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    I bought some pre cut window tints off ebay , and today I thought is a ok day to try now I've knacked one side already lol, does anyone have any tips or can help ,
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    i've never done it matey but theres plenty vids on youtube

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    YouTube....

    seriuosly tho a good fitting kit makes the hole world of difference.

    soapy water a good light and heat gun an lots of patience.
    The boot window is the hardest too do.

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    use soapy water from a spray bootle and use a soft plastic card like a credit card. place the flim on the soapy window and from the centre out use the card to push out the water/air bubbles from the window till happy then use soft cloth to dab dry.

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    These 1 little trick put the film on the out side of the window dont remove any backing or owt then heat it up as if u was tinting the out side of the windows to give the film its shape then peel off pull the backing off spray window and film with water then apply film it will be easyer as the film will have a bit of shape to it its not as easy as u think

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    Dry fit to the outside (rear window) first. Puff talcum powder over a CLEAN window, then with a damp sponge wipe a line straight down the middle and straight across the middle before laying the film on it. This helps keep it in place. Then using a plastic squeegee of some fashion and a hot air gun, work out to the edges. The film will eventually shrink to fit. Dont try with a hair dryer, doesnt get hot enough. Carefully trim to the size of the window. When it comes to fitting, you need a wind free environment (garage ideally). When you take the backing paper off, thoroughly soak the back of the film with soapy water. When you go to fit it, make sure the window is absolutely spotless, otherwise any bits will show through the film, and look s**t.

    Same thing for the side windows, but when you come to fit, take off your window seals so you can get to the edge of the glass. Ideally, and what I always do, is take the glass out of the vehicle to fit. Trim with a SHARP stanley blade. Once its properly dried, I go round the edges carefull with a needle file so I dont get any snagging bits. If you want to, you can go over the edges with clear nail varnish to make sure it doesnt pick off.

    I know this sounds long winded, but in practice its not too bad. Just take your time, and when squeegeeing out the water with credit card, wrap the edge with a chamois, otherwise you risk scratching the film.

    Hope this helps

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    Figjam1975, u seem to no what your talking about ill come and leave the car with you lol

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    Lol, comes with lots of practice, patience and more than a few F*** ups. Biggest thing is keeping any crap from settling on the glass or the film as you put it on. Biggest **** up I made was when I tinted my mates car. Took the glass out of his cavalier, thoroughly cleaned them, fitted the film, awesome job if i say so my self. Then realised I'd put the film on the outside of the glass. NOB!!!!

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    Figjam1975, u seem to no what your talking about ill come and leave the car with you lol

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    haha class, is it easier to take me glass out , whats it like to take the glass out ov a vectra

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    Not bad. Just be ultra careful putting glass back in, in case you snag the film on the metal lip on base of window. If you do take glass out, I'd recommend putting some bubble wrap or some sort of foam over the lip, and leave it there while you fanny round putting the glass back in and sorting out fitting back onto the slider. Then fairy liquid the window seals to slide them back in, and spray silicone (back to black) inside where the glass will run.

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