No one likes window tint scratches. That telltale sign of light window on a car or truck tells us that we need to make a repair. We are more likely to see them with darker tints since lighter spots will appear marking the scratches. They are a sign of damage, which no person wants to note on their car windows.
Usually, an external force or object rubs against the tint film and causes it to peel. Debris can gather under each window’s weather stripping and scratch against the tint as you roll them up and down. These can also cause streaks while banging your seatbelts against windows can cause tiny chips. Never wipe a window covered in tint with a paper towel, because the fabrics can also cause scratches.
In extreme cases, collisions and accidents can lead to scratches. This would logically happen because the window glass would crack or shatter if stray objects or another car crashed into them. With that said, we recommend in the extreme cases to leave it to the professionals for repairing tint. Our processes are best used for the tiny chips and streaks.
You need to repair these tint scratches, the little ones, and the large ones. While they seem small, they let in small bits of sun that allow it to bleach the interiors of your vehicles. Then that ruins the whole point of getting tint to protect the car’s interior from sun exposure.
We always recommend using a professional. Doing a patch job at home is very risky to the car, and to the remaining window tint. There is the risk of accidentally scratching the window glass directly with your razor blade, or compromising the integrity of the whole. When you have a tint removal expert on the job, you can ensure that you won’t get any further cracks, bubbles or creases.
More importantly, professionals are familiar with local regulations. The state of Nevada has specific percentages about how dark a window tint can be, for the driver’s safety. When you trust a window tint shop to make your replacement, you will always follow the law.
At Team Acme, we always replace the entire window for reasonable service costs. Patches on a window scratch are fairly obvious if a person looks closely. They also can be applied poorly and compromise the integrity of the whole.
We ensure that the windows are clean and wash them before starting. That way we can see the scratches and streaks and any other potential issues. During our process, we heat the window so as to remove the film more easily. After cutting out the replacement tint, we press it to the wet window surface and shrink it prevent bubbles. After applying the tint and pressing, your window looks good as new!
Team Acme specializes in custom vinyl wraps and window tints which will protect you from the Las Vegas sun. Our experts are always willing to answer questions about vinyl tinting, how to make small repairs, and when you need to get a repair job from an expert.
Reach out to us today to find out more about repairing your window tint scratches and when to switch to a new wrap. Promote your business, increase your vehicle’s shelf life, and prevent unnecessary sun exposure in the hottest climates.