WikiWirral Wirral's Biggest Online Forum
Forum Stats
12249 Members
65 Forums
72890 Topics
982545 Posts
69 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
71 registered (alan128, 13 invisible), 1698 Guests and 261 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Incident at Westminster 1188
Martin Mcguinness dies 661
Council tax bill for this year 2017 470
File too large 462
Offset number plates 406
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards 346
Port Sunlight 274
ford focus 1.6 t reg rattling 270
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead 235
What does this all mean? 208
New General Forums
Clocks go Forward
by Mark
Today at 03:01 PM
Mannequin Challenge AKA MRI Scan
by fish5133
Yesterday at 11:20 AM
Surely the most honest add.....
by buddy
20th Mar 2017 5:43pm
Happy Birthday DIZDAZDOZ
by snowhite
19th Mar 2017 4:24pm
New Wirral History
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead
by yoller
20th Mar 2017 4:27pm
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards
by Dave_Wood
19th Mar 2017 11:57am
New Brighton Coop
by Mike_White
9th Mar 2017 12:48pm
Tranmere High School for Girls 1882 Chesnut Grove
by sarah708
6th Mar 2017 8:23pm
Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead
by MoretonExpat
6th Mar 2017 8:04am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
Planet Earth Tonight
by joeblogs
11 minutes 17 seconds ago
Offset number plates
by venice
Today at 03:24 PM
Incident at Westminster
by fish5133
Today at 02:33 PM
Reclaimed floorboards needed.
by Excoriator
Today at 02:13 PM
various fly reels and boxes of fly's
by brady
Today at 10:50 AM
What song are you listening to?
by snowhite
Today at 10:46 AM
Challenge extreme angle grinder used once
by brady
Today at 10:43 AM
windows 7 64bit pc
by brady
Today at 10:38 AM
I am having a clear out!
by jeffrey
Today at 09:23 AM
March
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Planet Earth Tonight
by joeblogs
11 minutes 17 seconds ago
Lee and Cragg Quarries - Bacup
by Mark
23rd Mar 2017 7:43am
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#208124 - 19th Feb 2008 2:46pm How to Tint Car Windows
Civic_Coupe_Sean Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 12th Oct 2006
Posts: 2667
Loc: Wirral
Things You’ll Need:

* Dishwashing Soap
* Spray Bottles
* Blow Dryers
* Small Sponges
* X-Acto Knives
* Men's Razor Blades
* Bone Tools
* Heat Guns
* 4-inch Squeegees
* Window Tinting Film
* Blade Eater brand tool

Step 1:
Gather the following tools and materials: tinting film, an X-acto knife, razors, a blow dryer or heat gun, 4-inch squeegees, small sponges, a 4-inch hard card or Bondo card, a bone tool, and a spray bottle filled with a mixture of dishwashing soap and water.

Step 2:
Cut the film in the shape of the windows. Set the pieces aside on a glass board or an area devoted to cut film.

Step 3:
Spray the side window with the soap and water mixture.

Step 4:
Use a razor to go over the side window to remove any residue.

Step 5:
Use a 4-inch squeegee to get rid of any residue from top to bottom.

Step 6:
Apply the tint to the side window. Leave 1/4 inch to 1/16 inch from the top edge of the window without tint. This will be covered when the window and door are closed.

Step 7:
Employ the bone tool and push the tint below the inner rubber seals of the window.

Step 8:
Use the hard card to make certain that the tint goes into all the corners.

Step 9:
Take a heat gun or blow dryer in one hand and a squeegee in the other, and heat from the top on one side, working the tint with the squeegee on the other side in a horizontal motion. This should get out any remaining moisture from between the film and glass.

Step 10:
Follow steps 3 and 5 in applying the film to the rear window. Don't use the razor blade to prep the rear window because the blade can damage the rear defroster.

Step 11:
Count the number of defroster lines on the back window.

Step 12:
Cut the rear window film into the required number of panels.

Step 13:
Place the first panel on the bottom, the second panel on top of the first, the third panel on top of the second and so on. Identify the defroster line where two panels overlap.

