Gila’s Heat Shield Auto Tint is a great solution for keeping your car cool, comfortable and looking great. Manufactured in Gila's state-of-the-art factory in Martinsville, VA the Heat Shield series utilizes a heat-blocking metalized layer to reflect away intense heat and glare. A cooler car means using less AC and, therefore, saving money on gas. The Heat Shield Series will look great for years with its scratch resistant coating and deep dyed color. It won’t turn purple or clear over time like cheap imitations. And with Gila's EZ Mount adhesive and your careful installation it will not bubble or peel over time.
Easy to Install
Gila Auto Tints are easy to install. It's recommended to watch Gila's installation video to learn tips and tricks. But of key importance is utilizing plenty of Gila application solution to keep the film and window wet during installation. Do not attempt to install the film dry or with plain water. The wetter, the better. The application solution lubricates the film so you can “slide” it to the correct position. Then the solution helps to remove air, dust, and dirt when you squeegee down the film. Install when ambient temperature is between 45 and 90 degrees F and avoid direct sunlight. You have 24-48 hours to fix any imperfections. Simply peel back the film being careful not to tear or crease it, clean away the imperfection, and remount. After 24-48 hours the film is bonded to the window.
Please check your state tint laws prior to purchasing. In some instances it may be beneficial to use lighter tint on the forward side windows and darker on the back side and rear windows.
Note on Rear Windows
Heavily curved or domed rear windows found on many sedans can be difficult to tint using a solid sheet of film. Try utilizing one of Gila's rear window kits (sold separately) in these cases which allows you to install the film in strips that are easier to manage. For flatter rear windows such as those found on trucks, SUVs or crossovers you should have no issue using any of the Gila films.
Standard Adhesive vs. "Peel and Cling" (aka, Static Cling) Tints
Most Gila Auto Tints utilize Gila's EZ Mount Adhesive to bond to the window which provides near perfect visual clarity. Peel and Cling films utilize static to bond to the window and are 7 times thicker than films using adhesives. Because of that you may find a slight haziness or visual distortion with Peel and Cling tints. Both install exactly the same way and are equally durable. Peel and Cling tints have the added benefit of being removable and reusable.