Window film installation is a simple process.Please read the instructions carefully before beginning your project.You can install the window film at any time during the day.Best time is early morning or late evening, when the glass is cooler.
Do not apply film to plastic surfaces and to frosted, etched, leaded, cracked, holed, or deeply scratched glass.
Steps for Automotive Installation
- Check Tools and Accessories
- Take measures
- Clean the Window
- Cut the Film
- Wet the Window
- Remove the Liner
- Place the Film on the Wet Window
- Squeegee The Film Carefully And Firmly
- Trim Edges Of Film And Squeegee Dry
- Allow Curing Time
- Cleaning Directions
CHECK TOOLS and ACCESSORIES FOR INSTALLATION
- Joy/Palmolive detergent
- Spray bottle
- Snap-off utility knife (for cutting)
- Tape measure
Measure your windows dimensions carefully from top to bottom or from left to right.
Spray carefully the window with a mix of detergent and water, using the spray bottle. Then, squeegee the water downward to clean the windows thoroughly.Wipe off accumulated water and dirt from the window, with a soft cloth.
The cleaner the window, the better the results.
Unroll the film on a clean, flat surface. Make sure to cut the film 1" larger than the dimensions of the window.
For larger windows, you may need to install the film as you would install wallpaper.
Spray carefully the window with the spray bottle onto the inside surface of the window until beads of the soapy water run down the glass. If the window becomes dry, rewet it completely before applying film.
The liner is on the outside surface of the film roll. Pill away the liner by attaching two pieces of transparent tape to the front and back surfaces of a corner of the film. Press the two pieces of tape firmly together, and then quickly pull them apart to begin separating the clear liner away from the adhesive side of the film.
As you carefully peel the liner away, generously spray the soapy water onto the exposed adhesive. This spray makes the liner separation easier.
Wet window film and place on window adhesive side out. This will hold the film while you remove the liner.
Wet your hands with the soppy water before handling the film to avoid leaving fingerprints on the adhesive.
- PLACE THE FILM ON THE WET WINDOW
Once the clear liner is removed from the film, make sure the window and the film are wet with soapy water.
Apply the adhesive side of the film to the wet glass. Start from the top of the window, and then allow the film to gently lay down onto the glass.Handle the film carefully at the corners to avoid wrinkles.
Smooth the film onto the glass with your hands. You will be able to slide the film around and position it correctly while the window and film are thoroughly wet.
- SQUEEGEE THE FILM CAREFULLY AND FIRMLY
Make sure the film is wet with the soapy water before squeegeeing.
Squeege the water out from the film, starting from the top left to the bottom right. Squeegee the film in horizontal lines, leaving 2" perimeter area unsqueegeed.
You can remove large bubbles by pushing them with the squeegee. Small bubbles (less than 1/8" in diameter) should disappear in a few days.
- TRIM EDGES OF FILMAND SQUEEGEE DRY
Use a sharp razor blade or utility knife and a 1/16" wide guide to trim the film around the four perimeter edges of the film. This gap is essential for the proper thermal expansion of the glass and allows you to completely squeegee the water and air from under the film.
Rewet the entire film surface and squeegee again and squeegee very firmly to remove all the water.
If "fingers" appear along any edge, wrap your squeegee with a soft, absorbent cloth and carefully push the "fingers" toward the edge of the film.
The film begins to adhere in thirty minutes and fully "cures" over thirty days. Dry, sunny weather speeds curing; wet, cold weather prolongs the curing period. During curing, the film may initially look hazy or cloudy; this effect will disappear with time and/or exposure to heat.
Clean the film with soapy water and a clean squeegee. Do not useammonia, vinegar, household glass cleaners, paper towels, or brushes.
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