Tinting of car windows has become something let’s call it tradition that almost everyone is doing. They serve a lot of things to be precise protection from the UV rays or the undying scorching heat, the kind of an attractive and polished look your car gets and also not forgetting something really important privacy. It something optional not like installing the latest windshield wipers.
They are two methods of tinting your car windows.
Understand your options.
You should look into the regulations in your country about car tinting.
This is very important since not all countries allow tinting of car windows. Why is it so? This is because tinting of for example the front windows of your car makes it hard for the traffic police to note a hit and run or to actually maintain eye contact with a suspect when there is a traffic stops.
Decide what color of window tint you would like to use.
There are different kinds of window tints available it is your choice on the particular shade you would love to use. There are different types of shade depending on the effect. There is mirrored, reflective and also metallic.
Consider your options
There are different kind of tints it is you to decide which one you prefer best for your car windows. Example;
l Film tint- it is one of the popular ways of tinting cars once they are bought. While using this kind of method the glass window first needs to be treated in a special way before attaching a thin film of polymer carefully. Film tint is one of the cheapest window tint and the installers actually believe that it can actually minimize the possibility of the windows from breaking. It is a temporary tint and it requires a replacement after a couple of years let’s say 5 years to avoid it from peeling, cracking or even bubbling.
l Coating tint- it is way better than film tint and it last longer too compared to the film tint. This kind requires one to apply a special kind of tinted solution to the already existing glass. It is not readily available in many shops since applying this kind of tint requires the installers to remove the window.
l OEM tinted glass- this is the kind of tint that is tinted within the glass. It makes part of the original glass. It lasts longer and even for the rest of the time. It is not prohibited in all areas since it contains a mild tint. It is very expensive to replace.
Apply a tint film.
Windows should be clean
You are advised to clean your windows very well and thoroughly both on the inside and outside using a scrapping implement with rubber edged blade set on a handle (squeegee) and a cleaning solution. Not cleaning the window very well can cause bubbles of air on the film. It is advisable to use a razor blade to remove any remnant and also hold in place the window while cleaning the gasket.
Measuring and precutting the film.
Roll out the film on the inside of the window while the liner sides up. Using a razor knife you should cut the film to the size close to the actual size. You are also advised to always trim the film leaving a gap on each side a minimum of one extra inch so as to be sure that the whole window will be covered.
You should place the film in a position that edge of the straight bottom extends a ¼ inch under the top of the inner casket. You should trim the edges the vertical ones of the film first using a utility knife. After that then you are supposed to lower the window about 2 inches down and then size up the film so as to fit to the shape of the window’s top. You are required to be very accurate with the trimming to avoid any mistakes and also ensuring that the knife is gently pressed to prevent any kind of damages to the glass.
Application of the application solution.
In this stage you spray generously the inside of the window with the solution used for application. After that then you strip away the film liner and then spray the solution for application on the exposed sticky part.
Applying of the tint on the window.
Place the window film carefully onto the glass, the sticky side facing the glass. You should then put to place the film beginning at the lower end (bottom) moving to the top. The window should be pushed down slowly and carefully using a squeegee to hold the film on the glass, from middle out. You should also ensure there are no air bubbles and to avoid this you should apply a lot of pressure once you feel like the film is grabbing the glass. Then continue rolling up the window and also continue putting the film in place on the lower part (bottom) of the window. Below the window gasket you should slid the end of the film. Push out the water and the soap to the edge of the window then remove the water with the use of a squeegee.