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What Is The Light Line Around The Edge Of The Window Tint

What Is The Light Line Around The Edge Of The Window Tint

What Is The Light Line Around The Edge Of The Window Tint? Explained

Are you curious about the light line you see around the edge of some tinted windows? If so, you’re not alone. This light line, or “dot matrix,” is a common sight on fixed glass panes, such as rear quarter lights and rear windows. But what exactly is it and why does it appear?

Understanding The Dot Matrix

The dots you see around the edge of the window are enamel paint baked onto the interior surface of the glass. These dots serve both aesthetic and fitment purposes. However, they also create a raised surface on the glass, which causes the film to hold a little extra moisture during the window tinting process.

The Effect On Window Tinting

The size and raised surface of the dots will determine the appearance of the tint in these areas. A white or lighter appearance is common in these areas because of the extra moisture and until the adhesive cures. However, as the water dries and the adhesive cures, this lighter appearance will diminish.

No Light Line On Factory Window Tints

Factory window tints are not affected by this issue as the tint is laminated between the sheets of glass that form the finished pane. This means that there is no dot matrix to contend with, resulting in a uniform and consistent appearance.

Watch Our Video To See The Process In Action

If you’re still curious about the light line around the edge of window tints, check out our video for a closer look at the process. In it, we take you through the steps involved in tinting a vehicle and explain the different factors that can affect the final outcome.

In conclusion, the light line around the edge of window tints is not something to worry about. It is a common occurrence on fixed glass panes and will eventually disappear as the adhesive cures and the water dries. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.


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Emily Morris
Emily Morris
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Liam Hawkins
Land Rover Discovery
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Laura Plester
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