Frequently Asked Questions for Monumental Workx San Diego

COVID-19 FAQ’s

Is Monumental Workx open during COVID-19?

Yes. We are open for business and following the recommendations of health officials. All of our employees are taking all the necessary precautions to make sure we can continue to operate under the guidelines. To learn more, see our detailed response to COVID-19.

What cleaning procedures are being implemented?

Our shop is completely sanitized throughout the day. We start the day sanitizing the shop and check-in area and end the day doing the same. Each vehicle gets a complementary sanitation before returning to the owner.

What are the new procedures for cars?

We strongly recommend drop off/pick up procedures. We sanitize the keys for the safety of our employees before doing any work on the vehicle. Upon completion, we sanitize both the keys and vehicle so the owner can have a peace of mind.

Is the waiting room available?

If you would like to wait and the waiting room is empty, we will permit one person at a time in the waiting room.

During this time we strongly urge our clients to opt for drop off/pick up services. Our waiting room can normally hold a small group of people, but due the social distancing guidelines it would difficult to hold more than one person at a time.

In the event that there is a possibility of more than one person in our waiting room, we’ll have to ask to reschedule or work with the drop off/pick up procedure.

As with everything else about the shop, after each client leaves the waiting room we go ahead and sanitize.

Vinyl Wrap FAQ’s

Do I have to wash my vehicle before installation?

Yes. All vehicles have to be free of dust, mud, pollen, and other agents that may slow down the installation process.

Can I take my newly wrapped car through the carwash?

Yes. You can wash it just like you did before it was wrapped, but it is not recommended that you use wax. We recommend brushless car washes.

How do I care for my wrap?

Hand washing is best. Avoid high pressure washes and be careful never to use an ice-scraper. Sweeping off windows with a soft broom and rear defroster will cause no damage to your window graphics.

Can I pressure wash my vehicle after the vinyl is installed?

We highly recommend NOT to pressure wash the vehicle after installation of the vinyl. Some pressure washers can potentially lift up the vinyl because of improper use of the water pressure. The wrap is an investment to your marketing and advertising strategy and thus it should be protected.

How long will the wrap stay on my vehicle?

Normally, a wrap can stay between 4 to 6 years on the vehicle depending on conditions, care and overall treatment. We use the very best Avery and 3M products available in the industry. Each component is backed with a proven warrantee. Vinyls have 5 – 6 year manufacturer warrantees while our solvent inks have a range of 3 – 7 years. We also use lamination that acts as a protective film against many abrasive cleaning applications and protects the print from minor scratches and regular wear-and-tear.

Can the wrap be removed later?
Absolutely. The wrap is actually applied to the vehicle using heat and pressure-sensitive adhesives that can be reactivated and removed by our installers. The removal process is short and does not damage the vehicle.
How long does the process take?
Depending on the day some wrap installations can go faster than others. We do spend enough time to ensure a quality installation. It also depends on the vehicle, so once we know what car we are working on we can provide a time estimate.
How much is a vinyl wrap installation?

The average vinyl wrap installation starts at $2,800*.

*The exact pricing depends on several factors such as the make and model of a car, the year, and if it's a full or partial wrap. You can get a more precise breakdown by filling out our form.

Does a vinyl wrap come with a warranty?
It depends on the manufacturer. A vinyl wrap requires maintenance to keep it looking new and pristine.
Are vinyl wraps covered by insurance?
This depends on the insurance you have. It is a good idea to ask your specific insurance if they cover vinyl wraps.

Window Tint FAQ’s

What should I use to clean my windows after I've had them tinted?

After window film installation, wait a week before cleaning the inside of the window where the film was installed. After a week, use a window cleaner without ammonia and a soft cloth or rubber squeegee. We recommend foam cleaners because they do not streak, and are usually ammonia-free. Never scrape the film with any type of blade or clean your tinted windows with anything abrasive, as it will scratch the film.

Can I roll my windows down right away after I've had film installed?

