So you had your vehicle’s windows tinted. Congratulations! You might be asking yourself, “What now? What should I expect? How do I take care of window tint?” There could be a lot of other questions going through your mind, but don’t worry. This article will tell you what you might encounter right after getting your tint installed and how to help your tint last as long as possible.
Window Tint Care Tips (more details below)
– Wait 2-5 days before rolling down your windows (depending on weather).
– If you see small water bubbles form, don’t touch them. They’ll go away soon.
– Wait 1 week before you wash the inside of the windows.
– Use glass cleaners that don’t use ammonia. Look for glass cleaners that say “Tint Safe” on the label.
– Use a clean microfiber towel to clean the glass for the best results.
– Your film should achieve full clarity within 30 days.
– Be careful with your seat belt. If you fling your seat belt off, it could hit the window and damage the film.
– Be careful with jewelry as well. Sometimes jewelry with sharp edges like rings and watches can scratch the film if you rest your arm near the window.
Window films are applied with a solution that keeps the film from sticking to the glass until needed. Even though we use a squeegee to get as much water out as possible, some water is left behind. You can see this as streaking that is most easily seen from the outside. Because that water has to dry out for the film to completely stick to the window, you should wait anywhere from 2-5 days before you roll down your windows, depending on the weather (the sunnier, the better). Within those few days you may also notice some water bubbles forming. Those are normal. This means that the film is starting to grab the glass and is beginning to push out the water. Don’t touch these bubbles. They’ll go away on their own. The first few days are the most important time to take care of window tint to make it last as long as possible.
In the next week you’ll also want to wait to wash your windows. This isn’t completely necessary, but we recommend waiting to keep the film in place. Some people tend to scrub the windows hard, and if the right amount of pressure is applied in the right areas you could cause the film to peel and bunch up. After that week, when you do wash the windows, be sure to use a cleaner that is “Tint Safe.” These cleaners don’t use ammonia, which can be very harmful to your film. After 30 days your window tint should have achieved full clarity and will now last a long time!
It’s very easy to take care of window tint. The most important times are within the first week of getting your windows tinted. Those first few days are crucial to making sure your film outlasts your vehicle. Once you get past those days, it’s smooth cruising in style and safety.