Having a sharp knife or box cutter is vital to this job. You’ll want the sharpest blades possible and it’s recommended that you change these out frequently during your installation.
In conjunction with your cutting tool, you’ll want to incorporate some sort of squeegee device. The squeegee is used after the tint strip or panel is place on the window to ensure no bubbles or folds have occurred. Simply run the squeegee over the newly-applied area to push the irregularities out onto the side of the panel. This tool can also be used to clean the windows like we mentioned earlier.
Before getting started, make sure that you are patient and thorough with your installation.
Step 1: Spray the adhesive onto the desired window and roll your tint over the entire surface area. The background window will provide a perfect outline for you to cut away the excess tinting covering the area. Make sure to go slow and follow the natural curvature of the glass. Spray the outside of the panel with the adhesive and run your squeegee over the surface of the tint. This will allow you to accurately cut the small areas of tint away to line up the corners perfectly.
Step 2: After the piece is cut thoroughly, place a piece of scotch tape on the plastic piece protecting the tint panel. Use your fingers and tape in order to remove this layer and place it on the inside of the window. Repeat the actions in step number 1–making sure your adhesive doesn’t drip into the nooks and crannies of the car.
Step 3: For the back windows it is recommended that the same adhesive application is followed as covered in step 1. However, the tint panel should be cut into 3 to 4 inch strips and applied individually. Considering this is a larger surface area, small strip application prevents major errors from occurring during installation.