Window Film Maintenance and Care
The wonderful thing about window tinting (beyond all of its benefits) is that it requires very little maintenance. With just a bit care, you will enjoy UV protection, glare reduction, security, and more for years to come. But, there are a couple of things you should know about how to take care of your new window tinting to keep it looking great and being effective.
Immediately After Window Film Installation
You May See a Slight Haze: It doesn’t happen a lot, but, sometimes window film may appear a little bit hazy immediately after installation. This fogginess is because of a slight amount of moisture left under the film. This is normal and should disappear after a couple days depending on the humidity levels of your home.
You May See Tiny Bubbles: Right after your window film is installed there could be liquid trapped behind the window film sometimes creates small water bubbles. This is also normal and to be expected. The critical thing is that you do not pierce any of these water bubbles and avoid touching your windows as much as possible until the full 30-day cure.
Allow the Window Film to Cure: After window tinting is installed it is not fully dry. You should not clean or touch the film for at least 30 days before cleaning your window film. This allows the powerful adhesives time to set and ensures a long life for your window tinting.
Care Throughout the Life of Your Window Film
Cleaning Your Window Film: After your window film is fully cured (30 days after installation) you can clean your windows as usual. Cleaning is very simple –just use an ammonia-free solution such as Sprayway Glass Cleaner or gentle dish soap and water. Also be sure to use soft cloths to clean your window film and be careful of using paper towels. Most paper towels are actually abrasive and although you may not see the damage right away–over time they will dull the finish of window film via micro-scratches.
Polishing Your Window Film: This step is not needed to extend the life of your film but it will improve the luster and look of the film when done occasionally. Using a silicone-based polish and a soft cloth–apply as directed by the product label for a shiny new appearance. This will also keep some unexpected scratching or burnishing from occurring. Suggested silicone products are Plexus Plastic and Cleaner Solar Majik.
For more information on cleaning and care of your wonderful new window film, contact us at Salt Lake Window Tinting today!
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