How to tint your car windows

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Applying window tints doesn't have to be hard - use our how to tint guide to find out how to get a professional window tint finish without spending hundreds getting a car tinting expert to do it for you!

The first thing I will say is - don't waste your money on expensive pre-cut window film. Cutting out tint from a roll is simple and gives you a much bigger margin for error.

Pre cut window tint is cut to the exact shape of your car window so you will spend hours trying to line it up exactly. When you cut the tint yourself, cut it slightly larger than the window then you can simply trim it down to fit when it's on the window - easy.

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to tint your car windows:

1. IMPORTANT! Start with a clean car, and a relatively dust and wind free environment. Clean and dry all windows inside and out using window cleaner and a dish cloth or a cloth that will not leave bits on the window. Run a razor blade flat across the glass to ensure all little bits are removed - any dirt left will be very obvious once applied.

2. Cut your tint to the required size by using a template - hold a piece of newspaper up to your window and draw around it. As I said before, cut the tint slightly larger than your window.

3. Spray the inside of your window with plenty of water/soap mixture.

4. Separate the clear lining piece from the window film - an easy way to do this is with 2 small pieces of adhesive tape on either side of the film.

5. Spray the exposed adhesive surface on the window tint with the water/soap solution.

6. Attach the window film to the window. Lay the film near the bottom of the soapy wet glass first and slide it down into position as you lay the top into position.

7. Squeegee excess water from the film, working from the centre outwards.

8. Trim film as necessary.

9. Your new window film will take about 3 to 5 days to fully dry, sometimes longer depending on weather conditions. Until this time your tinted windows may appear hazy or lumpy, and it may seem to have water bubbles. Do not roll your tinted windows down until dry!

We have rolls of window tint available in our store which are big enough to tint all the windows on your car.

Check us out, Window-Tint .

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