Why Can’t I Roll Down Windows After Tint?

Window tint is a polyester film used for various purposes such as privacy, giving an aesthetic look, stopping direct sunlight from entering into the car, and many more. The tint is installed on the windows of the car with the help of adhesives or chemicals that help to hold and make it stick to the window. 

Now, after installing tint some precautions need to be taken care of! If you have recently got your car windows tinted, you might have been advised not to roll down windows or wash them after tint.

Wondering why can’t I roll down windows after tint? Let us tell you about it in detail.

Why Can’t I Roll Down Windows After Tint?

Rolling down the windows after tint might unglue it or cause it to move from its place. Often, the window tint appliers advise the customer not to roll down the windows after tint, the main reason behind this is to give enough time for the tint to stick and set to the window properly.

The tint installed on the window is stuck with the help of adhesive formed of different chemicals. As the tint is installed on the window, chemical reactions between the window and the tint start taking place, and rolling down the window before the tint is set can cause bubbles as well as you might notice a shift in place of the tint film.

It is advised not to roll down the windows after the tint and wait for some time till the adhesive dries and the tint gets set and takes its place. This applies to tint both on the inside and the outside.

Now let’s see for home much time you should not roll down the windows after tint.

How Much Time Should You Wait Before Rolling Down The Window After Tint?

Usually, it is advised to wait for at least 3-4 days before rolling down the windows after tint. The time depends on the weather as well. The more the tint will be exposed to the sun faster it will get cured and dry. This means once the tint film is cured and dry you can roll down the windows. 

During the rainy or winter season, it will take more time for the adhesives to cure and get set and hold the tint tightly.

You might be thinking that to make it dry I can use a blow dryer, but using a blow dryer on the tint can be harmful. Direct heat can increase bubbles in the tint and it will take more time for the tint to adjust and bubbles to go away completely.

So, it is better to wait for at least 3-4 days in the summer season, and more if the weather is cold before you roll down windows after tint. 

FAQ’s

Till how long should I wait to roll down my newly tinted windows if there is cold weather at my place?

This might take from 1 week to a month depending on how cold is it there. It is recommended to park your car in a warm place so that tint gets cured a bit faster.

I accidentally rolled down my car’s window after tint, what to do now?

It is okay if you have accidentally rolled down your car’s window after tint, now make sure to park it in a dry and warm place and to wait for at least 5-6 days before rolling down the window and if you see the tint getting peeled of from edges, contact the installer. 

Will bubbles go if I roll down the windows?

Rolling down the windows right after tint can increase the bubbles. Bubbles go away with time, it might take 2 weeks to 1 month for bubbles to go away. If there are still bubbles left after that contact the installer.

Conclusion

There are some precautions needed to be taken care of after getting windows tinted. One of them is not rolling down the windows for some time. As we mentioned above this time varies in different weathers but on average one should at least wait for 3-4 days before rolling down the windows after tint.

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