Taking Care of Your Tinted Windows

Tinting your windows is a great enhancement to your car. A window tint can provide extra privacy, protect you from the sun’s UV rays, and give your car a sleek new look. Thinking about getting your car’s windows tinted? Call Speers Auto Glass in Oakville, and get your window tinting done perfectly, quickly, and professionally. It’s great that you’re getting your windows tinted with us at Speers, but do you know what to do after? Here are some tips for taking care of your freshly tinted windows:

Clean Your Window Tint

The weather in Oakville can do a number on your car. So when you’re ready to wash your car, spray your ammonia-free window cleaner and wipe away dirt. It’s perfectly alright to use an ammonia based cleaner on the outside of your windows where there is no tint, but even drips or spatters of ammonia based cleaner can harm your tint, so you’ll have to use an ammonia-free one on the tinted area of your car. An ammonia-free cleaner can be used on both tinted and untinted sides of your window. Try not to saturate the edges of the tinting with your cleaner. If cleaner gets underneath your tinting, it could result in it losing stickiness and peeling away from the window in the Oakville sun. Dampen the microfiber cloth you have designated for cleaning with cleaner and then wipe it along the edges of the tinting to safely clean it. Then follow up with your drying cloth to prevent cleaner from seeping under the edge.

Get Rid of Tough Stains

You may have to allow your cleaner to set on particularly difficult stains. Things like bug-spatter can be difficult to remove, but you can loosen the hold of difficult blemishes by soaking these for a few minutes in cleaner.

Take Care of Your Window Tint

Your new window tint will take two to three weeks to fully dry, sometimes a lot longer depending on film brand, type, and weather conditions in Oakville. Until this time your tinted windows may appear hazy or lumpy, and it may seem to have water bubbles; this is normal. Do not roll down your tinted windows for at least three days. When cleaning a car’s tinted windows, make sure to use an ammonia-free cleaner, as ammonia will eat away the tint over time. Do not clean windows with abrasive pads or cleaners; use a soft cloth, a clean synthetic sponge or soft paper towels. You should also be careful when releasing seat belts as small chips can be made in the window film due to the seat belt hitting the glass as it is released. Looking to tint your windows? Call Speers Auto Glass in Oakville at 905-339-0339 to learn about our competitive prices and professional and quick window tinting services.