Wet seasons in the Southern hemisphere are characterised by showers, hail, strong winds, and steady rainfall. Such weather may exert pressure on your tinted windows if you don't take preventative steps. For example, a tint film that's beginning to peel off may be worsened by flying debris and moisture. Air bulbs inside loose film may also grow and eventually remove the tint from your vehicle windows.
This is why you should take specific steps to ensure that your tinted windows are ready for the wet season. The following tips will help you avoid dealing with damaged tint film during rainy weather.
Check your windows for dirt and debris
When the clouds start getting thicker and darker, you should check your windows for any signs of dirt and debris. If your tint film was installed correctly, there shouldn't be any dirt that penetrates the inner surface of the film. However, wear and tear or direct physical damage may cause your film to become loose.
Carefully inspect each window to ensure that no debris has made its way underneath the tint film. Wet weather further compounds the problem because debris mixes with water to form a wet sludge that can peel off your tint.
Repair air bubbles inside the film
A proper window tint installation should leave no room for air bubbles to penetrate. But if you do notice air bubbles in your tinted windows, have a car tinting service replace the film before the wet season. A seemingly harmless air bubble can become larger in the rain and even cause damage to the entire tint film.
Minimise exposure to direct rainfall
During the height of the rainy season, it helps to park your vehicle in areas where it doesn't receive a direct beating of rain, debris and hailstones. Even a quality tint can become damaged under inclement weather. Park your vehicle in a covered garage or use a car cover to protect your windows from bad weather.
Another useful tip is to determine which direction strong winds are coming from and park your car such that your windows are parallel to the flow of air.
Make sure the film covers your entire window
If your tint film only partially covers your windows, it can easily peel off and require replacement. Make sure each window has a film of the correct size. The film should not only cover most of the outer surface, but it should also slightly extend into the door frame so that it doesn't peel off easily.
For more information, contact a window tint service.