The widespread availability of window tinting kits has given some motorists the impression that engaging in this task is a straightforward process. And while, at the outset, it may seem as simple enough as sticking the tint onto your windows, the truth is that it requires a finesse that is usually only achieved with having the right tools and expertise. If you have mistakenly been under the impression that enlisting professional window tinting services will be a waste of money, read on to learn what goes into this intricate process.
Preparing the window
Contrary to popular belief, simply wiping down your car's windows does not make them suitable for window tint application. Instead, the windows need to be prepped in a controlled environment that will not put them at risk of acquiring any particles before the application process. A professional mechanic knows this so they will go to great lengths to ensure the window is free from any grime. For starters, the vehicle will be prepped in an area that is not only free of dust but is not experiencing any drafts that could lead to minuscule particles collecting on the glass. Secondly, the mechanic will wash the windows then employ a squeegee get rid of all moisture and condensation.
Prepping the film
Once the windows are spotless, the mechanic will take measurements that will be utilised to cut the tint to size. The film usually cut a size larger than the windows since it will be shrunk to make sure it adheres to the contours of the windshield and car's windows. This is the point at which many DIYers mess up since they do not take into account the curved shape of the window glass. Hence, once the film shrinks, it no longer fits the windows accordingly, leading to bubbles and other unsightly imperfections. After the film has been fashioned into the appropriate size, it is transferred onto a glass board that provides the mechanic with the chance to engage in final trimming that will ensure that the attachment of the tint will not leave gaps at the perimeter of the vehicle's windows.
Installing and inspecting the tint
This step entails carefully peeling away the liner that is attached to the tint, leaving bare the adhesive side, which is stuck onto the window. After attachment, the mechanic will spray both the tint and the window with a soapy solution and this works to get rid of any minuscule particles that may have collected onto the surface. A squeegee is then utilised to get rid of moisture while simultaneously stimulating the tint's adhesive and this forms a strong bond between the tint and the glass. After installation is complete, the mechanic assesses their work to guarantee there are no flaws present. When content with their work, the tint is left to cure undisturbed before you can drive your car again.
To learn more about window tint, talk to a professional in your area.