How to Take Care of Your Newly Tinted Windows

The harsh sun in Albuquerque can make the inside of your car difficult to withstand at times. One of the best ways to ensure that the temperature of your vehicle is manageable is by getting your windows tinted.     At Horizon Auto Glass & Tint, we provide high-quality, reliable window tinting services to vehicles of all makes and models. With over 30 years of experience, you can be sure that we’ll get the job done right. However, once your windows are tinted, there are steps you can take to make sure that they last a long time.

Cleaning Your Tinted Windows

After your windows have been tinted, keep them up for at least 48 hours. This is to prevent any peeling that may result from rolling down the windows. You will also want to make sure that you wait before cleaning them, which can be between 7–30 days depending on several factors. When you come in, we’ll be sure to let you know how long you should wait before cleaning your vehicle. Waiting is important because several things can happen with the tint as it dries. Sometimes, there can be haze or water pockets on the tint, but this is normal. 

Once you have waited, you will want to use a microfiber cloth to clean the windows. Other towels can be too harsh on your new tint. Mild cleaning chemicals and soapy water will be the best to clean your car with. Make sure that you avoid any cleaning chemicals with ammonia, as it can damage the tint of your car. Using ammonia can cause discoloration and other damage to your windows. Ultimately, the best choice to clean your windows is soapy water with a microfibre cloth. 

Window Tint Cleaning Care & Tips

A tip to ensure the best cleaning for your car windows is to use two microfibre cloths, one to clean the windows, and the second to remove the remaining chemicals and moisture. This will ensure that your windows remain free of streaks. Using other types of towels, such as cotton or paper towels, can create unwanted scratches. 

If at any point you notice issues with your tint, such as air bubbles, do not attempt to fix it on your own. Trying to fix damaged tint yourself can create further problems and can cost additional money to repair. If you roll down your windows too soon, clean your windows with an ammonia cleaning solution, or even if your windows are broken, make sure to call the experts at Horizon Auto Glass & Tint. Our team can expertly repair your window tint and can replace or repair damaged auto glass. Call us today or contact us online to learn more or to get a quote.