How do you prep your windows for tint?

Can I roll my windows down 1 day after tint?

So, to allow the film to adhere to the glass thoroughly, it’s recommended that you leave your windows rolled up for at least 24 hours after installation.

How long should you wait before rolling down freshly tinted windows?

three to four days

But take note: you need to wait at least three to four days to roll down the windows after a tint. If you roll the windows down before the tint fully adheres to the glass, you risk tearing the tint or causing other issues.

Can you use Windex to apply window film?

Window cleaner can be used on decals and small areas of film but it dries too fast for large films. Most films come with an application smoothing tool but any plastic credit card will work equally well.

What should you not tint your windows with?

Avoid using ammonia-based window cleaners at all costs, as these can lighten and dry out your tint. You should also steer clear of abrasive scrubbing products, including paper towels, newspapers, and scouring pads.

What happens if you roll your windows down too soon after tint?

A common question from customers who have just put tinted windows on their car, is “Why Can’t I Roll Down My Windows After Tinting?” The answer is that the adhesives holding the tinted window film in place take time to dry, and until they do, friction caused by rolling down the window could scrape film from the glass.

Does rain affect new tint?

Re: Rained on my newly tinted windows.

In case you are unaware, the tint is applied to the inside of the glass so there is no way rain will harm it in any way. You shouldn’t wash/clean the inside of the glass for a certain period of time so that you do not cause the tint to shift.

Does tint cure faster in hot weather?

During the warmer summer months, the hot air can actually make the window tint cure faster. That’s a good thing. However, if humidity is high, it can make installing tint more difficult. On the opposite end of the spectrum, tinting windows during winter months can make drying difficult.

Does tint darken as cure?

As the curing commences, it appears to the human eye as the tint becoming darker, when in reality, the shade has been consistent. It’s only the adhesive that has changed. Bear in mind that tint will darken no matter which type you’ve chosen.

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