Window tinting your car can cost a small fortune, but it adds such a nice touch to your vehicle as well as giving you nice shade during the summer. Are you looking for cheaper alternative for getting your windows tinted? If yes, you are reading the right article. You will need a few materials at hand before you begin. Make sure you have window cleaner, certified roll of window tint film, spray bottle of hot water, small hand squeegee, tape measure, application solution and flat edge razor. Once you have all these items you can begin with these 5 tips.
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If there is any dirt or dust left on your window when you begin then you could make your tint look very bad and bumpy. Use soap and water or a specified glass cleaner to clean your windows thoroughly. Do this several times, at least 3 or more. If you can, do your tinting in a garage. This will protect from dirt and dust settling on your windows. Also, be careful with the process as you don’t want to cut any corners when it comes to cleaning the glass.
Measurements are everything when it comes to car tinting. Before you buy your tint use your measuring tape to measure the surfaces that you will be tinting. Make sure that you are purchasing the right amount. You need to make sure that you have purchased enough material for your front and rear windows. Also, while you purchase, be sure to allow an extra 2 inches than you measured for each window. This will come handy later with the process.
The next step that following right after measuring is to cut the tint into the sizes that you measured for each individual window. Before you cut your film to place on the window make sure there is at least 2 inches around each end of the window. Lay the sheets of tint over each window to ensure you have cut a piece of film that is at least two inches longer than needed on each end. You can cut the excess off as you install the window tint.
The next step you follow is to spray the application solution onto the glass and remove the adhesive backing of the film. Make sure the sticky part is facing the window. Remember to not place the whole film on the window. This can cause bubbling. Begin at the bottom of the window and then, attach the sticky portion and smooth it out as you move upward. Cut off the excess edges with the razor.
Use a hard plastic squeegee to smooth out the film to move the air bubbles towards the edges. Take your hand squeegee and smooth out any bubbles and/or creases. The trick is to use a spray bottle full of hot water to spray on the glass to make it easier for your squeegee to smooth it out. Cut off any extra film tint and wipe away any excess water with a towel.