With this nice weather are you thinking it’s the perfect time to get your windows tinted? Accu-Tint agrees! Are you looking for some answers to frequently asked questions about window tinting? We’ve got them for you!
How long does it take to get my windows tinted? Installation time ranges from 1 to 3 hours depending on how many windows are being tinted and what type of vehicle you have.
How will I clean my windows? After your windows are tinted, you need to wait a couple of days to clean them. Basically, you don’t want to risk pulling the tint loose before it has a chance to dry. Once your vehicle has been tinted the windows will have been lightly wiped down, but will probably need a proper cleaning with a soft paper towel and any non-ammonia cleaner. Do not use the blue “Windex with Ammonia-D” or any blue colored cleaners because they usually have ammonia in them. We suggest using Vinegar Windex (Green), or any of the citrus Windex’s. There are other cleaners made specifically for tinted windows such as “Ammonia-Free Spray Away-Foam Spray,” which work very well. You can also use soap and water, vinegar and water, or really anything without ammonia or abrasives.
How long should I keep my windows rolled up after I have window tint installed? We recommend keeping your windows up for at least 2-4 days. If windows are rolled down before that time frame the tint often peels off because it has not had enough time to cure. You definitely do NOT want that so please, keep the windows up!!!
I just had my windows tinted and they look a little hazy. Is this normal? Yes, this is completely normal and more importantly, temporary. For the first few days after your windows are tinted they might appear cloudy, hazy, and you may see little water pockets forming underneath the film. This is very typical. When windows are tinted, the squeegee can only remove a certain amount of the water from between the film and the glass. As the film dries, the remaining water will form little pockets. Window film is a porous material that allows water to evaporate, so these water pockets will simply evaporate and go away by themselves as the film fully adheres to the glass. The amount of time before your new tint will be totally dry is determined by the amount of sunlight it gets. If it’s cloudy and overcast outside, it will take longer, if it’s hot and sunny, then the film dries very quickly. This time frame can range anywhere from 2 days up to a month.
I feel silly asking this, but does the window tint go on the inside or the outside of my windows? The short answer is on the inside. First, the film is laid on the outside of the car’s windows and cut out to fit. Those pieces are then placed on a large piece of glass and trimmed before being installed on the inside of the windows.