When you have already made the right move and invested in window tint for your car, upkeep and maintenance are as integral to your tints as to the rest of your car. Upkeep ultimately enhances your experience with car tints and increases their longevity and virtual lifespan. Some people overlook their window tints’ condition aside from the once in a while surface cleaning and inspection job. But it requires a little bit more effort; you have to keep an eye on your window tints and check them for any sign of damage or deterioration so that you can easily salvage them when you discover any problems early. Here are a few sins of tint degradation you should keep an eye on, and if spotted, it’s time to make use of your warranty.
With prolonged use and exposure to the elements, window tints may fade a bit. This issue should not appear so soon though, most tints go for a considerable amount of time without fading. But when tints fade quickly, it is an indication that the application process was poor and unprofessional, and that the tint itself was of poor quality. Nevertheless, tints do eventually fade over time no matter how high end they are. Although all decent tints have UV resistance, they do suffer from sun damage, hence they fade. So, if you notice your windows fading, it might be time to visit a tint expert or your local car shop to see what can be done about it, or whether or not you should get new tints and application.
Fading is not the only discoloration that indicates that you need to check up on your tints. Dyed tints are the ones most likely to get this type of damage. The dyed tints are made of red, blue and yellow pigments, and the yellow pigment is made of a chemically unstable compound that breaks down first when exposed to the sun. This leaves most of the red and blue pigments making the tint appear purple. It is best to avoid getting dyed tints in the first place as they are outdated technology, but if you already have dyed tints and you are noticing this tissue, it is best to get your tints checked with a tint expert or a car shop you trust to explore your options.
Scratches and Gouges on Your Window Tints
Any decent or high end window tint with some of the more advanced technologies offer a scratch-free, and tear proof experience. Then again, the strongest tints when faced with wear and tear can get affected and deteriorate. But wear and tear is not the only culprit in this situation. Lack of maintenance and abrasive movement such as scratching your windows in an abrasive manner to get a stain out also causes this type of damage. Using harsh cleaners, or lean in on your tinted windows also causes this type of damage.
If you see any sign of deterioration from what we have mentioned it is best to get your window tints checked for preservation.