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What to Know About Bubbling Tint August 29, 2019

What to Know About Bubbling Tint, Maui County, Hawaii

The purpose of tinting your windows is to add privacy and a sleek look to the vehicle. While some bubbling is normal following application at a tint shop, it usually goes away within a few days once the film has had time to flex and expand. Here’s what you need to know about tint bubbles and how to prevent them.

Types of Bubbles

When you get the car back from having the windows tinted, you may notice a few stray bubbles here and there. These should be small and will eventually go away in a few days on their own. If they proceed to expand or don’t go away, there may be underlying dirt encased in an air pocket. Water bubbles and air bubbles are also fairly common and are usually an inch in diameter. Water bubbles tend to last for several days and are hard to get rid of. A professional tint shop will know how to clean and dry your windows properly before wrapping them in film. 

How to Prevent Bubbles

tint shopIf you’re looking to prevent bubbles during the tinting process, take your vehicle to a custom tint shop that uses quality adhesives and products. The professionals should clean the windows to properly prepare them for the tint.

If you’ve already had the tint done and bubbles have formed or grown in size, return to the shop immediately to have the film removed and redone to meet your expectations. Many high-quality tint products carry a lifetime warranty against bubbles, peeling, cracking, and fading. Ask the tint shop if they use products that carry this warranty so that you know you’re covered if something happens.


If you want your windows’ tinting done right or need professional help fixing a shoddy tint job, contact the skilled team at Star Auto Glass Tinting in Wailuku, HI. For over 25 years, this tint shop has provided Maui drivers with custom window tinting on their cars, trucks, and SUVs. Learn more about their services online, or call (808) 986-8500 to schedule an appointment.

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