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In today's hectic, always-on-the-go world, having a car is essential for transportation around the city. It's hard to imagine life without a car. Without them, you wouldn't be able to make it to work, the grocery store, the laundromat, or important events like your children's sports events. Having a vehicle is a necessity these days because we use them so much, but many car owners don't make strides to protect their investment or what might be inside that investment.

Aside from purchasing an extended warranty for your car, one of the best ways to protect your car is with professional vehicle window tinting in Charleston, SC. What a warranty won't do, however, is boost curb appeal, reduce sun glare, block harmful radiation, protect your valuables, and provide privacy 24-hours a day.

At Troop Films LLC, we specialize in the finest ceramic window tints and certified paint protection films in South Carolina. We have been installing tints and paint protection film for several years and are always improving our techniques. As true window tinting experts, we have had the pleasure of working on so many different types of vehicles - from multi-million-dollar sports cars to junkers barely worth a grand. Doing so has allowed owner and certified installer Stephon Troop to refine his window tinting game and master techniques like clear bra installation. Today, he has a full-service team behind him, ready and waiting to serve loyal customers just like you.

Unlike some of our competitors, we take meticulous steps to ensure we provide the best work possible on your vehicle. We don't believe in taking shortcuts just to save a few cents. Instead, we go the extra mile to ensure all our customers are satisfied, whether it's completing special request projects or simply taking the time to ensure our work is done right. Whether you own a vintage Ferrari or a busted-up Ford, we aim to provide the highest quality car window tinting around.

When we say we're detail-oriented, we mean it. Here are just a few reasons why customers choose Troop Films for their car window tinting in South Carolina:

  • We remove vehicle parts like blinker covers to ensure dirt and grime aren't trapped.
  • We use computers to make sure your tint or coating is installed properly and precisely.
  • We remove emblems and badges so that we can wrap underneath them, giving your car more protection.
  • We wrap all edges of our ceramic window tints, so your job is seamless, and your tint remains effective year-round.

Curious about how we protect so many cars in South Carolina and the metro Charleston area? Expertise, customer service, and affordable prices are just the start. Our excellence starts at the top - here are a few words from Troop Films owner, Stephon Troop.

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Stephon and his wife, both originally from the chilly state of Pennsylvania, moved to Charleston, SC, for the warm beach weather and friendly Lowcountry residents.

Though Stephon now has many years of car window tinting under his belt, his training was completed under one of the best car window tint installers in the United States. Installing window tints, paint protection films, and ceramic coatings alongside during this time helped Stephon learn all the techniques and tricks needed to succeed. After training up north, Stephon continued to learn in Texas, where he became a certified paint protection and window tint installer. Since that time, Stephon has mastered even more car protection techniques to offer his customers a comprehensive list of services.

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Here is a simple truth: not all vehicle window tinting services are equal. Sure, you could spend a few bucks on a DIY window tinting kit, but going this route almost guarantees trouble. From unsightly fading to film bubbles, these offer the bare minimum in protection. With subpar quality, these kits also peel very quickly, causing you to spend more money to re-apply or have your tint professionally installed.

Speaking of window tinting services, few companies in South Carolina combine professional applications with the highest quality window tint film available. That's what sets Troop Films apart from other window tinting businesses - quality film, expert application, meticulous attention to detail, and the best customer service available.

Unlike some of our competitors, we use SunTek ceramic window tinting film, which is among the best in the industry. This technologically advanced product line provides outstanding, top-of-the-line films. With ceramic technology, infrared rejection and solar performance are enhanced, resulting in a non-metal construction that doesn't cause interference with portable or onboard electronic devices.

Our SunTek ceramic tint options come in a range of nine darkness levels. Each shade of tint has an ultra-attractive appearance, is non-reflective, and helps prevent color changes. With this fantastic film, you, your passengers, and your vehicle's interior are protected from 99% of UV rays from the sun. With outstanding infrared and heat rejection properties, your vehicle's interior comfort remains cooler and more comfortable all year long.

