OTTAWA TINTING SERVICES
Window tinting is the application of film to the inside or your vehicle’s windows. Solar heat rejection, privacy, and glare reduction are just some of the benefits to having your windows tinted. At Goldwing Autocare, our trained window tint professionals are able to apply window tint to the side and back windows, sunroof and to the top of your windshield. We tint using only high-performance XPEL Prime window tint film.
XPEL has long been an industry leader in automotive protective film with XPEL Ultimate and XPEL Stealth. We’ve been installing their paint protection films for years and have always been impressed with the quality and craftsmanship; their latest line of window tint film is no exception. XPEL Prime window tint film touts fantastic heat rejection properties and is backed by a lifetime warranty that protects against any bubbling, peeling, or discolouration making it our #1 film for window tinting.
At Goldwing Autocare, we offer two types of window films for tinting from XPEL; Prime CS (colour-stable) and Prime XR (ceramic).
To ensure the installation of your window tint is as clean as possible, Goldwing Autocare has four dedicated window tinting bays, allowing us to give you the highest quality finished product possible. Goldwing Autocare has over 20 years of window tinting experience with a reputation that is second to none in the Greater Ottawa area.
The value of an automotive window tinting job is 50% in the product and 50% in the installation. At Goldwing Autocare, we only use premium films and we lead the industry in Ottawa with the highest installation standards possible. Proper installation of window film is an art form, with the installer being the artist. To ensure your window tint is done correctly in the first time, make sure you choose Goldwing Autocare for window tinting your car, truck, or SUV.
If you already have window tinting that you’re looking to have replaced, we use a proprietary steaming system to safely strip existing tint film off of your vehicle’s windows and can then install new window film.
XPEL Prime high performance window film reduces a vehicle’s interior heat and will block 99% of harmful UVA & UVB rays.
XPEL Prime high performance window films offer a lifetime warranty against any bubbling, peeling, and discolouration so you know your investment in window tint will be protected for life.
XPEL Prime high performance window films are 100% colour stable meaning that they will never fade, maintaining that freshly tinted look for the life of your vehicle.
WINDOW TINT OPTIONS
XPEL Prime window tinting is available in two forms; colour-stable and ceramic. Both are backed by a lifetime warranty.
Starting from $75 per window, XPEL Prime CS is our standard colour-stable window tint film. It offers complete UV protection and best-in-class heat rejection qualities. Heat rejection rate is based on the XPEL Prime CS 20% film.
Starting from $100 per window, XPEL Prime XR is a ceramic window tint film that features the same great UV protection found in the standard film yet has phenomenal heat rejection properties. Heat rejection rate is based on the XPEL Prime XR 20% film.
XPEL Prime window tint films are typically available in the following shades. Please note shade varies by film line and availability.
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THE BENEFITS THAT XPEL PRIME WINDOW TINTING OFFERS
XPEL Prime window tint blocks 99% of the sun’s UVA & UVB rays, meaning it protects your vehicle’s plastics and upholstery from fading. These UVA & UVB rays are the harmful rays that can lead to skin cancer so protecting the a vehicle’s passengers with window tint is important. Window tinting also protects your eyes by reducing glare just as a high quality pair of sunglasses would.
XPEL Prime window tint can reject up to 88% of the solar heat. The film acts as a solar barrier between the interior and exterior of your vehicle, keeping it cool up while sitting under the hot summer sun. As a result of this outstanding solar heat rejection, your vehicle’s air conditioning unit does not need to cycle as much, saving you fuel. This means less wear and tear on the air conditioning unit,which can save you thousands of dollars in a potential air conditioning repair bill.
Window tint enhances the overall appearance of your vehicle while increasing its value. It also keeps your vehicle looking like new by decreasing the fading of the interior, a very good thing when assessing the resale value of your vehicle.
Window tint helps to deter thieves doing a smash and grab of items in your car. Not only because it is more difficult to see the items in the first place, but also because the film holds the glass in place, making it more difficult to shatter. It also protects the occupants of the vehicle from shattered glass causing injury during an accident.
THE WINDOW TINT FILM
Goldwing Autocare uses XPEL Prime for all window tint installations. XPEL Prime film is made with the latest film construction technology .
XPEL Prime window tint film comes with a lifetime warranty (non-transferable) against peeling, cracking, adhesive failure, and de-lamination for as long as the original owner owns the vehicle. The tint film and installation labour is warrantied for the lifetime of the vehicle.
Goldwing Autocare offers five shades of the XPEL Prime window tint film.
|Shade||Light Allowed In||XPEL Prime CS Heat Rejection||XPEL Prime XR Heat Rejection||U/V Rejected|
WINDOW TINT LAWS IN CANADA
Automotive window tinting laws vary from province to province and should always be respected. Below is an outline of the current Canadian laws, listed by province. These laws can be changed at any time and it is ultimately the responsibility of the vehicle’s owner to understand and confirm that their vehicle adheres to the the most current laws.
|Province||Windshield||Front Side Windows||Back Side Windows||Rear Window|
|Alberta||15cm Strip||No||Any Shade||Any Shade|
|BC||7.5cm Strip||No||Any Shade||Any Shade|
|New Brunswick||No||No||Any Shade||Any Shade|
|Newfoundland||15cm Strip||Vague||Any Shade||Any Shade|
|Nova Scotia||15cm Strip||No||No||No|
|Ontario||15cm strip||Vague||Any Shade||Any Shade|
|Quebec||15cm Strip||70%||Any Shade||Any Shade|
|PEI||15cm Strip||No||Any Shade||Any Shade|
|Saskatchewan||15cm Strip||No||Any Shade||Any Shade|
AFTERCARE OF YOUR WINDOW TINT
As window tint film is a water-mounted product it may take up to 2 weeks to dry completely. During this drying period it is completely normal to see a light cloudiness in the film and/or small water bubbles.
It is paramount that you do not roll the newly tinted windows in your vehicle down for 5 days after the window tint has been installed to avoid de-lamination.
When cleaning the inside of your vehicle’s windows you can use a mild soap and water mixture with a soft cloth or micro fiber. Avoid using brushes or any cleaning products that contain abrasives or ammonia. At Goldwing Autocare we sell and recommend products for cleaning the interior of windows that have had window tint film.
Great experience! The highest quality tint is used and the staff are extremely friendly! They have a specific tint shade for Quebec, they show excellent workmanship, and pay attention to detail. Great prices! Lifetime warranty and lots of options to choose from. Kris M.