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Old 06-28-2011, 04:44 PM
spudkilla224 spudkilla224 is offline
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Default What are the difficulties of applying tint film?

I'm planning on applying tint film to my front windos, and the 2 rear side windows, and the rear sliding window, on my super cab ranger. And I was wondering how difficult is the process of applying the tint film to the front windows that slide down? Also is applying tint film to a sliding rear window difficult? I know everyone says you just gotta have patience and take your time, but in reality how hard is the actual application process?
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:23 PM
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Default Re: What are the difficulties of applying tint film?

Applying window film is not TOO difficult
It only gets difficult when it is HOT and when the coverage is a big area

TAPS PLASTIC can supply you with HIGH QUALITY window film for a fraction of the price that the auto stores sell in their packages

1) Pre cut the window film either to perfect size or oversize
(you can trim after wards)

2) Do the work in a visible warm place ,but NOT hot

3) clean your glass REALLY good;use a sharp razor to slide over the glass to clean if you have to

4) Use a soapy water solution or RAPID-TAC in a Spray bottle and use alot
BOTH on the glass and ON TOP of the film to help you "SLIDE'' your squeegee

5) be sure you use a really good squeegee (buy one at TAPS PLASTIC)

6) Be Patient, take your time

7) be sure to carefully squeegee out ALL the fluid solution

you may want a friend to help you ,but it wont be necessary if your back windo is a slider

Good luck!
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:30 PM
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Default Re: What are the difficulties of applying tint film?

Thanks for the step by step process, also when I apply the tint film to the window and I have the soapy water solution on the window and tint film, If my hand presses on the tint film on the inside when I'm using the squeegee, the film won't get stuck in place will it?
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:43 PM
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Default Re: What are the difficulties of applying tint film?

you have to use A LOT of Rapid Tac (i highly recommend this stuff!)
so that the film does not dry up! OR YOU ARE SCREWED!

the solution can ALWAYS be squeegeed out ,so dont worry about using A LOT of it

also... DO NOT TOUCH the inside film once the transfer tape is removed
you finger prints will show!
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Vulcan V6, K&N 33-2106 Filter, 3:73 Gears,
FRONT 3'' Susp Lift/REAR 3'' susp.+ 3" blocks,06 Mirrors
31"/10.5"-15" BFG on AR-172 Polished Rims,Smitybilt Console
95 Mustang Saleen Seats,Alternating Blinker MOD
Pioneer CD/iPod/GPS,6.5 Polk Audio/6.5 Sub-Woofers,
Stainless Bed Extender,Throttle and Dome Light MOD,
12" Tool Box,Billet Grille,NightShade Tint,Projector Headlamps
6000K H.I.D. so i can see at night! LOL


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