What Causes Bubbling Tint and How to Prevent It

There’s no two ways around it: bubbled window tint doesn’t looks good. And if most of the window tint you’ve seen on car windows has been bubbled, you may be seriously questioning if tinting your car’s windows is worth it in the first place. What you may not know is that bubbled window tint actually stops the film from working as intended. Many of the reasons for bubbled or blistered tint can be avoided altogether with proper installation and high-quality products, like those you’ll find at Turbo Tint of Metairie. Read on to learn more about keeping bubbled and blistered window tints at bay!

Why Are There Bubbles In My Window Tint?

Environmental Factors

There’s a common misconception that bubbled tint is usually due to environmental factors, like the high temperatures and humidity we experience here in Metairie. Although they can play a role, there’s more to it than that. Bubbled tint is most often caused by tension in the film that results in it pulling away from its adhesive. In some cases, that may be due to moisture forming between the film and the glass.

It’s no secret that Metairie’s weather can be warm and humid year round. When you have high-quality window tint installed on your vehicle, you take a step toward stopping the weather from impacting your tint. In Metairie, New Orleans, Kenner, and the surrounding areas, motorists trust Turbo Tint of Metairie to provide them with automotive window tint that can handle anything life on the Gulf Coast might have in store.

 Dust and Debris Caught Between Window and Tint

Unless you have prior knowledge of window tint, installing it yourself might not produce the best results. For example, installing window tint on car windows and windshields that haven’t been prepped or cleaned makes it more likely that the tint will bubble over time. Even tiny particles that get trapped between the glass and tint during the installation process can lead to bubbling and blistering. When you entrust a professional with this job, you can be sure that your windows will be free of dirt, dust, and debris before your car tint is installed.

Poor Quality Tint

When it comes to window tint, you really do get what you pay for. No matter how good your window tint looks at first, cheap tint from big box stores won’t last. They’re more prone to bubbling, blistering, and breaking down at a faster rate since they’re usually more susceptible to environmental factors. Cheaper window films also might not contain high-quality adhesives or UV inhibitors to prevent color fade. Turbo Tint only uses high-quality film and sealants, and we can guarantee top performance.

Improper Installation

Unfortunately, sometimes the answer is plain old operator error. Most big box and auto parts stores carry window tint rolls, and you might think that installing them is simple enough weekend project to do yourself. Like most DIY projects, taking matters into your own hands can cause more problems than it solves. You need professional knowledge and industry-leading materials to install tinted window film in a way that guards against bubbling and warping.

How To Prevent Bubbling

Our exceptional installation process and even better products help you avoid bubbled tint. At Turbo Tint of Metairie, we use industry-leading window tint that is custom cut for a perfect fit to your vehicle make and model. With our Metairie team’s years of experience installing window tint, we get the job done right the first time.  Best of all, we stand behind our services with a lifetime warranty.

For the best quality window tint in Metairie, look no further than Turbo Tint. Schedule your next visit today!

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