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How To Professionally Tint a Car Door Window

How To Professionally Tint a Car Door Window

Car window tinting will keep you cooler in summer as well as protect the interior of your car. There is no need to pay hundreds of dollars for labour at an auto shop. Car window tinting is a DIY job. Find a dust free place to apply your window tint and avoid doing the job in extreme weather conditions. Ensure you check state laws to find out which windows can be legally tinted, and how dark you can make them.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED: - Window Tint Film - Window Tint Film Application Solution - Clean Microfibre Cloths > Option can be purchased here - Craft Knife - Scraper Blade > Option can be purchased here - Squeegee - Heat Gun > Option can be purchased here

Apply the application solution to the inside of the window, taking care not to over spray onto the door trims.

Run the scraper blade across the window from side to side, starting at the top and gently working your way down. This will remove any dust and grime. Run the squeegee across the window from side to side, starting from the top and working down the window to remove any leftover dirt and solution.

Apply application solution on the outside of the window and roll the tint film over the window with the protective-film layer facing upward. The solution will hold the film in place while you cut it to size, still allowing you to manoeuvre the film to make a precise cut.

Wipe the squeegee over the tint to ensure it doesn’t move.

For sliding windows, roll the window down from the door frame about 1cm and cut the top and sides of the film to shape, using the window as a template. Round the edges off using your finger as a guide.

Slide the film up about 1cm before cutting along the bottom of the window using the window gasket as a template. This will ensure coverage behind the base of the window. For non-sliding windows, use the window gaskets as a template and cut the film right to the edges. Spray the inside of the window with the application solution.

Fix the film to the corner of the window with a piece of clear tape and start to peel the protective liner from the film. Spray the adhesive surface of the film with application solution as you peel. Discard the protective liner and remove the film from the outside of the window and place it on the inside. Fold the bottom edge back onto itself to avoid t touching the door trim.

Move the tint into place at the top of the window, leaving a 2mm gap from the top of any sliding window. Run the squeegee along the top of the window, pushing any air bubbles and water out of the top as you go.

Roll up the window and spray the film again with application solution. Use the squeegee to hold the window gasket out whilst sliding the film in underneath it. Use the squeegee to push all the air and water out from beneath the film.

Wrap the squeegee in a clean, lint-free cloth and run it across the entire window. The cloth will absorb any remaining application solution. Use the cloth to wipe down door trims and paintwork. If any bubbles of trapped air or application solution remain, use a heat gun to gently warm the area and the wipe the squeegee over the bubbles toward the closest edge of the window. Repeat this process for all windows.