Tinted windows add a nice touch to the look of the right car, in addition to helping protect the driver from excessive UV light. For your tinted windows to stay in their best condition, it’s important for you to know the best way to clean tinted windows. Keeping them clean not only keeps your car looking good, but it can also help ensure that your windows will last a long time. Here are some basic tips on how to clean tinted car windows.
Having the Right Tools
The first step is making sure you have the right tools for the job. You’ll want to use an ammonia-free cleanser for your tinted windows, as ammonia will weaken your tint and damage it. You’ll also need a microfiber cloth to apply the cleanser. Don’t use paper towels, because the rough fibers can scratch the tint. Certain types of cotton towels or T-shirts can be just as abrasive as paper, too. Finally, you’ll want to have The Absorber on hand to dry your tinted windows once they’re clean. The Absorber’s unique Poly Vinyl Alcohol construction and sponge-like pore structure make it superior to terrycloth towels or leather chamois for drying your car quickly and effectively.
The Proper Conditions
Next, make sure the conditions are right for washing your car. Choose a day with mild temperature and no chance of rain in the forecast. If you can wash your car in a shaded spot, that will be best because it can prevent the water from drying too fast and leaving spots. If possible, cleaning the inside of your car’s windows about every two weeks is optimal to help prevent the worst buildup.
How to Clean Tinted Windows
Using a microfiber cloth to apply the cleanser, rub gently until the window is clean. Take care to avoid the edges of the windows, or else water and cleanser can get underneath the tint and create air bubbles. Then, using The Absorber, wipe the windows until they are completely dry. If there are any small bubbles in the tint, a heat gun can be used to flatten them, or a credit card wrapped in a soft cloth can be used to gently push the air out from underneath the tint.
Having clean window tint is one of the best ways to help make sure that it will last long enough for you to get your money’s worth from it. Although tinted car windows require a little extra care and attention, the results are well worth it. Having the right knowledge and the right tools — including The Absorber — will make all the difference when cleaning your tinted auto windows, so your tinted car windows can look good and last for a long time to come.