When it comes to cleaning windows with tint on them, either tint from the factory or aftermarket tint, it is always a good idea to keep in mind that they should be cleaned carefully.
Why is this you may ask? If you were to use a glass cleaner such as original Windex, which has ammonia in it, the ammonia could potentially damage the film over time. When it comes to selecting a good glass cleaner, we recommend Griot’s Garage Foaming Glass Cleaner which we carry in stock, or Invisible Glass, or any glass cleaner to your preference that does not have ammonia in it. Windex also has an ammonia free glass cleaner now.
Also, when cleaning your windows, tinted or not, we recommend using high quality glass rags; we purchase ours from The Rag Company. Using glass cleaning towels allows you to spread the product more effectively as well as have a streak free finish. Plus, when cleaning glass itself you could use nearly any type of rage without damaging it because glass is so hard. While most window films do have a scratch resistant coating, none of them are as hard as glass. Here is a tip from one of our detailers: When it comes to cleaning your windows, I recommend using a three-towel method. Two of the towels will be glass cleaning rags, and the other one will be a high-quality microfiber towel. Spray a little bit of glass cleaner on the window you are cleaning, use glass towel one to spread it, then use glass towel two to buff any remaining product. Follow up with a microfiber towel to give you the streak free finish! Most of the time we are using Griot’s Foaming Glass Cleaner, but this will work with other glass cleaners as well.
We hope you enjoy your tint and that this helps you the next time you clean your car!