The mounting solution used during the installation of your Solar Gard window
film may require a dry-out time. Cold or non-sunny weather conditions can
lengthen the dry-out time, while warm weather and direct sun light exposure
will shorten the dry-out time. Small water beads and a slightly cloudy look
may appear during the dry-out time. If slow drying does occur, do not
become alarmed. The film will dry-out.
To maximize the life of the window film, please follow these instructions
for proper care and maintenance.
As soon as the adhesive is cured, the window will begin to look as if it has been factory tinted. You can clearly see the changes in the film's appearance when it is curing. The film might appear to be perfect at first but you will see that it is becoming milky or hazy or developing an “orange peel” effect.
Applying tint during winter weather can cause the curing process to take up to several weeks. Following these guidelines, you'll be looking at a 2-3 day curing time for most window tints. However, those who install tint themselves tend to play it on the safe side and will allow the tint to dry for 3 to 5 days.
Sometimes, bubbles occur as a normal part of the application process, as water gets trapped in between the window and the film. If these don't disappear within two weeks, it's a sign of poor application. ... Bubbles can also occur when the tint is starting to break down or the adhesive is beginning to fail. Soap/air bubbles – While they tend to get smaller as the tint has cured, they will not completely go away unless you have the windows re-tinted. ... Water bubbles – Also known as blistering, water bubbles are normal occurrence after window tint application and should go away over a certain period as the film cures.