DIY Window Tinting: Harder Than It Looks
You’ve decided that tinting your windows – whether it is for your car or home – might be a great idea. Tinted windows can give you a measure of privacy and keep that hot Arizona sun out of your car or home, making it easier to maintain a comfortable temperature. The next question is whether or not to get them professionally done.
A lot of people like to try and window tint themselves. But window tinting is surprisingly difficult – especially if you’ve never done it before. Have you checked the state laws to know what is appropriate when it comes to tinting? A lot of people completely neglect this first piece of information. After that, it’s a matter of product and technique.
The How-To of Tinting
First you’ll need to figure out what kind of film to buy and where to buy it. Then you’ll need to know what size or whether or not to cut it. A lot of films are not pre-cut because so many car windows are different sizes and shapes, so you will need precision in order to cut the film and not damage the glass as you cut. This can be particularly difficult when you need to round out corners to just the right shape.
You need a dust-free area in which to apply the film – one speck of dust or dirt in the way will disturb the entire smooth film finish you want. You may know that the glass needs to be 100% clean, but did you know that you shouldn’t use household glass cleaners to do the job? You also need to perform window tinting in an area that is the right temperature. Applying film takes patience, a steady hand, and different objects in order to achieve a smooth finish.
When Problems Arise
The problems with applying tinting film yourself can be many when you aren’t well-versed in the right methods. You may end up scratching your window glass when attempting to cut the film. You may not apply the right amount of water or application solution. Your windows may not be clean enough or you may not have dried them with the right kind of cloth and left behind fuzz or tiny fibers. Applying the film needs to be carefully done and to the point that it has no wrinkles, bumps, and can sit comfortably under the bottom edge as well as when it is rolled all the way up.
To get the best results when it comes to window tinting, you should contact professionals to have it done for you. They can perform it quickly and with excellent results. They will also know the best tinting film to use for your car. Professional window tinting companies like Cactus Window Tint perform tinting on cars, homes, and even large businesses and have done so for many years so you can expect only the best when it comes to the finished product. You can try to do it yourself, but ultimately if you want it done right the first time and for a great price, you should talk to professionals and let them perform their magic.