If you’ve tinted your windows, you know the glass tint is prone to peel or bubble. Whether this makes it a bad job depends on how long it is going to last. Peeling or bubbling is a sign of window tint problems. This often happens when someone tries to do it themself, particularly for the first time.

Should you fix your window tint yourself?

It depends. You should take it back to the installer and make them fix it if you have a professional job done and it is still under warranty. If you did it yourself, then you can try to fix it yourself, but bear in mind that your repairs may also be of lower quality if you did a poor job the first time. It takes a lot of patience to apply window tint and it is extremely meticulous, so there is no shame in not being able to do it well.

How do you repair the peeling tint?

It might be necessary to replace the peeling tint should you spot problems with tinted car windows. You can fix it sometimes by rinsing it in soap and water and then using a squeegee to put it back in position, first making sure to smooth out any bubbles. It is usually better, however, to mark a square around the damaged region and cut it away with a razor blade. Apply a fine water mist and remove the section, ensuring you get both layers. Clean the exposed window thoroughly, then cut a new section about an inch wider, wet the window, and apply it again. Needless to say, the same tinting film you originally used should be used again.

Will the bubbles in the ting go away?

It is normal to see tiny bubbles, under a newly-installed tint. These bubbles should usually go away within a few weeks and are very small. In cold weather, they can take longer to go away however tend to disappear more quickly in the sun. If you have larger bubbles or bubbles formed in older tints, they’re not going to go anywhere. By carefully pricking them with a pin or sewing needle, you can get rid of bubbles that are causing problems, and then carefully running a smooth credit card over the bubble will make it vanish.

It is possible that excessive bubbling is a warning that your tint needs to be redone. It is probably time to go to a specialist who has more experience applying the film uniformly if you are attempting to add your own tint and have frequent issues with bubbles.

How to handle sticky tints?

After car window tinting installation, the stickiness that remains on the window until the shades are finished is one of the key issues that many car owners have. If this happens, you can contact the tinting company, as it takes a lot of time to remove the tinting residue from the window.

Sticky window tints, on the other hand, maybe attributed to their defectiveness. If you prefer to scrape the window tints on your own, you should use a handheld or upholstery steamer to blow steam on the window tints before slowly peeling them off with a cutter or a straight razor.

If you plan to save money and have excellent skills to be a handyman, DIY solutions are perfect. However, if you do not have experience and qualifications, this is not advisable. It is recommended to refrain from pursuing whatever you see online, without the assistance of an expert.

If you let the experts manage your auto window tinting, it is always better because you could end up investing more in the long run. So choose a professional wisely!