When you invest in window tint you invest in comfort, safety, and security. We should all take care of our investments to maximize the performance and function of our window tint. Next, we will give you tips on how to take care of your window film once installed.

For example, the window film is installed on the interior side of your car’s window.  The exterior or “outside” of the window can be cleaned right after installation.

Dry out period

Once window film has been installed, it’s very common to see a slight haziness and/or small water pockets. This is a normal part of the adhesive bonding process called “curing”. Depending on the film type and weather conditions, it may take up to 30 days for the film to be fully cured. The curing process is slow because the remaining water used in installation must evaporate through the film. Sputtered and heavy security films take the longest to dry and will take longer for any hazy appearance to disappear.

Continuing care

Once the film is dry and cured, it’s then safe for the film to be cleaned. The best cleaner is a simple solution of water and a small amount of soap. Clean the window and then squeegee dry with overlapping strokes in the same way you would clean the outside of your car windows. You may also clean the film surface with any normal strength glass cleaner. Products with ammonia will not damage the film if used in reasonable quantities and if the film is not left to soak in it. Do not use any abrasive cleaners, industrial strength glass cleaners and/or any other window cleaning tools that may scratch the window film.

Tips

Automotive – DO NOT roll windows down for 2 to 3 days after installation.

DO NOT clean windows for 14 days. This will allow time for the film adhesive to cure.

Remember, the surface of the film is coated with a scratch-resistant, not a scratch-proof coating.