What Can You Do About a Window Tint Installation Gone Wrong?

January 28, 2020

We get it. Some people are natural-born DIYers, especially when it comes to their cars. The urge to get build your vehicle is a feeling we know all too well and is completely understandable. But there are some automotive upgrades that are better left to a professional — like window tint.

Adding window tint to a car is a lengthy and very involved process that takes a lot of patience and is easy to mess up. That’s why, at Tint World®, we make sure our window tint installation experts have the training and technology necessary to get every job right, every time.

But, if you tried tinting your windows on your own, or went with a cut-rate installation, you might run into problems down the road. Here’s how to fix them.

Bust the Bubbles

If you see bubbles in your window tint, they could go away on their own over time. Small bubbles are a common sight on new tint jobs, especially DIY or cut-rate installations. Bubbles could take longer to go away in hot or cold weather. If the bubbles aren’t going away, or if they appear on older tint, you can try to smooth them out by carefully pricking them with a needle or pin, then going over them with a straight edge like a credit card or squeegee.

Excessive bubbling or bubbles that reappear is a clear indication that your tint needs to be redone.

Smooth the Wrinkles

Wrinkles are another common problem with window tint installations. We highly recommend that you reach out to a pro for help with this one. But, if you’re committed to trying a fix yourself, start by spraying distilled water around the edges of the wrinkled area, then carefully lift the tint away from the window. You might need to use a thin edge like a razor blade to help the process along.

Once you have it free, spray distilled water on the film and the window, then use a squeegee to press the film back onto the window. Give it at least an hour to dry.

However, when it comes to window tint, the best offense is a good defense. If you get your tint installed by a professional who stands by their work with a product guarantee, you don’t have to worry about fixing it yourself. At Tint World®, we have over 30 years of experience installing window tint, and our nationwide warranty backs up all the work we do.

If you’re having trouble with window tint installation, or if you want it done right the first time, contact your local Tint World® today.