Frequently Asked Questions

Besides energy savings, what other reasons should I tint the windows throughout my facility?

In addition to energy efficiency, window tinting also improves privacy and prevents would-be thieves from scoping out valuables and expensive equipment.

Can I get my car wrapped in a different color?

Sure! That’s one of the main benefits of color change wraps. You can change the color of your vehicle without affecting its market value or resale value.

Can I remove a color wrap later, if I change my mind?

Yes, color wrap changes can be applied and removed at any time.

Can the film be removed down the road?

Yes, the film can be removed and/or replaced down the road if damaged. This process usually requires hot water/steam to make the removal process easier.

Can you ceramic coat or wax the film?

Yes, most customers will typically do a full front in PPF and have a ceramic coating applied on the rest of the car. When this complete package is done, we will top off the film with a ceramic coating to protect the film and provide and even glossier finish. You can also wax the film although you must be mindful around the edges to prevent the wax from building up.

Can you take a car with a ceramic coat through a car wash?

No, it’s best to avoid automated car washes if you have a ceramic-coated vehicle. Automated car washes use recycled water and low-quality brushes that can rub dirt and grit along the ceramic coating, damaging it. It’s best to stick to handwashing only for ceramic-coated vehicles.

Do you have online options available?

Yes! We have an online training program coming soon. Send us an email to be added to the list.

Do you offer other car restoration services?

As of February 2021 we have a new shop where we offer ceramic coating, paint protection film, & paint correction.

Does vinyl wrap peel off?

If you have a high-quality vinyl car wrap, then it’s quite easy to remove a vinyl wrap with a heat gun, patience, and knowledge of the process.

How do I wash/care for my car after ceramic coating?

We recommend avoiding “drive through” car washes and performing hand washes only. You should use the products recommended by your ceramic coat installer. Of course, you can always reach out with any questions!

How long before I can wash my car after a clear bra application?

You must wait a full 7 days prior to washing your car after the application. This will allow enough time for the film to fully cure and bond.

How long do car wraps last?

If you keep up on maintenance, a vinyl car wrap can last for up to five years. However, your car wrap won’t last as long, if you don’t regularly wash your vehicle or if it’s in the sun a lot.

How long do vinyl car wraps take?

The time needed to complete car wraps can take between 2-3 days, not including the rest period afterwards for the film.

How long does a ceramic coating last?

We exclusively use the 3M® Ceramic Coatings’ product formula because they last up to 5 years, sometimes longer, with proper care. You’ll protect your vehicle’s paint year after year.

How long does a color change wrap take?

Although each vinyl color wrap job varies based on what’s being done on a vehicle, an average job takes between 2-5 days to complete.

How long does home tint last?

Our residential window tinting films come with a lifetime warranty and last for up to 30 years.

How long does the installation process take?

Typically, a full front or a track pack application will take 2-3 days. A full vehicle protection package can take anywhere from 7-10 days depending on several factors (vehicle size, total trim pieces, difficulty etc.)

How much does it cost to ceramic coat my car?

It ranges based on the package you select and the type of car you want coated. Get in touch with us for a free no-hassle quote.

How much does it cost to tint my headlights or taillights?

We are happy to provide a quote for tinting your lights! The best way to learn about the cost of our tinting services is to get a free / no commitment quote below.

How much does it typically cost to tint a home window?

The typical rate for residential window tinting services is about $50 per square meter, especially if you only have a few windows in your home. If your home has multiple windows, you can expect rates of up to $60-$70 per square meter.

How much does it usually cost to tint your windows?

The best way to learn about the cost of window tinting in Fresno, CA, is to get a free, no commitment quote by clicking here.

How much does window tinting cost?

The best way to learn about the price of window tint Fresno is to get a free, no commitment quote by clicking here. Googling window tint fresno can bring up lots of options, get a quote from the top rated window tint near me.

Is it worth it to ceramic coat my car?

In most cases, ceramic coatings are absolutely worth the investment. A ceramic coat provides great protection against contaminants and minor scratches, all while making the vehicle much easier to clean up.

Is it worth it to tint house windows?

Absolutely! In fact, older windows can benefit from window tinting more than newer windows because they usually don’t have the low-emissivity (Low-E) coating that’s found on newer windows. If you do decide to tint your older windows, you’re sure to see an increased energy efficiency during both hot and cold months.

