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How To Start A Profitable Window Tinting Business

Updated on March 5, 2009

YOUR Success is only a Step Away

We specialize in window tinting products for the automotive and residential and commercial window tinting aftermarket industry. Whether you are new to window tinting and want to start your very own window tinting business, an established window tinting company that is looking for products that will improve the technical skills and abilities of your window tinters, when it comes to window tinting, we've got you covered!

Window Tinting is one of the fastest growing segments of the automotive aftermarket industry. The startup costs are extremely low - all you need is a roll of film, a few tools-of-the-trade and a customer vehicle.

My journey into the wonderful world of window tinting began in 1978. Fresh out of high school and looking for work, I stumbled upon a company looking to train a new residential/commercial window tinter.

So I began to learn how to tint homes with an expert installer.

We would load up our van full of window tint and head out to several jobs each day. Our territory covered most of the Los Angeles area so we probably drove 150 miles a day! I was making $350 a week for 5 days of work in 1978. That's the equivalent to $1025 a week in 2004!!

Back when I got my start, window tint was nowhere near the quality it is today. The window tinting industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the last 25 years.

After a couple years of doing residential/commercial tinting I decided it was time to learn how to tint cars and trucks. I was blessed to find a man who would train me at a shop right on the beach! Wow!! Needless to say I was thrilled at the opportunity.

First, I learned truck tinting - stationary quarter windows and doors - before I moved on to tinting cars. In a very short time I was tinting several cars a day and making $500 in a 5 day work week (that's the equivalent to $1160 a week today). Not bad for a beginner.Especially in 1980!!

In 1983 I opened my own window tinting business and did auto tinting as well as residential/commercial window tinting. In 1990 I sold my business for a large profit and moved out east.

Now I live in the Atlanta area. I have had so much success in my life with the window tinting industry that I decided to share some of the knowledge I've gained over the years with other's who are interested in learning about this wonderful career.



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      smbwebco 3 years ago

      Nice info about window tinting business. Will refer our some of our window tinting business clients to take a look!

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      Sunshine Tinting 4 years ago

      I know its been awhile but do you still have any more blogs?

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      LV Tint Masters 7 years ago

      how do i get certified in window tinting?

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      Zola 7 years ago

      Hi i've alway's wanted to start my own business and i didn't know what business to start and one morning i and my uncle stumbled on 3 guys who offer to tint his uncle's car on the parking of a shopping complex my uncles being broke he told them not intrested, what was intresting is that when we were done buying what we came for each of them was tinting his own car that made me realise that there is a lot of profit to make in this industry coz til 2day when i pass there those guys ar busy and they charge 320 a car,and i am pleased to say a month from now i wil be runing my own business zola frm south africa

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      Rich  7 years ago

      As the internet grows and becomes the biggest factor to generating clients, internet marketing is crucial to the success of a window tinting business. I have found that the industry does not do a good job of optimizing their websites. I have been designing site and marketing for a couple years now and feel window tinting can be a great way for me to generate extra income. I designed a website that you can see at Please tell me what you think. You can also view my website at feel free to contact me if you are interested in using my services or have advice in me starting my own window tinting business. Thanks, Rich

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      anthony peter 8 years ago

      hi, I am a South African Male and I am in a process of starting a window tinting business. I would like you to please advice me of the way to go. In South Africa there are few African owned window tinting business and I want to grab the opportunity and with the help of overseas company, I think the sky will be the limit. Please respond on my e mail adress which is My Cell number is 078 158 0683. I look forward from hearing from you. Kind regards.

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      rob 8 years ago

      woul like to learn how to tint cars any suggestions where i can learn

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      Stevi 9 years ago

      I live in england london but theres not many companies whom take on trainees as the business's here are small and independent.

      I need help?

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      Casey 10 years ago

      So is this guy for real about the amount of money that can be made? And is it as easy as everyone says it is to generat business?

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      Business Financing Guru 10 years ago

      Hmm, I've never really considered window tinting as a small business. Tools like this hub for niche businesses are the way to go. It's a well put together set up, nice job.

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      Joseph willie 10 years ago

      How will I receive a certification for window tinting?

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      auto-impressions 10 years ago

      wow- this is a great dvd, although, i've been a master tinter for twelve years, this means twelve years, after i trained for five years with 5 tinters with a decade of expience each. This 75 min dvd is very informative, but watching a proffessional is much different than being one. to tint like that you would need to train with him in person, for 8 hours a day - 6 days a week - for 2 years; and even then you will still not be able to do a lot of cars out there.

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      Diana Parker 10 years ago

      Awsome site - well done!

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      mastertinter 10 years ago

      Try Technorati for good results.

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      Jason Miles 10 years ago

      This Window Tinting training Rocks