There are several reasons why you need to hire professionals to install security films on your car windows.
We know it looks deceptively easy. But trust us, it isn’t.
What Could Go Wrong?Here are a few of the common mistakes amateurs make when installing auto tinting films:
1. Not Cleaning the Car Windows Before InstallationA car window film is designed to adhere to your windows for a long amount of time. For this reason, they cling to the surface tightly. If you didn’t wash the windows properly before installation you should know that you can’t do so afterwards.
You also run the risk of the film not sticking properly and being unable to carry out its intended function. In order to clean the window, you would have to remove the new film. What a waste of time and money!
2. Using the Wrong Materials to CleanIf you use rubbing alcohol, thinners or other commercially available cleaners, your vehicle’s windows can get damaged or stained. This residue won’t allow the tinting film to stick properly. What’s more is that it could also result in pockets of air being trapped underneath the film when you’re applying it.
How to Properly Clean Car WindowsIn order to clean them properly, you only need to use soap and water. Buy a mild, unscented soap and mix it with hot water. Use a clean cloth or sponge to wash the surface of the windows. Let the glass dry properly afterwards.
4. Not Removing Old Tint ProperlyMost people don’t know how to remove the old tinting film properly before installing a new one. (Some people don’t know it needs to be removed at all!). Use a steamer to remove the old film. Then, use a goof off spray to remove any residue. Wash the car windows afterwards. It’s recommended that you hire a professional to take care of this step as well.
Investing in a good auto tinting service makes sense because your windows set the aesthetic of your vehicle. You also need a good quality film to protect the passengers from harmful UV radiation. Next time you need to get your auto windows tinted, remember to consult a professional instead of doing it on your own.