WINDOW TINTING

TEMPE, AZ  | PHOENIX, AZ

Automotive Window Tint

3M & Suntek Pro Series Window Tint

At Apex Customs Phoenix, our authorized installers specialize in the professional installation of automotive window tint. Our professional line of 3M and Suntek window tinting films will not only greatly enhance the look and value of your ride, but most importantly in our desert heat, will significantly reduce UV rays and heat inside your vehicle. Installing window tint on your car, truck or SUV will also improve the safety of your vehicle through window tinting’s Glass Fragment Retention properties.

Available in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Glendale, Gilbert, Chandler and surrounding areas in Arizona, our window tinting services include:

 

  • All-Terrain Vehicles

  • Cars

  • Commercial Vehicles

  • Recreational Vehicles

  • Heavy Equipment Vehicles

  • SUVs

  • Trailers

  • Trucks

  • Vans

  • Camper Shells

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Window Tinting Services

Front Window Tinting

Are you looking to add some UV protection while improving the look of your car, truck, or SUV? Adding window tint to your vehicles from windows is a great way to not only improve the look of your ride, but will reduce the UV, heat, and light inside your vehicle. At our Phoenix window tinting shop, our expert installers can add window tinting film with precision to the front windows of any car, truck, SUV of Van.

Although many modern vehicles come from the manufacturer with window tint on the rear windows, your front windows are often left without any protection from the sun. At Apex Customs Phoenix, we can finish off your ride by matching your front windows to the factory tint. . 

Rear Window Tinting

Does your ride need an upgrade in the looks department? Car window tinting is one of the best ways to upgrade the look of your ride while also reducing the heat and UV from the Arizona sun. Whether you're looking to add tint to your untinted windows, or change the tint percentage to a lighter or darker tint , we have you covered at our Phoenix window tinting shop. We can strip old tint, add new tint, and even match existing tint colors and darkness. 

At Apex Customs Phoenix, we aren't just a tint shop. Unlike our competition selling $39 tint's out of the back of a gas station, we are a full-service custom automotive shop. We are experts in aftermarket automotive customizations and we understand that customizing a car is a full package. Not only can we perform multiple services on your ride in one visit, but we have the skills and experience to make sure your window tint matches the rest of your customizations. 

Windshield Window Tint Strips

Looking to reduce the glare from the hot Arizona sun coming in your front windshield? A window tint strip at the top of your windshield is a perfect solution to cut down on dangerous sun glare while also improving the look of your ride. The ability to see clearly out the front windshield is a serious safety consideration. By adding a strip of window tinting at the top of your windshield, you will cut down on glare through the top entry point of your windshield while not impeding your clear view through the remainder of the windshield. 

At our Phoneix window tinting shop, our expert window tint installers can custom cut any tint darkness at any length and width you want using our state of the art commercial plotting equipment. We will install your tint strip so it is perfectly aligned and goes around the rear view mirror making it look as if it came with a strip from the factory.

Tail Light Tinting & Smoking

Interested in adding a little tint to your trail light? Tinting or smoking your lights is a great way to top off your vehicles customization. Smoking your lights takes the edge of the harsh contrasting colors of factory tail lights. At our Phoenix tail light tinting and smoking shop, we have the equipment and expertise to tint your lighting so it will look as if it came from the factory smoked. We use professional grade automotive paint and clear coat for our tinting applications. Unlike the rattle can VHT tint options available at the local auto parts store, the professional automotive paint will look exactly like factory paint. It won't leave your tail lamps looking flat and splotchy and it will stand up to even the harshest elements. 


PLEASE NOTE:  Tail light tinting is only recommended for show cars and off-road vehicles as it will reduce the visibility of your stop lamps which is an increased safety risk. 

Fog & Running Smoking & Tinting

Do your fog or running lights need a smoke? Adding a slight tint to your automotive lighting can really upgrade the look of your ride. Factory automotive lighting tends to have high contrasting colors which really stand out and can ruin the look you're trying to accomplish on your show car. Automotive lighting tint will not only give your ride a truly custom look, it will also help the rest of your modifications stand out. 

