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Film Care Instructions

Residential Window Tinting and Commercial Window Tinting ​Care Instructions Avoid cleaning your new window film for at least 30 days. Visual changes after installation are a normal part of the adhesive bonding process. When the haziness /milky look and water pockets have disappeared, the film is considered dry or “cured” and is safe to clean. (Depending on the product and weather conditions, it may take up to 60-90 days for the film to fully cure.) You may clean the inside surface with any normal household strength glass cleaner and a soft lint-free cloth. ONLY USE NON-AMMONIA WINDOW CLEANERS.

DO NOT USE WINDEX AS IT CONTAINS AMMONIA. SOAP AND WATER IS FINE. ONE-HALF TEASPOON OF SOAP TO 20 OUNZES OF WATER. MOST FOAM GLASS CLEANERS ARE SAFE FOR TINTED WINDOWS. MOST GLASS CLEANERS WILL BE LABELED “SAFE FOR TINTED WINDOWS” OR “AMMONIA-FREE”, ONLY USE THESE. IF THE FRONT OF THE BOTTLE DOES NOT STATE ONE OF THESE LABELS, DO NOT USE IT.
DO NOT USE abrasive cleaners, industrial strength glass cleaners or other window cleaning tools that may scratch the window film. For best results, avoid cleaning in direct sunlight.

Curing Period

After installation, you may notice a hazy/milky appearance when you look through the film. Water pockets may also develop as the film cures. This is to be expected and is caused by the barrier nature of the film. Complete dry-out should occur within 30-60 days depending on the amount of remaining installation solution, sunlight, humidity and heat directed upon the window.
DO NOT clean the film for at least 30 days or until it has completely dried out and cured.

Automotive Window Tinting Care Instructions

Your new Tint Job and what to expect.

1.Drying Time

Observe your window film at about 3-5 feet, look through it, not at it. Your film will take almost 30 days to fully cure. During this time the windows will appear hazy and there will be small water pockets caused by excess moisture trapped between the glass and the film forming a kind of “blister”. Do not squeegee, prod, or poke these water blisters, they will disappear once all the water has evaporated. DO NOT roll your tinted windows down until they are dry, 2-5 days, otherwise the film could peel.

2.Cleaning

Observe your window film at about 3-5 feet, look through it, not at it. Your film will take almost 30 days to fully cure. During this time the windows will appear hazy and there will be small water pockets caused by excess moisture trapped between the glass and the film forming a kind of “blister”. Do not squeegee, prod, or poke these water blisters, they will disappear once all the water has evaporated. DO NOT roll your tinted windows down until they are dry, 2-5 days, otherwise the film could peel.

3.Imperfections

Observe your window film at about 3-5 feet, look through it, not at it. Your film will take almost 30 days to fully cure. During this time the windows will appear hazy and there will be small water pockets caused by excess moisture trapped between the glass and the film forming a kind of “blister”. Do not squeegee, prod, or poke these water blisters, they will disappear once all the water has evaporated. DO NOT roll your tinted windows down until they are dry, 2-5 days, otherwise the film could peel.

3.Black Dotted Edges

Observe your window film at about 3-5 feet, look through it, not at it. Your film will take almost 30 days to fully cure. During this time the windows will appear hazy and there will be small water pockets caused by excess moisture trapped between the glass and the film forming a kind of “blister”. Do not squeegee, prod, or poke these water blisters, they will disappear once all the water has evaporated. DO NOT roll your tinted windows down until they are dry, 2-5 days, otherwise the film could peel.

4.Seat Belt Chips

Observe your window film at about 3-5 feet, look through it, not at it. Your film will take almost 30 days to fully cure. During this time the windows will appear hazy and there will be small water pockets caused by excess moisture trapped between the glass and the film forming a kind of “blister”. Do not squeegee, prod, or poke these water blisters, they will disappear once all the water has evaporated. DO NOT roll your tinted windows down until they are dry, 2-5 days, otherwise the film could peel.

5. Scratches in Your Glass

As a vehicle ages, dirt builds up in the window seals at the bottom of the glass.  This is due to many reasons and some are driving through construction zones or dirt roads.  As windows get rolled up and down the dirt build-up tends to make vertical scratches in the glass. Once tinted, these vertical scratches are more noticeable than they were before the window was tinted. If these scratches occur, they do damage the film.  Since window film cannot be repaired and would need to be replaced.  This is not covered under window film warranty.

We recommend that you wait a week after window film products have been installed before cleaning. After a week, use a window cleaner that is ammonia-free and a soft cloth or rubber squeegee. Glass Tint USA recommends cleaning with a foam cleanser, as they do not typically streak and are usually ammonia-free. You may also reference some tips from the above Residential Window Tinting and Commercial Window Tinting care instructions.

There’s good news if you’re looking for window tinting locations in the Warren, MI area. MI Tint Co. is conveniently located on Mound Rd. Our shop makes it easy to have someone professionally tint your vehicle, home or business if you’re located in Warren, MI or any of the following communities:

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