Once window film gets installed, it’s not uncommon to notice some slight haziness and even some small water pockets. That’s a routine occurrence when ‘curing’, or the adhesive bonding process, is taking place. Based on what kind of film there is, as well as what weather conditions there are, it might take as many as 30 days for a film to get totally cured. The curing process happens slowly since the remainder of the water that’s used for installation has to evaporate right through the film. Heavy-security and sputtered films will take longer to dry than anything else, and then even longer for the hazy appearance to fade away if it happened.
Once a film is dry as well as cured, then it’s safe for that film to get cleaned. The best cleaners are simple solutions for water with a small amount of soap. Clean a window before drying with a squeegee using overlapping strokes going the same way that you’d clean the outsides of the windows of your car. You might also clean the actual film surface using a regular-strength glass cleaner. Products that have ammonia aren’t going to damage the film if they’re used in reasonable quantities, and also if the film isn’t left to soak. Don’t use abrasive cleaners, any industrial-strength glass cleaners, or any various other window-cleaning tools which might scratch up the window film. Remember, the film surface is coated with something scratch-resistant, but not scratch proof.
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