Film Dry-Out Time
During the installation process, your installer will remove as much of the mounting solution as possible, although a small amount will remain. Trapped installation moisture can cause small water bubbles and/or a slightly cloudy look. This is normal and should be expected. Do not attempt to pierce a water bubble during the dry-out period. Water bubbles and a cloudy look will eventually dissipate. Attempting to pierce a water bubble in an effort to drain moisture will damage your film. This damage is not covered by the warranty.
Climate Conditions & Dry-Out Time
Cold and non-sunny weather conditions can lengthen the dry-out time. Warm weather and direct sunlight exposure will shorten the dry-out time. If slow drying occurs, do not become alarmed. The trapped moisture will dry-out completely. Film type selection and climate conditions will determine the dry-out period you experience. Thicker films and less than perfect drying climate will lengthen the dry-out period. Dry-out times can vary from a few days to as much as 6 months. Film type selection and climate conditions will determine the dry-out period you experience. Safety and security films will always have a longer dry-out period due to increased thickness of the film.
Do not clean the film for 30 days after installation. This time is needed for the adhesive to properly secure to the glass.
Most glass cleaners will work well, although a good cleaning solution for window film is 1/2 ounce of liquid dish soap added to 1 quart of fresh water.
Always use fresh clean, soft materials to wash and dry your window film surfaces. A soft cloth or a clean synthetic sponge is recommended for washing the window film followed by another clean soft cloth or soft rubber squeegee for drying.
To avoid scratching the film, do not use bristle brushes, abrasive scrubbing sponges, or any cleaning materials that may have been contaminated with dirt particles, as is commonly the case when washing interior and exterior windows with the same cleaning materials. Some brands of paper towels are coarse enough to put fine scratches in the film, even films with Durogard® protective hard coat finish. While these scratches may be too thin to be seen at the beginning, they can damage the polished look of the film over time.