DIY Tricks To Tint Car Windows

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DIY Tricks To Tint Car Windows

Many people like the sleek look and privacy that tinted windows offer. They also help to keep the inside of your car cool on hot days and keep your interior from fading. Selling your vehicle could also be easier if you have popular tinted windows.

There are two options to getting your windows tinted – one is to do it yourself and the other is to pay for high quality car window tinting. Paying the extra money to have your windows tinted by a professional is always the best option. You can get a guarantee that your tints won’t get bubbles or peel in the future, and if they do, you can get your windows redone. You can ensure that the best quality tint and adhesives are used for your area. But not everyone has the funds to pay for a quality service, and instead opt to do it themselves. Here are a few tips if you find you need tinted windows and absolutely have to do it on your own.

First you will need all of your supplies. You can order window film and adhesive online or you can find it in some auto supply stores. Choose higher end options for the amount of sunlight you have in your area. Some tints will turn colors like purple or peel if they are low quality.

You will also need some window application solution, a smooth cleaning cloth that doesn’t shed, an exacto or razor blade, a scraper, a squeegee, and a blow dryer or heat gun.

Before you purchase your tints, you need to check the laws in your area to see how much tint is allowed on each window. Many areas have laws for the driver’s window, the back windows, and the rear-view window so that drivers can still see and be safe.

Next you need a clean place to apply the window tinting. Make sure there are no bugs or dust in the area as you don’t want those sticking to the surfaces while you are trying to apply the film. You also want to make sure the temperature is not too hot or cold outside as that can also affect the film.

When you cut the film for your windows, plan for a little extra on the bottom that will slide down into the door for a seamless look. The hardest film to fit is the back rear window due to often times being curved and having defrost strips that you don’t want to slice or damage.

As you go to apply the window tint, the biggest issue you will face is bubbles. Work the squeegee back and forth to get rid of all of the bubbles. This is the portion of application that will require a tremendous amount of patience. If you aren’t able to get all of the bubbles out, they will only grow down the road.

Tinting your own windows is not an easy job, but it is possible for someone with patience and amazing attention to detail. When the project is finally finished, it will be worth the time you spent.


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