AUTO

HOUSE

AUTOMOTIVE INSTALLATION

CAUTION
It's very important to read all the instructions thoroughly before installing film. Every step must be performed to achieve a professional look. Be very careful not to crease the film.  Lay the film out on a flat clean surface.

TOOLS REQUIRED

Sharp Knife (with a new blade)

Glass Scraper (with a new blade)

Yellow Turbo Squeegee

Conquorer

Lil Chilzer

Spray Bottle

Morning Fresh Dishwashing Liquid or Baby shampoo

 

PREPARATION

Never tint windows that have direct hot sun on them or on days that are over 30deg.

Make tint solution - 2 tsp. of baby shampoo (Johnsons) or morning fresh dishwashing liquid to 500mls water in a spray bottle.

Clean working area, Clean towels to soak up excess solution.

Wash car thoroughly inside and out.

Remove & clean any stickers on windows.

Remove, if needed, back tray, brake light, speakers, door panels etc.

Clean the rubber around windows with tint solution

 

DUST

Dust is not easy to deal with. The most common place for dust is the floors, tools, car windows and hands. You must eliminate as much as possible for a good tint job.

Tinting is highly recommended to be done inside, as a breeze could blow dust on the film and windows.

Washing down the floor will also help cut down on dust and dirt.

 

CLEANING THE WINDOWS

To assure a quality installation, thorough cleaning is very important. Glass contains oil and residues that are invisible and can affect the bond of the film to the glass if it is not completely clean.

Spray the solution on the window, run the glass scraper across the window starting at the top of the window. Pay attention to the edges of the glass this is the area that is often over looked when cleaning.

Repeat the above step with the yellow turbo squeegee but this time dip the squeegee in a bucket of fresh water every swipe across the window. Repeat this step twice to ensure a good clean window. Now roll the side windows down about 50mm and repeat the above steps on this area as well.  Warning don’t use paper towel or a cloth for final cleaning of windows, they contain too much lint. Use squeegee only.

ROUGH CUTTING

The film is installed on the inside of the window. Spray some water on the outside of the window, place the film on the outside of the window with the clear backing of the film facing out. (The water will help hold the film to the glass temporally)

Roll down the window so there is just a small gap at the top. Now trim the with a knife across the top of the glass, this will give you the shape of the top of the window. Next trim the film about 20mm larger on both sides and the bottom,  being careful not to cut any paint or rubbers.

 

PEELING LINER

The film has two layers, one a clear liner and the other is tint with an adhesive coat on it. Spray the adhesive side of the film while your peeling off the clear liner (be sure to spray the entire film as your peeling the clear liner in order to keep a wet application between the window and the film).

 

INSTALLING THE FILM

Now flood / spray on inside of the window and lay the film on the window and slide into place.

 

SQUEEGEEING

Tuck the bottom edge of the film below the door trim with the Conquorer tool, you may need to remove the door trim if it wont flex much. Clean the yellow turbo squeegee in a bucket of clean water every time, before you clean the window. Now squeegee the tint, each pass of the yellow turbo squeegee should cover 50% of the last pass using a left to right movement. Final squeegee on rear window, follow the defrost lines and apply a good amount of pressure. Use the conquorer tool squeegee edge to squeegee where the yellow turbo can’t reach.

TRIMMING TO SIZE

Now the film is on the window and cut about 20mm larger than the glass,  push the yellow turbo squeegee to the edges of the glass and cut around the edge with a sharp knife that has a new blade. (Old blades can scratch the glass)

 

REAR WINDOW INSTALLATION

In most cases the rear window is too large for one person to install easily. We recommend you get help to lay the film on the back window, it will be much easier to have an extra set of hands holding the film.

  1. Spray the outside of the back window with MR Sheen furniture polish and the wipe off with a lint free cloth. (This will help the film slip on the window when your heat shrinking the film.)

  2. Lay the film down, on the outside of the back window, with the clear side up.

  3. Wipe your hand across the middle of the window horizontally, to smooth the film on to the glass through the middle of the window.

  4. Do the same vertically through the middle of the window.

  5. Now you have four corners to work with.

  6. Start with one of the bottom corners and push any excess film from the side down to the bottom of the window. (This is done because the sides of the film wont heat shrink only the top and bottom of the film will heat shrink.)

