Automotive window tinting is an aesthetic choice for most, yet in reality having your windows tinted actually does a lot to protect your vehicle. With that being said, cleaning your tinted windows is an important part to keeping the quality of your window film. Here All Pro Window Tinting gives you a few tips to cleaning your window film without causing any damage or worry.
Cleaning tinted windows in usually pretty easy and can be done with products you find around the house. First things first is to make sure the window film is either on the inside or the outside of the window.
Don’t Clean To Soon
When you first get your windows tinted its a good rule of thumb to not roll down your windows or immediately clean them. It’s a good idea to wait a few days to a week before cleaning them for the first time. This will allow plenty of time for the adhesive film to properly attach itself to the glass. This avoids from the film to crack, bubble or come unstuck.
Don’t Leave Streaks
When it comes to washing your car and cleaning your tinted windows it’s important to park in the shade. This allows for your vehicle to dry more slowly and prevents liquid cleaning products from drying to the surface before you can rinse them away. If not done properly, this can leave your tinted windows with streaks seen by you and others. Cleaning your windows should be the last item on your to-do list, so be sure to wash your vehicle body and tires before you start on the windows.
Avoid Certain Products
When washing your cars window film, it’s important to be on the lookout for cleaning products and equipment that can potentially damage the tint. Products containing ammonia are ones to avoid. Ammonia (NH3) can lighten the color of the tint, as well as causing the film to become more brittle, so more easily damaged. Other products to be weary of are abrasive cleaning supplies like paper towels, rough rags and scourers. These can leave behind scratches in the surface of the tinted film. Lastly, avoid sharp objects. Sometimes air bubbles appear between a tinted film and the window. Users sometimes use a shard blade or credit card to try an fix this problem. We HIGHLY recommend NOT doing this. This can cause rips or cuts in the tint and will result in having to have your windows fixed or re-tinted. If your tint has any bubbles contact All Pro Window Tinting and we will be able to fix this problem for you.
The Right Products
Most ammonia-free cleaning products are suitable for cleaning tinted windows. If you’re feeling creative and want to save some money you can even make your own cleaning solution. Combine two tablespoons of rubbing alcohol with a few drops of baby soap in a empty spray bottle, then top it off with distilled water. For best results, we recommend using your homemade cleaner with a microfiber cloth to dry your tinted window surfaces.
When it comes to cleaning your tinted windows we recommend these few tips. Quality tint is the name of the game and we guarantee our service to be top notch. If you are in the market for a quality window film, feel free to call All Pro Window Tinting today for a free estimate on all of our available products. We look forward to serving you with the best quality service.