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How to Clean Tinted Windows Like The Pros Do

Tinted windows are like your favorite pair of sunglasses (but for your ride). They help shield you from the harsh sun and provide that touch of privacy. Besides that, they look friggin’ awesome. 

But there’s a downside – these tinted windows are a tad sensitive. The divas of the automotive glass world. You can’t just use any old cleaning method and expect them to keep looking fabulous.

What makes tinted windows different is the plastic film hugging your car’s glass. This film is somewhat delicate and can throw a fit if you don’t treat it properly. 

You’ve landed here today wondering how to clean tinted car windows, and we’re going to help you master this art. And guess what? It’s way easier than trying to get your cat into a travel carrier…

We’re also going to provide you with a solution that will help make this process feel even more like cheating: Torque Detail’s ClearView Glass Cleaner. 

Let’s hit it.

STREAK-FREE, FASTEST Clean, Crystal clear

ClearView – Your Window’s Invisibility Cloak

★★★★★ 

Customers LOVE the Results!

Leave no residue behind! Attack dirt and grime with a powerful lubricating cleaner glides and dries streak free. Provides additional water repelling and protection so glass stays cleaner longer. It also has anti-static properties to help resist dust.

Fact Check: Factory vs. Aftermarket Tint

Before we don our cleaning capes, it’s important to understand the difference between the two types of tinted windows – factory and aftermarket. Factory tint is like natural beauty that doesn’t need makeup. It’s added to the glass during the car’s creation and is as sturdy as standard auto glass. You can clean these windows however you wish.

Now, aftermarket tint is the plastic film applied post-purchase. It’s like giving your car a makeover. It offers extra UV protection and insulation, but it’s also a bit more high-maintenance. Our mission is to keep the aftermarket tint looking fresh, without risk of damage.

Cure for Cleanliness

When you first get that tint job, you must first give it some time to cure. It’s like letting a fine wine breathe. 

how to clean windows with tinted film

You see, for about a week after installation, the film needs time to bond with your glass. Don’t open the windows or start spraying stuff all over them during this time; it would be like bothering Chef Gordon Ramsay in the middle of preparing a gourmet meal (seriously, your window tint may even throw as big of a temper tantrum as he does!) 

If you absolutely must clean during the initial curing period, use a spray bottle filled only with water and a gentle microfiber cloth to wipe away the dirt – no fuss, no muss.

Household Hocus Pocus? No, Thanks!

Your tinted windows are made of glass and will only appreciate a gentle treatment. 

Forget about alcohol wipes, ammonia-based window cleaners, or abrasive scrubbing tools – they’re a no-go. Stick with the basics: warm water and a soft microfiber cloth. No need for magic spells here. 

If stubborn dirt or grime is causing you a migraine headache, reach for ClearView Glass Cleaner.

ClearView: Your Tinted Windows BFF

With tinted windows, you need a glass cleaner that not only delivers spotless clarity but also ensures your precious tints stay safe and sound. Enter ClearView Glass Cleaner from Torque Detail – the boss of window cleaners. 

best glass cleaner for tinted windows

Here’s why this is the clear choice for your tinted windows:

  • Streak-Free Cleaning: Say goodbye to annoying streaks and residue. ClearView is designed to tackle dirt and grime with ease, all while leaving your windows spotless. It glides on effortlessly and dries streak-free, giving you crystal-clear windows every time.
  • ClearView Optimal Clarity: Ever wanted to experience the world with ultimate clarity? ClearView enhances visibility, making sure you have a pristine view of the outside world through your tinted windows.
  • Safe On All Kinds of Glass: Not only does ClearView work wonders on your tinted windows, but it’s also perfect for other glass surfaces. Whether it’s the exterior, interior, mirrors, or even your navigation screens, this versatile cleaner has you covered.
  • Enhanced Slickness & Protection: What’s more, it offers added protection by repelling water effectively, keeping your glass cleaner for longer. Plus, its anti-static properties help fend off the dust, ensuring your tinted windows stay in top-notch condition.

Using ClearView Glass Cleaner

It’s simple – if the area is heavily soiled, start with a wash mitt and soap to give it a thorough cleaning. For light to medium contamination, just spray ClearView on the surface, wipe it down with a microfiber towel, and watch your tinted windows shine.

So, when you want your tinted windows to sparkle with optimal clarity while staying protected and streak-free, trust ClearView – the ammonia-free choice that keeps your world crystal clear.

