Our History

Solar Eclipse’s first store was started in 1989 by a gentleman by the name of Benji Lapid. Through out the 1990’s, Solar Eclipse became the Elite window tinting shop of San Diego and also became one of the first import performance shops that catered to the import scene. After a couple of years, Solar Eclipse had opened two other stores though out San Diego that included a larger shop in Mira Mesa. The First Solar Eclipse store in National City was the shop that mainly specialized in window tint, auto accessories and minor customization while the larger Mira Mesa store specialized in everything from window tint to full on drag race cars.

At the end of 1997 Benji decided to pursue his career in manufacturing and sell both the two store that were still open, the National City store and the Mira Mesa store. The Mira Mesa store was sold to an employee but was closed within a year of the change of ownership. The National City store was also sold to a current employee by the name of Damien Abrams who wanted to continue the legacy of the best window tinting store in San Diego and since then has done just that. Solar Eclipse still today is San Diego’s premeir window tinting shop with customers coming as far as Los Angeles to have their cars tinted and also being the auto dealerships choice of window tinting.

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A New Era Begins

With the closure of the much larger Mira Mesa store Damien took on the challenge of making the National City store more than just window tinting but also an auto performance store. Damien knew that the National City store was smaller and space was a problem but it ended up working out, Damien and Employees were able to focus on one car and one car only thus having a higher quality product of install and fabrication. Damien to this day feels that customers are happier with quality of work by the crew of Solar Eclipse focusing on one car at a time rather than a couple at a time. Solar Eclipse currently uses one garage for auto performance and one garage to tint vehicles in. At Solar Eclipse they believe in quality not quantity and their quality of work show why they have been around so long.

As other stores emerge and close there is one thing that is certain…Solar Eclipse will be here for a long time. Their knowledge and experience in the tinting world keeps customers coming back for more tint jobs and recommending their friends to have their cars tinted. Solar Eclipse employees take their time with applying film to insure that they put out the best quality tint job a consumer can have. In their strive for excellence they take the time to learn each vehicle so no shortcuts are taken while tinting a vehicle. Solar Eclipse also has tons of experience in the import performance world and they are well capable of doing anything from a motor swap, a custom turbo kit to a custom suspension. If its JDM, VIP, performance or maybe you want to customize your car to your liking…Solar Eclipse can provide that service for you with their highly experienced and informative staff. With their incredible customer service, highly trained staff and great prices Solar Eclipse has distinguished themselves as San Diego’s premier shop.

Why Choose

Solar Eclipse For

Window Tinting?

Simply put, we do quality and professional work. We strive to give you the best experience while tinting your vehicle. With a fully trained staff and over 40 years of combined experience in window tinting, we can handle any car.

For your convenience, Solar Eclipse offers a waiting room with free WI-FI, TV with Netflix for your viewing pleasure while you wait. We also have complimentary water coffee and tea for our customers. We want you to be as comfortable as you can while you wait for your car to be tinted.

Our Services

Our knowledgeable staff, superior installation and great products guarantee customer satisfaction
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Window Tinting

Professional window film installation to add style, comfort and protection for your vehicle.

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Commercial & Residential Window Tinting

Professional window film installation for any size business or home to provide privacy, protection and comfort.

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Auto Performance

Let us consult with you on your auto performance upgrade or modification.

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Custom Work

Let Solar Eclipse help you create unique auto customizations.

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Air Suspension

Expert air suspension systems done right.

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HID & LED Lighting

Enhance your automotive lighting needs.

Need A Quote?

Give us a call at 1-619-474-0060 or fill out the form for any questions about window tinting and other products we offer.


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Solar Eclipse Window Tinting
507 G Ave
San Diego, CA 91950
1-619-474-0060

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