*Do not lower your windows for 3 days
*Do not clean the film until 30 days after installation
Film dry-out time:
During installation, your more dealer will remove as much of the mountain solution as possible, although a small amount will remain. Trapped installation moisture can cause small water bubbles and/or a slightly cloudy look. Do not attempt to Pierce and water bottle during the dry-out time. Water bubbles and the cloudy look will dissipate. Attempting to pierce a water bottle in an effort to drain moisture will damage your film and is not covered by the warranty.
Climate conditions and dry-out time:
If slow drying occurs, do not become alarmed. The trapped moisture will dry-out completely. Certain climate conditions can extend the dry-out time for as long as 30 to 60 days after installation. Cold and rainy weather conditions can lengthen the dry-out time while warm weather and direct sunlight exposure will shorten it. The dry-out time for our high performance automotive films will always take longer than conventional one non-reflective films.
Do not clean the film until 30 days after installation this will help ensure proper curing of the special mounting adhesive to the glass.
Most glass cleaners will work well although a good mild cleaning solution for window film is 1/2 ounce of liquid dish soap added to one quarter of fresh water.
A soft clean synthetic sponge is recommended for washing the window film followed by another clean soft cloth or soft rubber squeegee for drying. To avoid scratching the film. Some brands of paper towels are coarse enough to put fine scratches in the films protective hard coat finish. While these scratches may be too thin to be seen at the beginning they can damage the polished look of the film over time. Clean gently.
After your window film has been installed, it’s very common to see a slight haziness and/or small water pockets. This is a normal part of the adhesive bonding process called “curing”. Depending on the film type and weather conditions, it can take up to 60 days for the film to be fully cured. The curing process is slow because the remaining water used in installation must evaporate through the film. In cold winter months this process is slowed down. Sputtered and heavy security films take the longest to dry and will take longer for any hazy appearance to disappear.
Once the film is dry and cured, it’s then safe for the film to be cleaned. The best cleaner is a simple solution of water and a small amount of soap. You may also clean the film surface with any normal strength glass cleaner. Products with ammonia will not damage the film if used in reasonable quantities and if the film is not left to soak in it. Do not use any abrasive cleaners, industrial strength glass cleaners and/or any other window cleaning tools that may scratch the window film. The surface of the film is coated with a scratch resistant not scratch proof coating.