Taking Care of Your Window Tint
Taking proper care of your window tint will ensure its quality and longevity. Make sure you understand the curing process as well as how to clean your new window tint to avoid damage and fading of the film.
Film Curing Time
For commercial, residential and automotive films, the mounting solution used during the installation of your window film may require a curing time, typically 30-60 days depending on the type of film and the weather. For vehicle window tint, avoid rolling the windows down for 3-5 days after installation.
Cold or non-sunny weather conditions can lengthen the dry-out time, while warm weather and direct sunlight exposure will shorten the dry-out time. Small water beads and a slightly cloudy look may appear during the curing time. If slow curing does occur, do not become alarmed, the film will cure over time.
Cleaning Tinted Windows
In general, you cannot clean your tinted windows the same as untinted windows. Tinted windows require special care and maintenance to ensure the longevity of the film.
To maximize the life of the window film, you should follow these instructions for proper care and maintenance:
- Always use clean, soft materials to wash and dry your window film surfaces.
- Most glass cleaners will work well, although a good cleaning solution for window film is 1/2 ounce of liquid dish soap added to 1 quart of fresh water. It is important to ensure that you’re cleaner is ammonia-free.
- A soft cloth or a clean synthetic sponge is recommended for washing the window film, followed by another clean soft cloth or soft rubber squeegee for drying.
- To avoid scratching the film, do not use bristle brushes, abrasive scrubbing sponges, or any cleaning materials that may have been contaminated with dirt particles. Avoid washing interior and exterior windows with the same cleaning materials.
DO NOT CLEAN THE FILM FOR 30 DAYS AFTER INSTALLATION.