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      01-28-2008, 01:57 PM   #1
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Cleaning Windows with Tint

Does anyone have suggestions on what type/brand cleaning agent to use when cleaning windows with tint film. I just had 35% tint installed all the way around (except front of course) and love the look. It sure makes the car look very stylish yet not too ghetto. Anyway i figured I'd ask here and get some suggestions on cleaning methods.

The type tint i have is a non-relective window film made by Johnson Window Films. The line i had installed is called Ray Guard - which is their standard base line.

Well any help would be appreciated.

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Thank you all for the quick input. I believe i will be picking up what u suggested. I also emailed the manufacturer of the tint and they responded that the best cleaner is simply water with a small amount of soap. They also indicated that non-industrial window cleaners with ammonia such as windex will not damge the film as long as it is not allowed to remain on the film for a long amount of time (which must mean not allowing extra residue to remain on the tint).

Anyway i plan to use soap and water most of the time and probably the cleaner you all suggested when it really needs it.

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