We recommend that you leave your vehicle windows rolled up for at least 24 hours after the window film installation. This allows the film to cure and adhere to the glass before the window is moved.

I just had my windows tinted, why do they look hazy?

The moisture that remains between the film and the glass after installation can cause a hazy, streaky, blotchy appearance. It takes several days for the adhesive/film to completely cure. The remaining moisture will evaporate through the film; depending on the type of film, this process may take a couple of days, or even a couple of months. When the water evaporates completely, your windows should have excellent clarity.

How long does it take to tint my vehicle?

The amount of time it would take to tint your vehicle depends on the vehicle type. A complete car can take anywhere from two to four hours. Full-sized trucks generally take about an hour or so. If you are interested in only tinting the two front doors, thirty to forty minutes is usually satisfactory. If your vehicle has old film that needs to be removed, this process adds about two to four additional hours to the film installation. These time estimates are for ideal situations; as with anything, things may happen that can extend window film installation time. Please keep this in mind when making your appointment.

Is the tint applied on the outside of my vehicle?

No. In most cases, window film is installed on the inside of the glass. This allows for maximum durability. On vehicles, the window tint is hand-cut on the outside of the glass, then installed on the interior of the glass.

What do the different levels of tint mean?

Film percentages stand for light transmission, or the amount of light that is allowed through the film. The lower the percentage, the darker the film.

What are the benefits of window tint?

The many benefits of window film include eye comfort, UV protection, aesthetics, and increased safety, privacy, and energy savings.

What is window tint?

Window film is a thin, multi-layered polyester material that incorporates the many different layers to control different properties, including Ultra-Violet (UV) light, heat, glare, and privacy. Window film comes in a variety of performance levels and shades.

How much is a window tint installation?

Window tint installations start at $450*.

*The exact pricing depends on the vehicle, the level of window tinting, and how many windows are getting tinted and which ones. You can get an estimate for your window tint installation by filling out our form.

Does window tinting come with a warranty?
Yes, all of our window tinting comes with a lifetime warranty.
Is window tinting covered by insurance?
This is on a case by case basis with the insurance. It is best to double-check with your insurance.

Clear Bra Paint Protection FAQ’s

Will paint fade differently under the clear bra paint protection than on the rest of the vehicle?

Our invisible bra films are UV Stable, so the sun discolors the entire vehicle at the same rate. As long as you maintain the vehicle’s paint on a regular basis, washing and waxing, there will be no discernable difference.

Will clear bra paint protection really help prevent stones from chipping the paint?

Yes. The urethane film is energy absorbent. In fact, it was designed originally to prevent damage on the leading edge of helicopter rotor blades.

How long does it take to install a clear bra paint protection?

Installation will vary. Much depends on the amount of coverage and the particular vehicle. It usually takes couple of hours to a full day, but small jobs can take just an hour. Large wraps can take few days.

Will a clear bra paint protection stop bug acid from etching a painted or clear coat surface?

The acidic reaction from bugs does not affect the surface of the film the same way it affects the paint, so the residue can be washed off with car soap and water easier than it would be from the paint. Never leave bug splatters on the auto bra for an extended period of time, as it may stain the film as well.

How is the clear bra paint protection applied?

The urethane film comes to us in bulk form and we computer cut designs to exactly fit various surfaces. The film is then applied using similar method to window film.

Does the clear bra paint protection come with a warranty?
This depends on the manufacturer.
How forgiving is the clear bra paint protection?
For any small scratches that are a regular occurrence, clear bra paint protection is great. Small debris on the road that causes small dents are going to be protected by the clear bra. It is self healing!

It will not recover if it in the noticeable tear however.

Is my clear bra paint protection covered by my insurance?
It is a good idea to discuss this with your insurance because the answer can vary. A lot of insurances do in fact cover clear bra paint protection, but you should always double-check with your insurance first.
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5292 Eastgate Mall San Diego, CA 92121

(858) 291-8200
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