Residential & Commercial 3M Warranty / Maintenance information
Film Care & Maintenance
MOISTURE: You may notice a fine haze of moisture, lines or some water bubbles left in the film after application. This is normal and is part of the drying process of the film. Being that the film is applied with water to allow positioning and smoothing the film is manufactured with the intention of curing and bonding to the glass as it dries and this may take up to a 90 day or longer depending on film selection and weather conditions. Any moisture should dry out in this time.
DRYING: The process of moisture evaporation and the curing of the film can be affected by many factors; these include the exposure of the window to direct sunlight, the interior and exterior humidity, and other weather conditions. The standard drying time is 30 days but in the case of high shade and/or humidity etc this may take up to 90 days and more for security films.
CONTAMINATION: Although all care is taken, and windows are thoroughly cleaned, even with the most favourable of conditions it is almost impossible to avoid at least a few specks of dust or dirt in the average home from getting under the film during installation. A few minor particles are possible and unless they are large and noticeable should not be worried about as they will not affect the performance or longevity of your film. The height, shape and any obstructions to access the windows during application may also cause an increase in contamination levels.
GAPS AND FRAMES: Unless the glass has been removed from the window frame then unfortunately a small gap may be visible. This will vary between 1-2mm depending on the window frame condition and type of frame e.g wooden frame, steel frames and aluminium frames.
Wooden frames are the most effected due to the uneven surface edge, and any frames that have been worn due to age and silicon breakdown.
CLEANING: The outer surface of window film is a clear scratch resistant lining and is a lot easier to clean than glass itself. For the day-to-day care of your windows a damp soapy and non-abrasive cloth is usually sufficient. If you need to use a glass cleaner, it should be non-abrasive and AMMONIA-FREE. You should wait 48 to 72 hours to allow the film to dry before cleaning the inside of your windows.