  7. Have the heat gun on medium and start to wave the heat gun in a curcular motion over the finger lines coming in from the edge of the window.

  8. The finger lines will turn into zigzag lines that run horizontally across the film, rather than the finger lines that run vertically.

  9. Once you see the zigzags you can smooth your hand down the film to smooth out the zigzags. (Use a hard card or yellow turbo wrapped in a lint free cloth to smooth out the zigzags if the film is too hot for your hand.

  10. Continue on to the other three corners until all the film is sitting flat on the window.

  11. Now you have the film curved to the shape of the window,  your ready to install it on the inside of window.

  12. Squeegee clean the inside of the back window with the yellow turbo, one more time before the actual installation (make sure the edges are clean).

  13. The brake light, speaker, and rear tray should be removed by now, if needed or covered.

  14. Now you can use the knife to trim around the film, you will see the black dots on the glass, cut the film so the film just goes onto the black section over the dots. If you have very dark film you can put a light in the car to make it easier to see the dots through the glass.

Once cut to size peel off the clear liner and spray the film with tint solution, be careful not to crease the film. Lay the clear liner on the rear tray inside of the car to protect the interior and to reduce the chance of carpet fibers on tint.

Spray the inside of the window and on the tint. Clean your hands in the bucket, grab the film at the top of the window (left and right side) have your helper on the opposite side of the vehicle. Slide into the vehicle and have your helper grab their side of the film. Use one hand to hold the top of the film and the other hand to take the bottom and slide into the bottom of the window (care not to let the tint touch anything - headliner, side molding, rear tray, etc.)

Once the film is laid onto the glass, use your hand and get the film to lay smooth, pushing out excessive water.

Squeegee a 200mm X 300mm area in the middle of the window. (Make sure all sides are in place) Then continue to squeegee the rest of the window with the yellow turbo or the squeegee side of the conquorer tool if in a tight spot.

 

FINGERS

Fingers, is a term used by installers that means a darting bubble running from the edge of the glass inward or upward. Use a hard card or Lil Chilzer to push out fingers, if they don’t push out first time let them dry for a few minutes and then try again. Repeat for 3 or 4 times. If the fingers keep coming back push the finger out with the Lil Chilzer and hold it, then heat the outside of the glass with a hair dryer while holding the Lil Chilzer on the finger. Hold the finger for a few minutes.

 

TINT CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS

Clean with soft materials to wash and dry film.

Do not use any ammonia-based solutions to clean any film.

Do not use bristle brushes, abrasive scrubbing pads or sponges, or anything that could scratch the film, never wash interior film with exterior cleaning materials, it could contain dirt particles which could scratch the film, even some brand of paper towels are coarse enough to put fine scratches in the film.

 

FILM DRYING

If possible, put the car in the sun after applying the film, so the moisture can dry. The window film you have purchased is a high quality product and an investment in your property. The mounting solution used during the installation will require time to dry out. During this time the film will look like it has water pockets and as it dries it will look like chicken pox, this is all normal and part of the regular drying process. This period of time will vary depending upon weather conditions. Cold and non-sunny weather will lengthen the dry out time, while hot and sunny weather will shorten the dry out time.

Cold Weather Drying Time: Approximately 4-8 weeks

Sunny and Hot Weather Drying Time: Approximately 3-6 weeks

 

TINT CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS

Clean with soft materials to wash and dry film.

Do not use any ammonia-based solutions to clean any film.

You can buy window tint safe window cleaner from Auto stores, just make sure it says its window tint safe.

Do not use bristle brushes, abrasive scrubbing pads or sponges, or anything that could scratch the film, never wash interior film with exterior cleaning materials, it could contain dirt particles which could scratch the film, even some brand of paper towels are coarse enough to put fine scratches in the film.

HOUSE & OFFICE WINDOW TINTING

CAUTION
It's very important to read all the instructions thoroughly before installing film. Every step must be performed to achieve a professional look. Be very careful not to crease the film.  Lay the film out on a flat clean surface.