At our Phoenix car and truck lighting tint shop, we use professional grade automotive paint for all of our tinting and smoking applications. Unlike our competition that uses a rattle can from the local automotive shop, we have professional grade and environmentally controlled paint booths and spray equipment that will keep debris out of your paint and ensure that your final product looks as if it came from the factory. By using professional automotive grade paint, you'll be assured that your tinting investment will last, looking as it did the day you drove off the lot for many years to come. 

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Differences in Window Tint Installations

Window tint films are offered in a wide range of types, colors, and prices on today's market. That $99 special tint job offered at the local corner gas station is vastly different from a professionally installed 3M commercial grade film application. The adage "You Get What You Pay For!" couldn't be truer when it comes to car window tinting. Not only to cheap films not offer the superior UV and sun protection that a professional grade film will, but cheap tint will fade, discolor, bubble and tear in no time flat after you shell out the cash and drive off the lot. 

Not All Window Tint is the Same!

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In addition to a wide variety of film qualities on the market, there are also different installation methods. Cheap shops leave a small gap or micro-edge at the top of the roll down windows to speed up the install process. At Apex Customs Phoenix,  we take the tint all the way to the edge of the glass when the window is rolled down. The latter method looks way better,  especially when you roll your windows down. In addition to looking better, the clean edge reduces the risk of bubbling when rolling your windows up and down.

Not All Window Tint Installations Are The Same!

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Even more important than the window edge is the rear window. Cheap shops will install a rear window tint using several pieces to speed up the process as well as to make up for their lack of installation skills. At Apex we install the install as one solid piece. Solid piece rear window tint installations not only look better due to their lack of creases, but they are also more durable making your investment last longer. 

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3M Window Tint Films

3M Crystalline Automotive Window Tint Films

  • The ultimate in high technology, offering clear film technology with outstanding heat rejection to create the perfect film for high-end cars

  • Maintains car's original appearance: lightly tinted films allow 40% to 90% of the sunlight into your car

  • Improves comfort: rejects up to 97% of the sun's IR rays and rejects up to 60% of the heat coming through your windows

  • No signal interference: Crystalline films are non-metallized

  • Interior protection: blocks up to 99.9% of harmful UV rays to reduce fading of your car's interior

  • UV/Skin protection: provides SPF of over 1000, a Skin Cancer Foundation recommended product

  • Never turns purple: guaranteed for the life of the film​

3M Window Tint Film Ceramic Series

  • Nano-ceramic technology combines excellent heat rejection with amazing clarity

  • Help maintain car's original appearance: window tint allows 30% to 50% of the light into your car

  • Improves comfort: rejects up to 80% of the sun's IR rays and rejects up to 59% of the heat coming through your windows

  • No signal interference: Ceramic Series films are non-metallized

  • Interior protection: blocks up to 99% of harmful UV rays to reduce fading of your car's interior

  • UV/Skin protection: provides SPF of up to 1000, a Skin Cancer Foundation recommended product

  • Never turns purple: guaranteed for the life of the film

3M Color Stable Automotive Window Tint Films

  • Patented 3M nano-carbon polyester technology provides excellent heat rejection combined with a tinted factory glass look

  • Glare reduction: window tint allows only 5% to 50% of the light into your car

  • Improves comfort: rejects up to 57% of the heat coming through your windows

  • No signal interference: Color Stable films are non-metallized

  • Interior protection: blocks up to 99% of harmful UV rays to reduce fading of your car's interior

  • UV/Skin protection: provides SPF of up to 1000, a Skin Cancer Foundation recommended product

  • The name says it all: never turns purple, guaranteed for the life of the film​

3M FX HP Automotive Window Tint Films

  • Hybrid combination of metal and dyed film technologies

  • Glare reduction: window tint allows only 5% to 50% of the light into your car

  • Improves comfort: rejects up to 55% of the heat coming through your windows

  • Interior protection: blocks up to 99% of harmful UV rays to reduce fading of your car's interior

  • UV/Skin protection: provides SPF of up to 1000, a Skin Cancer Foundation recommended product​

