Window Tint FAQs New Braunfels > Windex bad for window tint?

I heard that windex is bad for window tint. Is this true?

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMitchell Ray

Mitchell, Good question. We like to explain it like this to our customers: Windex that is ammonia-free is ok to use. Typically it is the green colored Windex bottle but read the back before buying. The blue Windex does contain ammonia and can deteriorate the color on your window tint. Make sure to use a glass cleaner that is ammonia-free. Warm, mild soapy water is a great alternative. Stop by our shop and I'll hook you up with a glass cleaner that we use daily. -Chris

Thanks for the info Chris!

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMitchell Ray

I just moved back to New Braunfels from Arizona and when I went to get my car inspected they said my front wIndows were to dark. The man at the TWs Automotive said 20% was to dark. What is the legal limit now and can that be removed without harming my car?

September 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Carson

That is a very common question Julie. Texas now allows the front windows to be no darker than 25%. The darkest legal does not look much lighter than what you have now but it is required to pass inspection or even worse a ticket. We can remove the old window tint and replace it with the darkest legal and it will not harm your windows. It will typically take about an hour and once the film cures it will be hard to tell the difference.

September 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCenTex Tint New Braunfels

I done my windows myself and quite proud of the end results :-) However, holding true to the redneck ways of doing anything I read the instructions after I finished and read NOT to use windex to clean the glass before applying the tint. Ahhhh cr*p is this stuff gonna peel ? I used 35% on the rear glass and front side windows, 20% passenger and cargo areas

August 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOutlaw Trucker

well, doofus do you normally not read instructions? it may. but you will not notice it for many months. when it starts to bubble, take it off and do it right. no harm, no foul kid.

October 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commentertrevor

So far still looking good, no bubbles or discoloring :-)

October 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOutlaw Trucker

We'll keep praying for you Outlaw Trucker! The quality of your window tint is my biggest concern when it comes to discoloring and peeling. -Chris @ Centex Tint

November 20, 2013 | Registered CommenterCentex Tint