Are you ready to tint your car windows? Tired of that burning sensation when you get in the car?
There is more than one option for window tinting. The latest technology in the industry is a ceramic tint. This is more durable and does a much better job of keeping the heat out. Learn more about it here.
Perhaps you are ambitious and want to do it yourself. If this is the case, you’re going to need a comprehensive guide to get you there.
Read on to find out how to tint your car windows.
How To Tint Your Car Windows
There are a few things you should consider before you begin. Here is what you will need during the process:
- Warm water
- Spray bottle
- Utility knife
- Window film
This process will include a utility knife, and as such, you want to take the proper precautions to ensure you will not harm yourself. Always point the knife away from you to prevent it from cutting your body. Also, be careful to slowly cut the window film, that way the edges will be clean, sleek, and straight.
1. Wash Your Windows
Mix your warm water and soap into your spray bottle and ensure that it sprays out well.
Check all around in your car to make sure that there is nothing that could potentially get damaged by water leaking through the windows.
Once you have done this, spray the soapy water onto the windows. Be very generous with how much you spray. The cleaner the windows are, the better the film will adhere.
After you spray the windows, take your utility knife and carefully scrape away any grime build-up. Be careful not to scratch your windows, but only be working against the grime.
Once you have removed any grime, spray your windows once more, and wipe them down with a squeegee. Make sure that the windows are completely dry when you are done with the squeegee.
2. Keep Spraying
This time, you want to spray your windows again, but not wipe them down. The soapy water will help the film adhere to the window and go on smoothly.
If you don’t spray it again, the film won’t stick on and will be ruined.
Now it’s time to unroll your window film. Unroll it over the entire window so it covers every space, making sure that the adhesive side is facing you. Roll your window down slightly so you can fold the top of the film over it.
Spray the film again so it is covered in a thin layer. Do not overspray this time, as you want the film to be workable.
Cut the film with the utility knife along the window ensuring that the cut is even and straight. As you apply it, continue spraying under the film so it adheres properly.
Use the squeegee or a hard edge to get out any excess bubbles and air, pushing out towards the outer part of the windows. Spray the window to make it easier to push the bubbles and air out and maneuver the tint properly.
Repeat with your remaining windows.
What If I Can’t Do It Myself?
If you can’t do it yourself, you may want to consider hiring a professional. They will be able to do it well and quickly, ensuring that your windows look perfect.
If you are still unsure if window tinting is right for you, read about the benefits of car window tinting to give you peace of mind. You won’t regret it.
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