Care and Maintenance 

asd-cleanerOnce window film has been installed, it’s very common to see a slight haziness and/or small water pockets. This is a normal part of the adhesive bonding process called “curing”. Depending on the film type and weather conditions, it may take up to 30 days for the film to be fully cured. The curing process is slow because the remaining water used in installation must evaporate through the film. Sputtered and heavy security films take the longest to dry and will take longer for any hazy appearance to disappear.

Once the film is dry and cured, it’s then safe for the film to be cleaned. The best cleaner our specially formulated window cleaner, sold here at A Shade Darker. Do not use any abrasive cleaners, industrial strength glass cleaners and/or any other window cleaning tools that may scratch the window film. Remember, the surface of the film is coated with a scratch resistant not scratch proof coating.


Removing old tint can be a painful and labor intensive job; and if it is not done correctly can result in additional charges and possible damage to your vehicles glass. We do not recommend doing this yourself. Let the professionals at A Shade Darker save you the headache. (707) 546-2827


• Left Photo – Your old film is no longer providing visible safety.
• Left Photo – Your old film starting to turn purple which means it’s not protecting you or your vehicle anymore.
• Left Photo – Your vehicles resale value is diminished by the poor look of its windows.
• Right Photo – We use all the right equipment when removing the failed film to ensure no damage is done.


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