The window tinting process does involve some curative processes during installation, therefore installation time varies depending on the vehicle size, age and film type used . We do encourage that when you schedule your appointment that you make arrangements to drop off your vehicle as the ‘wait time’ can vary based on our schedule load, but on average most vehicles are completed in less than a day. Larger SUV’s, vans or limousines can take more time due to their size, but compared to our competitors we are able to reduce installation time on average by 30-45 minutes with our advanced film cutting software.
What If I See Bubbles Or Peeling After The Installation?
The curing process of the film after installation can take a few days to fully cure. It is not recommended for you to attempt to press out any bubbles or peeling edges on your own as this may void the warranty and service work to correct appropriately. If you notice any of these issues or have any immediate concerns after the installation, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Is There A Warranty On Your Tint?
All Sound FX window tint installations come with a lifetime workmanship warranty.
Sound FX offers a limited lifetime manufacturer’s product warranty that warrants all Scorpion-Branded Window Film against cracking, changing color, crazing, delaminating, and adhesive failure.
In the event of a film failure, Sound FX will replace the defective film product at no charge. The Limited Warranty Coverage begins at the time of the installation completion. This Limited Warranty is extended to the original purchaser and is non-transferable, Our liability is limited to the replacement of only such quantity of film product determined to be defective by Sound FX.
What Do I Need To Do To Clean Or Care For The Tint?
Caring for your new window film is simple. Do not roll down your freshly tinted windows for at least three days after installation. We will place a temporary sticker reminder on the driver’s side master window switch when your vehicle is tinted.
Do not clean the film for thirty days after installation. There will be visible changes during the curing period, including a cloudy look and little moisture trapped between the film and glass. Do not poke or touch your film until after the thirty day dry out time. If you have questions or concerns regarding any large air/water pockets forming or pulling up from the corners, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately.
For the best results you can clean your new film with a soft microfiber towel and fresh soap and water. Ammonia, ammonia-substitute chemicals and trisodium phosphate (or any phosphate) products are not recommended for repeated long-term use on window films as they can rapidly degrade the quality of the window film.
It is safe to clean the exterior of your vehicle to include the exterior glass after it has been tinted. If you take your freshly tinted vehicle to a full service car wash facility, inform them not to touch the interior of your windows.
How Long Does It Take The Tint To Dry?
During the application of your window film, your installer will remove as much of the mounting solution as possible. However, a small amount of solution will remain, and this moisture build-up can cause small water bubbles and a slightly cloudy look. This is normal and should be expected. Do not pierce any water bubbles during the drying period, and do not try to push the water out, this will damage your film. Eventually, the water bubbles and haziness will dissipate on their own.
Do Climate Conditions Affect Drying Time?
Depending on the type of film you select, and the climate conditions in your area, dry-out periods will vary. Warm weather and direct sunlight will shorten the dry-out time. Cooler climates, shaded areas, non-sunny weather conditions and thicker films such as architectural films or high performance auto films, can lengthen the drying period. If slow drying occurs with your residential/commercial or automotive installation, do not be alarmed. It could take a few days to as much as 6 months for the trapped moisture to eventually dry-out.
How Long Do I Need To Wait To Clean My Windows?
For automotive applications, it is best to wait 7-14 days to clean the film. For residential/commericial applications it is recommended to not clean the film for 30 days after installation. This will help secure proper curing of the special mounting adhesive to the glass.
What's The Best Way To Clean My Tinted Windows?
A good cleaning solution for window film is an ounce of liquid dish soap added to 1 quart of fresh water , or Tint Safe sprays like Invisible Glass or Glass Shine (both of which are available at Sound FX). Always use clean, soft materials to wash and dry your window film surfaces. To avoid scratching the film, do not use bristle brushes, rough paper towels, abrasive scrubbing sponges, or any cleaning materials that may have been contaminated with dirt particles.