Ultra Shield Window Tint - 20% VLT
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Gila Ultra Shield Window Tint - 20% VLT

Part No. USS44 Warranty  
Ultra Shield window tint blocks up to 99% of UV rays to help prevent interior cracking and fading, block heat to keep your vehicle cool and block glare. Includes a scratch-resistant coating.

Product Features:
  • Blocks up to 99% of UV rays to help prevent interior fading and cracking
  • Blocks heat and keeps you cool
  • Blocks glare
  • Scratch-resistant coating
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Glare Reduction:78 %
Length:78 in
Light Transmission:20 %
Percentage Of Visible Light Transmitted:20 %
Total Solar Energy Rejection (TSER):50 %
UV Rejection:99 %
Width:24 in

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GilaUltra Shield Window Tint - 20% VLT
 
3.1

(based on 7 reviews)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves comfort (4)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (4)

Best Uses

  • Car (5)

Reviewed by 7 customers

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(8 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Watch a video

By Jay B

from Colorado

Comments about Gila Ultra Shield Window Tint - 20% VLT:

Its best to watch one of many different videos available on the net. I have used this or other brands many times and unless you have a hatch window with a piston or handle stuck to it that you have to cut around this is very easy to use. While you don't need the install kit you might as well get it as it has everything NEW that you will need and you are saving a bunch of money doing it yourself.

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(10 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Definately helped to reduce light

By EJ

from Knoxville, TN

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

Verified Buyer
Level 2

Pros

  • Improves Comfort

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

  • Car

Comments about Gila Ultra Shield Window Tint - 20% VLT:

It was a challenge to learn how to install the film to the windows without bubbles and creases. The instructions provided with the film are basic and do not give many tips on how to work around problems and issues that will arise when installing. This product definately should be installed in a garage or equivalent type environment. Having a second set of hands would help on installing the film to larger windows because the film is about as rigid as a wet noodle.

I found that using cellophane wrapping paper to get the window outlines helped to minimize wasting the film prior to cutting it for installation.

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(9 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

window tinting

By Pete

from Ann Arbor, MI

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer
Level 2

Pros

  • Improves Comfort

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

  • Car

Comments about Gila Ultra Shield Window Tint - 20% VLT:

Be sure to use plenty of soapy spray when putting this on. Apply to both window and film when trying to place--makes things much easier. I used a thick credit card, so no need for a 'kit' if you already have a spray bottle and access to baby shampoo. Did this on a minivan back windows and orked well for all except the back window--with some practice. I wasted one sheet and had to buy a new roll to have enough--but cheaper than getting it done professionally. The back window is still a problem. It's slightly curved so this could be the issue. May need to get that one done professionally...

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(32 of 73 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

ok on small jobs

By taz

from lakewood ohio

About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

Verified Buyer
Level 3

Pros

  • Improves Comfort

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

  • Car
  • Garage

Comments about Gila Ultra Shield Window Tint - 20% VLT:

do not touch edges while peeling film

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(38 of 73 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love It

By Timah Babiee

from Top to Bottom, East Coast

About Me Auto Enthusiast

Pros

  • Can Withstand Use
  • Improves Comfort

Cons

  • Flimsy

Best Uses

  • Car

Comments about Gila Ultra Shield Window Tint - 20% VLT:

I used this product my first time ever tinting any windows and they look professional. My friends dont believe i did them myself. The 20% is awesome! You can barely see inside of the car but clearly see out. Everything went smoothly with this product. The Gila Rear Window Strips is another story. (Horrible)

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(35 of 73 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Waste of money - Do not buy

By Extra245

from Eastern NC

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gila Ultra Shield Window Tint - 20% VLT:

      If you want your auto to look like garbage this stuff is a must have. Three attempts at one window = one roll. All three came out like total [*]. This film will not stretch or shrink in the least meaning non flat windows are out - bend it a little and its creased - extremely sticky get it stuck on anything but where it needs to go and you're done. I would only use this stuff on a flat piece of glass not in a vehicle, indoors and lying horizontally and keep the glass very wet. Get a 2nd job making minimum wage and use the money to have it professionally done - you will have saved time and money vs trying to do it with this junk.

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      (35 of 73 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Cheap Price = Cheap performance

      By Big-Tony

      from Carthage,Tn

      About Me Casual Driver

      Pros

      • Cheap

      Cons

      • Fragile
      • Low quality

      Best Uses

      • Car
      • SUV
      • Truck

      Comments about Gila Ultra Shield Window Tint - 20% VLT:

      I guess it's true , you get what you pay for. First of all the "Lifetime" warranty does NOT cover fading which means it's almost certain to do so. Secondly, when you open up the roll of tint it has a big sticker holding the roll together and when you try to peel the sticker off it's going to leave all kinds of sticker residue on the role so you are going to have to unroll the tint roll more to compensate for this.Thirdly, the tint kinks up too easily and actually tore in a few places that I didn't cut. I'm not tinting expert but I've have better luck on other rolls of tint.I guess I will go to a professional this week to get it done right after wasting [$] for 2 rolls of this tint!

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      • Q:

        Is it enough film for just one window or all windows?
        Asked on 7/5/2013 by Abbie from Baltimore, MD

        1 answer

        • CUSTOMER CARE

          A:

          This Gila Ultra Shield Window Tint - 20% VLT - Part No. USS44 has size : 2 inches x 6.5 inches and covers up to 2 side windows or 1 rear window. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

          Answered on 7/6/2013 by Morgan from AAP
      • Q:

        Is it pre-cut to fit each window already?
        Asked on 6/11/2013 by Jess from Columbus, Ga

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          A:

          This Gila Ultra Shield Window Tint - 20% VLT - part# USS44 is a continuous one roll. The dimensions are 6.5' X 24". For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

          Answered on 6/11/2013 by Vincent from AAP
      • Q:

        what is the square footage or dimensions of this product?
        Asked on 5/26/2010 by Scott from Myerstown, PA

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          A:

          6.5' X 24"

          Answered on 5/26/2010 by Mike from AAP
      • Q:

        Is this product legal in WV
        Asked on 5/14/2010 by Anonymous

        1 answer

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          A:

          You will have to look into your local and state laws for the legal limit on window tint. Best way to get the quickest answer is to call up to the place where you get your vehicle inspection done and they should be able to tell you.

          Answered on 5/17/2010 by Mike from AAP
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