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Most Common Reasons to Tint
Your Vehicle's Windows

Here are just a few of the most common reasons why South Carolina vehicle owners choose Troop Films for window tinting:

Privacy

Privacy

When we ask our customers why they want to tint their windows, privacy is often first on their list. When you begin to think about it, it makes sense. Why allow other drivers to invade your privacy when you can keep prying eyes off of your identity and personal belongings? It's not unreasonable to want privacy for you and your family while you're driving. You never know who you will pull up next to at a red light, and with our vehicle window tinting services in Charleston, SC, they don't have to know you either.

Style

Style

There's something inherently cool about having your windows tinted. Even if you're not trying to impress anyone with your car, having your windows tinted helps give it a refined, modern look, which enhances curb appeal. If you're getting tired of the way your car or truck's exterior looks, spice it up a little and bring it into Troop Films for professional window tinting. We think you will be happy with the results.

Comfort

Comfort

Have you ever sat down in your vehicle in the middle of summer, after it's been sitting outside all day? It feels like your car has turned into an oven. Sometimes, it can get so hot in your car that it's hard to grip the steering wheel. As you probably already know, summers in South Carolina can be brutal. When the temperatures heat up in the Lowcountry, your vehicle traps most of that heat, causing interior temperatures to reach unsafe levels. But when you have your windows tinted with Troop Films, your car will stay cooler in the spring and summer. With ceramic film, glare from headlights and streetlights is also reduced, meaning you can see easier without having to strain your eyes. More comfort and more safety - what's not to love?

Health and Safety

Health and Safety

When you think about car window tinting, most folks don't think about the health and safety benefits involved. But when it comes to you and your passengers, safety should be top of your list. High temps in your vehicle, usually caused by UV rays, are a safety concern not only for your skin and eyes but for your car's safety mechanisms. This is especially true for your airbags, which can be damaged and left inoperable when interior temperatures are high enough. Obviously, that's a huge safety risk.

Fading Dashboard

Fading Dashboard

Over time, your vehicle's dashboard will take a beating when your car is left out in the sun. The combo of harmful UV rays and high heat can ruin dashboard materials, leaving them cracked, faded, and in need of repair. Fixing your dashboard can be a costly endeavor. However, doing so can be avoided with high-quality ceramic tints from Troop Films.

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Benefits of Vehicle Window Tinting
in Charleston, SC

If you're still on the fence about ceramic window tinting for your vehicle, consider
the following benefits of our SunTek films:

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  • Unrestricted Communications - some window films contain traces of metals, which can cause interference with devices. Our metal-free films won't interfere with your cell phone, GPS, satellite radio, or other electronic devices that you use while driving.
  • Resistant to Color Changes - Our technologically-advanced window films are scientifically created to give you an attractive, non-reflective appearance without color fading.
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty - You read that right - when you buy window tints from Troop Films, your products are covered by the manufacturer against peeling, adhesive failures, changes in color, cracking, and delamination. Some restrictions do apply.
  • Precise Installation - When you work with Troop Films, you can have peace of mind knowing your window tint will be applied seamlessly and accurately. That's because we have access to core pattern-cutting software that trims your window film tightly. With our precise installation, you can rest easy knowing your tint will fit the make, model, and year of your vehicle like a glove.

The Ultimate Protection: Car
Window Tinting and Paint
Protection Film in Charleston, SC

They say the first cut is always the deepest, and that's certainly true when it comes to your vehicle. Few things are as frustrating as getting out of your car, only to realize that a stray rock has dented your favorite car or truck. Dents and scratches from road debris like rocks and even acids from bugs all take their toll on your vehicle's overall appearance and value. Along with UV rays, "road rash" from winter salt, sand, rocks, pebbles, branches, and more will compromise your vehicle's integrity and can mean lower resale value.

If you're looking for total protection from heat and UV rays as well as road debris, we recommend car window tinting in Charleston, SC along with our paint protection film application. Paint protection film, also called your vehicle's clear bra, provides a shield of protection from road rash, preserves your car's paint job, increases its longevity, and can increase its resale value. Paint protection film is very useful for everyday use, especially if you're driving on the highway or simply want to protect your favorite car. Clear bras are also helpful for work vehicles, which often receive dents and scratches due to the nature of their work.

