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How Long Do Car Window Tints Last For?

You have a really nice car and you were thinking about getting some tint added to its windows. Before you contact anyone about car window tinting, you’d like to know about how long it will stay before it starts to fade.

Why Get Tinting?

Having a car with tinted windows means that you have more protection against UV rays and you won’t have to contend with glare when the sun is at certain places in the daytime sky. There are certain tints that will strengthen the window as well, which makes for a nice deterrent from thieves.

How Long Does It Take?

This depends on how big your car is – you can expect to wait around two to four hours if you are having every window tinted. It’s only forty minutes if you are having the two front doors done. You should consider having it done in the spring or fall, where the temperatures are usually milder – but that depends on your location.

If it is too hot or cold, that can make the tinting process harder, since it can affect how it is applied to the windows. If it is cold, you want to make sure where you are having it done has an indoor facility, otherwise it may take too long to cure – another word for dry.

How Long Does It Last?

This depends on how well you take care of the windows post tinting – including letting it dry and cure properly. If you don’t, then that will significantly lower its lifespan. WIth excellent care, it can last up to 10 years before needing a new application.

How To Care For It?

After learning the ideal duration, the next question is how to care for those windows so that you can maximize the time? When you clean the car – after making sure that the tint is properly cured, use a microfiber towel to make sure that you don’t accidentally scratch the windows with a rougher towel.

When you use a cleaner, make sure there is no ammonia in it – that can cause problems since it attacks the adhesive that bonds the tint to the window. Look for small scratches that run from the top of the window to the bottom… that means you need to go to a mechanic to fix how the window guide is adjusted.

Do all of that and you can enjoy the tint for up to a decade or more.

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