Step 14:
Trim the film from over the defroster lines.

thumbsup

Top
AutoWirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * Rapid Hydraulics - Hydraulic Hose Repairs * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#208128 - 19th Feb 2008 2:51pm Re: How to Tint Car Windows [Re: Civic_Coupe_Sean]
Sanchez Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 17th Dec 2003
Posts: 8019
Loc: my house
Easier than it sounds - i know smile
_________________________
Uncertainty or not knowing causes depression, Im happy because I know I'm going to die one day!

Top
#208365 - 19th Feb 2008 9:24pm Re: How to Tint Car Windows [Re: Sanchez]
mrkeefus Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 17th Feb 2008
Posts: 36
Loc: birkenhead
Or take it to the experts!
_________________________
IM ARTISTIC..... NOT AUTISTIC....

Top
#208532 - 20th Feb 2008 1:16am Re: How to Tint Car Windows [Re: mrkeefus]
Civic_Coupe_Sean Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 12th Oct 2006
Posts: 2667
Loc: Wirral
Some people like to do things themselves tho smile

Top
#208595 - 20th Feb 2008 11:22am Re: How to Tint Car Windows [Re: Civic_Coupe_Sean]
Sanchez Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 17th Dec 2003
Posts: 8019
Loc: my house
very true, its good to try it, but it cost m3 £32 in two wasted attempts !
_________________________
Uncertainty or not knowing causes depression, Im happy because I know I'm going to die one day!

Top
#208601 - 20th Feb 2008 12:54pm Re: How to Tint Car Windows [Re: Sanchez]
Civic_Coupe_Sean Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 12th Oct 2006
Posts: 2667
Loc: Wirral
I know people who have done it themselves and it looks boss, You just got to take your time thats all tease

But it is hard to do!!!!


Edited by Mitsubishi_Sean (20th Feb 2008 12:54pm)

Top
#208616 - 20th Feb 2008 1:36pm Re: How to Tint Car Windows [Re: Civic_Coupe_Sean]
Sanchez Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 17th Dec 2003
Posts: 8019
Loc: my house
I tried, I failed somad
_________________________
Uncertainty or not knowing causes depression, Im happy because I know I'm going to die one day!

Top
#208618 - 20th Feb 2008 1:43pm Re: How to Tint Car Windows [Re: Sanchez]
Civic_Coupe_Sean Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 12th Oct 2006
Posts: 2667
Loc: Wirral
Any tips Sanchez ? What did you do wrong ?

Top
#208676 - 20th Feb 2008 4:01pm Re: How to Tint Car Windows [Re: Civic_Coupe_Sean]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21028
Loc: Wirral
Clean Clean Clean Clean and you cant go wrong.

Leave the Oval Shaped windows to experienced people.
As your trying to stretch the vinyl 2 ways.
In and out, and Top and Bottom.

So....

On a Back window the Vinyl will be on the inside.
But first lay it over on the out side of the window.
Then Apply gentle heat so it takes on the shape of the window.
Let it cool.
Then Spray the inside window with a mist of water.
Apply vinyl
Pushing out the water.
Then chase out any bubbles, and trim.
Job Done.

Side Windows are a peace of cake.
But as i say Clean Clean Clean.
No grease off your fingers or anything.

Hope that helps wink
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#208677 - 20th Feb 2008 4:03pm Re: How to Tint Car Windows [Re: Mark]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21028
Loc: Wirral
Quote:
Step 3:
Spray the side window with the soap and water mixture.


NO SOAP IS NEEDED !

If your going to faff about 3 drops of Baby oil.
But i only use good old Tap water wink

The Secret it so form a Mist on the window.
Not huge droplets of water.

We will have to do a video wink
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#208680 - 20th Feb 2008 4:06pm Re: How to Tint Car Windows [Re: Mark]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21028
Loc: Wirral
Quote:
Step 9:
Take a heat gun or blow dryer in one hand and a squeegee in the other, and heat from the top on one side, working the tint with the squeegee on the other side in a horizontal motion. This should get out any remaining moisture from between the film and glass.


