The car window tint is made in order to improve the appearance and increase your comfort inside the car. Tinted windows will last a long time if you follow the proper care instructions. If the rules are not followed, damage may appear in the first weeks of operation. Below we will look at the basic instructions for caring for tinting during long-term use and immediately after covering with film.​

Caring for tinted glass that has been in use for a long time

​If the driver has installed a high-quality tint film, problems arise only in case of improper use or maintenance. In other cases, as a rule, there is no inconvenience.

Main recommendations:

  1. No abrasive components. When washing, it is not recommended to use detergents that contain abrasive components. Such products may scratch the film.
  2. Do not allow dirt to accumulate between the seal and the glass. Such accumulations contribute to the formation of scratches and reduce visibility, especially at night.
  3. Wet wash only. Dirt and dust cannot be wiped off dry glass, because the particles scratch the film. An alternative to wet washing is a stream of air.
  4. The film should not be subject to aggressive influences. Chemical, thermal, mechanical factors negatively affect the film – they leave scratches, corrode the material and shorten its service life.

Care immediately after pasting

​Before you cover your car glass with tinting film, you need to find out which one is better. Users leave the most positive reviews about classic and  athermal films. The latter is more resistant to temperature conditions and reflects infrared (thermal) and ultraviolet radiation.

If you are not sure that you can handle applying the film yourself, contact a professional. Experienced craftsmen will quickly and efficiently cover the windows of your car.

Basic recommendations for applying film to car windows

  • When tinting a car, it is necessary to observe the temperature regime, the level of moisture and cleanliness in the room, use high-quality tools, and adhere to a clear sequence of actions;
  • Avoid excessive overheating of the film material. When using an industrial hair dryer, do not bring it too close to the glass; be sure to moisten the film and glass with a soap solution.
  • After wrapping, you should let the car sit for about a day, refrain from washing for the first 7 days. Otherwise, this may lead to film peeling, air bubbles, stains, and distortion.
  • For the first 5-7 days after pasting, you cannot raise/lower the windows. A soft coating with a non-dried adhesive layer is easily deformed. Complete drying of the film is completed 5-10 days after application. Everything will depend on the impact of external conditions during vehicle operation.

Attention! After installation work, streaks or cloudiness may appear. There is no need to sound the alarm, or even less, there is no need to try to correct this situation on your own. The defects will disappear after some time. Complete drying of the film takes about 30 days, depending on weather conditions, film thickness, and the properties of the adhesive layer, so you just need to wait a while and all the effects will disappear.​

What other nuances of film care are there?

In addition to what has already been said, there are several more questions that vehicle owners have.

What should you use when washing and what should you absolutely not use?

  • ​Wash exclusively with purified water. If the water contains solids or rust, it will cause damage.
  • Wash with regular window cleaner or soapy water;
  • Use a soft sponge. Then wipe the glass with a soft cotton cloth, lint cloth or microfiber cloth.
  • It is not permissible to use hard brushes, sponges with hard foam rubber and large pores, as well as tools with sharp edges. Such items may scratch the tint film.  
  • It is strictly forbidden to use substances containing solid elements and aggressive chemicals.

Let’s summarize

So, car tinting is a convenient and practical solution for your car. In order for the film to last as long as possible, you need to follow a number of rules for its care, which can be followed without additional costs.