What happens when your tinted auto glass suffers chips or cracks? Repairing the glass is certainly possible, but what about the tint? Will you need to have it redone after the repair? At Centennial Auto Glass, we know many tinted window owners question whether their glass can be repaired, and today, we’re here to clear up all confusion. Below, we’ve outlined how the auto glass repair process works with tinted glass, as well as what kind of results you should expect.


How Does Glass Damage Affect Window Tint?

While it’s important to have any type of auto glass damage repaired as quickly as possible, damage to tinted auto glass presents a unique situation. That’s because the tint is not inherently part of the glass; rather, it’s applied as a thin sheet of material on top of the glass.


Because tint adheres to the surface of the glass, it can quickly loosen and peel around the damaged area, creating a highly unappealing visual. If you allow the damage to remain, eventually, you may need to replace the tint on the entire window. However, applying replacement window tint won’t be possible until the auto glass repair is complete. 


Tinted Windows: The Auto Glass Repair Process

In most cases, minor auto glass repairs on tinted windows are possible; however, the size, depth, and location of the damage ultimately determine the best course of action. For the most part, repairing a tinted vehicle window is the same as repairing a non-tinted window — here’s how the process works:


●        Using specialized tools, an auto glass repair technician gently removes the tint immediately surrounding the area of damage.

●        The technician thoroughly cleans the area around the damage to remove all debris within existing crevices.

●        The technician carefully injects professional-grade resin filler into the crack or chip to seal the glass damage.

●        When the resin dries completely, the technician applies new tint film over the repair.


Though the process appears simple, repairing tinted auto glass requires considerable expertise. As such, we highly recommend you avoid DIY auto glass repair if you hope to achieve lasting, high-quality results.


Looking for a Tinted Auto Glass Repair Specialist? Contact Centennial Glass Today

Got chips or cracks in your tinted windows? Then it’s time to get in touch with our repair team at Centennial Auto Glass. We specialize in all forms of auto glass repair and replacement for vehicle owners throughout the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area. With over 25 years of experience and a team of industry-standard certified installers, you can feel confident knowing we’ll take great care of your vehicle.


To learn more about our services or to schedule your appointment, give our team a call at 651-653-1777. You can also get in touch with us by filling out our contact form, and a member of our team will reach out to you promptly.