While purchasing a vehicle, the window glass remains without tinting. Tinting your vehicle car windows will provide many benefits during both summer and winter. You can do it by yourself with little time and cost. In this article, we will show how to tint car windows yourself in a very easy way.
What is Window Tinting?
Window tinting is a process to give your car a more stylish look as well as to improve your comfortability inside the car by using a transparent sheet of film at your car window. The intensity and color of the sheet vary. Different types of Window Tinting are available which are Dyed, Metalized, Hybrid, Carbon, Crystalline, and Ceramic Window Tinting.
Benefits of a Tinted Windows
Most car owners remain confused to tint their car windows. Yet, tinting car windows is not cheaper but it will take much improvement to your car for sure. Tinting your car windows will give you many more benefits than you think and below are the reasons why you should tint your car windows.
1. Comfort Driving
The environment of a tinted windows vehicle is more comfortable. During summertime, the internal temperature of a tinted windows vehicle is 60% collar than the outside temperature. Even, during winter also the internal temperature of a vehicle remains warmer. The tinted window helps to cut down eye stress too.
2. Protection from UV
We all know that directly exposed sunlight is harmful to health. Harsh sunlight can enter through un-tinted windows but quality tinted windows blocks the sunlight and keep your skin safe. So, don’t hesitate to tint your vehicle windows to keep yourself protected from harmful UV.
Privacy is the most common requirement of a person while driving or sitting inside a car. You will not feel comfortable while people are staring at you in a traffic signal. A tinted window confirms that outside people can not see inside of your vehicle easily. Even, if you leave your laptop or cell phone inside your vehicle, thieves can not see through the tinted window and you will feel safe for sure.
4. Less Consumption of Fuel
You may be wondered, how tinted windows will help to consume less fuel, right? But you know, it is true. During summer, due to excessive sunlight, the temperature of the inside car becomes high and the air condition of your vehicle will work continuously. As tinted windows prevent sunlight, inside car temperature will remain under control and you don’t need to run the air conditioner and thus your fuel consumption will be less automatically.
5. Attractive Exterior
There is a huge difference between a tinted window car and an un-tinted window car. A tinted window car is more stylish, smart, and luxurious. Even, if your car windows are tinted, you will get benefits during selling which is an extra benefit.
6. Prevents Glass from Crushing
A tinted film holds the vehicle glass resolutely to prevent it from crushing in case of an accident. During an accident, if your vehicle glass is not tinted, the broken glass may get into your eyes and can create serious injury. So, you should consider tinting your vehicle windows.
How to tint car windows yourself?
You can easily tint your vehicle car window by following some simple steps. Also, you can follow the manufacturer’s instructions to do it. You need the below accessories to start-
- A solution to clean the window.
- Razorblade (single edge).
- Soapy Water.
- Utility knife.
- Spray Bottle.
- Cloth which is lint-free.
- Heat Gun.
Now, get prepared for the below Steps.
Step 01: Window Preparation
a. A clean and dust-free workplace is required to avoid mixing with the tint. Working at indoor is a good idea too, but if you are working outside, a dust-free environment is a must.
b. If there is any kind of stickers or adhesive pasted on the window, that should be removed properly. These things will create a problem with the sheet fixing with the window. Also, if there are any obstacles inside the car, remove those. At last, use a vacuum cleaner inside the car to get free of dust.
c. Now, it’s time to start cleaning the window glass. To do this, use soapy water and a razor blade. To get the top of the window glass, lower it slightly. Mix the soap with warm water and spray it on the window glass. Utilize the razor blade to wipe out all the dirt and dust. Ensure that, both sides of the window glass are cleaned perfectly. Also, you need to careful regarding the below
∙ Confirm that all the edges and seals are perfectly cleaned.
∙ Prepare the soapy water solution at the initial stage to make your work easier.
d. Firstly, wipe out the water carefully and use the squeegee to dry the window. Be sure to clean the underneath of the seals as well as inside of the car. You can use your finger to get under the seal and clean dirt and dust.
e. Same like a sticker, tint also has a layer with an adhesive. This layer is possible to be peeled off. Confirm, as you work with the tint, that this layer is fronting you.
Step 02: Cutting & Measuring the Tint
1. Again, soapy water is needed to spray at the outside of the window. The water will help the tint to stick fast with the window.
2. Now, unroll the tint and place it over the entire window. Make sure to keep an extra 2-4’ tint at the edge. Also, make sure not to remove the liner and before adhering it, sizing and pressing of the tint is a must.
3. As you kept an extra 2-4’ tint in every direction, so use a utility knife to cut the extra edges. You need to be very careful while cutting the entire roll of the film. Make sure that you cut a usable square of the film.
4. Once you finished cutting the film within the window specific shape, the film should fix the water on the outer part of the window. Then spray the tint itself so that the full film is protected in a skinny coating of the soapy water.
5. Just utilize the corner of the window to bit your knife through the tinting film. To ensure the tint is fit, you need to ensure a perfectly shaped line. After finishing, you will find that two of the edges are perfectly fitted whereas the rest of the film remains square. Also, when finished cut the excess film and discard it.
6. You need to change the film near the edge you just cut. This confirms that you have sufficient tint to protect each edge of the window, together with the part protected by the seal.
7. Once you finished cutting the right edge, pull off the tint partly back to the middle so that nearly 2-3’ extra tinting film remains on either part of the window glass.
8. Pull off the sheet down nearly 1’, so the bottom corner is lower than the window.
9. Now lower the window maximum ½’ so that you can use the upper part of the window to cut the sheet to a specific shape.
10. If you find any extra at any corner of the window, use your knife to clean it.
11. You may need to reuse soapy water to fix it perfectly.
12. If you find any bubbles inside the tint, utilize a heat gun and a hard card to get the bubbles at the bottom of the window.
Step 03: Stick the Tint
1. In this process, you need to prepare the inner part of the window. You need to use a hard edge to get in between the seal and the window. After completing, use soapy water at the full window.
2. Now you need to find out the removal layer that sticks to the tint. Just for now, peel off the top half gently.
3. Now you are in a process to stick the tint to the window.
4. The water helps the tint to slide around easily. As a result, you can easily find the corner of the window aligned with the upper corner of the tint. The window should be down marginally.
5. Spray down the window again, then use your hard edge to push the water out the edges.
6. Move the window up and use the soapy water at the bottom half of the window. Don’t spare on the soapy water as it is necessary to avoid the tint from fixing.
7. Pull off the balanced release layer and spray the open tint with water. Before this, ensure the window and the tint are saturated with water.
8. To turn the bottom of the tint into the lowest point of the seal, utilize your fingers.
9. Work downward and outward wherever possible, applying the tint with soapy water to ensure you don’t pull off the liner. Continue squeegeeing the water out of the tinting so that it becomes flat and smooth as if seems like it was just a portion of the window.
After finishing the above whole process, don’t roll up your window glass at least for 3 days.