Having your car windows tinted can help reduce the sun's glare, heat and fading caused by UV rays in your car's interior. This article will look at common concerns you may be having about your car window tint to help you take better care of it and hopefully prolong its lifespan.
What is the proper way to clean car window tint?
Just because your car windows are tinted doesn't mean you should stop cleaning them. The tint often attracts dust particles that can scratch off the film and glass when you open and close the windows.
For starters, you must avoid any washing for a day or two after installation to allow the tint film to adhere properly to the window. You should then use a soft, dry cloth to wipe off any dirt on the surface that could scratch off the tint during cleaning.
Next, spray a gentle glass cleaner on the windows to break down any stubborn stains, murk and dust that could be clinging to the window tint. It is important that you avoid any ammonia-based cleaner, as it could corrode the tint film and cause it to peel off and deform. A good alternative to commercial cleaners would be to use dishwashing liquid or vinegar solution and to then use a soft cloth or rubber-bladed squeegee to gently scrub the window tint.
Stay away from abrasive cleaning tools such as steel wool and scourers, as they will often scratch the window tint and glass itself. Lastly, hose down the windows to wash off any residual debris and give the window tint time to dry off.
Why does car window tint appear a little hazy?
It is completely normal for tinted car windows to appear hazy in the few days after the film is installed. This is caused by residual water pockets that are usually left between the film and glass as the tinting material is squeegeed to the window.
Luckily, these water pockets usually dry out with time, allowing the tint to fully adhere to the glass and make visibility clear. Leaving your car out in the sunlight could help speed up the drying process.
To ensure that your window tint won't form bubbles, insist on purchasing high-quality window tint material that can resist UV damage and that has a high temperature adhesive system that allows it to remain intact even when the weather gets hot or heat builds up in your car interior.
For more information about caring for your window tinting, contact the company that did the tinting for you.