How to Maintain the Window Tint of Your Car?
If you want your car window tint to look fantastic, it is important to pay attention to the after care in order to protect the window tint. Any quality tinted window film mounted by Tint Shoppe will eventually prove to be durable and will stand the test of time.. However while its adhesives dry, the window tint will be vulnerable, so even a small, honest error will wreck the otherwise ideal application.
A common query from customers who just got tinted windows on their car is ‘Why can’t I roll down my windows after tinting?’ The reason is that the adhesives holding the tinted window film in place take time to dry and, once they do – the friction created by rolling down the window could scratch the film out of the glass. Leave them rolled up for at least two or four days.
Here are some things you can do to make sure your latest window tint experience goes well.
Be Careful with Window Tint Bubbles
All who lived through the 1980s know about the dreaded air bubbles that could get stuck in cheap window film, ruining a car window tint forever. However, window tint bubbles that appear after installation are much more likely to be caused by moisture, and should evaporate within a few days as the tint cures. As for how long the bubbles remain in the window tint, the time can vary depending on the weather, but at least give it four days.
Avoid Washing Car Immediately
Another question commonly asked by new tinted window customers is when after tinting windows do you wash your car? The good news here is that if you drive through dirt or mud, the tinted window film is added to the interior of the vehicle, so the new car window tint won’t be under pressure. Washing those windows afterwards, however, will add sufficient moisture to delay the drying process; for 100 percent tint protection, hold off until you are sure that the tint has fully cured.
Let the Tint Dry
It takes a little patience, but the bottom line is that before doing anything that could damage the tint, you want to do everything you can to let the tinted window film dry. Sunshine can help, and in summer, window tint healing times are shorter in general, meaning two to four days.
The window tint curing time during winter and rainy months, can extend the wait for as long as a month. For a window tint installation in sunny areas, that will be less common, but if you find that’s the case, there are things you can do to speed up the drying of the window tint. For instance, park on clear days under direct sunlight, but if you can, park inside on cool or rainy days, as well as overnight.
Don’t Assume That the Tint is Invincible
Tinted film is quite durable, and the scratch-resistant coating of quality tint products is great for protecting your car windows from daily use and if you have them, children and pets. But bear in mind, scratch-resistant does not mean scratch-resistant. There are still several ways you can unintentionally scratch the film.
Avoid abrasives cleaners
Avoid the use of abrasive cleaners when washing the tinted sides of the windows. The chemicals in them can eat away at the car window tint material or cause discoloration. When cleaning window tints, even household cleaning products like baking soda and vinegar should be avoided. Alternatively, choose to use water and soap for cleaning these areas to be sure of tint protection.
Looking for car window tinting in Woodbridge VA? Call us on (703) 491-8300 today and get your car windows tinted to perfection or get our help to undo any damage that has been done whole tinting.