Care and Cleaning of New Window Film
- Rolling windows down:
- We recommend that you leave your windows up for 72 hours (3 days) after they are tinted. This will allow the film time to adhere to the glass. Rolling down your windows before two days can cause the film to peel, and is not covered under the warranty.
- Drying time:
- For the first few days after your windows are tinted they will be cloudy, hazy, and you may see little water pockets forming in the tint. This is normal!When windows are tinted, the squeegee can only remove a certain amount of the water from between the film, and the glass. Window film is a porous material that allows water to evaporate, and as the film dries, the water will simply evaporate and go away as the film fully adheres to the glass. The amount of time before your new tint will be totally dry is determined by the amount of sunlight it gets. If it’s cloudy and overcast outside, it will take longer, if it’s hot and sunny, then the film dries very quickly. This time frame can range from 2 days, up to 1 month.
After your windows are tinted, you need to wait a couple of days to clean them. Cleaning before the film has properly dried risks the film pulling away from the glass.
Once your vehicle has been tinted the windows will have been lightly wiped down, but will probably need a proper cleaning. A soft paper towel and any non-ammonia cleaner will clean without damaging the film.