Caring for Your Window Films:
Window Film Care and Maintenance
The window film you had purchased from Icon Autosport is a high quality product and an investment in your vehicle. In order to maximize the life of your new window film, the mounting solution used during the installation will require time to dry. This period of time varies depending on weather conditions. Cold and non-sunny weather can lengthen the time it takes for your films to completely dry.
IMMEDIATELY AFTER INSTALLATION
- Do not roll the windows down for 2-3 days after installation.
- Do not clean your new window films for 10 days after installation.
Cleaning Instructions:- A good cleaning solution for window film is 1/2 oz. of liquid dish detergent added to 1 quart of fresh water. Most glass cleaners will also work well.
- A soft cloth or synthetic sponge is recommended for washing the window film followed by a clean soft cloth or SOFT rubber squeegee for drying.
- Never use bristle brushes, abrasive scrubbing brushes, cleansers, or any other cleaning materials that could scratch the film.
- Never use a cloth or sponge that was used for washing the inside or outside of the vehicle. The dirt that is trapped will scratch your window films.
Black dotted edges & Night Time Defogger DistortionMost cars have a black ceramic 'frit' edge on the rear window. Sometimes this ceramic edge is straight and flat, sometimes it will have a dotted edge. These black ceramic dots are quite thick on most cars and prevent the window film from sticking to the area between the dots. This results in a whitish looking strip trimming the glass. Typically this isn't very noticeable, however some cars have a wide band of dots trimming the top of the rear window. This area is so wide that the whitish looking area created is more pronounced. Unfortunately, the effect is unavoidable.
At night you may notice that the light from headlights will reflect off of the defogger lines. This is caused by the film having to bend slightly around the raised defogger line, it varies from car to car, and there is nothing that can be done about it.
Seat Belt Chips & ImperfectionsCaution should be used when releasing seat belts. Small chips can be made in the window film due to the seat belt hitting the glass as it is released, THIS IS NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY.
Though we strive for perfection in our installations, due to the nature of the product, some degree of dust contamination and or minor imperfections are present in every window film application, also pre-existing flaws or scratches and metal deposits on the glass are often much more noticeable after the windows are tinted. Small silvery looking spots or 'metal rubs' on some windows are usually found in station wagons or other utillity vehicles, and are caused by a metalic object (such as a baby stroller handle) rubbing against the inner surface of the glass during travel. This rubbing deposits metal onto the glass creating a silver or grey stain. Usually these these metal rubs aren't very noticeable and often aren't noticed until the windows become tinted.
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