paint corrected. Professionally installed vehicle wraps will leave your vehicle with a breathtaking finish for years to be admired, and will keep the original paint of the car protected. A paint job may take a few weeks to complete, a typical vinyl wrap will take 3-5 days to finish.  


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

How is window film applied?

There are a few steps and special tools required for a clean, professional installation.
The window must be cut, in our case it is cut by the plotter for a perfect line every time. Next the window is prepped with cleaning solution and cleaned to perfection, on cars with felt moldings extra steps may need to be taken. Lastly the window is squeegeed into place. Where things get tricky is the back window. One of our most frequently asked questions is about the film going on the outside. The rear window must be heat shrunk into place on the outside, once it is formed the inside of the back window is prepped and the film is applied.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Benefits of Detailing

Every car is different, but in general, a thorough detail will leave just about every surface of the vehicle improved; from beautifully glossy and slick feeling paint to UV protected, low sheen rubber and vinyl, cleaned and conditioned leather and sparkling chrome. The difference is dramatic and not one that can be achieved by a standard car wash.
When you consider how expensive it would be to respray your car, detailing or a full paint correction represents very good value for money. We can preserve or restore the original paint while achieving amazing results.
For a good variety of examples of what can be achieved, visit our Gallery, or Instagram which includes a selection of the cars that we have detailed and below is a summary of just some of the benefits:
  • Removing marks and reducing fading in paint - rejuvenating paint by removing/reducing existing fading, swirls, scratches, etching, etc. and at the same time ensuring it stays in better condition for longer
  • A stunning looking finish - Detailed cars really do stand out. From Fiestas to Ferraris, our customers are often surprised at how much better their car looks even if they have been regularly looking after it themselves
  • A car which is easier to clean and tends to stay cleaner, longer - the slickness brought about by extensive decontamination and protective treatments keeps the dirt from sticking quite so easily
  • Providing long term protection - By removing contaminants which can eat into the finish (leather, chrome, vinyl, paint, etc.) and then where appropriate, sealing it or Ceramic Coating, your car will stay in top condition for longer
  • Retaining the value of your car - a well presented car will always sell better and a detail takes things to the next level with cars often looking better than new and standing out from the rest

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Frequently Asked Question

Hello everyone! Today we will answer some frequently asked questions we receive.

How long will it take for my vehicle to be tinted?
- A typical tint job takes about one and a half hour to two hours, for all the windows excluding the windshield to get tinted, some films way take longer depending on the film construction.

Are all window films the same and carry the same warranty?
- Not all window films are created equal, some are dyed, made of nano-carbons, ceramics, or light re-direction films. Refer to a previous blog for more info on this.

Will the tint stick to the dot matrix?
- Tint does not always lay flat over the dot matrix, we do have a dot treatment where the dot matrix is shaved down making the tint lay flatter over them.

Do darker films do a better job of  heat rejection?
- Darker films do not always do a better job at rejecting heat. A dark object attracts more light and heat to it. Some of the best performing films as far as Infrared rejection and UVB rejection come in lighter shades of 50-70%. Heat rejection also depends on greatly of the make up of the film.

What is the legal limit in Pennsylvania?
- There is no exact legal limit in the state of Pennsylvania. In the State Law book Section 4524, Title 75 under E(1) it states: No person shall drive any motor vehicle with any sun screening devicer or other material which does not permit a person to see or view the insides of the vehicle through the windshield, side wing or side view windows of the vehicle.

As always give us a call at 610-544-8468 and we will answer any questions you may have about any services or films we offer.


Monday, June 8, 2015

Panel Pulling vs. Tucking Method

A big debate when installing window film is pulling the door panel, or tucking the film through the seal. Here at Elite Glass Tinting we choose to pull panels instead of tucking the film through the seal, we choose this method for various reasons. Pulling the panel insures that the film will be down past the seal completely, a lot of cars have double seal setups in the door. While you maybe able to press down past the first seal and tuck it underneath the second seal does not always go down. Tucking the seals down can also cause damage to the seal it self since it is being forced to go down, pulling the panel insures a safe removal of the seal and that the film will be placed below the second seal. Taking the extra step of removing a door panel is going the extra step to insure quality work. We believe this is the proper way for any quality tint job, instead of short cutting and tucking the seal.