How to Maintain Window Tint so it will last longer?

How to Maintain Window Tint so it will last longer

Doing Proper maintenance on your window tint will let your window film last a lot longer even though you get a warranty his best to maintain it properly so you don’t have to get it redone. Many times when you have to redo the windows they may damage your defrosters or scratch your glass. Also, a lot of times a company might not be in business still. So your warranty might not be worth anything so if you follow the following steps it will let your window tinting on your vehicle last a lot longer.

 When You First Get Your Window Tint?

When you first get your window tint it needs time for it to dry to the glass property. The installer cannot take out all the water time of insulation. So you cannot roll the windows down for three to five days while the sun dries out the rest of the water out and then the heat from the sun sticks the solar film to the window properly. So don’t be concerned if you see a fuse minor bubbles in the window tint when you first pick it up they will go away.

Best way to clean your Window Tint

The best product to clean your window is to use a  window cleaner that does not have ammonia. The window tint has a clear coat on the top layer which protects the tinted layer from scratching and chemicals and damaging it. But ammonia in glass cleaners after a period of time starts to destroy the clear coat.  Once that clear coat damaged it will look blurry and needs to be replaced.  So we recommend a window tint cleaner that is ammonia free. The one our shop recommends using our shop daily called Spray away window cleaner.

How long window tint last depends on the brand and warranty you get from the manufacturer?

Just maintaining the Windows using the proper cleaning and not damaging it may not necessarily make your windows last forever. A major factor in the longevity of your tint is the quality of the material. American-made Window Films last a lot longer than the imported window films from China or India as their main focus is a cheap price so they use cheaper materials. Another major reason that will affect the length of your window tint job is where you live.  if you live and the Northern United States or you have a very short summer your window tint will last a lot longer than if you live in the Southern United States like Florida or Arizona where you get the Sun a lot longer.

Things that you damaged your window tint that’s you wouldn’t expect?

Some things you might expect to damage your window tint are things like seatbelts hitting it. When you take off the seatbelt do not let it fly off as some have a strong spring on it and it might hit it on the glass beside you. After a period you will see small holes in the tint on the glass. Also carrying a ladder, tools, aluminum beach chairs, etc in the rear of your vehicle and it hits the glass will scratch it. Many people lend their cars are friends to move stuff and they bring it back scratched or damaged. So if lending out your car it might be wise to advise people to be careful on the window tint on the inside.

So just a bit of care when you have sharp metal objects you transporting in your car. We find the only thing that makes any scratches are things that have a metal edge.  Wood or plastic doesn’t seem to damage it.

Having pets around your window tint?

Having pets in your car does not damage your window tint.  We find the claws of cats and dogs are not sharp enough to scratch the tint. The biggest problem is when they rub their nose they leave a lot of smudges on the glass. But a good glass cleaner will clean that off and we had advised not to leave the smudges on too long . You can also get a plastic silicone cleaner that leaves a silicone film on the window and sorts of acts like an insulator against things sticking on the glass. Just make sure it’s chemical-free that won’t hurt your pets

Car washes don’t always use the right product to clean your car

Most car washes know not to use harsh chemicals on window tint. We find here in Florida they are knowledgeable on the best products that won’t damage your tint. But if you live up north where Window tint is not as popular you might want to tell them first that you have window tint and to use ammonia-free chemicals. Also, make sure they don’t have any sharp objects like buttons on clothes or when they’re cleaning it not to have their rings damage it.

How much your car is exposed to the Sun during the day

One of the final factors we find that determines the life of your window tint is how much sun exposure it has during the day. Some people parking and Underground parking While others are parked outside. If you park outside and the sun shines on your Windows 8 hours a day. It will reduce the life of your window tint.  We recommend parking the windshield towards the Sun or parK under a tree or shaded area.  If that’s not possible  rotate  the car each day so not one window is towards the sun all the time

Conclusion

in conclusion, the best way to maintain your film is to prevent it from scratches and to reduce the amount of sun that exposed to a daily. Most films in cooler weather will last  15 to 20 years if it’s a good quality film. In the South when it’s a warmer climate good quality film usually lasts between 10 to 12 years. if you get a good quality film like llumar 3M they come with a lifetime warranty and if you keep the receipt they will redo it free of charge parts and labor.

