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Your vehicle says something. It says something about you, its owner. Your car, truck, or SUV is a reflection of your style, your values, and your personality. While it may seem like a frivolous expense to some, you know the benefits of customizing your ride. At Mitten Auto Tint & Customs, we understand why you want to improve your vehicle’s appearance and protect your investment. Our fascination with cars, our constant need to customize our own vehicles, and making each customization a personal expression are the reasons Mitten exists.
Customization not only makes your ride look cooler, but it also provides hidden benefits for you and your passengers. Window tint not only makes your vehicle look sleeker and stylish, it protects your passengers from UV rays and broken glass. A vinyl wrap can promote your brand while commuting or change the color of your car to match your personal taste. Paint Protection Film (PPF) protects your vehicle from the damage caused by rocks, salt, and “road grime” but also keeps your paint from fading from sunlight. Ceramic Coatings save you the time and effort involved in waxing your car and also gives you a shiny and permanent look.
You want to stand out from the crowd, Mitten Auto Tint and Customs makes this happen. Talk to our team of customization experts and learn why quality is never an accident and is always a result of high intention and effort.
How are window films installed?
Window tint is installed by our professional installers. Installation is quick and hassle-free and our team will take you through the process step-by-step.
The film may be computer cut to precisely fit your windows and is usually installed on the interior side of the glass using adhesives that are water activated.
Window films usually need time to cure or dry out – usually for a number of days, but it can often be longer.
Is Mitten's window tint guaranteed?
Our window tint has a factory-backed warranty. Our labor is also 100% guaranteed. Ask us for details on both the film and installation guarantees.
Do clear window films provide the same benefits as darker films?
Window film doesn’t have to be dark to provide benefits like heat reduction, energy savings, and ultraviolet (UV) protection. In fact, some darker films are dyed polyester that simply provides greater privacy. Mitten offers a wide range of window film shades for automotive applications, giving you options that best suit your needs.
Will my window film bubble or turn purple?
Purpling and bubbling film is a sign of a very low-grade window film whose mounting adhesive and dye components have broken down. The films used by Mitten are warranted against this, using more stable and advanced dye chemistries and/or permanent metal layers that do not discolor over time.
Does window tint require special care or cleaning?
While not quite as hard as glass, window tint is extremely scratch-resistant and may be cleaned with ammonia-free glass cleaner, non-abrasive paper towels, or cotton cleaning cloths. Caution should be exercised to prevent extreme gouging by hard, sharp, metallic objects.
What is a vehicle wrap?
A vehicle wrap is a protective vinyl alternative to your vehicle’s paint. It can be a single color or a complex pattern/design. Vinyl is available in a variety of styles such as Gloss/Satin/Matte Finishes & Chameleon Colors.
How much does a vehicle wrap cost?
The cost of wrapping a vehicle with a vinyl wrap depends on the type of vehicle, wrap design and desired coverage. On average, the cost of a vehicle is usually less expensive than paint.
How is a vehicle wrap designed?
Mitten Auto Tint & Customs has its own talented, in-house graphic design team. Using the latest technology, we work directly with our clients throughout the entire process to ensure that their message and branding are exactly how they envisioned it. We make sure that we receive approval on any final mockups or proofs before moving onto the printing stage.
How is a vehicle wrap printed?
Vehicle wraps are printed on 3M ControlTac or Avery wrap cast vinyl with latex ink. After the vehicle wraps are printed, they are laminated with a protective layer. The latest printing technology and high-quality printing materials are used to ensure that all of the vehicle wraps are long-lasting and printed in the highest resolution possible.
Will a vinyl wrap damage the paint on a vehicle?
No, it will not. When a vehicle wrap is installed and removed properly by professionals, it will not cause any damage to the vehicle’s underlying paint. In fact, when installed properly, a vinyl vehicle wrap will help to protect your vehicle’s underlying paint for years to come.
How long do vehicle wraps last?
The life expectancy of a vehicle wrap depends on the quality of materials, printing, and installation. On average, most vehicle wraps last between 5-7 years. At Mitten Auto Tint & Customs, you can expect our vehicle wraps to last up to 9 years when properly cared for. Most of our vehicle wraps outlast the vehicles themselves.
How should I take care of my vehicle wrap?
Treat your vehicle wrap with care and try to stick to hand washing. Avoid using any type of scraper or power washing as these can cause damage. You can brush your vehicle’s windows and use your vehicle’s rear defroster as you normally would.
How do you wrap a vehicle?
Vehicle wrap installations are our specialty! All of our wrap installers are fully trained with a minimum of (X) years’ experience in vehicle wrapping. Our installation process involves precision, accuracy and extreme attention to detail.
How long will it take you to wrap my vehicle?
Depending on the size and scope of the wrap, it usually takes us between 5-7 days to complete. Before we start the process, we provide our customers with a time estimate.
If the company information on my wrap changes, can it be replaced?
Of course! We can adjust your wrap’s graphics, logos and messaging when needed. We can reprint and reinstall the vinyl as overlays on the original car wrap.
Can vehicle wraps be applied to windows?
Vehicle wraps can only be installed on rear and rear side windows. We ensure that all of our window graphics are printed with a special perforated vinyl that allows the driver and passengers to see through.
Paint Protection Films (PPF)
What is paint protection film (which is also known as PPF?
Mitten Auto Tint & Customs high-quality car paint protection film offers the ultimate car paint protection available in clear or matte. It sets a new industry standard with technology improvements, including superior scratch and stain resistance, outstanding clarity (clear film), and a deep satin finish (matte film). Mitten’s car paint protection film has a flexible, clear topcoat that has exceptional stretch and is self-healing to eliminate minor scratches.
