Window tinting means coating the car’s windows with laminates of such physical and chemical qualities that reduce penetration of visible light and ultraviolet (UV) rays into the interior of your car, making driving comfortable even during the hottest days of the year. However, you must take some precautionary measures before you apply the tint so as to avail its added benefits, such as efficient energy consumption, much less load on the air conditioner, protected upholstery, resistance to scratches, increased privacy and security, and safety from glass breakage. The phrase ‘precautionary measures’ need not frighten you. These are little, albeit effective, steps that will make the tinting last way longer than it is generally known. Before you prepare your car for the window tinting process, cleaning the surface of the windows with liquid soap, mild cleaning agents or simply detergent will surely go a long way in proving your decision worth a while. Moreover, once the tinting is done, avoid taking your car under the direct reach of the sun as it will weaken the adhesiveness of the delicate films. Now let’s have a holistic look at the necessary steps you need to take before and after having your vehicle’s windows tinted:
Pre-wash your car
We wash our cars all the time, except when we really need to be doing that. Often, when an unwashed car receives tinting treatment, it doesn’t take it well and the screens begin to fade away as tints’ hold on them becomes weaker. Therefore, it is recommended that you must wash your vehicle two to three days before your appointment with window tinting professionals.
Avoid rolling the windows down
Depending on the thickness of the shades, that ranges between .001 and .004 inches, and on weather conditions, your new window film may take two to three weeks to fully dry. Until this time, your new windows might also seem hazy or lumpy, and water bubbles might well be sending chills down your spine. But this is normal. Indeed, patience is the key here and you would do well not to roll your tinted windows down for at least three days.
Use an ammonia-free cleaner
Ammonia eats away the tint over time, so make sure to use an ammonia-free cleaning agent while polishing your car’s newly shaded windows. Also, avoid cleaning windows with abrasive cleaners and pads. Instead, use a sleek and soft piece of cloth, smooth paper towels or a clean synthetic sponge.
In rainy towns like window tinting Penrith process becomes a little longer. More often than not, it is not possible to make all the water and bubbles go away from between the screens and the tints. It always takes some time to get dried up completely and it depends entirely upon the outside weather condition. If it is overcast out there, the drying process will take a bit longer and in case it is hot and sunny, the windows will be all dried up pretty quickly.
After the windows of your car are adorned by virtue of tinting, you’d have to patiently wait for two days before you can clean it. Because of peculiar weather conditions, window tinting in Penrith might involve a risk of pulling the window tint loose before it gets dried up. The windows will be lightly wiped just after your car is tinted, but it will require proper cleaning later on. For the tinting to last long, you must maintain it without any extra pressure on it, and, as stated before, instead of using any chemical agents like ammonia you can simply clean the tints with a moist cloth to keep them fresh and long-lasting.
Watch out for seatbelts!
Caution should be used when releasing seat belts as small chips can pop up in the window film due to the seat belt hitting the glass as it is released. Remember, this will not be covered under the warranty. In order to avoid such scenario, we advise you to gently release the seat belts. Small metal rubs or silvery looking spots can be spotted in some vehicles. These spots are formed if any metallic object like the handle of the baby stroller gets rubbed against the window pane. Usually, these metal spots are not discernable, but when the glass gets tinted, these spots could be seen very clearly.