someone, honestly! its a bit of a pain to get right and this stuff ain't
cheap, but if you insist on having a go then read on.
Don't suppose Im the best person to be writing this page because Im
not the best at it in the first place, but I have done a few windows
with some success.
There are several places to get tinting film, car accessory shops being
the first place your likely to think of, but the choice is limited and
its expensive, If anyone reading this knows me then they will know that
I don't like paying full price for anything. A quick look at your local
yellow pages should throw out a load of local companies that supply
window tinting films at sensible prices and with a bigger choice of
colours and shades.
Cleanliness is paramount, your biggest problem is dust and hair, if
you have pets then its probably not wise to do this at home as when
you separate the backing for the sticky film it becomes full of static
and everything clings to the film and its a right git to remove without
damaging the film.
You'll need somewhere clean and light to do the tinting, have a good
clean around before you start, let the dust settle and come back in
or filler card.
blade, Stanley knife what ever.
bottle with mild soap solution.
stuff you need!
the tint out and cut it bigger than the window.
bare in mind that you have to peel a backing from the tinting film,
so check which side is which if your window is an odd shape, if
you get it wrong then your tint may not fit and you'll have wasted
scrape some more, and a bit more scraping.
give it a right good scrub, not wise to use the pan scourer side,
it'll leave scratches on the glass.
tip for separating the 2 layers, a bit of tape on either side...
and pull them apart, this should bring the 2 films away from each
the glass nice and wet with your mild soap solution, if there's
not enough on the film will stick and you won't be able to adjust
the position of the film on the glass.
you go, once the glass is wet separate the 2 layers and lay it on
in the middle squeegee the air bubbles out.
Im not using a squeegee, my weapon of choice is a filler card with
some kitchen roll over it
all your bubbles are out and your happy with the amount of hair
you managed to trap between the glass and the tinting film then
leave the windows to dry.
the windows are dry all that's left to do is trim the excess film
from the glass, I tend to use a razor blade and cut it back to
the edge of the glass. For some windows the edges will require
sealing to stop the film peeling away from the glass, along the
top edge of the front drop glass for instance. A inexpensive sealer
is clear nail varnish that can be bought from your local shop
for about 50p! Be careful with it, its a pain to get right.
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