How soon can you wash your car after a tint?

I just got my windows tinted, but my car is getting way too dirty. How long should you wait to wash your car after a tint?

Matthew Macgugan · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Good question! Washing your car too soon after installing a window tint can cause damage to the tint job. That said, it’s best to wait for at least 3 days, or 72 hours before washing your car.
Window tint has an adhesive backing that takes a few days to dry. So premature washing *could cause tears, holes, or bubbles to form in your tint. Remember, you should also avoid rolling your windows too much since that could cause the tint to slip out of place.
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