Clean your windows thoroughly with an application solution or a mixture of 1 teaspoon of baby shampoo to 1 gallon of bottled water. The film side of the tint should face inward.
Choose the Proper Tint.
Window film application solution recipe. You can use a commercial window cleaning solution or make your own with ammonia and water or vinegar and water. Application and removal of window film. Most tinters use johnson and johnson baby shampoo.
Some guys use dawm or any other dish soap but I would never recommend that because of the abbrasive. Ensure that the car window is fully closed before you begin. If the appearance of the plastic is not important film can certainly be applied.
Stick with that and u will be fine. Slowly drag the squeegee to the right smoothing out any air bubbles or wrinkles. These will scratch the film.
Bottled water add a bottle of a film aid concentrate or 14 tsp of a no-tears baby shampoo without conditioner. The window film application solution was formulated to optimize cleaning and film application. It also obstructs a clear view through interior French doors masks your cupboards content when affixed to glass.
Do not use hard tap water which can leave spots under the film. Use a spray bottle and cloth for quick cleaning touch ups. Add ¼ teaspoon no-tears baby shampoo to the pot or sauce pan.
Window film adhesive should not make contact with plastic Plexiglas acrylic or lexan surfacesThe films adhesive contains chemicals that could react with the organic base of a plastic surface to produce a milky bubbly appearance. The cleaner the surface. Im going to quote myself from the DesignSponge post here.
As you separate the film from the liner spray it with a soap and water mixture. Step 3 Applying the Soap and Water Solution. Gila Window Film Application Solution is formulated and packaged for easy use and expert results.
I simply put a drop of baby shampoo in a spray bottle and fill it the rest of the way with water. However you can also make your own and it will work just fine. Finally youll want to have a reliable spray bottle so you can soak the tint and glass with the soapy solution necessary to make the bond between the two.
Window film is applied by spraying the window with slightly soapy water. Carefully place the tint onto the window. Choose the first window you wish to tint.
Not all DIY window tint is created equal and you might not need top-of-the-line tint to get the results youre looking for. Step 4 Cutting. Next youll spray the exposed surface of the film with the same solution.
This DIY film isnt just for windows that face into your neighbors home. If style is the most important. Stop 2 inches before you get to the edge.
Youll be pleased with what you see whether youve chosen standard film or static cling film. Most retailers that stock window film will also carry the applicator film as well. CLEAN THE WINDOW Generously spray the window with the Solution.
Wait 30 days after window film application before cleaning. Making a window film application solution is not difficult. Get a small spray bottle and fill it with distilled water you can substitute tap but the cleaner the water the better the results.
Here is our recipe for a solution substitute if you run out mi. Film Aid offers the best drying clarity and pH balance. Film may be applied from side to side or top to bottom from the kit roll.
Spray the film thoroughly with the Gila application solution. All you need is the right soap and a spray bottle. Set the squeegee at the top center of the window with the blade held vertically.
Use a solution of tear-free baby shampoo and bottled water to provide the correct pH and final clarity to your project. Use the measurement that leaves the least waste. Wash the area well with soap and water if it is truly grimy.
Once mixed the solution is ready to use and easily recycled. Never use an abrasive or sharp edged material to clean the windows. Never use anything with Gila in the title.
Try using it liberally not only for keeping glass surfaces wet while you work but also for cleaning them up before you begin. You may also choose to pretrim the film to the window dimensions less 116 on all sides see steps 3 and 8 below. There are other slip solutions on the market that are made for window tinting but jnj baby shampoo works really good because of the lack of detergents in it.
Fill a pump- or trigger-spray bottle with a soapy water solution. Pour one quart bottled water into a pot or sauce pan. Use a small squeegee or old credit card to force out the liquid and air trapped beneath the film.
Give it a pass with glass cleaner or a mild cleaning solution until the paper towel or rag comes away clean. The glass should also be coated with this solution before you apply the film to the glass. Spray the solution to the outside of the window.
The clear sheet should face outward.