A common concern that many people often have when they are thinking of getting window tint for either a car or a building is the possibility of forming bubbles on the tint. There are many reasons why this can happen. However, the overriding issue is that with time, such bubbles will become unsightly, and they will definitely spoil the look of the car or the building you are putting the tint on. Fortunately, there is quite a lot you can do to reduce the risk of this happening.
What causes bubble formation?
To get an idea of why this is so, you need to consider why the bubbles often form on the tint. Knowing the process behind this can help you prevent the problem.
When the tint is first put in place, it’s normal to have bubbles forming. As the film sets, it is likely to become tauter, and this will then eliminate all the bubbles within it. However, the problem often arises when the bubbles form and last for much longer than this. This is usually the consequence of having dirt on the window before the tint is put in place. This traps some of the air around it, and as time goes by it expands particularly if the film is exposed to a lot of sunlight. As a result, it becomes more unsightly over time.
Preventing the problem from happening
One of the obvious ways of preventing the formation of bubbles is by using the correct standards. It’s particularly important that the surface of the glass the tint is being put on be thoroughly cleaned before application of the tint. This goes a long way in preventing the formation of the air pockets in the tint. In addition to that, you should also consider using high quality tint. These are usually manufactured using the highest standards possible, and will also reduce the risk of bubble formation.
The other potential issue is the quality of workmanship you use in the installation. Whether you are going to do the installation on your own or are thinking of consulting a firm to do it for you, always ensure that the correct guidelines are followed.
If you are going to install the tint on your own, try to read up on the standard operating procedures prior to installation of the film so that you can do it well. If you are going to call a company to do it for you, make sure you run a background check to make sure that they are skilled enough for the job. This will guarantee you more peace of mind in the few years following the installation.
In summary, there are many things you can do to increase the chances of bubbles not forming on the tint. The above are some of the most important. You should always remember that though tint installation seems simple, it’s actually a very technical process. The quality of the workmanship will always show in the quality of the outcome, so you should always insist on getting the best tint in the first place.