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Installing Film Over existing Aftermarket Tint

If you’ve purchased a vehicle from a private party or dealership and find that the existing aftermarket tint isn’t dark enough for your liking, you may be tempted to overlay another layer of film to achieve a darker appearance. However, it’s important to understand that this approach is not recommended.

Overlaying new film over existing tint can result in various issues, such as uneven application, poor adhesion, and a compromised overall look. To ensure the best outcome and longevity of your window film, it’s advisable to start with a clean slate.

This means removing the existing aftermarket tint completely before applying a new layer of professional-grade window film. By taking this approach, you’ll ensure a seamless and uniform appearance while maximizing the benefits of the new film, such as enhanced heat rejection, glare reduction, and UV protection.

While it may require a bit more effort upfront, investing in the proper preparation and installation process will ultimately provide superior results and prolong the lifespan of your window tint. It’s a worthwhile investment for both the aesthetics and functionality of your vehicle in the long run.