At Troop Film, our SunTek paint protection film is among the highest quality films in the industry. Common application areas include:

  • Vehicle Paint
  • Door Handles
  • Headlights
  • Rear Fenders
  • Front Bumpers
  • Mirrors
  • Hoods
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Our paint protection films are completely reinvented products that merge the hydrophobicity of ceramic with premium, self-healing paint protection film. Common benefits of having your vehicle protected with paint film include:

01

Endurance

Your car's finish will stay flawless and fresh with our car protection films, which shield against salt, rocks, insects, and other debris.

02

Resistance

Our HydroResist top-coat protection boosts your vehicle's stain resistance by limiting dirt and water accumulation on your protection film's surface.

03

Self-Healing

It sounds too good to be true, but our films really do heal themselves by using the heat from the sun or your vehicle's engine.

04

Look Great

Our paint protection films are available in high gloss and matte finishes, leaving your car with outstanding optics and clarity.

Have Questions? We've Got Answers!

In addition to the highest-quality car window tinting products, our customer service team excels at answering any questions you may have. We're here to help in any way and can even help determine which kind of protection is best for your vehicle. Call, text, or fill out the inquiry form on our website. Before you know it, your car will be super-stylish and even safer to drive with the help of Troop Films LLC.

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MUSC Health Midlands celebrates first anniversary

Things were warm in more ways than one on a steamy August day as the MUSC Health-Midlands Division celebrated its first anniversary. There were hugs and smiles and applause as people gathered in Midlands’ four locations to mark the occasion.“Now, we’re part of the family,” said Pam Roberts, lab director for MUSC Health Kershaw Medical Center. It’s one of four sites that make up the Midlands Division. The o...

Things were warm in more ways than one on a steamy August day as the MUSC Health-Midlands Division celebrated its first anniversary. There were hugs and smiles and applause as people gathered in Midlands’ four locations to mark the occasion.

“Now, we’re part of the family,” said Pam Roberts, lab director for MUSC Health Kershaw Medical Center. It’s one of four sites that make up the Midlands Division. The other three are MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center Downtown, MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center Northeast and MUSC Health Fairfield Emergency and Imaging.

“The laboratory had a complete makeover this past year. Being under a lab management contract since 2012, the lab care team members have always worked at Kershaw Health. Now we belong,” Roberts said.

That feeling of belonging was echoed by Terry Gunn, chief executive officer of the Midlands Division. “The biggest change for our care team members has been a feeling of being brought into our forever home. We are so excited to be part of MUSC Health and look forward to anchoring the Midlands of South Carolina. Our future is now bright, and we have a clear path on how we can better serve our communities.”

He said patients are pleased, too. “There have been so many times that I’ve been stopped by people around our communities that have expressed their excitement around having MUSC in their community. Many have been long-term recipients of care at our physician practices and local facilities, and they are pleased we’ve infused stability and a strong future here.”

MUSC Health bought the four sites in the Midlands Division as part of its quest to offer high-quality specialized care to people around the state. In 2019, hospitals in the Chester, Florence Lancaster and Marion areas joined MUSC Health.

Gunn said it’s important to try to ensure everyone can get the care they need. “We truly want to serve the entire Midlands region, and we are able to do that with our expansive network of clinics, hospitals and emergency rooms. From Winnsboro to Camden and Elgin to West Columbia, we have the right providers and care team members in place to offer exceptional care. I think that is what is most exciting for our community. It doesn’t matter where they live, they now have access to all MUSC has to offer.”

SC Works Trident hosting public sector career fair

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – SC Works Trident on August 17 will host a public sector career fair.The event is happening at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center and will be held in two parts.Jobseekers have the option to participate virtually from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or in person at the coliseum from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.Candidates are encouraged to bring updated resumes to distribute to employers. There will also be team members on location to help jobseekers with resumes and applications. Resume or...

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – SC Works Trident on August 17 will host a public sector career fair.

