Tips on How To Maintain Your Tinted Windows
Tips on How to Maintain Tinted Windows - In Queensland, with our scorching hot Summer temperatures and high UV, tinted windows are an affordable and easy way to reduce heat in your car, home or office.
High quality window tints will reduce glare, improve your security and privacy, and cut UV rays by up to 99%. To get the best results and the longest life from your tint products it’s important to keep them properly maintained.
Today, we’ll look at some practical tips for maintaining your automotive, residential and commercial window tints.
Keeping Your Car Tint in Top ConditionIf you’ve recently invested in quality window tinting for your car, you’ll want to look after it so it stays in tip-top condition. This will ensure it stays effective for as long as possible, continuing to cut glare, block UV and keep your vehicle cool and comfortable.
You’ll also want to retain the fresh appearance of your tint, and paying attention to its maintenance will keep it looking fresh, adding aesthetic value to your car.
Even if your tint is scratch-resistant, it’s best to only use soft cloth materials when cleaning your car windows. Microfiber cloths can be a great option, as they collect dust and dirt without scratching your windows. Don’t ever be tempted to use steel sponges, or any other abrasive cleaning product.
Some cleaning products can be just as abrasive as steel sponge, for example, baking soda. Stick to simple soapy water to wash your tinted windows and the tinted film will remain in good condition. Rubber squeegees can be used, but make sure there are no sharp metal edges, or you could damage the film.
Maintaining Tinted Windows at Home or Office
The same goes for cleaning residential and commercial windows that have been tinted. Simple soapy water is best. Alternative cleaning solutions can also include vinegar and water, or non-abrasive window cleaning solutions. Once again, make sure you avoid using anything abrasive, from chemicals to rough paper towels.
It’s also important to note that window films can be cleaned only after they've been fully cured, meaning sufficiently dried – your professional window tinter will be able to inform you of that time period.
If your home or office windows already have existing tint that you would like to remove, you’ll need a professional tint consultant to remove it properly. While window film is removable, some films come off more easily than others – it’s always best to leave this to the professionals, rather than scraping at your windows and damaging them.
Look for a Window Tint with a Life-Time Guarantee
Even with good maintenance, window films can need to be replaced over time. The average lifespan of window film ranges from about 10 to 15 years. Most film manufacturers offer at least a 5-year warranty, while other films come with lifetime warranties.
Look for a professional window tinter who will offer you a lifetime guarantee on their products. One of Australia’s leading window tint providers is Premier Tint, where all tints are of the highest quality film and come with a lifetime guarantee.