3M FX ST Automotive Window Tinting Films

  • Dyed film technology

  • Entry level film carries 3-year limited warranty

  • Glare reduction: window tint allows only 5% to 50% of the light into your car

  • Improves comfort: rejects up to 45% of the heat coming through your windows

  • Interior protection: blocks up to 99% of harmful UV rays to reduce fading of your car's interior

  • UV/Skin protection: provides SPF of up to 1000, a Skin Cancer Foundation recommended product

3M FX Premium Car Window Tinting Films

  • Economical product offering that provides heat rejection, combined with 3M quality and a stylish look

  • Glare reduction: window tint allows only 5% to 55% of the light into your car

  • Improves comfort: rejects up to 45% of the heat coming through your windows

  • No signal interference: FX Premium films are non-metallized

  • Interior protection: blocks up to 99% of harmful UV rays to reduce fading of your car's interior

  • UV/Skin protection: provides SPF of up to 1000, a Skin Cancer Foundation recommended product​

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Suntek Window Tint Films

Suntek CIR Window Tint Film

Ceramic and Non-Metal, Nano-Hybrid, Carbon Construction. CeramicIR, the ultimate window film evolution, offers all the performance advantages of the popular CarbonXP (CXP) line as well as enhanced solar performance and infrared rejection. Other features and benefits include: 

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  • The latest in Ceramic and non-metal, nano-hybrid Carbon technology manufactured in the world's most technologically advanced facility

  • Non-reflective, "black" finish that will not fade

  • Exceptional heat, infrared and UV rejection increases comfort while providing high-end performance for high-end vehicles

  • Blocks over 99% of harmful ultraviolet light to protect vehicle occupants as well as the interior

  • Signal enabling technology that causes no interference with cell phone, radio or navigation system signals

  • Lifetime Manufacturer's warranty, that includes fading

Suntek CXP Window Tint Film

Non-Metal, Nano-Hybrid, Carbon Construction. CarbonXP, a next generation window film, gives dealers the opportunity to offer their customers enhanced performance for high-end applications. Other features and benefits include: 

  • The latest in non-metal, nano-hybrid, Carbon technology

  • Non-reflective, “black” finish that will not fade

  • Superior heat, infrared, and UV rejection for increased comfort

  • Signal enabling technology that causes no interference with cell 
    phone, radio, or navigation system signals 

  • Lifetime Manufacturer’s warranty, that includes fading 

Suntek Carbon Window Tint Film

Non-Metal, Non-Fading, Carbon Construction. SunTek’s Carbon line provides superior results for dealers looking for quality and performance. Other features and benefits include: 

  • A proprietary construction that utilizes unique and innovative
    Carbon technology

  • Non-reflective, “black” finish that will not fade

  • Great solar performance with advanced UV protection

  • No metal layers that can cause interference with cell phone, radio,
    or navigation system signals on high-end vehicles

  • Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty, that includes fading

Suntek InfinityOP Window Tint Film

Sputtered, All-Metal Construction. InfinityOP, or “Optimum Performance,” is the industry’s leading all-metal, reflective window film. Other features and benefits include: 

 

  • An all-metal, sputtered Nichrome construction

  • Interior appearance that is attractive and neutral

  • Reflective exterior appearance that creates a “mirrored” look

  • Superior heat rejection and glare reduction for added comfort

  • Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty, that includes fading

Suntek High Performance Window Tint Film

Dyed-Metal, Hybrid Construction. SunTek’s High Performance Series is a tried and proven product. It has been an industry staple for years and offers both high quality and performance. Other features and benefits include: 

 

  • A dyed-metal, hybrid construction

  • Charcoal, bronze, and blue options that will enhance the look of
    any vehicle

  • Superior heat rejection and glare reduction for added comfort

  • Excellent optical clarity

  • Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty

Suntek Standard Window Tint Film

Dyed Construction. The Standard line of window films offers both high quality and good protection. Other features and benefits include: 

  • A dyed-charcoal construction

  • A non-reflective interior and exterior appearance

  • Good heat, glare, and UV rejection

  • Excellent optical clarity

  • Three-year Manufacturer’s Warranty

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What is Window Tint?

