Your new window film will need to dry out so DO NOT roll down your windows for 3 to 5 days. It can take up to 30 days for the film to fully dry out depending on film brand, type, and weather conditions. Until this time your tinted windows may appear hazy or lumpy, and it may seem to have water bubbles but this will dissipate. Also within drying time you will notice when looking out a rear window, with defrosters, slight distortion this will dissipate when the film is fully cured.
DO NOT use products containing Ammonia, or any abrasive sponges or cleaning pads. This will void the Warranty.
We Recommend: A soft clean cloth (microfiber rag or very soft paper towel) and alcohol based cleaner (Spray away, invisible glass) or just plain water and vinegar.
Black dotted edges:
Most cars have a black ceramic ‘frit’ edge on the rear window. Sometimes this ceramic edge is straight and flat; sometimes it will have a dotted edge. These black ceramic dots are quite thick on most cars and prevent the window film from sticking to the area between the dots. This results in a whitish looking strip trimming the glass. Typically this isn’t very noticeable; however some cars have a wide band of dots trimming the top of the rear window. This area is so wide that the whitish looking area created is more pronounced. Unfortunately, the effect is unavoidable. For further information about this topic visit the International Window Film Association at IWFA.com.
Seat Belt Chips and Scratches:
Caution should be used when releasing seat belts. Small chips can be made in the window film due to the seat belt hitting the glass as it is released. Scratches that occur after the job is complete are common as well. The product is a film applied to the inside. THIS IS NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY.
Though we strive for perfection in our installations, due to the nature of the product and working environment, some degree of dust contamination and or minor imperfections are present in every window film application, also pre-existing flaws or scratches and metal deposits on the glass are often much more noticeable after the windows are tinted.
Small silvery looking spots or ‘metal rubs’ on some windows are usually found in station wagons or other utility vehicles, and are caused by a metallic object (such as a baby stroller handle) rubbing against the inner surface of the glass during travel. This rubbing deposits metal onto the glass creating a silver or grey stain. Usually these metal rubs aren’t very noticeable and often aren’t noticed until the windows become tinted.
If the bottom of your warranty is still connected, you will have 30 days to mail in the bottom section of the warranty.