Frequenty Asked Questions

Why should I choose a high-end film?

High-end film features a UV shield that protects against fading, a better adhesive to prevent bubbles, high clarity, and better scratch resistance that last for years.

My tinted windows have turned purple or have bubbles. What can I do?

Film damaged by sun or punctures can be replaced with a film backed by a one-time transferable warranty. But be careful: tinted films that fade or bubble are still sold on the market.

Do the windows have to be removed to install the film?

No. There is no need to risk damaging your vehicle by removing the windows. We simply create a small opening between the glass and the window seal and install the film inside the frame to prevent it from peeling or getting torn off.

Can I get tinted windows put on my car in winter?

Absolutely. There is no problem putting tinted windows on a car at any time of year. The film is installed using slightly soapy water, which takes a few more days to evaporate in winter, but there is no risk to the vehicle or the film.

Does film come in different colors and opacity?

Yes.

Charcoal (05%, 15%, 20%, 35%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 76%, 88%)

Bronze (50%, 35%, 20%)

Platinum (50%, 35%, 20%)

Euro style green (35%)

Red (35%)

Yellow (71%)

Blue (35%)

Can tinted film reduce visibility, damage the rear defroster, or hinder cell phone reception?

It’s important to choose the right tint. In our experience, 05% tint is the only one that can reduce visibility, but it’s also ideal for deterring theft, and you get used to it after 2 or 3 weeks. Tinted film won’t affect the rear defroster, but it may interfere with signal transmission. Some films feature a metallic coating that can reduce signal strength from devices like a GPS, smartphone, or key fob.

Will stoneguard film turn yellow over time?

Stoneguard film used to be more porous and require more maintenance, but a lot has changed since the early days. Today’s stoneguard film is easy to maintain and won’t yellow.

How can I preserve the original shine of my stoneguard film?

Stoneguard film does require maintenance, but it’s just like protecting a paintjob. Waxing 2 or 3 times a year will maintain a beautiful shine and make washing easier.

 

As a general rule, we recommend waxing stoneguard film every season to keep dirt out of the pores and make washing the car easier. Abrasive products can damage the film, so they’re best avoided. Auto wax works fine.

Why chose stoneguard film instead of a deflector?

For one thing, film is more aesthetic because you can’t see it. Plus, film provides better protection because it can be installed in several different places on the vehicle.

 

Deflectors are supposed to protect the hood of a car, but rust often builds up underneath them. Finally, unlike deflectors, stoneguard film also protects paint from UV rays.

What are the places where film is usually installed?

Most people protect the front of the vehicle—i.e., the bumper, hood, fenders, headlights, and mirrors—but the film can be installed in other places if needed. Our team of installers at Réflex Teinte can offer advice.

What is covered by the warranty?

The stoneguard film is guaranteed by the manufacturer for 7 years against yellowing, bubbling, or cracking. On top of that, Reflex Teinte offers a lifetime warranty on installation.

Can the film be installed on any surface?

No. The film must be installed on a smooth, painted surface.

Is there more than one type of finish?

There are two types of finish, glossy (the most common) and matte.

Can you install film on a used car?

Yes. Stoneguard film can be installed on vehicles of any age. If necessary, our Réflex Teinte technician will make sure the body of the vehicle is in good condition before installation. If there are any paint chips, some touch ups may be required before installing the stoneguard film.