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Frequently asked questions about Car Window Tint

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  • The cost of car window tinting can vary widely depending on several factors, such as the size and model of your car, the type of car tint film chosen (e.g. Ceramic IR, Crystalline) and the location of the tinting service.

    To get an exact quotation on car tint cost, find an installer near you using our car film locator tool.

  • 3M has over 55 years of automotive window tint innovation and technology, 3M is a trusted brand by most skilled installers and recognized as a leader in the automotive industry for providing high-quality, reliable, and long-lasting auto window film solutions.

    3M™ Automotive Window Film provides superior heat rejection, UV protection, reduced glare and increased privacy and security for a more comfortable driving experience.

  • 3M™ Automotive Window Films work by using a special type of film applied directly to the interior surface of a car's windows. The film is made up of multi-layer film technology that works together to provide various benefits such as UV protection, heat rejection and privacy.

    It is designed to reduce the amount of solar heat transmission through window glass by increasing the solar reflection (not necessarily visible reflection) and solar absorption through the glass.
  • When you see the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation for our 3M™ Automotive Window Film Crystalline Series and Ceramic IR Series, this distinction is based on testing qualifications meeting the Skin Cancer Foundation criteria and standards established by their Photobiology committee to block 99% or more of UVA and UVB radiation. For nearly 40 years, the Seal has been trusted by consumers to represent safe and effective sun protection. All product applications are reviewed by a volunteer committee of dermatologists with expertise in photobiology (the study of the interaction of ultraviolet light and the skin). Learn more at
  • Nano-ceramic technology provides a high level of infrared heat rejection due to the absorptive technology. Rejection of up to 66% of the total solar energy and up to 95% of the heat-producing infrared rays (IRER+ up to 67%) gives you the ultimate in comfort. This 3M technology is compatible with 5G devices to stay connected.

    Click here to learn more about 3M™ Ceramic IR Series car window film.
  • Nothing completely stops fading. 3M™ Automotive Window Film are designed to help reduce the major causes of fading (ultra violet light, visible light, and solar heat), thus prolonging the life of your furnishings, perhaps as much as two to five times. Generally, ultra violet (UV) is approximately 40% of the cause, visible light is about 25%, and heat about 25%. The remaining 10% can be attributed to humidity, pollutants, interior lights, dye stability, and more.
  • 1) TSER – Total Solar Energy Rejection: The percentage of total solar energy rejected by filmed glass. The higher this value, the less solar heat is transmitted.

    2) VLT – Visible Light Transmitted: The percentage of visible light that passes directly through filmed glass: the higher the number, the lighter the film.

    3) Ultraviolet Rejection: The percentage of ultraviolet (UV) light that is rejected by the filmed glass. UV light contributes to the fading and deterioration of fabrics and leather.

    4) IRR – Infrared Rejection: The percentage of solar infrared energy rejection, over the wavelength range from 900-1,000 nm. Infrared rays are primarily responsible for the heat you feel when driving

    5) IRER – Infrared Energy Rejection: The percent of solar infrared energy rejection over the wavelength range from 780–2,500 nm. IRER takes into account the transmitted and absorbed IR energy that will be reradiated into a car.

    6) Glare Reduction: The percentage by which visible light is reduced by the addition of tinting film.

  • To make a claim under this warranty in Indonesia, first contact your car installer. If the installer is not available, simply contact 3M at +62 21 29974000. 3M will direct you to an installer selected by 3M to have your 3M™ Automotive Window Films inspected and, if your claim is covered, 3M will have the installer provide the stated remedy. Please retain this soft copy e-warranty copy as it must be presented along with the original invoice to receive warranty service. Form must be complete for warranty to be valid.
  • 3M designs, formulates, and manufactures 3M™ Automotive Window Film for optimum performance and durability. The 3M commitment to quality is the foundation for the warranty coverage we provide. Ask your 3M authorized auto film installer or see your e-warranty copy for details.

    3M AutoFilm is backed by comprehensive 5 years e-warranty should your window films need replacing from bubbling, peeling, blistering or purpling. 3M AutoFilm is durable, designed to last and virtually maintenance free. Our films are sold and installed exclusively by professional, Authorized 3M car centres.

    The warranty is VOID if the product has been subjected to abuse or improper care. Except for the obligation to replace defective film and reapply film as described above, Seller shall not be liable in either tort or contract for any loss or damage, direct, indirect, special, consequential, or incidental, arising out of the use or inability to use this product. Some states or provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary.
  • Click here to learn more about 3M™ Automotive Window Films.

    Alternatively, you may contact a 3M representative by clicking this link or reach us via our phone number below.
    Phone: +62 21 29974000
    Consultation hours: Monday – Friday
    8.00AM – 5 PM WIB

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