What is llumar Film Air Blue 80 Window Tint

What is llumar film air blue 80 window tint

AIR  blue is a window tint made by llumar film and the manufacturer’s name is Eastman Corporation.  the TINT  has been in production for about five years and has had a steady growth because of the performance of the air blue 80. air blue 80 is a very light film that put on the windshield reduces the heat by 43% it stops 99% UV rays. They are many benefits for this window tinting  I will show below

What is a Ceramic Window Tint?

Ceramic film is one of the best qualities of window tint it’s also one of the more expensive films because of the manufacturing to get it to perform as well as it does. A lot of the other films use a metal particle in between the tint to reflect Heat but it interferes a  lot with electronics. So the newer cars we use ceramic there is no Metalized products in the tint and it highly absorbs a lot of heat prevented from coming in the car.

Some great examples of products that use ceramic to reduce heat are like ceramic tiles. That is used on swimming pools also that use ceramic tiles on the older spaceships. So when is coming into the atmosphere from space the ceramic cools down the heat build-up on the walls.

Do car windshields come tinted from the factory?

The windshield does not come tinted from the factory. Some vehicles they have tinted a 6 inch banner on the top which cuts down on the sun getting in your eyes while you’re driving. But for the longest time, the biggest problem for windshields is that it allows a lot of heat to come in the front because of the angle of the windshield. Also after a few years, the constant heat on the dash starts to fade or even crack the dash,

Benefits of tinting your Windshield with Air Blue

 There are quite a few benefits of installing Air Blue on your windshield one of the most obvious ones is keeping the heat from coming into the car because the windshield has a slant sometimes as much as 40 °. The more of a horizontal slant that a window has the more heat it comes in the interior of the car.  A lot of heat comes in from the windshield and from the rear window opposed to the side windows. Side windows have no angle. So the heat is not as intense as It comes from the front windshield or back window. A lot of heat enters the car and is absorbed in the front dash recently a lot of cars that have those computer screens have been having problems when the temperature gets over 85 degrees when the car is parked for many hours.

The constant heat build-up effects the screen we’ve been finding when we install the llumar film Air blue window tint it’s stops the problem of the heat build-up on the screen. Also, another Advantage is protecting your dash. If you park in the sun say while you’re working the dash can come sometimes come up as hot as 140 degrees and after years of heat buildup on your dash the plastic will start to dry out and eventually crack. Also, we have found fading on the dash has been quicker than the older cars since they could be using less quality material as manufacturers try to keep the cost down. People who have installed Air Blue I’ve noticed a huge difference in keeping a lot of heat out and having a much more comfortable Drive on days that are sunny and the temperature is above 80°

Are blue gives you 99% UV protection?

 Air Blue stops 99% UV rays. UV rays are one of the main causes of color fading on your dash and also on the steering wheel. We have found that when you put on Air blue you protect your dash color which is an excellent reselling value. If you try to sell the car you know three to five years down the line

Air Blue is electronic friendly?

Another advantage of Air Blue is that it does not interfere with any of your electronics. Over the past 5 years or so we are using a lot more Electronics in the cars. The new electronics a much lower frequency level is a lot more sensitive to any insulation that will reduce its strength   So it’s a lot more sensitive to any insulation or Metalized film on the glass.  Air Blue does not interfere with any Electronics or weaken any signals from inside of the car. Car manufacturers also recommend a ceramic film with a more expensive car as not interfere with any electronic signature sensors or signals that let the car run efficiently. We have also found with some other customers that their calls get drop easier with older films. But when they put on a ceramic they noticed a stronger reception and fewer drop calls. Air Blue also helps if you have a navigation system in your car keyless entry backup cameras another wireless product in your car

SPECS ON LLUMAR AIR BLUE 80

  Visible light transmittance      78%

   total solar energy rejected    43%

   visible light reflected               9%

    UV Rays Rejects                   99 %

CONCLUSION

At Flying Window Tinting we highly recommend Air Blue if you want to reduce heat from coming in your windshield and protect your dash problem from discoloration and cracking down the road.  Llumar Air Blue 80 is your solution. All of our window tints are cut by a computer so no cutting on your windshield and installed from installers the combined experience of over 45 years.

Flying window tinting has been in business in 1998 and I’ve done over 10,000 cars over the years we are one of the higher-volume automotive window tint dealers in Orlando.  You can check on Google reviews for our high customer satisfaction. it takes about 1 and 1/2 hours to install and we go by appointments if you’re interested, please call 407-380-1202 to make an appointment