Window Tinting in Fairfax, Virginia

Do you want to protect your vehicle’s interior from the sun’s damaging rays? Maybe you just want a little extra privacy when your car is parked, or while you’re on the road? No matter the reason, window tint is a great investment your vehicle. For the highest quality, most affordable window tinting in Fairfax, VA, call on Automotive Protection Services. We offer a wide variety of vehicle window tinting services, including sunroof tint, using state-of-the-art materials from 3M, arguably the world’s leading expert in tint film. Our exceptional service and expert installation will help protect the investment you’ve made in your vehicle while providing maximum comfort, safety, and style. When you want the best automotive protection services in Fairfax, contact us to schedule service or request an estimate.

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3M™ Obsidian Series

When you want the big three – performance, durability and value – this is the option for you. Designed with patented 3M™ technology, this material blocks solar rays up to 44%, keeping you cool and protected. The Obsidian Series also blocks up to 99% of UV light – about the equivalent of SPF 1000 – and up to 91% of glare. You’ll be more comfortable and have a clearer view of the world. We have a range of Obsidian Series tint level options that block up to 92% of visible light. This film is non-metalized, too, so it won’t interfere with your electronics. These films require virtually no maintenance and come with a limited lifetime warranty.

3M™Color-Stable Series

This nano-carbon polyester material blocks up to 99% of ultraviolet light and 57% of total solar energy, ensuring a cool, comfortable environment inside your vehicle – no matter how sunny and warm it is outdoors. Our Color-Stable Series is non-metallic, so it won’t turn purple and it won’t block your satellite, GPS, or radio signals. Choose tint levels up to 95% for maximum privacy and protection. When you want to look as cool as you feel, this window tint film is the one for you.

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3M™ Ceramic IR Series

This glare-reducing tint film is rated at 66% total solar energy rejected (TSER), to significantly reduce solar heat transmission. This innovative, non-metallic window tint rejects up to 95% of infrared light and 99% of ultraviolet (UV) rays. A non-ceramic material, this film provides a clear view out, even in low light conditions, while reducing glare up to 93%. You can even choose a neutral color without compromising its best-in-class performance and durability performance.

 

3M™ Crystalline Series

The 3M™ Crystalline Series window tint film offers top-of-the-line performance, durability, and style. Although clear, this multi-layer optical film rejects more total solar energy than many of the darkest tints available today. It provides SPF 1000 protection, blocking up to 99% of UV rays, to protect you and your passengers. This thin, elegant film rejects of to 60% of solar energy and 97% of infrared (heat-producing) rays. It won’t change the appearance of your vehicle or interfere with electronic signals for GPS, radio or satellite transmission. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty, this product requires little to no maintenance and can easily last for the lifetime of your vehicle.

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Sun Roof Tint

You love your sunroof and the light, open feeling it provides. Unfortunately, the sun’s rays can cause your vehicle to heat up inside, causing you to become uncomfortable or even have to run the AC. Our high-quality 3M™ sunroof tint options are the ideal solution, filtering out the heat while still allowing you to enjoy the natural light. No matter how hot it may be outside, you’ll be cruising in cool comfort!

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Eye Brow

This car tint application places a horizontal strip of film across the top of your vehicle’s windshield – the eyebrow. Many vehicle makes and models come from the factory with eyebrow tint installed. However, factory installations are usually very light, if they exist at all. We can install any of our exceptional quality 3M™) tint films, to make your eyebrow tint as light or as dark as you’d like it.

Contact us for all of your automotive window tinting and paint protection needs. We provide comprehensive window tinting services to individual and commercial customers throughout the Fairfax, Virginia, area.

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Our applicator has been applying film for over 15 years. We do all of our application inside a paint booth to ensure that no dust or pollen is trapped between the window and the film. For a standard (All windows except the windshield) it takes him about 2 hours to install the film.

Our recommendation is to stay legal, that’s 50% VLT in the front and 35% VLT in the rear(Commonwealth of Virginia). Call us for details about other localities.

Military and First Responders Discount: 10% (all initial services)

Thank you for your service

  • Choose the service that fits your needs
  • Day of the week and the time that fit your schedule.
  • Pay for the work when you pick up your vehicle after you’ve seen the work and approve of its quality.
  • We have a night drop slot and after hours pick-up options.
  • We hope to see you and your vehicle soon.

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FAQ’s – Window Tint

1.) Where does the tint get applied, on the inside or the outside?

Window tint film is applied on the inside of the window, the film itself is fragile, weather and road conditions would destroy it over time, but on the interior of your vehicle, it is safe.

2.) I see window tint which has turned purple, and tint with bubbles, when will that happen to mine?

It should not happen to your window tint. bubbles are an indication that the film was installed improperly. Purple window tint is an indication that the film is of poor quality, and has been broken down by the sun’s rays. A high-quality window film will stand the test of time – it will not change color or fade.

3.) I want tint that is legal everywhere – can I do that?

There is not a single national standard for window tint – in our area, for example, Virginia, Maryland, and the District all have laws that vary a bit from one another. The best advice is to look up the laws where you anticipate your vehicle will be, where it will be registered, and choose the level tint based on that locality.  If you need window tint for a medical condition, such as eyesight, or skin conditions, apply for a waiver through your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. This will afford you more flexibility when choosing your film percentage.

4.) Will I fail my state safety inspection if my window tint is too dark?

It depends where you’re having your vehicle inspected – it also depends where the film was applied – let me explain. In Virginia for example, a safety inspector will not inspect for the side windows but will inspect the windshield – if you’ve installed an “eyebrow” below the AS-1 line then you could fail. Same with the rear window, if you’ve covered the third brake light.  Other states, like New York, are more strict and do meter the side window to ensure compliance with tint values.

5.) I don’t want my car to be so hot in the summertime, I should get dark window tint then, yes?

You don’t need dark window tint to reduce the heat – ceramic window tint, that blocks infrared rays from the sun will accomplish that goal. In fact, if your only objective is to reduce how hot your car feels in the summertime then a ceramic window tint that is nearly clear will do the trick without changing the overall appearance of your vehicle.

6.) My neighbor told me window tint was illegal on the windshield – is that true?

Your neighbor is right some of the time – there are ways to install window tint on a windshield without breaking the law – let me explain. There are two ways folks install film on their windshield. First, they install film on the whole windshield – in order to be legal, it must be a very light film, nearly clear, depending on locality 70% – 80% VLT the reason for this is that a dark film would reflect light into oncoming traffic and cause a road hazard. The other way folks install window film on their windshields is an ‘Eye-Brow” or strip across the top of the windshield. So long as that strip is not below the
AS-1 line (marks found on the edges of your windshield) then it’s legal – and that strip can be as dark as you like, even 5% VLT – the purpose is to block the sun in your eyes during either a late afternoon or early morning drive.

7.) I bought a used car with dark window tint, can I just peel it off?

You can try, we don’t recommend it. Usually what will happen is the adhesive will remain stuck to the window, which is then hard to remove. We recommend allowing us to use our tools, like our steamer, to relax the film and properly the film along with all the adhesive.

8.) How much does it cost to apply window tint to my car?

Cost for the application of window tint film depends on several factors, the type of film you choose, how many windows you’re applying it to, and type of vehicle (some vehicles have more windows). To get an accurate quote for your make and model please call our shop or fill out our quote request form