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How to Clean Your Newly Tinted Windows

Are you relishing your newly tinted windows? They are attractive to look at with minimal shine, keeping you further comfortable and away from ultraviolet exposure. Of course, it is the desire of every car owner or homeowner to keep their glass tinting looking as new possible. In this regard, knowing the right way to clean your tinted windows is very important. Read on for more insight.

Drying Time

Note that the first few days following glass tinting, your windows will be cloudy, misty, and you will notice small droplets forming inside the tint. Don't get worried because this is absolutely normal. After glass tinting, it is recommended that you wait for a number of days before you can start to clean them. This is because you don't want to run the risk of pulling the tint slack before it has fully dried. During the drying process, the water droplets between the film and the window will evaporate and disappear. The duration before your new glass tint is fully dry will depend on the amount of sunlight it's exposed to. In cloudy and cold conditions, it will take longer, while in hot and sunny conditions, the film will dry rather quickly.


Once the tint has dried, you can start to clean your tinted windows.

Steer clear of:

  • Anything abrasive
  • Ammonia
  • Razor blades

Do use:

  • Microfiber cloths, squeegee, or old diaper rags
  • Dish soap
  • Clean water

Basically, take an empty spray bottle and fill it up with clean water. Apply the dish soap on the window and then spray the water. Use either a microfiber cleaning cloth or a squeegee to clean your tinted windows with up and down movements. Nowadays, almost all stores carry microfiber cloths. Remember to avoid any abrasive cloth. Newspapers, for instance, are likely to leave considerable number of fibers on your window tinting. Besides newspapers, the following are extremely harsh to your tinted windows:

  • Paper towels
  • White scrubby pads

Always steer clear of anything abrasive as far as cleaning your window tinting is concerned. This is because there's the risk of scratches which often don't come off of the glass tint. As such, you may be forced to re-tint the entire window once again at an extra cost. The key to correctly washing your tinted windows is to make sure that you are using just soap and water with a microfiber cloth or diaper rag. That will give you excellent results. For more information on how to properly care for your tinted windows, contacting a glass tinting specialist.