WINDOW TINT CARE INSTRUCTIONS


DRYING TIME

Observe your window film at about 3-5 feet, look through it, not at it. Your film will take almost 30 days to fully cure especially during the winter months. The spring, summer, fall months you can cut that time in half. During this time the windows will appear hazy and there will be small water pockets caused by excess moisture trapped between the glass and the film forming a kind of “blister”. Do not squeegee, prod, or poke these water blisters, they will disappear once all the water has evaporated. DO NOT roll your tinted windows down until they are dry, 1-5 days, otherwise you run the risk of film peeling.

CLEANING

The best way to clean your tinted windows is by using a soft microfiber cloth or regular paper towels. DO NOT use ammonia-based products such as Windex, unless they are labeled AMMONIA FREE. ( Invisible glass, spray away glass cleaner, ZEP glass cleaner) Over time, the ammonia could react to the chemicals used in the film and cause the window film to become hazy and blotchy. Stick to soap/vinegar and distilled water if an ammonia-free cleaner is not readily available!

IMPERFECTIONS

Though we strive for perfection in our installations, due to the nature of the product, some degree of dust contamination and/or minor imperfections are present in every window film application.

BLACK DOTTED EDGES

Most cars have a black ceramic “frit” edge on the rear window. Sometimes this ceramic edge is straight and flat, sometimes it will have a dotted edge, these black ceramic dots are quite thick on most cars and prevent the window film from sticking to the between the dots. This results in a whitish looking strip trimming the glass. Typically, this isn’t very noticeable, however some cars have a wide band of dots trimming the top of the rear window. This area will look less than perfect and most times ununiformed.

SEAT BELT CHIPS

Caution should be used when releasing seat belts. Small chips can be made in the window film due to the seat belt hitting the glass as it is released.

SCRATCHES IN YOUR GLASS

As a vehicle ages, dirt builds up in the window seals. As windows get rolled up and down the dirt build-up tends to make vertical scratches in the glass. Once tinted, these vertical scratches are more noticeable than they were before the window was tinted.