Squeaky Clean or Just Plain Squeaky?

We love clean windows, but squeaky windows? Not the sound we’re going for. To avoid that annoying squeaking noise when rolling those windows up or down, use a cleaner such as ClearView.

Many people tend to overlook this vital rubber seal that wraps around the windows, also known as the weatherstripping. As you roll your windows up and down, dirt, rocks, and grime from the rest of your window surface can get caught in weatherstripping. This can lead to a noisy experience and do some potentially serious damage to your tint job.

how to clean tinted windows inside car

The moral of the story is: Even if your tinted glass is kept perfectly clean at all times, if your weatherstripping isn’t properly tended to, all of that hard work will have been for nothing.

STREAK-FREE, FASTEST Clean, Crystal clear

ClearView – Your Window’s Invisibility Cloak

★★★★★ 

Customers LOVE the Results!

Leave no residue behind! Attack dirt and grime with a powerful lubricating cleaner glides and dries streak free. Provides additional water repelling and protection so glass stays cleaner longer. It also has anti-static properties to help resist dust.

How to Master the Glass Game

Let’s get to the juicy part – how to clean these dark-skinned beauties and keep them camera-ready. Remember, it’s all about handling with care, like a precious antique porcelain teapot you borrowed from your grandma. 

So, what’s the secret sauce? Check it out:

The ‘Solution Spray’ Method 

Like cooking – you need a recipe. In a spray bottle, mix warm water and a hint of mild dish soap (a few drops will do). Spray the mix on the window, then, take a clean microfiber cloth, and use small, circular motions to spread the love. 

how to clean car tinted windows

Now, grab another cloth, dampen it with clean water only, and start wiping down the window. And finally, use a dry, clean cloth for a final buff. 

Voila! A masterpiece–[drops the mic]

The ‘Streak-Free Cloth’ Method 

Remember, we’re cleaning, not dirtying

Begin with a dry cloth and a light wipe, then moisten it – give it a drink, not a shower. Apply a few drops of soap to part of the cloth, and spread it on the window – but don’t scrub too hard; we’re not scrubbing a toilet here. 

Use another part of the cloth to rinse the window, and finally, finish with the dry side for a spotless, streak-free shine. 

Remember:

  1. No ammonia or harsh chemicals – ClearView is your best bet: When it comes to cleaning tinted windows, the key is to avoid any ammonia-based or harsh chemicals. Ammonia and strong chemicals can be detrimental to the tinted film on your windows, potentially causing discoloration and damage.
  2. Paper towels are a no-go – use microfiber cloths: Paper towels may seem like a convenient choice for cleaning, but they can leave behind lint and residue that’s difficult to remove, leading to streaks and smudges. In contrast, microfiber cloths are soft, absorbent, and won’t leave behind any lint, ensuring a super clear finish.
  3. Do not roll your windows down for at least a week following installation: After having your windows tinted, it’s essential to allow the tinted film to cure properly. This curing process typically takes about a week and is crucial for the film to adhere securely to the glass. 
  4. Always rinse properly – no one likes a soapy window: While cleaning your tinted windows, it’s vital to ensure that no soapy residue remains on the glass after washing. Failing to rinse properly can lead to streaks and the accumulation of residue once it dries onto the window.

Wrapping it Up

So, there you have it – your guide to mastering the art of cleaning and preserving tinted car windows. Easy-peasy, am I right?

Keeping your tinted windows in top shape is crucial for a clear and stylish look. Not to mention an overall better driving experience. Avoiding harsh chemicals, using microfiber cloths, and allowing proper curing time after installation are key practices to keep in mind. 

STREAK-FREE, FASTEST Clean, Crystal clear

ClearView – Your Window’s Invisibility Cloak

★★★★★ 

Customers LOVE the Results!

Leave no residue behind! Attack dirt and grime with a powerful lubricating cleaner glides and dries streak free. Provides additional water repelling and protection so glass stays cleaner longer. It also has anti-static properties to help resist dust.

And, when it comes to the ideal cleaning solution, you can count on ClearView Glass Cleaner. With streak-free cleaning, optimal clarity, and safe application on a wide variety of glass surfaces, it’s the ammonia-free choice to keep your driving world crystal clear. 

Now, go forth and show off those tinted windows with flair and confidence.

  • Published on Dec 06, 2023