Thinking to clean your windows before the winter weather hits?
Here are 5 easy tips on how to clean car windows tints!
Wait until the tint is dry.
If your window tints are newly installed, this step is incredibly important.
Window tints can take up to 30 days to fully dry after installation. And, if you touch them wrong before they have completely cured, you can end up with a smudge, or a scratch, or worse. So, no touching until the tint is done!
The tricky part, though, is that different tints cure at different speeds. It can depend on the percentage, the size, the material, etc. And, it’s hard to know on your own, if you’re not familiar with tinting.
So, the best way to avoid any mishaps is to ask your window tint installer what their recommended drying span is. If you went to a good professional, they should be able to give you a pretty good estimate about the tints they use.
Do it on a still day.
Cleaning your window tints on a windy, breezy day is just not going to be productive.
Because, while you’re wiping away all the dust, the wind is just picking up more and whipping it back at your windows.
Not only that, but your hands might get extra cold from being wet and getting accosted by the wind. And, we don’t need anyone catching a cold over their window tints!
Just wait for a day when the wind factor is low. It shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes to clean your windows, so you can pretty much just wake up, check the weather, and run outside to clean if it’s a good day.
Use a soft, microfiber cloth.
Window tint is made of tough ceramic material. But that doesn’t mean we need to rough it up needlessly.
When you’re cleaning your windows, try to find a soft cloth or a flexible sponge. Small, microfiber wash cloths work great. Just stay clear of anything that might have rigid particles. Because, those rigid particles could scratch or weaken your new tints.
Note: This may be redundant to say, but never use sharp blades, knives, or razors on your tint. Even if you see something sticking to your tint. Sharp objects will scratch the film, and it’s just not worth the hassle later on.
Don’t use harsh chemicals.
In a similar vein, don’t use harsh solutions or solvents.
All you need is a bit of water and some ammonia-free cleaner. It may not sound like much, but water and gentle solution can really go a long way when it comes to getting those tints squeaky clean.
And remember: we never want to use rough materials on window tints.
Wipe in the same direction.
The same way that you’re supposed to color or paint in the same direction, you should clean your tints in the same direction too.
This just means, either go in horizontal motions or vertical motions, but don’t switch back and forth. Cleaning in all directions won’t harm your tints in any way, but it makes wiping the solution off a little harder. And, can lead to some smudgy cleaning lines.
So, for best results: pick a direction and stick with it.