care of tinted windowsYou’ve made an investment in your car with your newly tinted windows. You want your tint to last and look great as long as possible. Your window tinting company should give you some basic guidelines for caring for your tinted windows, but if you’ve forgotten or you bought the car from someone else, here are some things you should know about aftermarket window tinting.

Listen to Your Installer

Your installer will tell you how long to wait to wash your windows. If you see bubbling or what appears to be water underneath your film, leave it alone. This is normal and will go away during the curing period. The curing period may be anywhere from a week to a month depending on the weather and the product used.

If you’ve just had them tinted, they may also offer you an approved cleaning product. One thing that will extend the life of your tint is only using approved cleaning products on your tinted windows. Never use harsh chemicals or ammonia. If you bought the car from someone and know the windows were tinted, dish soap in water is a safe option.

Cleaning Tips

Once you’ve waited the recommended curing period, use the approved cleaning solution and a soft cloth. You can use a rubber squeegee too. Remember, the film is installed on the inside of your windows so you can clean your car’s exterior as you normally would. Never use anything abrasive to clean your windows and don’t apply stickers or decals to the inside if at all possible.

Aftermarket window tinting can look great for years. It takes a skilled installer and a caring owner to keep it looking great. If you’re looking for an aftermarket window tinting company, Reeder’s Auto Tint & Trim offers free estimates and uses only high-quality window tint that complies with all Florida laws. We also offer auto detailing, vehicle wraps, ceramic coating, and paint protection. We’re conveniently located at 13355 Belcher Road in Largo and open Mondays through Saturdays from 8am – 6pm. Stop buy or call (727) 261-8468 to schedule your free estimate on any of our services.