Your car is one of those possessions that you’d want to take care of always, am I right? Giving it a new color, and tinting its windows are the choices that you would have to consider. Tinting your car window is one way to give it a new look but it could be risky if you do it without the idea. But with your composure and persistence, and even help from a colleague, it could be a success. Doing the job yourself would also mean saving money. However, before working on the tinting yourself, it is necessary to study the laws that relates to window tinting on your place as on some instance, window tinting is prohibited.
Thinking to do your own car window tinting? The following tips would help you do the job.
- Preparing the Windows
Preparing the windows is the first and the most essential part of the job. Using a proper window solution is the most effective way to do so. Just get a rubber sponge, and wipe off the glass. Make sure that you get all the dirt and filth off. Do this for two to three times to ensure best results. Do not use liquid solutions that contain ammonia and/ or vinegar for it would damage the film. Make sure also to do the procedure in a well-ventilated area free of dust. Don’t forget to clean the rubbers holding the windows together to make sure that this won’t carry filth, grime and dust. These particles would prevent the film to stick with the glass and produce bubbles which are difficult to remove. The finished work would not be of good quality in the end.
- Cutting the Tint Film
If you’re doing the window tinting for the first time, it’s advisable that you use a piece of cardboard to serve as your cut out. By doing this, you would get the exact shape and thus not wasting a part of the film. If your first attempt is not good, you can make another but keep in mind to set aside about three fourths inch under the rubber seal and one fourth on both sides. After you have the exact shape for your window, ask your assistant to help you hold the film in place. When you see some excess film, use a sharp cutter to cut along the edges so that the film exactly compliments with the glass template. Considering that the outside and inside window caulk are occasionally different, check if the tint film totally fits the inside window.
- Applying the Film
After you have the film template that would fit the window, spray it with an ample amount of application solution. Peel off the protective layer of the film, and likewise spray the exposed part. Then, use a sponge to push the film firmly, starting from the middle up to the outside part. While pushing the film, continue to spray the solution to maintain the wetness while working with the bubbles. Make sure that you get well with the edges of the window by cutting out another sponge and pressing on the corners to fully stick to the glass.