Window tinting is a popular automotive modification that helps reduce the amount of light, heat, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation that enters a vehicle. By reducing this sunlight exposure, window film can help keep passengers cooler, increase privacy and improve the overall look of your car or truck. Here’s how it works:
The first step in applying window film is to clean the glass thoroughly to ensure proper adhesion. After cleaning, an application solution such as soapy water is applied to both the glass and film backings. This lubricates the surface and allows for precise placement of the tint on the glass surface.
Once in place, a squeegee is used to remove any air pockets between the film and the window. Doing this helps ensure the film will adhere properly to the glass. After squeegeeing, a heat gun is used to further bond the film and window together. This process softens both surfaces for better adhesion.
The final step in most car window tinting applications is trimming any excess material from around the edges of the window. This can be done with a razor blade or cutting tool designed specifically for this purpose. Once complete, window tinting is one modification that will last for years when properly applied and maintained.
There are many different types of window tint available in today’s market, each offering its own unique benefits and design characteristics. It’s important to do your research beforehand so you know what type of tint best suits your needs and which type will provide you with the look you desire. With quality tint film, proper application, and a little bit of patience, you can easily improve the look and feel of your car or truck.