How To Tint Your Own Car Windows
Tinting windows is not as easy as it looks. Even specialists find the process of tinting windows difficult.
Step 1- Know the Laws of Tinting Windows
First, get to know the laws in your state regarding tinted windows. Some states do now allow black out or limo tinting because it is too dark. Other states allow dark tinting windows in the back, but not in the front of a vehicle. Auto professionals will most likely be familiar with laws concerning tinting car windows in their area.
Step 2 – Take Special Care
Before applying any material for tinting windows, make sure the surface of the window is very clean. Take special care in looking for automotive caulking compounds or weather stripping that sticks out and make sure these areas are cleaned off. If there are any areas where there are cellular phones or satellite radio antenna components on the interior of the window, they will need to be worked around.
Step 3 – Cut and trace
Cut the tinting film into the shape of the inside of the window. You might want to cut the original shape on nylon paper and then lay it on top of the film. You can then trace and cut on the film when you are sure it is the exact fit you want for the window.
Step 4 – Placing the sheet inside
Put some soapy water on the inside of the window and then place the tint sheet on the window, pulling back about the first third of the sheet. Spray the window tint with adhesive window solution. You may need to use more solution around the edges, as it may peel up after you tint the windows. Try not to touch the film itself while you are tinting windows. Make sure the edges are lined up on all sides and there are no air bubbles to work out.
Step 5 – Pat it down
After you are sure the sheet is laid out perfectly, use a paper towel or a squeegee to pat down the solution. Buff any moisture away. You can use a hard tool is advised, but wrap it in a towel so there is no chance of ripping the film.