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Schedule Your Appointment Today!
(636) 946-8468
Schedule Your Appointment Today!
(636) 946-8468

Cool Shades Automotive Quality

Window Tinting is one of the most affordable ways to transform your vehicles appearance.

Whether you want your car, truck, minivan or SUV to look sleek, classy or smokin' hot, Cool Shades can give you the custom look you seek.  Since we have been tinting windows since 1981, you can rest assured we will do your job right the first time, saving you time and money. Cool Shades has tinted more than 40,000 vehicles, ranging from a early 1930's to today's most current model. You will not only get quality, professional grade window film, but you also get the experience of 25+ years in the business.   Other tint shops offer additional aftermarket accessories (stereos, ground effects, alarms, etc.) and will only tint windows one day a week.  Not at Cool Shades, window tinting is all we do, all day everyday. We will assist you in choosing the the right shade to best suit your needs. It is a known fact that once you have window tint applied to your car, truck, minivan or SUV you will never want to drive another car without it!
 
The sun's ray can cause the interior of your car to become unbearable!  By installing window film, it creates a more comfortable ride, shielding you from the sun's heat, glare and harmful UV rays. Window film also will help your air conditioning, thus saving fuel and saving you money. Ultraviolet rays can cause damage to your cars interior. Cool Shades film blocks up to 99% of harmful UV rays, which protects your skin and keeps your car's interior looking newer longer. Applying window film will also make your vehicle safer.  You may not have thought that window film would increase your cars safety. But, today's vehicles use tempered glass. An accident or a blow from a heavy object can cause these windows to shatter or explode into thousands of tiny sharp pieces. Although automotive window films are not sold as safety films, they can help hold broken glass together. Thus, protecting you from flying pieces of glass. In addition, film can provide extra privacy for increased safety.
 
At Cool Shades we offer 5 shades to choose from 50%, 38%, 28%, 18% and 5%. The price we give you is the price you pay. No hidden charges here. We don't charge tax. We won't charge you extra for darker film nor will we try to up sell you to a "higher quality" film with a lifetime warranty. All of our films come with a lifetime manufacturer warranty against fading, bubbling, cracking, peeling and discoloring for as long as you own the vehicle. And, is provided at no additional charge. So, you can rest assured that your new window film will last for many years to come! Call us today for a free quote and let one of our experienced staff assist you in choosing just the right "Cool" shade for you.

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Clear Shield 

From the minute you drive your vehicle off the lot it is vulnerable to damage from gravel, road debris, rocks, rock salt and even bug acid that destroy your paint. Conventional methods, such as bras and bug shields, can damage your vehicle's finish. Cool Shades carries the most advanced automotive paint protection film in the industry.  This protective urethane film is nearly undetectable and is designed to protect your vehicle from flying road debris.  We computercut each and every make and model, so you will be assured it will fit your vehicle like a glove.  We can apply Clearshield to the most chip-prone areas of your vehicle, such as the mirrors, bumpers, door jams, door handle inserts, bed rails and hoods. Protect one of your biggest investments from costly chips, nicks and scratches and let's your vehicles beauty shine through. Applying Clearshield will even help boost your trade- in value. Clearshield is backed with a strong 5-year warranty and requires no special maintenance - simply wash and wax your vehicle the same way you always have. A must have for any vehicle! Call us today for a free estimate.

Frequently asked questions:  

Will Clearshield really stop rocks from chipping the front of my car?
Yes. The material that it is made from was originally designed to protect the leading edges of aircraft propellers and rotor blades from rock chips. It is a much easier task to protect your vehicles paint than it is to protect an aircraft propeller moving at nearly the speed of sound.
 
Can I see a line where Clearshield stops?
A line is slightly visible where the film stops, but the three alternatives to that line are a bug shield, a car bra or rock chips, all of which will be more visible than the paint protection film.
 
How hard is it to see on the car after it is applied?
The material is about 99.5% clear. On any color darker than stark white, you can’t see the film. On a stark white car, you can see that .5% of color,
but it is “invisible” at a short distance.
 
How long will it last? When will I have to replace the kit?
Our product is warranted for 5 years, but will likely last much longer.
 
How is Clearshield applied? 
Our ComputerCut® machine cuts the plastic into shapes designed to fit various parts of your car. These pieces are then applied to the vehicle in a very similar fashion to that of window tint. The Clearshield pieces and the painted surface are then wet with a solution and the film is moved into the precise location it is supposed to be. Then the extra solution is squeegeed out.
 
Will my paint fade differently under the shield than it does on the rest of the car?
No. The material does contain an inhibitor to prevent the plastic from reacting to the sun’s UV rays, but this does not prevent the UV rays from passing through the plastic into your paint.
 
Can Clearshield be removed? 
Yes. It can be removed easily and will not damage the paint. To remove the film, you must heat the Clearshield on your car to approximately 150° using a heat gun or a hair dryer. Start in a corner and gently work the film with your finger. Once you have enough of the material free from the surface to hold on to, slowly pull the film from the paint working just behind the heat source. The film will easily release from the paint and will not leave a residue.
 
Vinyl Graphics
Not only can Cool Shades change the look of your vehicle with window tinting, we can also customize your ride with "Cool" vinyl graphics.  We offer pinstripes, full side body graphics, lettering and custom logos for business trucks or vans, banners, signs, magnetic signs, and store front lettering. Cool Shades can assist you with all of your vinyl graphic needs.  We can help design and install custom graphics on trucks, van, boats, SUV's, and store fronts.

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Hours Of Operation:

Tuesday-Saturday Only By Appointments

Call Us Today To Schedule Your Appointent ♦ (636) 946-8468

Cool Shades
3743 Mexico Road ♦ Saint Charles, MO 63303
Phone: (636) 946-8468 (TINT)
In Business Since 1981

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