Everything you need to know about window tinting, clear bra, car wraps, and more. If you don’t see an answer to your question in the Modern Image FAQ, feel free to contact us.
We offer various levels of window tint for your vehicles. The level of darkness you want depends on your personal preference and lifestyle.
Our window tinting options use percentages to determine the shade of darkness you want to go with. The lower the percentage, the darker the window tint shade. The higher the percentage, the higher the amount of visible light the tint allows to pass through.
When determining which window tint you want, it’s vital that you keep California state laws in mind.
We highly recommend washing your vehicle 1-3 days prior to the installation of window tint. Layers of dirt or debris can delay us from correctly installing your window tint.
The hazy, bumpy, or streaky appearance is completely normal. It can take several days for the adhesive used to apply the window tint to dry. As the film dries any remaining moisture that existed during the installation will evaporate (Remember, window film is a porous material). How fast the materials dry depend on the amount of sunlight the windows receive. You can expect anywhere from 2 days to 1 whole month.
Clear bra is a transparent, energy-absorbent film that protects your vehicle’s paint finish from scratches, scrapes, and other types of damage. We use high-quality materials that are resistant against cracking, fading, and yellowing. With the proper car, clear bra film can last indefinitely.
Clear bra is a professionally installed material, meaning it should also be professionally removed. The film requires heat for removal which is why we recommend seeking out a certified installer.
No, the clear bra material contains UV ray inhibitors which prevent the film from reacting negatively to the sun’s rays but also allow a certain amount to filter through so that the car paint fades naturally with the rest of the vehicle.
We recommend washing your vehicle before bringing it to us. Vinyl wraps work best on a clean surface free of dust, dirt, pollen, and other ailments. Vinyl wrap adheres to every crevice, scratch, dent, and pump, so you might want to consider removing these before car wrapping.
Caring for your wrap depends on the type of material you use. Buying a specialized cleaner can help keep the car wrap clean.
For matte and satin type vinyl which are prone to fingertips and oily contaminants, we recommend avoiding the use of wax-based products which can ruin the look of your wrap.
For all wraps, we recommend staying away from pressure washing your vehicle. Although it’s not bad, pressure washing can cause the wrap to unravel.
When and if your wrap gets damaged, you have a few options. A wrap is usually applied in panels, meaning that our team can pull the damaged section and reapply a piece of film, this goes the same for graphics.