Back windows tinting has many benefits, but the main one is the protection of the driver, the passengers and the interior of the car from the damaging effects of the sun. From this article you will learn everything you need to know about back windows tinting and get valuable tips for installing it here in Chicago.

How dark can back windows tinting be?

In the state of Illinois back window tinting is allowed with a VLT of up to 35%. But in some states the film can be a bit darker, up to 50%. The darkness of a tinting film is measured in VLT, which shows the amount of light that passes through the window. So the higher the number, the more light goes through, which means that the tint is light. The darkest tint is that of 5%, used on limousines and other special vehicles. But it is illegal to use these films for back windows tinting.

How much does back windows tinting cost?

The prices in our shop vary depending on the model of your car and the type of film that is used. The prices for the two side back windows at Tinting Chicago are:

  • Rayno S5 carbon ceramic film$89 for sedan, coupes, SUVs or wagons and $129 for vans
  • Rayno S9 carbon ceramic film — $139 / $219
  • 3M FX Premium carbon film — $109 / $159
  • 3M Crystalline multilayer optical film — $199 / $299

Back windows tinting Chicago

If you have decided to tint the back windows of your car (or the entire vehicle), our experts are here to assist you. Find us at 3621 N Harlem Ave. or 2720 W Grand Ave. in Chicago, IL, or at 1402 N Rand Rd in Palatine IL, or call us at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493.

Frequently asked questions about back windows tintin

Can I install back windows tinting?

Yes, the two back passenger windows can be tinted, as well as the rear window. Some states don’t even have any limits for the darkness that can be used on the back windows, so you can go as dark as you want.

What happens if I travel with back windows tinting?

Let’s say that for example you live in a state where there is no limit on tinting for the back windows, and you go as dark as possible. If you then travel to another state like Illinois where the limit is 35%, you risk getting pulled over and receiving a ticket. So as long as you don’t travel that much between states, you are safe.

Why is my back window tint bubbling?

These bubbles may appear during the application process, when water or air remains trapped between the window and the film. If the window was not cleaned properly before the application, the adhesive will not stick well and will leave room for air or water.

So the bubbles can be a sign of a poor application of the film, but they also may appear over time, as the tint starts to break down. In our shop we will make sure to not leave any bubbles or wrinkles behind, and even if that happens after some years, we will change it for free. We offer a lifetime warranty for labor, peeling, bubbling or fading.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I install back windows tinting?

Yes, the two back passenger windows can be tinted, as well as the rear window. Some states don’t even have any limits for the darkness that can be used on the back windows, so you can go as dark as you want.

What happens if I travel with back windows tinting?

Let’s say that for example you live in a state where there is no limit on tinting for the back windows, and you go as dark as possible. If you then travel to another state like Illinois where the limit is 35%, you risk getting pulled over and receiving a ticket. So as long as you don’t travel that much between states, you are safe.

Why is my back window tint bubbling?

These bubbles may appear during the application process, when water or air remains trapped between the window and the film. If the window was not cleaned properly before the application, the adhesive will not stick well and will leave room for air or water.

So the bubbles can be a sign of a poor application of the film, but they also may appear over time, as the tint starts to break down. In our shop we will make sure to not leave any bubbles or wrinkles behind, and even if that happens after some years, we will change it for free. We offer a lifetime warranty for labor, peeling, bubbling or fading.

773-455-0467

3621 N Harlem Ave, Chicago IL, 60634

312-212-0493

2720 W Grand Ave Chicago, IL, 60612

Schedule

WEEK DAYS: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
SATURDAY: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
SUNDAY: Closed