Window Film Q & A


Why Tint Your Car? 
Car tint is usually installed for one or two main reasons depending on the personal preferences and needs of the owner. However, there are many additional benefits to tint that not many car owners have considered and which make tint an all-round amazing idea no matter which way you look at it. Here are the top 6 reasons to get your car tinted:
1. Better Driving
Driving with the sun directly in your face isn’t just an annoyance – it can be deadly. Car window tint shields your eyes and prevents glare from all sources of extreme light so you’ll never be caught driving badly due to no fault of your own.
2. Awesome Privacy
Let’s face it, in some of the more unsavory parts of town it’s always a good idea to keep a low profile. Cart tint guards your personal privacy no matter where are you. And not only that, but it also protects the things inside your car when you’re not around. No more stashing your valuables out of sight every time you park!
3. Upholstery Protection
The heat and UV rays from direct sunlight can turn your upholstery into a mess in a few short years, but did you know this is highly preventable? Car tint keeps your car interior from getting hot enough to warp, fade, or crack, and blocks up to 90% of harmful UV rays from entering.
4. Shatter Proofing
Tint helps to keep your car’s window from shattering upon impact with an object or in the event of an accident. This can go a long way to protecting the health and lives of your passengers if anything unexpected happens on the road.
5. Keeping Cool
With the right window tint, you can reduce the heat inside your car in the scorching summer months by up to 60%. Keep the heat out and never worry about pitching up at work drenched in sweat ever again.
6. Staying Healthy
Direct sunlight and the associated UV rays doesn’t just damage your skin and accelerate ageing, it can also cause skin cancer over a prolonged period of exposure. Reduce harmful UV rays by up to 99% by installing quality car tint.

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Film Dry-Out Time
During the application of your window film, your installer will remove as much of the mounting solution as possible. However, a small amount of solution will remain, and this moisture build-up can cause small water pockets and a slightly cloudy look. This is normal and should be expected. Do not pierce any water pockets during the drying period, and do not try to push the water out, this will damage your film. Eventually, the water pockets and haziness will dissipate on their own.
Climate Conditions & Dry-Out Time 
Depending on the type of film you select, and the climate conditions in your area, dry-out periods will vary. Warm weather and direct sunlight will shorten the dry-out time. Cooler climates, shaded areas, non-sunny weather conditions and thicker films such as architectural films or high performance auto films, can lengthen the drying period. If slow drying occurs with your automotive installation, do not be alarmed. It could take a few days to as much as 1 month for the trapped moisture to eventually dry-out.
Cleaning
For automotive applications, it is best to wait 7-14 days to clean the film. For residential/commericial applications it is recommended to not clean the film for 30 days after installation. This will help secure proper curing of the special mounting adhesive to the glass.
Cleaning Solutions
Most glass cleaners will work well, although a good cleaning solution for window film is an ounce of liquid dish soap added to 1
quart of fresh water.

Cleaning Materials
Always use clean, soft materials to wash and dry your window film surfaces. To avoid scratching the film, do not use bristle brushes, rough paper towels, abrasive scrubbing sponges, or any cleaning materials that may have been contaminated with dirt particles.