The event is happening at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center and will be held in two parts.

Jobseekers have the option to participate virtually from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or in person at the coliseum from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Candidates are encouraged to bring updated resumes to distribute to employers. There will also be team members on location to help jobseekers with resumes and applications. Resume or interview preparation can also be done ahead of the event at an SC Works center.

Jobseekers can register for the virtual option here; candidates who wish to participate in person can click here.

Alan Pergament: Former WIVB anchor Mel Orlins joins morning newscast in Charleston, S.C.

Two months after leaving WIVB-TV (Channel 4) and WNLO-TV (Channel 23) as morning and noon co-anchor, Melanie Orlins has resurfaced as a morning anchor at WCIV-TV in Charleston, S.C.The move to the ABC affiliate is a big step down in market size since Buffalo is No. 52 in the nation and Charleston is No. 91.However, Charleston is a growing market in a beautiful and historic area and a tweet from Orlins Monday night indicated market size wasn’t as big a factor for the Virginia native as returning to the southern part of the...

Two months after leaving WIVB-TV (Channel 4) and WNLO-TV (Channel 23) as morning and noon co-anchor, Melanie Orlins has resurfaced as a morning anchor at WCIV-TV in Charleston, S.C.

The move to the ABC affiliate is a big step down in market size since Buffalo is No. 52 in the nation and Charleston is No. 91.

However, Charleston is a growing market in a beautiful and historic area and a tweet from Orlins Monday night indicated market size wasn’t as big a factor for the Virginia native as returning to the southern part of the country.

She posted three pictures of herself with her husband, dog and a Charleston beach on Twitter and wrote the following tweet: “Overjoyed with our new start, in our new home … finally back in the SOUTH after 11 years & much, much closer to family.”

Orlins arrived in Buffalo almost five years ago from a Fox affiliate in Harrisburg, Pa., where she anchored the morning news. Before that she was an anchor-reporter at a station in Grand Forks, N.D.

Her final day on Channel 4’s “Wake Up!” after five years at the station was June 3. At that time, she didn’t say where she was headed.

In a two-minute address to the audience in front of co-anchor Kelsey Anderson and meteorologist Mike Cejka, Orlins repeatedly praised the area's people and restaurants and addressed the Buffalo Bills impact on the area.

“In our careers we jump around a lot, I’ve jumped around a lot. This is hands down the hardest goodbye I will ever have to do, it really is,” said Orlins.

She was named Channel 4 co-anchor almost a year after Teresa Weakley left “Wake Up!” in September of 2016 to work at a station in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Weakley was temporarily replaced by Brittni Smallwood before Orlins took over. The delay in naming a full-time co-anchor was partly the result of a change in Channel 4 ownership and the hiring of a new vice president and general manager at the time, Dominic Mancuso.

Since Orlins’ departure, “Wake Up!” has primarily been co-anchored by Kelsey Anderson with Chris Horvatits or Abby Fridmann.

Brianna Betts, the new Channel 4 news director hired Monday, will likely help decide who will replace Orlins on the morning program.

Betts, who most recently has been the assistant news director in Columbus, Ohio, will be busy once she arrives at Channel 4 on Aug. 22. She also will need to fill an opening for “Wake Up!” reporter Jhas Williams, who left last week. And before the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres seasons start, Betts will have two sports openings to fill after the departure of digital sports reporter Mary Margaret Johnson and the upcoming departure of sports anchor-reporter Paul Stockman.

Johnson, who has been the station’s digital sports reporter for three years, left WIVB last week to work for Daemen University as an assistant athletics communication director/new media manager.

Johnson’s departure follows the previously announced departure of Stockman. Stockman, who has been at WIVB for two years, has not said where he is headed. He is believed to be taking a job at a local school district after he leaves WIVB sometime this month.

Could 'pedestrian scrambles' or 'road diets' make walking in downtown Charleston safer?

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — The Charleston peninsula is a notoriously dangerous place for walkers and bikers. Thousands of collisions have happened in the past few years.The st...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — The Charleston peninsula is a notoriously dangerous place for walkers and bikers. Thousands of collisions have happened in the past few years.

