Frequently Asked Questions
Tint Care Instructions
Film Dry-out Time:
The mounting solution used during the installation of your window film may require a dry-out time. Cold or non-sunny weather conditions can lengthen the dry-out time, while warm weather and direct sun light exposure will shorten the dryout time. Small water beads and a slightly cloudy look may appear during the dryout time. If slow drying does occur, do not become alarmed. The film will dry-out.
Do not clean the film for 30 days after installation.Window Film Care and Maintenance:
To maximize the life of the window film, please follow these instructions for proper care and maintenance.Cleaning Instructions:
- Most glass cleaners will work well, although a good cleaning solution for window film is 1/2 ounce of liquid dish soap added to 1 quart of fresh water. Ask us about our in-house glass cleaner solutions.
- A soft cloth or a clean synthetic sponge is recommended for washing the window film followed by another clean soft cloth or soft rubber squeegee for drying.
- Some brands of paper towels are coarse enough to put fine scratches in the film, even films with scratch resistant, protective hard coat finish. While these scratches may be too thin to be seen at the beginning, they can damage the polished look of the film over time.
Why does my tint appear hazy and have bubbles right away?
Tint will appear hazy and bubbly for two to four weeks until water evaporates under care.
Why replacement? Why not repair?
Auto glass is laminated, unlike the rest of the glass on your car, which is tempered. Tempered glass shatters, laminated glass is shatter-proof. That's why windshields withstand impacts better. Smaller windshield fractures can be fixed, but sometimes, when bigger breaks and cracks occur, replacement is the only option.
When I need a repair, who do I contact first: my insurance agent or the Auto Glass repair facility?
Call us first. We are experienced in working directly with insurance companies. Our experts will verify your coverage, file the claim and handle all the necessary paperwork.
How does windshield repair work?
It used to be that you had to replace your entire windshield no matter what happened to it. Since the early 1970s, continual improvements in technology have made auto glass repair easier, quicker and more durable. Integrity Auto Glass uses a technology that forces the air out of the glass blemish. Then, we replace it with a special resin matching your windshield's strength, tint and light refraction. That's something, when you consider that there are over 2,000 different varieties of vehicle on the road today.