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Old 11-15-2009, 04:03 PM   #1
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So i went to go get my car tinted on the rear windows and it wasn't a bad price $75 lifetime warranty against bubbles, peeling, spliting, and fading. Yet i was told not to ever use windex on it cause it would turn the tint purple!
has anyone heard of this? i didn't get them tinted cause of that i like windex it doesn't streak and actually cleans the window.
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Hmm, if the tint has some red dye in it, and the windex has some blue dye, it would make sense that it would start to turn a bit purple. But I've not heard of that happening.
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don't know what dye but it was 35% blackish gray tint dosen't seem like there would have been red in there but who knows most all glass cleaners are blue though
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its because windex has amonia in it, there are glass cleaners made for tinted glass, I use Purple Passion and it does a good job and doesn't have amonia

I had to use straight amonia to actually take the tint on some glass one time
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good to know thanks crunk so it'* the ammonia in the windex makes sense
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ive had my windows tinted since june and ive used windex every single time and mine are still fine. mayb they use different tint idk.
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The windex didn't really have an effect on the tint (dark colored plastic itself) but it messes with the glue applied to the window to hold the film on, so if it got in between the film and the glass where the glue is it will start to peel and it turns into a big mess
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There are alot of tint safe glass cleaners at the part stores, Stoner'* invisible glass is a good one.
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it takes awhile for the tint to turn purple. i've had tint on all my vehicles and haven't had a problem yet.
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There are alot of tint safe glass cleaners at the part stores, Stoner'* invisible glass is a good one.
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