Getting window tint for your car or building is a great idea! It will protect the interior of your home or car from 98 per cent of the ultraviolet rays from the sun. However, one common problem that puts people off from having window tint installed is the tendency for the tint to develop bubbles over time. The good thing is that there are specific steps you can take to make sure that bubbles never form on your window tint.
Why Do Air Bubbles Form?
To better understand why bubbles sometimes form on window tint, you have to know how it is put on windows. A crucial step that is sometimes overlooked is to make sure that the surface of the windows is clean. By skipping this step, air bubbles form around any dirt left behind. The dirt will prevent the tint from fully adhering to the window. A pocket of air may form around the dirt, which is how air bubbles start to form.
The air, no matter how little it may be at first, will expand. The air trapped around the dirt will continue to grow significantly if the window is exposed to a lot of direct sunlight. If the window was cleaned, but not thoroughly, a few air bubbles may be expected to form over time.
However, if the window was not cleaned at all, and a lot of dust and dirt particles were present on the surface of the glass, you will be able to see multiple bubbles form under the tint. The simple mistake of failing to clean the window before the application of the tint may result in the tint becoming unsightly down the line.
Ways to Prevent Bubble Formation
The great news is that the formation of air bubbles can be prevented. It is a good practice to observe these two important steps before the application of the window tint.
Follow The Standard
The most obvious way to prevent bubbles from forming in your window tint is to follow the standard procedure when you apply the tint. One of the first steps to take before applying the tint is to make sure that the window is clean and devoid of pesky dust particles. This will eliminate the risk of having air bubbles form later on.
Make Sure You Read The Instructions
If you opt to apply the tint yourself, it is a good idea to read and understand the instructions before getting started. Make sure you do not skip any steps during the installation. You may also opt to have professionals put the tint on your windows for you to ensure that the process is done exactly how it should be. You may want to see to it that the people who install the tint for you know what they are doing. It may be wise to run a background check on them by looking for reviews of their previous work before you have them apply the tint.
There may be many ways to prevent any air bubbles from forming under window tint, but the two mentioned above should be done first. If all else fails, reading the instructions that come with the tint will go a long way in the prevention of air bubbles.
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