Window Film Care & Cleaning

Drying time:

Your new window film will take about 3 to 5 days to completely dry, sometimes a little longer depending on film brand, type, and prevailing weather conditions. A slightly hazy or foggy appearance may be noticeable during this time, caused by residual moisture under the film that needs time to evaporate.

 Cleaning Your Tinted Windows

Window film may be cleaned with a soft clean cloth or a damp chamois. Ammonia based products should never be used as this can destroy the hard coat on the inside surface of the film. Do not use anything abrasive (scourers, brushes, or newspaper) to clean your tinted glass.

 Black Dotted Edges

Most cars have a black ceramic ‘frit’ edge on the rear and some side windows. Sometimes this ceramic edge is straight and flat, sometimes it will have a dotted edge. These black ceramic dots are quite thick on most cars and prevent the window film from sticking to the area between the dots. This results in a whitish looking strip trimming the glass. Typically this isn’t very noticeable, however some cars have a wide band of dots trimming the top of the rear window. This area is so wide that the whitish looking area created is more pronounced. Unfortunately, this effect is unavoidable as the ceramic cannot be removed from the glass without damaging the glass itself.

 Seat Belt Chips

Caution should be used when releasing seat belts. Small chips can be made in the window film due to the seat belt hitting the glass as it is released and retracts back quickly, THIS DAMAGE IS UNFORTUNATELY  NOT COVERED BY YOUR WARRANTY.


Though we strive for perfection in every one of our installations, due to the nature of the product, some degree of dust contamination and or minor imperfections are often present in every window film application, also pre-existing flaws or scratches and metal deposits on the glass are often much more noticeable after the windows have been tinted. These things will not affect the performance of your window film in any way, and are not deemed by the manufacturer to be a warrantable fault.

Small silvery looking spots or ‘metal rubs’ on some windows are usually found in station wagons or other utility vehicles, and are caused by a metallic object (such as a baby stroller handle or tradesman’s ladder) rubbing against the inner surface of the glass during travel. This rubbing deposits metal onto the glass creating a silver or grey stain. Usually these these metal rubs aren’t very noticeable and often aren’t noticed until the windows become tinted.

 Night Time Rear Demister Distortion

At night you may notice that the light from headlights will reflect off of the rear demister lines. This is caused by the film having to bend slightly around the raised demister lines. It can vary from car to car and often becomes enhanced when the window is on a particularly sharp (acute) angle, This is very normal, and happens with all window films.

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