Crystalline Window Film
Why We Use 3m Films
3M Company holds the original window film patent from 1966 and continues to differentiate its products from those offered by its competitors. Today there are millions of square feet of 3M window films installed throughout the world.
3M manufactures its own polyester, including patented nano-technology, micro-layer, and color-stable technology film.
3M makes its own adhesives. From Scotch Tape® and Post-it® Notes to permanent construction adhesives, 3M is a world leader in adhesive technologies. The adhesives we use with our films provide a unique combination of fast drying, optical clarity, long-lasting bond and simple removal.
3M window films block up to 99.9% of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. 3M places the UV inhibitors in the film adhesive to stop UV light at the surface of the glass. Consequently, the adhesive does not yellow like that of the competition. In addition, many of 3M’s window films are recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation.
3M has achieved the highest possible quality rating of manufacture: ISO 9002:1994.
Only 3M Company offers the most comprehensive industry warranty with no monetary limits of recourse. Please review all terms and conditions.
Crystalline Window Film
The Crystalline Series features a proprietary, multilayer optical film nano-technology that combines over 200 layers in a film that is thinner than a Post-it® Note. Improving comfort, protecting vehicle interiors and blocking UV rays are hallmarks of 3M™ Automotive Window Films. 3M was issued the first sun control window film patent in 1966, and our innovative window film products have helped provide protection from the sun’s harmful rays for 50 years. NOTE: Auto tint laws vary by state or province. Please check your local laws or ask your dealer installer for films that meet your local tint laws.
- A clear breakthrough in automotive window films. The Crystalline Series rejects more heat than many dark films without changing the appearance of your vehicle, making it the superior choice for comfort.
- Light tint rejects up to 60% of solar energy and up to 97% of heat-producing infrared rays for the ultimate in comfort.
- Designed to enhance your view by allowing visible light into your vehicle while keeping heat out, so you can see clearly and safely.
- Non-metallized window film lets you stay connected with mobile devices, GPS or satellite radio reception without interference.
- Blocks up to 99% of ultraviolet (UV) light to provide a total Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 1000 for you and your passengers.
- 3M™ Window Films films are durable, virtually maintenance-free and backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
crystalline shade performance
Total Solar Energy Rejected (TSER)
The percentage of total solar energy rejected by filmed glass. The higher this value, the less solar heat is transmitted.
The percentage of infrared light rejected by the film on the glass. Infrared light is primarily responsible for the heat you feel when driving.
The percentage of harmful ultraviolet light that is rejected by filmed glass. Ultraviolet light contributes to sunburn and other harmful skin conditions and to the fading and deterioration of fabrics and leather.
The percentage by which visible light is reduced by the addition of film.
Crystalline FILM IN ACTION
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
+ WHAT IS WINDOW FILM?
Window Film is a low-cost, high-return energy conservation measure made of micro-thin layers of film combined with high performance coatings that bond to the glass surface.
+ WHY DO I NEED WINDOW TINT ON MY WINDOWS?
Adding Window Film upgrades your existing windows by improving energy efficiency, cutting glare, and reducing damage to your interior due to fading. It also helps make occupants feel more comfortable within the vehicle.
+ HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
You have several options, you can call in and speak to someone directly at 707-546-8585, or you can come to our store located at 2450 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407. All appointments require a deposit to hold the spot. Deposit requirements can be viewed in our pricing module here, just input your vehicle type, film choice, and the windows you'd like tinted to see an estimate of your deposit.
+ I got a ticket, can you remove my tint?
If you get a fix it ticket from having window tint, whether it was done by us or another company, bring your car and your fix it ticket in, we will remove the film, you go get the ticket signed off, bring the car back, and we will re-tint it for you. And if you ever get a window tint ticket again, we will re-tint it for free from there on out. This ongoing promotion applies to 35% or higher shade when you have it re-tinted. Price starts at $130
+ What do I use to clean my tinted windows?
Ammonia-free products. Soap and water, vinegar and water, windex with no ammonia, or a foam based ammonia free cleanser.
+ Why should I choose one kind of film over another?
We only use 3m Window Films and that's because they will NEVER fail. 3m invented window film in 1966 and is by far the best quality film in the world because of it's unique creation process.
+ How long does it take to have my vehicle tinted?
The real time we're actually working on your vehicle is about an hour and a half to two hours. But, we prefer to have your vehicle here for three to five hours. If requested by you, and our schedule permit, we can have you in and out in about 2 hours.
+ Why is your warranty better than everyone else’s?
If you ask enough people, you will find out that the 3m brand is always the best quality. The average vehicle has over thirty 3m products on it before it even gets to you.
Only 3M Company offers the most comprehensive industry warranty with no monetary limits of recourse. The reason they can do so is because they have confidence in the quality of their window films and adhesives and their ability to last for the lifetime of the vehicle
3m Window Films are Made In America and there is a 3m dealer in every county in the U.S.A. so that means no matter where life takes you, as long as you own the vehicle your tint is completely covered (does not apply to MS film line.)
+ Can’t I just go to the store and buy some tint and do it myself?
Yes, come to Cartunes! We'll even tell you how to do it and sell you a kit with film pre-cut to your specific vehicle. You'll be getting a better quality film than what you would be able to find online or in a store. Click here to find out more.
+ Where are you located?
We are located at 2450 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407. We are about one block south of the Costco on Santa Rosa Avenue, just across from the Hearn Overpass in the bright blue building.
+ Do you offer any Discounts, Specials or Deals for Automotive Window Tinting?
We are usually always running some sort of special on window tinting, you can view them on our monthly specials page here.
+ what are the benefits of window tint?
Automotive Window Tinting film protects both you and your car from the damaging effects of the sun. With the ever-increasing breakdown of our ozone layer, dermatologists warn against over exposure to the sun. Polarized sunglasses protect the eyes, sunblock protects the skin, and window film protects the interior of your car.
*Put the $3000.00 that it would cost you to get your car reupholstered from sun damage back in your pocket!
*Reject up to 89 percent of the sun’s total solar energy
*Block out almost 100 percent of harmful and damaging ultraviolet rays
*Reduce interior heat
*Improve occupant comfort
*Reduce glare-great when driving at night with headlights in your rear window!
*Increased privacy also means increased security. What a thief can’t see, they won’t steal. “Out of sight, out of mind”
*Extend air conditioning equipment life
*Add shatter protection from accidents, storms and burglars
*Drastically improves the appearance of the car-Some cars just look like fishbowls without tint.
Click the link to the right to view pricing for your vehicle.
To schedule your appointment select the "Deposit" option and add to cart. Once the deposit has been paid you will receive a call within 4 business hours to reserve your spot. Your deposit holds your spot and will come off the total purchase price due at the end of your appointment.