What You Need To Know About Caring For Your Freshly Tinted Car Windows

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If you are like most people who have paid for a custom auto paint job, you might assume that your new paint will stay looking great forever. Unfortunately, rock chips, bad car washes, and unfortunate car accidents can wreak havoc on an otherwise perfect paint job--leaving you with frustrating dents, dings, and scratches. I have owned several cars over the years, and I can tell you first hand how important it is to know how to take care of your paint. This blog discusses different ways you might be able to fend off trouble, so that you can stay proud of your car.

What You Need To Know About Caring For Your Freshly Tinted Car Windows

27 March 2021
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Auto window tinting comes with a whole host of benefits from providing a bit of extra privacy and shade to providing protection for both your skin and your car's interior from potentially damaging UV rays. However, if you want to continue enjoying these benefits for the indented life expectancy of your new tint, you will need to ensure that you are taking the proper steps to care for your freshly tinted windows in the weeks following this beneficial upgrade to your vehicle. This is because while your vehicle will be ready to drive immediately after your window tint is applied, it can take several days or even weeks for the tinted film to cure completely. During this time your new window tint will be especially susceptible to damage. Thankfully you can help to prevent this damage by taking just a few basic steps.

Keep Your Windows Up For The First Several Days

While it may appear as though auto window tinting film is applied to the outside of the window, this film is actually applied to the inside of the window. This is to ensure the film is protected from debris and other outdoor elements that could damage it. Rolling your windows down before the film has had time to cure completely can cause the film on the interior of the window to begin peeling. The length of time it takes for the adhesive on this film to completely cure will depend greatly upon your local weather. Therefore, it is always a good idea to check with the local tint shop that completed your installation regarding how long you should wait before rolling your windows down.

Avoid Messing With Water Pockets

In the days following your auto window tinting you may notice that your windows seem a bit cloudy or even notice small to medium sized water pockets develop between the film and the glass. While it is natural to want to rush back to your local tint shop in fear of poor installation, you should know that these issues are not only common they are a natural occurrence. The film that is used to tint your windows is porous and the excess moisture that results from the installation process will naturally evaporate on its own in the coming days or weeks. Attempting to remove these water pockets on your own can cause your tint to tear. This is why it is so important to resist the urge to try and remove this moisture manually rather than letting nature do its job.