Is it worth it to tint my business’ windows?

Definitely! Tinting the windows of your business facility or property is a great investment because it helps you maintain a consistent temperature for your customers and employees. It’ll also help you reduce sun glare and conserve energy, which leads to energy costs.

Is paint protection film (PPF) worth it?

Paint protection films, a.k.a. “Clear bras”, are made of a thermoplastic urethane film that covers the exterior surface of your car. Investing PPF is up to you, but the benefit of PPF is self-healing paint protection that keeps swirls away and lasts for up to 10 years.

Is taillight and headlight tinting legal?

There are headlight tinting laws in California. But, our headlight tinting films are classified as protection films (with a slight shade) and therefore are legal in California.

Is there a warranty provided for your tinting?

There is a 7-year warranty provided by the manufacture. We also have a no-fault lifetime warranty.

Looking for reliable window tinting in Fresno, CA?

Convenience, quality, and affordability is Cen Cal Tinting’s mission. Why keep searching the internet for “tint near me“? We have a 5-star rated window tinting service, right here in Fresno. Cen Cal Tinting is known for providing the best quality materials, flawless installations, at great prices. So don’t keep shopping around, you already found the best tint shop in Fresno. Call us today at (559) 682-0343 or click on the button below to Get A Quote.

Question For Service (Clovis) Chrome Delete

This Is Just Demo

Question For Service (Fresno) Ceramic Coating

This Is Just Demo

Question For Service (service) Car Wraps

This Is Just Demo

What are chrome deletes?

When it’s time to customize a car, many people think they’re stuck with the default chrome that comes on their car. But, our chrome deletes let you wrap up that ugly chrome in the color of your choice.

What are the differences between ceramic coatings and Clear Bra/Paint Protection Film?

Paint Protection Film (PPF) is the ultimate scratch, scuff and rock chip protection. This is the only product in the industry that will prevent scratches for several years to come. Ceramic Coatings are designed to bond to your paint to protect against UV damage and create a high gloss finish. Ceramic coatings will create a hydrophobic surface and a surface much easier to maintain.

What are the most common paint protection film packages?

Most commonly customers will protect all the highest impact areas on the car with 1 of the packages below. Full Front: bumper, hood, fenders, headlights/fog lights and side mirrors Track Pack: Full Front: bumper, hood, fenders, headlights/fog lights, leading roof edge, A-pillars, rocker panels, rear wheel impact area, and side mirrors

What is ceramic coating and why should I get it?

Regular car waxes sit atop your car’s paint and can easily wash away. On the other hand, ceramic coatings are special types of waxes that bond with your car’s frame and exterior and keep that freshly waxed look for up to ten years.

What is the darkest legal tint in California?

Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 4 inches of the windshield. Front Side windows: Aftermarket film must allow more than 88% of light in, or minimum 70% VLT if combined with factory-tinted windows. Back Side windows: Any darkness can be used. Rear Window: Any darkness can be used.

What kind of car wraps can you do?

When it comes to car wraps, we can do most kinds of car wraps, including: Vinyl car wraps: This is best for protecting your car’s exterior against minor scratches and dings. Color change wraps: Skip waiting for days on a new paint job and get a full-car wrap in the color of your choice. Chrome deletes: For dedicated car lovers, de-chroming your car means we wrap the chrome on your car in the color you want. Branded car wraps: Our branded car wraps let you sell your business while you drive your vehicle.

Where is the training held?

We provide our training at one of our locations in Fresno or Clovis. You will receive location information when classes our announced.

Why do some people say ceramic coating is bad for my car?

When your ceramic coating is done by a professional, there’s no danger at all for your car. When done by an amateur, though, a bad ceramic coating can cause streaks, high spots, hazing, and horrible reflections on your vehicle’s surface.

Why is your window tinting so special compared to other tint shops?

These days, many tint professionals claim they’re offering the “best service” or “doing premium tints.” But, when it comes to Cen Cal Tinting’s tint films, we offer you evidence, not claims. We offer a TintShieldPro™, a no-worries guarantee on ALL tint jobs. This is an exclusive warranty that NO OTHER SHOP offers. We also use only the most heat-resistant window tint films in the industry, available from top manufacturers like Autobahn. That means you can rest easy, knowing that we’ve got you covered.

Will we receive tools after?

All trainees will be given a free tool set they can take home after.