Frequently Asked Question

Q) How long does it take to tint a car?

A) An average sedan takes between 1˝ and 2 hours. Of course if there is old film on the car that needs to be removed, it does take several hours longer depending on the old tint coming off.

Q) I have been quoted $180 for a lifetime tint by someone else. Why?

A) Unless you have considerable experience with the various types of tints, the average person cannot tell the difference by looking at them. Therefore it comes down to a matter of trust. There are numerous operators offering cheap tinting from their vans. Unfortunately they can be hard to locate again when the warranty work is then required. A warranty is only as good as the company who gives it. Solartint has been around for over 29 years with branches throughout Australia. You can trust us to give you what you are paying for. Some companies avoid warranty obligations by changing their trading name. So always ask “How long has the company been trading?” and “Has the company changed names recently?”.

Q) I have been quoted much more by a large company for the top of the range. Why?

A) Unlike other large organisations, Solartint is NOT a franchise. Therefore our branches don`t have to pay monthly franchise fees or royalties, thus eliminating the need to pass on those ridiculous costs to our customers. In short, Solartint offers its customers the best products at the best possible prices.

Q) I have seen some cars on the road with bubbly tint. Why?

A) Cars fitted with plastic or dyed film will all bubble and blister eventually. It is not the quality of the installation, it is simply a low end quality product that only lasts a maximum of 3 to 5 years. Prior to todays metalised tints, all films were plastic or dyed.

Q) Will the film go all the way to the edge and will the rear window be in one piece?

A) On 95% of vehicles the film will go all the way to the edges and the rear window can be installed in one piece. The exception to this is a few rare vehicles where this procedure is not possible.

Q) What if I have 2 cars. Is there any discount?

A) Yes, if you have 2 cars in the top film tinted on the same day, some branches will give you $50 off each car.

Q) Will Solartint match any other offers or quotes?

A) Yes, of course. Solartint can always match all of our competitors’ quotes and offers. Our head office is the importer for Australasia. So once again you get the best quality window films at the best possible prices. Furthermore, Solartint will honour any coupons or discounts offered by our competitors. Always ask what brand of film they are using. Unfortunately, the market today is flooded with cheap, low quality window film. It is only after the film is applied and you have driven away when you start to realise the poor quality of these products. Always ask what brand of film they are using. If a cheaper film is what you prefer then we can always beat the price you have been offered by using a similar quality product.

Q) Does a mobile service cost any extra?

A) No it doesn`t. However please remember that to have the mobile service come to you, it is very important that you have the car placed in the following situation:

  • Must be completely indoors (garaged, not a carport)
  • Lighting must be very bright
  • Very important to be completely free of any breeze or wind
  • Needs to be dust free and clean
  • There must be sufficient space on both sides of the car to fully open each of the vehicles doors
  • We need access to power.

At Solartint we want every car that we do to be the very best. If any of the above conditions are not available at your premises it can affect the quality of the finished job. In that situation it is much better to have the car tinted at our workshop.

If time or commitments are an issue, ask about our pick up and delivery service or our courtesy car availability.

IF FOR ANY REASON YOU FEEL THAT YOU HAVE FOUND A BETTER DEAL ELSEWHERE, PLEASE CONTACT ME PERSONALLY ON 9477 1690 AND LET ME KNOW. WE APPRECIATE THE TIME YOU HAVE TAKEN TO EMAIL US AND WE WOULD LIKE TO SOLARTINT YOUR VEHICLE FOR YOU.