How to: Clean Tinted Windows
Cleaning tinted windows is easy and only requires you to stay away from one product: Ammonia.
Ammonia-D® is the key ingredient in Windex® and should be avoided at all costs. Ammonia damages window tint and causes it to turn purple and age prematurely. To combat this problem, Windex® released a new product that is ammonia-free: Windex® Crystal Rain™ Glass Cleaner.
To err on the side of caution, we suggest using a dedicated automotive glass cleaner like Stoner Invisible Glass Cleaner. Stoner Invisible Glass Cleaner is available at many local automotive establishments and even online making it the perfect choice for window cleaning.
Wash the car’s exterior – Using any glass cleaner on the exterior is fine, although we do prefer an ammonia-free glass cleaner.
Clean the windows (Interior) – Spray a low pile microfiber towel with your ammonia-free glass cleaner and gently wipe the window clean. Use a secondary microfiber towel to buff dry any streaks.
Clean the edge of the window – Don’t forget to clean the part of the window that contacts the door gasket. This action is the difference between a detailer and non-detailer.
Avoid disturbing the edge of the tint – Try to avoid lifting the edge of the tint. Accidental peeling or lifting of the tint can cause air bubbles to form.
Congratulations! Cleaning tinted windows shouldn’t worry you anymore, and with the proper tools, it should be an easy job.