Why Does My Window Tint Look Blurry?
Here is some info to clear up this annoying issue.
Hazy or blurry windows after a tint job are a very common occurrence from most installers. At Diversity, we have developed a system to avoid this problem so you leave the shop without having to treat your newly tinted windows with kid gloves. First let’s look at why this happens, then we will show you what we do to combat this issue on behalf of our clients.
Why do freshly tinted windows go blurry?
With traditional installations this is completely normal and temporary. For the first few days after your windows are tinted they might appear cloudy, hazy, and you may see little water pockets forming underneath the film. When windows are tinted, the squeegee can only remove a certain amount of the water from between the film and the glass. As the film dries, the remaining water will form little pockets. Window film is a porous material that allows water to evaporate, so these water pockets will simply evaporate and go away by themselves as the film fully adheres to the glass. The amount of time before your new tint will be totally dry is determined by the amount of sunlight it gets. If it’s cloudy and overcast outside, it will take longer, if it’s hot and sunny, then the film dries very quickly. With a typical installation this could take anywhere from 2 days to 1 month.
With a typical installation this could take anywhere from 2 days to 1 month.
We take extra measures to avoid this problem at Diversity
It is surprising to us that many installers let you leave their shop with what we would consider an incomplete installation. If a customer drives away with blurry and hazy tinted windows we would not be very pleased. It is an easy issue to avoid, and it only takes one extra step to fully cure the windows before completing the job.
When the job is done right, you should leave the shop with windows that look like a factory installation.
At Diversity, every window tinting job spends time under heat lamps to finish the curing process. At about 15 minutes per window, it seems to us a small price to pay for perfectly clear and completely adhered window films. The second benefit is that when the vehicle leaves our shop fully cured, you do not have to worry about using your windows. You can raise and lower them as you like without fear of the window tint creasing, wrinkling, or curling. When the job is done right, you should leave the shop with windows that look like a factory installation. That is the Diversity Auto Films way.
Give us a call if you have any questions or want to talk about which tint options are best for you.