While window glass coatings are durable and built to last, there are steps you can take to ensure their longevity and quality. Cleaning your glass coatings will keep them in tip-top form and give them that shiny brand new look. The rule of thumb is that you should wait 30 days after installation to begin cleaning your window films. This is the time it takes for the adhesive bonding process, or the "curing" stage, to take place. Keep in mind that heavy security window film takes the longest time to dry and curl.
After these 30 days have passed, business and homeowners can clean their window films in the same way that they would clean their regular windows. There are only a couple of exceptions. Abrasive products should be avoided since they can scratch the film's surface, damaging it. Industrial strength cleaners can produce the same effect and should not be used either.
However, normal cleaning products, especially ammonia-based solutions (e.g., Windex and a soft, lint-free cloth or towel), are perfect for cleaning your coatings. One of the best ways to clean your windows is with a simple water and soap solution. Use only a small amount of soap. Normal strength glass cleaners are fine too, as well as products containing ammonia so long as the chemical is used in moderate quantities and the film is not left soaking.
If you have questions about the installation process, contact the experts at Michigan Glass Coatings. We are trained professionals who can install your window films and offer maintenance advice. Feel free to explore our website, and contact us today. We look forward to working with you.