After doing some careful research and talking with friends who have privacy window film installed on their windows, you made the decision to purchase and install some of your own window film. So far, you really like the way that it looks and you can’t wait until the benefits of owning the film really start to kick in. However, there are some minor cosmetic issues that you might encounter along the way. In this article, I will discuss three of the most commonly encountered cosmetic problems with privacy window film and how you can repair them so that your film will continue to look and function at its best.
Repairing Scratches On Your Privacy Window Film
Scratches constitute the most frequently encountered cosmetic problem with window privacy film. Plastic window film scratches quite easily, most often from people who brush up against it, or from things that are thrown against the window. If you have young children like me, then you can probably relate to that one. These scratches can really take away from the appearance of your window film and may even negate one of the biggest reasons why you installed it in the first place. The good news for you is that there is a neat way that you can repair these scratches so that you don’t ever see them again. If your film gets scratched, then apply some clear fingernail polish to the affected areas on the film. However, when using the polish, be very careful to confine it to the affected areas only. This technique has been found to work quite well on automotive window tinting films as well as on home privacy window film.
How To Deal With Peeling
After a while, you may notice that some of your film is beginning to peel away from the window, especially in the corners of the window. This can often be attributed to condensation or the loss of static charge in between the window and the film. One way in which you can resolve this problem is by wetting the peeling film down with a squirt bottle. Once you’ve done that, press the film back against the window and dry it off with a soft cloth. The rubbing from the drying of the film should generate enough of a static charge that will keep the film on the window so that it won’t peel anymore. If that won’t do the trick, then you can heat the film with a hairdryer. The heat will make the film tacky and pliable so that it will conform and adhere to the surface to which you apply it. Once the film becomes pliable and tacky, remove the heat and press the film against the window. Just be careful not to overheat the film. Otherwise, you might have to replace the entire sheet.
What To Do About Those Air Bubbles
Over time, you might start to notice the appearance of tiny air bubbles that crop up in between the film and the window. While some of these air bubbles might result from human error that takes place during installation, most of the smaller ones will result from either condensation or thermal expansion and contraction. The best way to deal with these tiny air bubbles is to pierce them with a sharp razor knife. Piercing the bubble will release the air within the bubble and pull the film back against the window where it belongs. The mark from the bubble and the puncturing will eventually disappear.
Scratches, air bubbles, and peeling are three of the most commonly encountered issues when dealing with window film privacy. However, now you are equipped to deal with these issues in the event that any of them arise.
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