Window Film Curing and Maintenance Tips

There are a few basic do’s and don’ts when it comes to caring for and maintaining your newly tinted windows. Make sure you follow these tips to make sure your professional window tinting from Limitless Wraps lasts as long as possible!

Keep Your Windows Up

Brand new tinted windows can be installed instantly, but the adhesive that holds them on needs time to cure. Tinting windows without waiting for the adhesive to dry could cause damage to the window. You should wait at least 48 hours before lowering your windows or opening them. If you have any doubts about how well your window tint has cured, call us to check out the job for you.

Cleaning Your Window Tint

Allow at least 7 days to pass after installing the films before cleaning the surface.

Once you do clean them, a light wipe with a microfiber cloth or soft paper towel should be enough, considering the tint is applied on the inside of the window instead of the outside, where road dirt and rude birds pose a severe threat.

Don’t Use Windex

Windex is not designed to clean window film. It will remove the protective layer of the film and leave streaks behind. Instead, use glass cleaner specifically made for cleaning window films.

Use Low-VOC Products

When applying window tint, low-vapor content products are best because they won’t harm the film. Avoid using aerosol spray cans. They contain high levels of VOCs (volatile organic compounds), which can cause discoloration over time.

Do Not Use Household Items

You shouldn’t use household items like cotton balls, Q-tips, nail polish remover, etc. These items may scratch or otherwise damage the surface of your window tint.

Clean Regularly

Regularly cleaning your window tint helps prevent dirt buildup and keeps it looking fresh. Cleaning your window tint with an all-purpose cleaner and soft cloth is recommended.

Hazy Film or Water Pockets

After tinting your windows, you’ll see some water spots form under the film. Don’t worry; this is normal and temporary. You can remove the film by using a wet cloth. The time it will take to vaporize depends on the weather and how much water you put into your system. In general, it takes up to 30 minutes to dry out completely.

Cloudy Windows After Tinting

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.

Window Tint Drying Time

The time it will take to evaporate depends on our South Texas weather. Hot, sunny environments will dry the film the quickest, but it generally takes anywhere from two days to up to a month.

Do Not Paste Anything On Your Window Film

Do not use stickers or other adhesive materials within the first week of installing the window. You may put up your car decals after this time.

Avoid Scratching Your Window Film

Tinted film is quite tough and durable, but it doesn’t protect your car’s windows from scratches. Scratches can be caused by objects that have sharp points or hard edges, like boxes, sporting equipment, and seat belts. It would be best to take care when loading and unloading things with sharp or hard edges.

Haven’t Tinted Your Windows Yet?

Top 5 Reasons Why Window Tint Is The Best Care For Living In The San Antonio or Austin Area:

1) It protects your vehicle from sun damage: Sunlight causes fading, cracking, peeling, and even bubbling of your vehicle’s interior.

2) It reduces interior heat – When the sun shines through the windows, it heats the interior, causing discomfort and potentially damaging the seats.

3) It adds style and value – A clear windshield makes driving more accessible and enjoyable.

4) It improves visibility: With tinted windows, you’re able to see farther ahead and spot potential hazards before they become problems.

5) It helps reduce glare – Glare can make it challenging to drive at night or during the day if there’s too much light shining on your windshield.

Contact us today if you live in the San Antonio or Austin area and want to learn more about our top-quality window tint installation services!


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