Window film not only helps reduce energy costs but also protects your furniture and family from harmful UV rays and when installed by a professional, can last for years. But, just like windows with no window film, you’ll still have to clean your tinted windows from time to time. Using the wrong cleaning products can cause the film to deteriorate, scratch, and fade. When this happens, the film won’t be as effective. To protect your investment, follow these window cleaning tips.
How to Create a Safe Formula for Cleaning Your Tinted Windows
Hard water can leave mineral deposits on your windows and even soft water can leave water marks on the film. To be safe, always use demineralized bottle water to avoid any water marks or mineral deposits. For the cleaning solution itself, many standard cleaners can be used, but for best results, use a mild detergent to avoid any issues. If you are unsure if a product is safe for your window film, please give our team a call to determine whether or not the product would be a problem.
What You’ll Need:
- Soft cotton cloths for drying
- 2 spray bottles
- Demineralized bottled water
- Rubber-edge squeegee
- A mild detergent
How to Prepare the Solution:
- Add demineralized water to spray bottle
- Add 1 teaspoon of mild detergent to bottle
- Gently mix solution together
How to Clean Tinted Windows
Once you’ve created your solution, you’ll want to make sure to clean your tinted windows in the morning before the sun heats the glass, causing it to be more susceptible to scratches.
- Spray the solution onto the windows
- Wipe away dirt and dust using a soft cotton cloth
- Using a rubber-edged squeegee, work from top to bottom removing any access moisture from the window
- Using a dry soft cotton clot, soak up any remaining moisture
Before putting away your supplies, fill a second spray bottle with demineralized water and spray the window and away the moisture to rid the window of excess cleaning solution.
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