Personally i wouldnt use a heat gun at that stage?
You run the risk of over heating the vinyl and it shrinking.
You can push all the water out with a sqweegy.
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#208681 - 20th Feb 2008 4:07pm Re: How to Tint Car Windows [Re: Mark]
Sanchez Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 17th Dec 2003
Posts: 8019
Loc: my house
The hardest bit is cutting the dam stuff. you can put it on the out side and cut round it because it has to go on the other way round. making a template on the other saide is tricky too be cause of all of the plastic cowling. The best thing to do is leave it to the experts, at least if they mess it up, it costs them and not u !
_________________________
Uncertainty or not knowing causes depression, Im happy because I know I'm going to die one day!

Top
#208684 - 20th Feb 2008 4:12pm Re: How to Tint Car Windows [Re: Sanchez]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21028
Loc: Wirral
As above with rear windows.
Use a heat gun and get the vinyl to shape its self on the outside smile

You need to have it rested with out any ripples smile

Its not easy, and i try to turn them away.
As Mr Sanchez pointed out it costs me not you lol
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#208698 - 20th Feb 2008 4:49pm Re: How to Tint Car Windows [Re: Mark]
Sanchez Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 17th Dec 2003
Posts: 8019
Loc: my house
do you do it then mark ?
_________________________
Uncertainty or not knowing causes depression, Im happy because I know I'm going to die one day!

Top
#208720 - 20th Feb 2008 5:11pm Re: How to Tint Car Windows [Re: Sanchez]
Cali_16v Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 17th May 2004
Posts: 6261
Loc: Birkenhead
I want the calibra doing but i've heard that the back windows are shaped up, down, and back to front and move in all different directions so would be a bitch to do
_________________________



Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  StuyMac 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Planet Earth Tonight
by granny
Today at 11:50 AM
Reclaimed floorboards needed.
by Gold_Moon
Today at 10:45 AM
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by Habdab
Yesterday at 10:25 AM
Offset number plates
by venice
23rd Mar 2017 1:24am
What does this all mean?
by venice
22nd Mar 2017 12:20pm
For Sale & Free
various fly reels and boxes of fly's
by brady
Today at 10:48 AM
Challenge extreme angle grinder used once
by brady
Today at 10:43 AM
White Hyundai I30, 2011 plate For sale, 1.4 petrol
by goodoldphil
Yesterday at 06:24 PM
I am having a clear out!
by TheComputerLab
Yesterday at 04:01 PM
Genuine Canada Goose Men's Chilliwack Jacket - L
by Liverpooltiger
23rd Mar 2017 1:14pm
Featured Member
Registered: 14th Aug 2011
Posts: 198
Newest Members
Chippy, Onetoughcookie, Monkeyboyliam121, andreap, LairdLad
12249 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Planet Earth Tonight
by granny
Today at 11:50 AM
Reclaimed floorboards needed.
by Gold_Moon
Today at 10:45 AM
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by Habdab
Yesterday at 10:25 AM
What does this all mean?
by venice
22nd Mar 2017 12:20pm
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
News : New Topics
Incident at Westminster
by granny
22nd Mar 2017 3:40pm
Martin Mcguinness dies
by Dilly
21st Mar 2017 9:29am
British troops to Estonia
by fish5133
18th Mar 2017 8:16am
Unusual Phone calls
by granny
16th Mar 2017 3:53pm
Thanks
by Christinerowland
14th Mar 2017 8:11pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Offset number plates
by venice
23rd Mar 2017 1:24am
File too large
by Dilly
20th Mar 2017 10:41am
ford focus 1.6 t reg rattling
by Little_B
19th Mar 2017 11:02pm
Alloys refurb and colour change. The Wheel Deal.
by TheComputerLab
18th Mar 2017 9:17am
Has anyone fished
by Habdab
17th Mar 2017 8:43pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Planet Earth Tonight 69
Reclaimed floorboards needed. 46
Clocks go Forward 7
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sat 6:00am
Sunset Sat 6:35pm
Local Time Sat 5:31pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .