Residential and Commercial Window Film Maintenance Instructions
FILM DRYING TIME
Your authorized dealer will install your window film using a specially formulated mounting solution. During the installation process, your dealer will remove as much of the mounting solution as possible although a small amount will remain. Trapped installation moisture can cause small water bubbles and/or a slightly cloudy look, this is normal and should be expected and can take up to 30 days to completely dry out. Do not attempt to pierce a water bubble during the drying period. Water bubbles and a cloudy look will eventually dissipate. Attempting to pierce a water bubble in an effort to drain moisture will damage your film.
CLIMATE CONDITIONS & DRYING TIME
Cold and cloudy weather conditions can lengthen the film drying time. Warm weather and direct sun light will accelerate the drying time. If slow drying occurs, do not become alarmed. The trapped moisture will dry out completely. Thicker films and less than perfect drying conditions will lengthen the dry-out period. Drying times can vary from a few days to as much as 6 months.
Do not clean the film sooner than 30 days after installation. This will help to ensure proper curing of the special adhesive to the glass. When cleaning, spray window cleaner directly on the glass. Then take a clean soft cloth or a high-quality paper towel and wipe the spray away with left to right sweeping motions. When finished, run the paper towel around the edges of the windows to pick up excess moisture and debris.
Use any normal household glass cleaning solution or plain soapy water. Do not use any solution that contains abrasive material, e.g. baking soda. Be careful not to use sharp instruments that could cut or gouge the film.
A clean soft cloth or high-quality paper towel is recommended for cleaning the window tint, followed by another clean soft cloth or soft rubber squeegee for drying. Do not use abrasive materials to clean your film. Avoid using bristle brushes, abrasive scrubbing sponges or any other cleaning materials that could scratch the film. Some brands of paper towels are coarse enough to put fine scratches on the film. While these scratches may be too subtle to see in the beginning, they can damage the polished look of the film over time.
Automotive Window Film Maintenance Instructions
Below are some tips on how to clean and care for your car windows.
DO NOT roll your windows down for 3 – 5 days. Depending on weather conditions. DO NOT use the rear defroster for 24 hours.
Drying time could take up to 30 days. However, in Colorado with the dry climate the drying process should only take about 1 week. This drying time is called the curing process. You may notice little tiny water bubbles during the first few weeks. Please do not attempt to press on or pierce these bubbles. Eventually all the bubbles and moisture you see will start to evaporate and eventually disappear.
After 30 days you can clean your windows with a soft cotton cloth and avoid any abrasive or ammonia cleaners. We recommend a quart of water with a couple of drops of dish soap or baby shampoo. If the cleaner starts to streak you have added too much soap.
Automotive Clear Bra Maintenance Instructions
Below are some tips on how to clean and care for your clear bra.
DO NOT wash your car for at least 48 hours after the paint protection film has been installed.
Do not use a pressure washing system on your vehicle for at least 30 days. Drive thru car washes are fine after the first 48 hours. After 30 days when using a pressure washer system stand at least 3 feet away from the surface and edges of the paint protection film.
You may see some bubbles under the film. This is normal and will go away once the film has cured which could take up to 30 days.
If waxing the vehicle do not use any waxes containing dyes, silicone or waxes that are not recommended for urethane. Abrasive polishes or rubbing compounds are not to be used. Wax build along the film edges can be removed using a soft micro fiber cloth or Q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol.
We hope you will enjoy your installation. please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding your purchase.