Where can I put clear paint protection film on my car?
PPF can be professionally installed anywhere you want to protect your car finish from scratches, chips, stains and other damaging elements. Mitten’s paint protection film protects:
- Rocker panels from sand and stones kicked up by tires
- Trunk ledges from golf clubs, luggage, and strollers
- Hoods, bumpers and mirror backs from flying gravel, bug damage, and tar
- Door handle cavities and door edges from rings, keys, belt buckles, and purses
- Full hoods, trunks and roofs from bird droppings and tree sap
What does self-healing paint protection film entail?
Innovative technology in the paint protection film causes minor scratches to disappear, which keeps the paint protection film and car’s finish looking new.
What is the warranty for paint protection film?
Is clear or matte paint protection film removable?
Yes. While paint protection film is intended to be permanent, it can be removed without damage to your car’s finish.
WHAT IS A CERAMIC COATING?
Ceramic coatings are extremely durable vehicle protection systems. Depending on the coating used they are suitable for use on paintwork, wheels, glass and plastic trim.
The basic chemical composition of a ceramic coating is Silicon Dioxide (SiO2). Ceramic coatings may also be referred to as quartz or glass coatings.
WHY CERAMIC COAT?
It’s a good investment to permanently protect the exterior from deteriorating prematurely and maintain higher resale value. Less maintenance due to the slickness of the coating won’t allow dirt, brake dust, and road tar to stick to your paint, wheels or glass nearly as much making cleaning your vehicle a much more enjoyable and effortless process. Not to mention you will see the ultimate gloss and color depth not comparable to anything else. Properly maintained vehicles will shine like new for many years to come.
HOW IS THE COATING APPLIED?
Coating are carefully applied by certified applicator’s as a liquid one panel at a time covering the exterior painted surfaces. The paintwork is firstly decontaminated and prepared to ensure the coating achieves a good bond to the paintwork.
WHAT IS YOUR RECOMMENDED MAINTENANCE REGIME?
We advise that every 12 months the vehicle is thoroughly decontaminated by the removal of any road tar, iron, tree sap and industrial fallout deposits that may have accumulated. Following that we will apply an SIO2 sealant to rejuvenate the ceramic coating and enhance its hydrophobic properties.
HOW LONG DOes Ceramic Coating LAST?
This will depend on the type of coating and the environment in which the car is driven and stored. With all our coatings, we will give you a conservative, real-world durability, in this case, it’s typically 24 months per l layer.
While this can last much longer depending on the daily regimen of the car’s overall care.
The ceramic coating used by Mitten Auto tint & Customs forms a highly durable bond with the paintwork which can last a number of years on a well-maintained car.
Ceramic coating is resistant to chemicals so it will not be washed away by strong car wash shampoos and cleaning chemicals. However aggressive car washing with brushes or automatic car washes will reduce the lifespan of the product. We recommend only washing your car with microfibre cloths.
As with any paintwork treatment, good regular maintenance is required for the best results and longevity of the product.
Ceramic Coatings can be removed by abrasion such as machine polishing, cutting compounds or cut and polish. Neglect such as failure to wash the vehicle regularly (weekly or bi-weekly) can also reduce the performance and durability of the product.
WHAT DO ceramic coatings DO?
These very resilient coatings will give superior protection against light surface scratching caused by poor washing. Harmful UV rays, graffiti, dirt build-up. premature aging and oxidation, weathering, bird droppings, brake dust, and even help prevent acid rain stain. Your treated car will not only be easier to clean but it will also stay clean longer do you to its superhydrophobic properties. Ceramic coating is second to none when it comes to giving your paint that deep rich reflective gloss and shine.
HOW DO I KEEP THE CAR CLEAN IN THE MEANTIME?
A careful and regular washing regime using a PH neutral shampoo and/or hydrophobic spray will keep your car looking pristine. We can supply these products directly or point you in the direction of online retailers. The cost to you is the same either way. Also, avoid letting your vehicle air dry always use quality microfibre to dry.
ARE CERAMIC COATINGS A MIRACLE ‘SET AND FORGET’ PRODUCT?
Absolutely not, despite being very durable they still need maintenance. Beware of the hype that comes with many car treatment systems (ceramic and dealership applied treatments) that promise ‘no polishing’ and ‘lifetime protection with no maintenance as part of the deal.
We have worked on countless vehicles with various coating systems applied and have yet to find any that meet the often extravagant claims made by the industry. It is simply not possible to coat a car, then treat it to the occasional wash, and for it to remain glossy and contaminant-free several years down the road.
HOW DO CERAMIC COATINGS COMPARE AGAINST DEALERSHIP APPLIED SEALANTS?
They are much more durable in almost every aspect of protection and visually appear to have a much higher gloss characteristic.
HOW DO Ceramic Coatings WORK?
Waxes and many paint sealants sit on the applied surface. Ceramic coatings work by bonding a thin layer of product directly to your car’s paintwork creating a new substrate. Once bonded the product is much harder to remove than traditional products and is, therefore, more durable.
I’VE HAD MY CAR TREATED, IS THERE ANYTHING TO AVOID?
Avoid roller brush car washes and wiping your car clean when it’s dry. Always have a lubricant and clean microfibre or wash mitt.
ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW about ceramic coatings?
Ceramic coatings need to cure for around 24 hours before being exposed to rain. Your car will need to be in a garage overnight unless the weather forecast is for no rain.
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