How to install window films and tints
1. Mesure and cut to size (If necessary): Make sure to measure the dimensions of your surface to make sure that the window film or tint will fit properly. Use a sharp razor knife if necessary to trim the edges to fit. You can tape your window film or tint to the surface to help ensure a proper fit. Remember, measure twice, cut once!
2. Clean surface: Use warm soapy water to clean any dust and dirt from the surface you are applying the window film or tint to. A clean surface is essential to trouble free installation and the apperance of your window film or tint. Use a scraper to remove any paint splatters or hard materials that may be stuck to the surface. Wash your hands after to prevent dirt and oils from your hands from getting between the film and the glass as you apply it.
3. Wet surface with soapy water: Thoroughly wet the surface with warm soapy water. You can use a spray bottle or sponge to apply the water. We recommend using a generous amount of soapy water on the surface to make the installation easier.
4. Remove the backing paper from window film: Remove the backing paper from the window film or tint to expose the static cling side. This is the side that you will apply to the surface.
5. Apply to wet surface and smooth with your hands: Remember, we recommend applying a generous amount of soapy water to the surface. This will allow you to move the window film or tint on the surface put it in place with ease. Be sure to apply the side of the window film that the backing came off from. This is the side that should make contact with the surface. Place the window film or tint in its desired location and smooth out any large air bubbles with your hands.
6. Use a squeegee to remove excess water and air bubbles: Use a squeegee to "fine tune" the installation. Move the squeegee over the window film to push any smaller pockets of air or water out to the edges so that your window film or tint is free of bubbles. You can use your soapy water from the intallation on the exposed side of your window film or tint to create a "slippery" surface for your squeegee. Etch Art window films include and squeegee with each window film. Gila window films have an installation kit that include a razor knife and squeegee which can be found by clicking here.