Window tint film is a thin film/laminate applied to the interior glass windows of a car, truck, or SUV to reduce the ultraviolet (UV) radiation, infrared, and visible light that enters the vehicle. Window tint is a cost-effective method to reduce heat in your vehicle by lessening the amount of heat transfer through glazing while adding a uniquely custom look.

Window tinting film is made from polyester which is used for its clarity, tensile strength, dimensional stability (retains its shape and shrinks minimally over time) and ability to accept a variety of surface applied or embedded substances (i.e. ceramics, metals, pigments, dyes, ultraviolet inhibitors, etc.)

Window tinting film is dyed or metalized in order to convert solar radiation that enters the vehicle to infrared radiation. The infrared radiation is then sent back out of the car to the exterior which reduces heat and glare from the sun. Thanks to advancements in technology, window tint manufacturers have developed ceramic window films which are a non-metallic counterpart to the dyed films that are notorious for discoloration and fading. Metallic and ceramic window films also reduce energy transmission up to eighty percent and are considered premium tinting films which generally cost ten to fifteen percent more than their dyed entry-level counterparts. While ceramic and metallic window tint films cost slightly more, they provide a substantial increase in UV blocking and heat control.

Types of Window Tint

 

Factory window tint that comes stock from a vehicle manufacturer is accomplished by dying the glass rather than applying a film to the window. This results in a vastly superior product as the glass itself is tinted rather than a film that is applied. There are varying levels of window tint colors and darkness that come with factory tint and vehicle manufacturers typically one tint the rear windows to avoid any legality issues.

Aftermarket window tint is accomplished by applying tinted film to the inside of a truck, car, or SUV’s interior glass. DIY kits are available for window tinting, however applying window tint is a challenging tasks and should typically be left to certified professionals as DIY installations generally result in air bubbles, streaks, and crooked placement. Window tint darkness is graded by the percentage of light that transfers through the film. The lower the window tint percentage, the darker the resulting tint is.

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Window Tint Selection

When choosing a window tinting film, the most important decision to make is the level of tint darkness you want installed. Window tint is measured by the amount of light or VLT that the window tinting film allows into your vehicle. The level you choose depends on the style you're looking for on your vehicle as well as the amount of light you want to come through the windows. There are trade-offs for each choice, the lighter you go, the more light is allowed into your car, truck, or SUV and the easier it easy to see at night. Darker window tints tend to be more stylish however, they also limit your visibility at night which can make it difficult to drive and impact the safety of your vehicle.

 

  • Factory Tint: The VLT of factory window tint is typically 75 to 85% depending on where the car was originally sold. Factory tint is dyed glass rather than a film applied to the inside of the window.

 

  • Film Tint: Film window tint is available with a VLT as high as 90% or as low as 2.5%. 5% window tint is considered “Limo Tint” as it is the darkness of tint you will find on the rear windows of limousines. Film window tinting is typically applied by a certified installer by cutting large rolls of window tint film to perfectly fit your vehicle's windows. It is applied by spraying a soapy water onto the cars windows which allows for the film to be repositioned until it is perfectly in place. Once the film is positioned properly, an installer uses a special squeegee to remove the water from the back of the tint allowing the adhesive to dry for a permanent installation.

How Many Windows to I Have?

The cost of a window tint installation in Phoenix depends on two factors, the quality of window tint film you choose and the number of windows your car, truck, or SUV has. While it may seem like an obvious answer, many people overlook side or split windows. While a split window may seem like a single window, you have to consider that anytime there is trim or split between windows, our installers have to cut, place, trim, and finish a new piece of window tint film.  Here are a few photos that can service as a guide for understanding how many windows you really have:

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Benefits of Window Tint

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Car window tinting creates a custom, unique look for your vehicle. Beyond the custom look for your ride, there are also many function benefits that window tint can offer. Here are a few practical advantages of window tinting that are a value added addition to your investment:

UV Blocking

Car Window Tinting will block up to 99% of the harmful rays from the sun. When you are in a car for an extended period, window tint plays a vital role in protecting you and your loved ones from cancer-causing UV rays. The UV protection of window tint comes in various grades. However, you don't have to darken your windows to block UV rays significantly. 

Heat Control