Film Dry-Out Time
During the installation process, your dealer will remove as much of the mounting solution as possible, although a small amount will remain.
Trapped installation moisture can cause small water bubbles and/or a slightly cloudy look. This is normal and should be expected. Do not attempt to pierce a water bubble during the dry-out period. Water bubbles and a cloudy look will eventually dissipate. Attempting to pierce a water bubble in an effort to drain moisture will damage your film. This damage is not covered by the warranty. Any haziness you see is water under the film. You will see less and less of this as the days pass. All water bubbles will dry out, but a few small particles or points may be apparent when dry. These points are very tiny and are inherent in the use of a water-activatable pressure sensitive adhesive system. An adhesive of this type is used because it is the only one that will withstand high humidity and window condensation. An edge gap 1/16 to1/8 th Recommended around the film, the light will be more noticeable with a darker film.
Climate Conditions and Dry-Out Time
Cold and non-sunny weather conditions can lengthen the dry-out time. Warm weather and direct sun light exposure will shorten the dry-out time. If slow drying occurs, do not become alarmed. The trapped moisture will dry-out completely. Film type selection and climate conditions will determine the dry-out period. Dry-out times can vary from a few days to as much as 3 months. Panorama safety films will always have a longer dry-out period due to the increased thickness of the film.
Do not clean the film for 30 days after installation. This will help secure proper curing of the special mounting adhesive to the glass.
Most glass cleaners will work well, although a good cleaning solution for window film is ½ ounce of liquid dish soap added to 1 quart of fresh water.
Always use fresh clean, soft materials to wash and dry your window film surfaces. A soft cloth or a clean synthetic sponge is recommended for washing the window film followed by another clean soft cloth or soft rubber squeegee for drying.
To avoid scratching the film, do not use bristle brushes, abrasive scrubbing brushes or any cleaning materials that may have been contaminated with dirt particles, as is commonly the case when washing interior and exterior windows with the same cleaning materials. Some brands of paper towels are course enough to put fine scratches in the film, even films with Durogard® protective hard coat finish. While these scratches may be too thin to be seen at the beginning, they can damage the polished look of the film over time.