Common Causes of Bubbles in Car Window Tinting Films

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Vehicle owners now appreciate the essence of a window tinting film. This will protect your upholstery from premature damage caused by UV rays and protect you from the common skin conditions associated with these rays. Moreover, it will boost your privacy, and enhance the look of your vehicle.

Window tinting films are everywhere nowadays, and most people assume that any tint will do and its installation by any mechanic will also suffice. The care-free attitude toward car window tinting among Phoenix, AZ, residents have however seen many of them end up with bubbles beneath their tints.

Few things would look worse on your vehicle than a bubbled window tint. Although at times bubbling after the installation of a tinting film is normal and will resolve over time, there might be other contributors toward its occurrence that will affect the efficacy of the tint.

The following are some causes of bubbling of car window tints.

Inefficient Surface Preparation

There are several crucial steps involved in the preparation of your window before the installation of a tinting film. One of these is its cleaning. The cleaning, in this case, will be done using soapy water to guarantee a squeaky-clean surface.

If your installer does not thoroughly wipe the soap bubbles from your car windows before the tint’s application, they will appear as bubbles after its curing. Soap bubbles are generally small and will diminish with time but never completely disappear. Your only alternative in this instance is to have the window tinting film removed and another one installed.

Dirty Windows

Some installers will recommend that you clean your windows a few days before you drop the car for window tinting installation. Although recommendable, this will not get rid of all the dirt on your windows, and thus another cleaning is done before the film’s installation.

Unfortunately, some unscrupulous installers skip this cleaning. Though your windows might look clean, there might be dust particles on them. These will form bubbles which enlarge over time with exposure to heat and detach your tint from the windows.

Low-Quality Tint

Not all types of window tinting films on the market will suffice for your vehicle. A quality film will significantly decrease the chances of bubbling when it is applied. Your best alternative is to get your installer’s advice on the best choice for your vehicle based on your environmental conditions and driving conditions.

Age of the Film

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Over time, even the best-installed film will start bubbling as its adhesive breaks down with prolonged exposure to the sun’s heat. If your film is more than a year old and you notice bubbling, it might be time to get it replaced.

Do not attempt to scratch off the film while awaiting the installation of a new one. This will only damage your car windows. There are professional techniques used for the removal of window tinting film.

Most of the above causes of bubbling will be averted by choosing a professional and qualified installer for your car’s window tinting.  Though costly, it will be worth the protection it offers an optimal look. Moreover, a professionally installed tinting film will last for ages without signs of wearing down.

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