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Window Tint Installation Guide

Instructions for Window Film and Tint Installation

When installing a new window film, it is best to make it perfect the first time around. Of course, it is recommended that you have a professional install the tint. They usually are able to get it done correctly the first time around.

Equipment required:

  • Spray Can
  • Water
  • Liquid Soap (Caution: Make sure you can use them for windows)
  • Utility Knife, with blades (Caution: Take care to not harm oneself while cutting)
  • Squeegees
  • Scraper, with blades
  • Paper Towels
  • 1” Razors (Caution: Take care to not harm oneself while cutting)

Step 1

  • Get the spray can with it’s trigger
  • Squeeze five to ten drops of the liquid soap into a one quart spray canister.
  • The quantity of soap needed is dependent on the amount of lubrication that you need and want. Novice installers typically need more soap, this way making it more slippery. Excess soap will result in the tint sliding off of the window. Time to dry can lengthen in colder environments, resulting in the tint sliding off.
  • The use of excess soap in the installation of the tint may result in the safety film dropping from the window sooner than the time the adhesive can take effect. Therefore it is recommended to use less soap.
  • Soap amount is also dependent on the water’s ph balance. Each section and tinter utilizes a unique quantity of soapĀ  a different amount of shampoo dependent on water and experience.
  • Put the water to the brim of the canister, and shake.
  • Modify the nose so the spray will be even.

Step 2

  • Take all dirt out of the glass. All dirt and dust that is on the glass or frame will be seen, as well as any trapped air. Be sure to clean and scrape extensively.
  • With your solution, cleanse the glass on the side you want to place the film. Then spray with the soapy water.
  • Scratch all the dirt, coating, adhesives, oil, paint, and anything else from the window using a scraper or a razor blade. Be cautionary when using this to avoid harming yourself. The corners of the window should be cleansed extensively. Use the paper towel to dry.
  • Make sure that any fans are turned off to stop dust from getting in the air and entering behind the tint.
  • Cleanse the surface of the glass a second time
  • Use the squeegee to get any extra water
  • Use the paper towel to clean and dry
  • Use the soapy solution to spray the whole surface one more time.

Step 3

  • Measuring the glass surface, slice the tint an inch wider and longer than the surface of the glass. Be cautious as to not get any cuts in your skin from this step.
  • Get two pieces of tape, same size. At one corner of the film, stick a piece of tape on either side of the film. Add pressure where the tape is on the film. Pull each piece of the tape outwards in the opposite direction. The liner should detach away from the film. If not, redo the tape procedure.
  • Trigger the adhesive through soap spraying.
  • Including the edges, put the solution on the tint.

Step 4

  • To get the window ready for application, spray it with soap until it is damp.
  • From it’s corners, lift the film and put the adhesive side on the glass, and move it until it fits properly.
  • Take a look at all views of the window to examine if the application apears correct to human sight.

Step 5

  • Use the soap to spray the side looking towards you.
  • To take out the air bubbles and extra water, squeegee the tint in a downward motion.

Step 6

  • Using the knife, take out the extra tint
  • Take caution in doing this, as you may harm yourself in the process!
  • Use the soap to spray the tint again, and take out the extra water with the squeegee again as well.
  • Use increased pressure to get water out of the safety film.
  • Squeegee another time if necessary (To avoid scraping the tint, try to spray on top)
  • Use the squeegee with a paper towel on it, to clean the edges of the glass frames. Take a lot at the window from the other side; if you see any extra water or air bubbles, do another squeegee routine.
  • Finish up by cleaning, to make sure you removed all the blades from harming anyone.

And that’s it! You now have a window that looks cool, and can protect you against the sun.

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