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How to Tint Car Windows #208124
19th Feb 2008 2:46pm
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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.

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Re: How to Tint Car Windows [Re: Civic_Coupe_Sean] #208128
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Easier than it sounds - i know smile


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Re: How to Tint Car Windows [Re: Sanchez] #208365
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Or take it to the experts!


IM ARTISTIC..... NOT AUTISTIC....
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Some people like to do things themselves tho smile

Re: How to Tint Car Windows [Re: Civic_Coupe_Sean] #208595
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very true, its good to try it, but it cost m3 £32 in two wasted attempts !


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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!!!!

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I tried, I failed somad


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Any tips Sanchez ? What did you do wrong ?

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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


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Re: How to Tint Car Windows [Re: Mark] #208677
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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.

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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.


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Re: How to Tint Car Windows [Re: Mark] #208681
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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 !


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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


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Re: How to Tint Car Windows [Re: Mark] #208698
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do you do it then mark ?


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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


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