Preparations for tinting your car windows

Tinting your car windows is an excellent way to keep your car from getting too hot when left in the sun, as well as preserving heat inside the vehicle to save electricity. It also makes it safer to drive the car when it's very sunny outside. The legal limit of how little light a tinted car window can let through is 35%, and you can usually test this at your local car dealer if you're not sure what tinting you have in your car right now. When getting new tint, you should be using sheets of tint, on which the percentage of lighting is stated. Tinting your own windows can be tricky, but it is very possible to perform if you just take some time for proper preparations.

Clean your car

The first thing you need to do when performing car window tinting is to make sure your car is completely clean. Wash your entire car with the appropriate cleaning supplies made for car washing, and don't forget to wash both inside and outside of your windows. You don't want any dust to be stuck underneath the tint. You should also use some type of glass polisher for the inside of your window to make sure the surface where the tint will actually be stuck is completely smooth and clean.

Remove attachments

Remove all attachments that might be connected to the windows you're tinting. Consider removing all external devices in order to reach the areas where the tint will be applied properly. Extra brake lights or rear view mirrors are such attachments that can bother you in your car window tinting. If these attachments can't be removed, you should at least consider covering them in plastic or bubble wrap to make sure you aren't damaging them when you're working with your windows.

Beware of the door panel

Watch out for the door panel when you're tinting your window. It can compromise the quality of the tint by shedding little pieces of felt onto the window, which might stick under the film. It can also be a bother when you're aiming to fit the film to the window. If the sticky side were to touch the felt, it could give your tint blurry spots. The easiest way to overcome this problem is to tape the door panel back, completely out of the way of the window. This will allow you to fit the film to the entire window, not just the visible part. It also helps by not shedding any material onto the window that could be bothersome if it got stuck under the film.

For more information and assistance in installation, talk with car window tinting experts.