Installing Car Tints with a Tinted Window Kit
Using a window tint kit is an easy was to put tint on your car windows. The tint is precut to fit the size of your windows, taking away the time consuming chore of measuring and cutting the tint film. The job can be a bit tricky, requiring some quickness and precision on your part, but it is an easy job nevertheless.
Difficulty level: Moderate
Tools that you'll need:
- Window tint kit
- Spray bottle
- Baby shampoo
- Dish Soap
- Razor Blade
Preparing the windows
Step 1: Remove anything in the vehicle that comes into contact with the windows of your car. These include stickers on the windows, door panel flats and trims and draft guards. For the rear window, you may also have to remove the third brake lighting housing if applicable.
Step 2: Add some dish soap to the spray bottle. Fill ? of the bottle with water and shake.
Step 3: Spray the mixture on the windows and squeegee the liquid to the side and to the bottom of the window. This will remove any dirt that can get into the tint later on.
Step 4: Wipe the bottom of the window with a towel.
Step 5: Flush the window with water.
Step 1: Add some baby shampoo to the spray bottle. Fill ? of the bottle with water and shake.
Step 2: Roll the window 2cm down.
Step 3: Peel the backing of the tint from the top.
Step 4: Thoroughly soak the window and adhesive side of the film with the water and shampoo mixture.
Step 5: Align the tint to the top to the glass. Be sure to leave a small gap of about 3mm from the top.
Step 6: Squeegee the tint to the top of the glass to provide you an anchor point.
Step 7: Move the window all the way up.
Step 8: Squeegee the tint to the glass starting from the top. Work slowly and carefully, making sure to remove all the air bubble between the tint and the glass.
Step 9: Use the hard card to move the window gasket out of the way as you tuck tint film in.
Step 10: Squeegee out any remaining air bubbles.