Protect Your Investment - Follow Our Window Tinting Care Instructions
Proper care and maintenance of your window tint is essential for preserving its appearance, longevity, and performance. Follow these detailed care instructions to ensure your tinted windows stay in optimal condition:
1. Wait for the curing period: After tint installation, it's crucial to allow sufficient time for the tint to cure properly. Typically, the curing period lasts around 3 to 7 days in the warmer months. And 7 to 14 days in the winter month. But it's best to consult with the Tint Group, Inc for specific recommendations. During this time, avoid rolling down the windows for 48hrs to allow the tint to set and adhere correctly.
2. Avoid cleaning immediately: To prevent damage, refrain from cleaning the tinted windows for at least a week after installation. This allows the adhesive to fully cure and ensures the tint remains intact.
3. Use mild cleaning solutions: When it's time to clean your tinted windows, opt for gentle, non-ammonia-based cleaning solutions. Ammonia can deteriorate the tint and cause discoloration or bubbling. Instead, use a mild soap or a specialized window cleaner specifically formulated for tinted windows.
4. Soft, non-abrasive materials: Choose soft, lint-free microfiber cloths or non-abrasive sponges for cleaning. Avoid using paper towels, rough fabrics, or abrasive cleaning tools, as they can scratch or damage the tinted surface.
5. Gentle wiping motion: When cleaning the windows, use light pressure and a gentle wiping motion to avoid putting excessive force on the tint. Start from the top and work your way down, ensuring thorough cleaning without causing any damage.
6. Avoid sharp objects: Be cautious to avoid contact with sharp objects or abrasive materials near the tinted windows. Scratches can compromise the tint's integrity and appearance. Additionally, be careful while loading or unloading items near the windows to prevent accidental damage.
7. Avoid harsh chemicals: Refrain from using harsh chemicals, strong solvents, or abrasive cleaners on the tinted windows. These substances can cause fading, discoloration, or even peeling of the tint. Stick to mild cleaning solutions specifically designed for tinted windows.
8. Mindful window treatments: When using window treatments such as blinds or shades, ensure they are not causing excessive friction against the tint. Continuous rubbing or contact with rough edges can damage or scratch the tint over time. Consider using window treatments that have a smooth surface or provide a buffer between the tint and the treatment.
9. Regular inspection: Periodically inspect your tinted windows for any signs of damage, bubbling, or peeling. If you notice any issues, contact The Tint Group, Inc to address the problem promptly.
By following these detailed care instructions, you can maintain the appearance and performance of your tinted windows for years to come, enjoying the benefits they provide while keeping them in excellent condition.