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Can You Tint Over Rear Defrosters?

Can You Tint Over Rear Defrosters?

Rear defroster wires present specific challenges for window tint application. Have no fear, skilled technicians and high-quality tint can ensure that your rear window is treated right.

Most botched window tint jobs take place on the rear window. There are several reasons why rear windows with defroster wires can be difficult to tint, but it’s no problem for an experienced shop with high-quality films.

People often ask us if it is possible to successfully tint over rear defroster wires. The short answer is, yes you can! The long answer is as follows.

Defroster wires get very hot to help you quickly regain visibility in the winter months. This heat does not damage modern window films because of huge gains in the technology surrounding window film manufacturing. There are some obstacles in the way of getting a good application. However, we do everything to ensure the safety and continued effectiveness of the defroster system during installation.

How we do it right:

  • During the installation process we take care to avoid scratching the wires. If the technician was too heavy-handed, they could break or dislodge the wires, rendering them ineffective.
  • While applying the tint to any window, it is very important to make sure the films don’t trap any air. The raised wires on rear windows makes this especially challenging. Fortunately, modern high-quality window tint is very malleable, so skilled technicians have no problem getting the tint to stick properly around all those pesky wires.
  • If the films need to be removed, it is imperative that this is done carefully. If removal is done properly, the wires will remain undisturbed. Our trained technicians at TintView can skillfully remove your old tint, and prepare your vehicle for an upgrade.

As always, it is much easier for a professional installer to handle rear window installation, and we are happy to help. You can give us a shout here if you have any questions or if you want to make an appointment. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

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