The state’s transportation department is now ready to do something about it.

Have you ever heard of a “pedestrian scramble?”

It sounds a little unnerving at an intersection like Calhoun and King Streets, but it could make it safer, according to some safety advocates. But how?

Katie Zimmerman, the Executive Director of Charleston Moves says, “ at a particular intersection, all the stoplights are red, allowing for pedestrians to cross wherever for a short period of time. That type of thing will hopefully get ahead of this pretty high number of collisions that we're currently seeing.”

A number of collisions that has steadily been growing over the years with our growing reputation as a walkable, bikeable city to explore.

“It's so good that people are choosing to get out of their cars. But it's just like, we can't continue the way that we are continuing right now,” says Zimmerman.

Several ideas are on the table. Another solution being considered? Put King Street on a “road diet.”

“I think everybody can agree that there's a particular segment of King Street where two lanes of traffic is not functional while people are trying to parallel park. So sort of transforming how that street works, not banning cars, but reorganizing the space so that people can park, people can drive, people can bike, people can walk, without all being on top of each other and harming each other,” Zimmerman said.

This is the next phase in the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s pedestrian and bicycle safety action plan the state agency rolled out in May 2022.

Now it brings solutions to the public for a closer look.

On August 4, SCDOT will hold a public information meeting regarding proposed bike and pedestrian improvements to Downtown Charleston in Charleston County.

The meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, 57 Pitt Street, Charleston, SC 29401. It will have a drop-in type format with displays for viewing and citizens will have the opportunity to provide written comments. There will be no formal presentation at the meeting.

Mother’s Milk Bank of SC receiving twice the amount of donor milk than usual

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) -Morgan Griffin, of North Charleston, started to feel the impacts of the formula shortage in mid-February.“I went to go get more and I had to go to six different stores,” Griffin said.Since then, it’s been a constant cycle of checking the Formula Finders Facebook group to see what formula is in stock and where. Sometimes, she has to leave work in the middle of the day to check inventory at stores. Some of those stores are over an hour away. This month, the mom of two said things are fin...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) -Morgan Griffin, of North Charleston, started to feel the impacts of the formula shortage in mid-February.

“I went to go get more and I had to go to six different stores,” Griffin said.

Since then, it’s been a constant cycle of checking the Formula Finders Facebook group to see what formula is in stock and where. Sometimes, she has to leave work in the middle of the day to check inventory at stores. Some of those stores are over an hour away. This month, the mom of two said things are finally starting to improve.

“There was a point where I didn’t have any formula, and I was like okay well let me try whatever I can find and maybe that will work,” Griffin said.

Griffin isn’t alone. The Formula Finders Charleston Facebook Group currently has 2,100 members, as of Monday.

The Mother’s Milk Bank of South Carolina was developed to receive donated breast milk from women who have extra, mostly to give to hospitals who take care of sick and premature infants. But In May, they started offering donor milk to the general population with a prescription from a pediatrician to serve some families who were having trouble finding formula.

“With the formula shortage, we saw a need to try to help out,” said Dr. Alison Chapman, medical director of the Mother’s Milk Bank of South Carolina.

Medical Director Dr. Alison Chapman says they’ve been able to help some families, but she says there’s been “mixed feelings” because of the expensive price of the milk. The cost comes from pasteurizing and processing the milk, which Chapman says is crucial to making sure the milk is safe for babies.

“We could not offer it for free, but we were able to offer it at a discounted price, however realistically speaking it still is pricey,” Chapman said.

However, Chapman says she thinks people have been recognizing the need. Over the last 3 months, they’ve received 37,000 ounces of breast milk, more than double what they typically receive.

“We have one of the highest premature birth rates in the country and so there’s definitely a need for women to donate any additional or leftover milk that they have,” Chapman said.

Chapman says if the need is still there, they will still have the capability to be able to provide the service of selling the milk on an individual basis. But she says they may need to rethink the cost associated with it, to see if there’s anything they can do to help reduce the cost for families that need it.

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