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Window Tinting Aftercare: Things You Should Understand

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If you've decided that it's time to tint your car windows, you need to think about the aftercare to be sure that you're getting the most from your investment. That means being adequately prepared for aftercare before you even take your car in for tinting. Early education can help you avoid costly mistakes on the way home and in the days that follow. Here's a look at some of the things that you need to know.

Don't Wash The Car

You might think that going through the car wash is no big deal on your way home because the tint is on the inside of the windows, not the outside. However, that couldn't be further from the truth. You'll want to skip the car wash for a few days after your tint application because while the car wash won't apply water directly to the tint inside your car, it does have the potential to introduce moisture in general, which will slow the tint's drying and curing process. It's best to just skip the car wash for a few days to give your tint the best chance to settle into place.

A Few Bubbles May Appear

One thing that you'll find is that bubbles aren't entirely avoidable when you're putting tint on windows, even if the tint is professionally applied. Many times, any small residual bubbles are few and far between, and they're usually just trapped moisture. As that moisture evaporates, the tint cures, everything dries, and those bubbles should disappear. In most cases, that only takes a few days. If there are still bubbles after several days have passed, reach out to your tint contractor.

Keep The Windows Up

Another thing that many car owners don't think about after getting their windows tinted is the importance of keeping the windows up after the tint application. Remember that the film is on the windows and it hasn't cured yet, so putting the windows down could cause it to curl, peel, or otherwise suffer damage from the window track. It makes sense to keep the windows up for at least a day, but a couple of days is better just to be safe.

These are a few of the most common tips for car owners who have their windows tinted. Don't find yourself in a position where you inadvertently damage that new tint due to your own mistakes. Keep these tips in mind and talk with your tint application contractor about any other steps you should take to protect that new film while you wait for it to cure.

For more information, talk to a car window tinting service near you.