Window Tint Care

Window Tint Care

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Congratulations! You’ve just had your windows tinted. Feeling cool, isn’t it? But have you ever thought, “How should I care for this new addition to my windows?” Don’t sweat it; we’ve got you covered. Imagine your window tint as a fresh tattoo. Just as you’d nurture a new tattoo to keep its vibrancy, your window tint also requires care to ensure its longevity.

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Drying Time

One of the first things to remember immediately after applying window tints is the drying time. Depending on the weather conditions, it can take a few hours or days for your window tints to fully settle. Due to this, avoid rolling down windows until they are completely dry – this ensures that the window tint film bonds onto the glass surface fully.

Ask your local Tint a Car for a recommendation on this after your installation.

Suitable Cleaning Agents

The second most important thing to remember about car window tint care is to use a suitable cleaning agent. Most regular window tint cleaners contain ammonia, which could cause streaks and discolouration to occur on the window tint film. Instead, choose soap and water or a cleaner specifically designed for tinted windows.

Safe Cleaning Techniques

Now that you’ve got the right cleaning agents, how should you go about it? Always use a soft cloth or sponge to avoid scratches. Wipe gently, using circular motions. Remember: the tint is on the inside, so be gentle and caring as you would with a newborn.

Avoiding Scratches And Belt Whiplash

The last but certainly not least important tip in caring for tinted car windows is to take care when loading and unloading items from your car. Also, be cautious when removing your seat belt. Sometimes the seat belt could snap back onto the glass, creating a small but distinct chip on the surface of the window tint. To avoid this whiplash effect, retract your seat belt carefully when exiting your car.

Get More Expert Advice

Window tints are more than just a stylish addition; they’re an investment. And like any investment, with a bit of love and care, they can yield long-term benefits. So, cherish your window tints, give them the care they deserve, and they’ll shine bright for years to come.

For more expert advice, talk to your local Tint a Car team.