TOOLS REQUIRED

Sharp Knife (with a new blade)

Glass Scraper (with a new blade)

Yellow Turbo Squeegee

Five Way trim tool

Lil Chilzer

Spray Bottle

Morning Fresh Dishwashing Liquid

 

PREPARATION

Never tint windows that have direct hot sun on them or on days that are over 30deg.

Make tint solution - 2 tsp. of baby shampoo (Johnsons) or morning fresh dishwashing liquid to 500mls water in a spray bottle.

Clean working area, Clean towels to soak up excess solution.

Wash windows thoroughly on the inside paying attention to the rubbers and frames.

Remove & clean any stickers on windows.

Remove curtains if easy to do so, or hold back out of the way with string.

 

DUST

Dust is not easy to deal with. The most common place for dust is the floors, tools, curtains windows and hands. You must eliminate as much as possible for a good tint job.

Try to have a dust free and wind free environment as houses are full of dust and the slightest breeze can blow dust onto the tint.

 

CLEANING THE WINDOWS

To assure a quality installation, thorough cleaning is very important. Glass contains oil and residues that are invisible and can affect the bond of the film to the glass if it is not completely clean.

Spray the solution on the window, run the glass scraper across the window starting at the top of the window. Pay attention to the edges of the glass this is the area that is often over looked when cleaning.

Repeat the above step with the yellow turbo squeegee but this time dip the squeegee in a bucket of fresh water every swipe across the window. Repeat this step twice to ensure a good clean window.  Warning don’t use paper towel or a cloth for final cleaning of windows, they contain too much lint. Use yellow turbo squeegee only.

 

ROUGH CUTTING

The film is installed on the inside of the window. Roll film out on a table that you can cut on. Add 20mm to the height and width of the windows measurements and cut the film to this size. This will allow trimming at a later stage.

 

PEELING LINER

The film has two layers, one a clear liner and the other is tint with an adhesive coat on it. Spray the adhesive side of the film while your peeling off the clear liner (be sure to spray the entire film as your peeling the clear liner in order to keep a wet application between the window and the film).

 

 

INSTALLING THE FILM

Now spray a lot of solution on the inside of the window and place the film on the window, slide the factory cut side of the window tint against one side of the window, this side should not need trimming.

 

SQUEEGEEING

Squeegee from the top central area of the window out to the sides and down to the bottom. Each pass of the squeegee should slightly cover the previous pass. Ensure all of the solution has been removed.

 

TRIMMING TO SIZE

The film is now on the window and cut about 20mm larger than the glass.

Push the Five Way Trim Tool to the edges of the glass against the rubber and place the knife against the Five Way Trim Tool and slide both tools along the edge of the rubber to trim the film. Always use a sharp knife that has a new blade. (Old blades can scratch the glass.)

 

FINGERS

Fingers, is a term used by installers that means a darting bubble running from the edge of the glass inward or upward. Use a hard card or Lil Chilzer to push out fingers, if they don’t push out first time let them dry for a few minutes and then try again. Repeat for 3 or 4 times. If the fingers keep coming back push the finger out with the Lil Chilzer and hold it, then get a helper to heat the outside of the glass with a hair dryer while holding the Lil Chilzer on the finger. Hold the finger for a few minutes.

 

FILM DRYING

The window film you have purchased is a high quality product and an investment in your property. The mounting solution used during the installation will require time to dry out. During this time the film will look like it has water pockets and as it dries it will look like chicken pox, this is all normal and part of the regular drying process. This period of time will vary depending upon weather conditions. Cold and non-sunny weather will lengthen the dry out time, while hot and sunny weather will shorten the dry out time.

Cold Weather Drying Time: Approximately 4-8 weeks

Sunny and Hot Weather Drying Time: Approximately 3-6 weeks

 

 

TINT CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS

Clean with soft materials to wash and dry film.

Do not use any ammonia-based solutions to clean any film.

You can buy window tint safe window cleaner from auto stores, just make sure it says its window tint safe.

Do not use bristle brushes, abrasive scrubbing pads or sponges, or anything that could scratch the film, never wash interior film with exterior cleaning materials, it could contain dirt particles which could scratch the film, even some brand of paper towels are coarse enough to put fine scratches in the film.

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