What Causes Blurry Window Tint?
Blurry or cloudy windows after a tint job are a very common occurrence from most installers. At Winshield, we have industry-leading window tint and well-trained technicians to avoid this problem so you leave the shop happily and enjoy your ride day in day out. First, let’s look at why this happens, then we will show you what we do to combat this issue on behalf of our clients.
After your windows have been tinted, they might appear cloudy or blurry and you may see little water pockets accumulating beneath the window film. When windows are tinted, the squeegee can only remove a certain amount of the water from between the film and the glass. As the film dries, the remaining water may evaporate, and allowing the film to be fully cured on the window. The amount of time for your new tint to be dry or cured completely is determined by the skill of the installer, the amount of sunlight, and the type of film chosen. If it’s hot and sunny, like Malaysia weather, then the film dries very quickly. With a typical installation, this could take anywhere between 1-3 days. You can expect this to take a bit longer In the rainy seasons, because of the moist cool air slowing down surface evaporation.
How To Combat Installation Cause?
It is surprising that many window tint installers let you leave the shop without a proper full inspection of the tint. If a customer drives away with blurry and cloudy tinted windows we would not be very pleased. It is an easy issue to avoid, with proper installation and technique, this will not happen. When the process is done correctly, you should have window tint on your car that looks like a factory installation. That is the Winshield Way.
Product Cause – Low Angle Haze
Many high heat rejection “ceramic” window films suffer from the issue known as Low Angle Haze (LAH). This blurry effect is particularly noticeable when the sun is at a low angle in the sky. The LAH is proportional to the IR rejection (infrared rejection).
Many manufacturers and brands are attempting to achieve high IR rejection by incorporating the film so thickly with ceramic particles that IR wavelengths are unable to penetrate them. It’s fantastic to have a high IR rejection! However, driving requires maximum clarity and visibility for the driver to operate the vehicle safely.
How to Combat Low Angle Haze?
Choosing the right ceramic tint is a good way to combat Low Angle Haze issue. XPEL Prime XR Plus uses multi-layer nanoparticle technology, it has an organized structure. Multi-layer nano construction in PRIME XR PLUS provides ultra-high performance without reducing outbound visibility.
Tips: During the curing phase, avoid putting any additional stress on your windows, such as rolling them up and down. It’s preferable to keep them closed for at least 3 days until the films are completely dry.