Caring for Your Vehicle’s Newly Tinted Windows: A Comprehensive Guide

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Congratulations on installing window tint film on your vehicle! Window tinting not only enhances your car’s appearance but also provides privacy, reduces glare, and protects the interior from harmful UV rays. To ensure your tint lasts for years and maintains its aesthetic appeal, it’s essential to take proper care of it. In this guide, we will walk you through the dos and don’ts of caring for your newly tinted windows.

1. Allow Time for Curing

After installation, the window tint film needs time to cure and adhere properly to the glass. The curing process may take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on factors such as temperature, humidity, and the type of film used.

  • Avoid rolling down your windows for at least 3-5 days after installation during winter, and 2-3 days during summer. If you chose the “same-day rolldown” upgrade, you can roll your windows down the same day you pick up your vehicle. 
  • Keep your car parked indoors on colder days and outside in direct sunlight on warmer days to expedite the curing process.
  • Be patient if you notice bubbles or a hazy appearance; these issues will likely resolve themselves as the film cures. They usually dissipate within a week or two.

2. Cleaning Your Tinted Windows

Proper cleaning is crucial to maintaining the longevity and appearance of your window tint.

  • Use a soft, lint-free microfiber cloth or sponge for cleaning.
  • Avoid using ammonia-based cleaners, as they can damage the tint film. Opt for a tint-safe or ammonia-free window cleaner instead.
  • Clean the exterior and interior glass in a side-to-side motion to prevent streaks.
  • Never use abrasive materials or rough sponges, as they can scratch the film.

3. Monitor for Damage and Repair Promptly

Regularly inspect your window tint for any signs of damage, such as peeling, bubbling, or fading.

  • If you notice any issues, contact us ASAP to assess the damage and determine the best course of action.
  • Promptly addressing any problems will help prevent further damage and maintain the tint’s appearance.

4. Follow Local Tinting Laws

Each region may have specific laws and regulations regarding window tinting, including permissible tint levels and which windows can be tinted.

  • Familiarize yourself with your local laws to ensure your vehicle is compliant.
  • Non-compliance can lead to fines or even a requirement to remove the tint.

5. Lean On Us For Guidance

Now that your window tint installation is completed, this is where most tinting shops part ways with you.

As a client of Tap And Tint however, this is not the case. We’re always going to be here if you have ANY questions or need clarity around anything related to tinting, paint protection film, vinyl wraps, or ceramic coating. 

Meaning that our knowledge, experience, and expertise is fully accessible and available to you at any time. All you have to do is shoot us a quick text at (587) 210-2120 with your questions and we’re more than happy to educate, inform, guide, and advise you.


Proper care and maintenance are essential to keep your tinted windows looking great and performing well. By following this guide, you can protect your investment and enjoy the benefits of tinted windows for years to come. Remember to be patient during the curing process, clean your windows correctly, monitor for damage, and adhere to local laws.

If there are ever any issues, please text us at (587) 210-2120. We will review the issues together and determine the best course of action.

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