Shannon-Baum Tint employs the best 3M certified auto tinters. Our 3M window tint is the most stylish tint on the market and is cut from a computer program by a plotter in our shop to the exact specifications of your vehicle (cars, trucks, vans, SUV’s, RV’s & more). The auto tint is lifetime warrantied against peeling, fading, and bubbling. Also, because these films are non-metallized, you can be assured of zero interference with GPS or cell phone signals.
Whether you’re looking for breakthrough heat-rejection technology in a clear film or simply to minimize the harmful effects of the sun, 3M Automotive Window Films is the perfect choice -call us about your auto tinting options at 410-781-4000. Our Eldersburg Maryland location is just a short drive from Sykesville, Marriottsville, Mt Airy, Finksburg, Gamber, Westminster, Manchester, Hampstead, Reisterstown, Glyndon and Randallstown in Baltimore County and Ellicott City, Columbia, Clarksville and Glenelg in Howard County MD.
Improving comfort, protecting vehicle interiors and the people who occupy them is a hallmark of 3M Automotive Window Films. 3M invented window films in 1966 and their innovative window film products have provided protection from the sun’s harmful rays for more than 40 years.
If you want top of the line tint for your vehicle, you’ve found it! 3M Crystalline tint is as thin as a Post-It note, yet incorporates 200 layers of multilayer optical film nano-technology that keep your vehicle cool and your passengers protected from harsh UV rays. Crystalline tint is designed to enhance your view by allowing visible light into your vehicle while keeping heat out. This tint is able to maintain your vehicles appearance with light films, while also providing you with the same benefits as a dark film.
3M Color Stable tint uses a unique process for producing nano-carbon polyester. This process allows for maximum heat rejection without a metal film layer, which can interfere with radio and satellite signals. This process also gives the film outstanding color stability, so it never fades or turns purple. Color Stable tint blocks up to 99% of ultraviolet (UV) light to provide a total Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of up to 1000 for you and your passengers.
Obsidian is a dyed carbon auto film offering good heat rejection. Obsidian is for those consumers wanting the look of car tint without the benefits of maximum heat rejection. It is warrantied by 3M Company for as long as you own your car.
Will my car really feel cooler on the inside?
Yes! All of our 3M window tint is proven to reject a portion of Total Solar Energy. Each level tint has a different rating as to how much it blocks.
Do you offer warranties?
All 3M tint comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. We also offer a No-Fault Warranty as an option when purchasing your tint. Contact us for more information on these warranties.
How long does 3M tint last?
3M Window Films are made to last for many years. The exact length of time depends upon the type of film applied, window orientation, type of glass it is applied to and the particular climate in which it is applied.
Can I drop my vehicle off for the day or do I have to stay and wait?
That is completely up to you. We prefer to have you drop the vehicle off for the day, but we also a have a waiting area that you can utilize. We have a key drop for customers who are dropping their vehicles off after hours.
I just had my windows tinted and they look a little hazy. Is this normal?
Yes, this is completely normal and temporary. For the first few days after your windows are tinted they might appear cloudy, hazy and you may see little water pockets forming underneath the film. This is very typical. When windows are tinted, the squeegees can only remove a certain amount of the water from between the film and the glass. As the film dries, the remaining water will form little pockets. Window film is a porous material that allows water to evaporate, so these water pockets will simply evaporate and go away by themselves as the film fully bonds with the glass. The amount of time before your new tint will be totally dry is determined by the amount of sunlight it gets. If it’s cloudy and overcast outside, it will take longer. If it’s hot and sunny, then the film dries very quickly. This time frame can range from 3 days up to 1 month. Remember that window tint is a large adhesive that is being applied to glass that may have been around for years. We take every measure to ensure the cleanest install possible but understand that the expectation is to be that of tinted glass, not factory dyed glass. If there seems to be excessive debris in the tint, we will redo the window immediately.
Can tint be taken off?
Yes, we can remove tint. If your vehicle needs old tint removed prior to our tint installation an additional fee will apply. If you have been pulled over for illegal tint and need it removed and inspected we can help with that as well.
How durable is window tint?
Many times our customers inquire about the durability of window film. The hard scratch-resistant coating found on our 3M window film products do an excellent job protecting window tint from everyday use as well as kids and pets. A word of caution is to remember window tinting is installed on the inside of the glass and is coated with a high quality scratch resistant layer for protection. However, the key word is “resistant”. Take care when loading and unloading objects with sharp or hard edges, boxes, sporting equipment, etc. It is possible to tear even the best window tinting material with a sharp or hard object hitting against the tint. Glass without tinting or with factory window tint, can be damaged in this fashion also. If you accidentally cause damage to the film, the cost of re-doing the window is generally inexpensive.
What do I use to safely clean my windows?
After your windows are tinted, you need to wait 7-10 days to clean them. You don’t want to risk smearing or smudging the glue between the film and the glass. Do not use the blue “Windex with Ammonia-D” or any blue colored cleaners because they usually have ammonia in them. There are many cleaners made specifically for tinted windows which work very well. We carry a 3M Glass Cleaner for sale in our showroom that works great! You can also use soap and water, vinegar and water or really anything without ammonia or abrasives. Be sure to wipe with a soft towel or squeegee, paper towels or natural sponges should not be used.