Once your window film is installed there are a few things to take into consideration before cleaning your windows.
Please give your windows up to 30 days to cure. This way, all moisture has evaporated from in between the film and glass, giving it the most transparent and best adhesive advantage. We also strongly recommend not doing anything that could move the tint, such as placing your hand on the glass or immediately cleaning it.
Hazy Film or Water Pockets
The last thing you’d expect from newly-tinted windows is haziness and maybe a little water pocket forming underneath the film. However, this is entirely normal and temporary. For the first few days after the film is applied, your windows might appear hazy or cloudy due to excess water between the glass and film because the squeegee used to apply the film can’t get every last drop. But rest easy, window film is porous, and the water will evaporate, even if it pools together in little pockets.
Cleaning Your Windows
DO NOT CLEAN THE FILM FOR 30 DAYS AFTER INSTALLATION.
After30 days or when you no longer see haziness or watermarks, you will be good to clean your windows! We recommend a soft, non-abrasive cloth or paper towel and any cleaner WITHOUT AMMONIA (a common brand as the example is regular Windex. Windex does offer vinegar and citrus varieties with no ammonia). Some cleaners are made specifically for tinted windows on the market, but a simple mix of soap and water or vinegar and water will do. Just remember: NO AMMONIA-it will ruin your tint.
Even though solar film is durable, don’t assume your tint is invincible. Scratch-resistant coatings are excellent for protecting your windows from everyday use, kids, and pets. However, even if little fingers and paws aren’t a problem, there are still several ways you can unintentionally scratch the film, so avoid abrasive materials on or near your window.
To maximize the life of the window film, please follow these instructions for proper care and maintenance.
- Always use clean, soft materials to wash and dry your window film surfaces.
Most glass cleaners will work well, although a good cleaning solution for window film is 1/2 ounce of liquid dish soap added to 1 quart of fresh water.
- A soft cloth or a clean synthetic sponge is recommended for washing the window film, followed by another clean soft cloth or soft rubber squeegee for drying.
- To avoid scratching the film, do not use bristle brushes, abrasive scrubbing sponges, or any cleaning materials that may have been contaminated with dirt particles. Avoid washing interior and exterior windows with the same cleaning materials.
- Some brands of paper towels are coarse enough to put fine scratches in the film, even films with scratch resistant, protective hard-coat finish. While these scratches may be too fine to be seen at first, they can cause damage and reduce the polished look of the film over time.
We thank you for the opportunity to be of service and hope you will call on us whenever you need window tinting for your home or office.