DIY - How to Install Pre Cut Car Window Tint: The Rear Windscreen

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Here we will explain how to install your pre cut car window tint that you've purchase from us to your rear windscreen. We'll include installer tips and make it as easy as possible for you. Please bear in mind that it can be difficult and may require some practice. Before you start the installation, you will need:
  • Sharp knife with snap off blades

  • Hard card squeegee

  • Scrubbie pad

  • spray bottle filled with slip solution (1tsp of washing up liquid per 1 pint of cold water)

  • Lint free cloth

  • Hot air gun

  • Talcum powder


Part 1 - Preparation
  1. Clean the window and ensure it is completely dry.
  2. Place a small amount of talcum powder on the window and rub over the glass using a dry cloth.
  3. Wet a cloth so slightly damp and put a line of water, horizontally across the centre of the window.
  4. Cut the clear sheet of film so you have the rear screen shape with it's backing liner still on and place onto the rear screen with the backing liner facing you.

Part 2 - Heat Shrinking
  1. Run the squeegee over the line of water so that the film is flat to that line.
  2. Arrange the tint so that there are fingers running from the middle to the bottom and middle to the top of the glass (see photo).
  3. Starting at the centre of the window, slowly run the hot air gun from the line of water to the bottom of the glass and then back up in a flowing movement. Continue doing this until you get to the other end of the glass.
  4. The film should now look crinkled but don't worry. We'll sort that out later.

Part 3 - Squeegee
  1. Lift up the bottom of the film where you've been heating the film and spray generously with the slip solution. Then, put the film back down and smooth over with your hand.
  2. Once smoothed, carefully squeegee out with the hard card squeegee using quite a bit of pressure. This process will ensure the tint follows the curves of the glass.
  3. You may be left with some small fingers. If these fingers are on the side of the tint, you will need to move them so they are at the bottom so you can heat and squeegee flat, as above. You cannot heat the film horizontally.
              Do this process again for the top half of the window until the tint is clean and flat to the glass.
Part 4 - Cleaning
  1. Remove the film and place onto a spare window, or large table.
  2. Clean the outside of the window and then place the tint back on, but the backing liner facing away from you. Then, spray the tint and clean down with a soft cloth.
  3. Spray the inside of the window with the slip solution and clean using the scrubbie pad. Ensure there is NO dirt.
  4. Using a squeegee, remove all the water from the inside of the window and dry the edges with the lint free cloth.
Part 5 - Installing
  1. Spray the inside of the window with a fine mist of the slip solution.
  2. Peel the tint from the backing liner and spray the sticky side with the slip solution.
  3. Place the adhesive side of the tint onto the inside of the window
Part 6 - Installing
  1. When the tint is in place, spray the slip solution over the tint and run the squeegee horizontally and vertically across the centre of the glass to hold it in place.
  2. Continue to squeegee the remaining 4 corners of the tint to remove all the water.
  3. If required, continue to squeegee the tint until all water is removed.
  1. Hopefully, the tint should now be perfectly flat on the glass, so just wipe around the edges of the window to prevent water dripping behind the film.
  2. If any small fingers do appear, these can be left for an hour to dry a little and to squeegee later. If the fingers are over 2.5 cm, they will nee to be heat shrunk again.
Our Pre Cut Car Tint Kits

We have a huge range of pre cut car tints available for over 1000 vehicles. Take a look in our store today to see if you can find yours.

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