Window tints are one of the many window treatment options that offer a clean and professional look. The tints are especially popular in the UK, where there is a general belief in their ability to reflect light more brilliantly than normal glass. Although some of us may have tried tinting before in an attempt to create a cleaner, more contemporary look, we may be surprised at the bad habits we tend to form over time. We may not even be aware that we are performing these bad habits. Here are some common practices that may well be stopping you from enjoying the best benefits of tints.
One of the most common habits related to window tinting is that we are not actually taking care to remove the tints once they have been applied. It’s easy to assume that the job has been done and that there will be no streaks or smudges when we remove the film, but the fact is that it is very important to leave the tints in place until they have completely dried and become inert. This is because if you remove them too early you will leave streaks that will collect dust, dirt, and finger marks, which can all impact negatively on the appearance of the tinted area. It’s also important to remember that removing the tints can take up to a week, so if you want to skip weeks of cleaning and upkeep then make sure that you give the process sufficient time to work.
Another bad habit associated with tints is that we try to put off cleaning the glass while it is still dark. Some people are so attached to the color of the tint that they will try to hold off washing the glass, in order to save themselves the hassle of scrubbing and rinsing. While doing so is not necessarily a bad idea, in the long run, it can lead to smudges and streaks which will be nearly impossible to get rid of unless you re-glaze the window. You should also never leave tints in the car, as car chemicals and cleaning fluids can easily damage and discolor the tints.