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Window Tint Application: How To Use It Like A Pro

Jul 3

Window tinting is an excellent way to enhance the appearance of your car while protecting your privacy. It can keep your car warmer in winter and cooler in summer.

Window tinting can be complicated, especially if this is your first attempt. We will guide you through how to put window tint on your car like an expert!

Window Tint: What's the Difference?

Window tint is thin film that is applied on the windows of your car. It is available in various colors and shades. You can choose to have it opaque or clear.

Window tinting offers many benefits, such as:

  • Reduced glare of the sun
  • Reduced UV exposure
  • Increased privacy
  • Improved aesthetics

How To Tint Your Car Windows Like A Pro

Follow these steps to tint your car windows like professionals.

One: Clean the Glass Thoroughly

You must clean the glass before applying the tint. The tint won't stick well to the glass and it will look streaky or messy.

Clean the glass with a glass cleaner. Use a squeegee after you are done to remove any water droplets and streaks.

Two Steps: Cut the Tint to Size

Once you have cleaned the glass, you can cut the tint to your desired size. This is a critical step as any mistake could cause the whole process to fail. Cut the tint with a razor or sharp knife and apply it to your window.

Step Three: Remove Any bubbles

Once you have applied the tint, you can use a sponge to remove any air bubbles. Begin at the center of the bubble. Work your way outwards.

Fourth Step: Trim excess Tint

After you have removed any bubbles, use your razor blade to remove any excess tint. Don't cut too deep, as this could cause damage to the glass.

Things to Keep in Mind

  • Make sure you use a razor or sharp knife when cutting the tint.
  • Use a squeegee if you find bubbles in your tint.
  • With a razor blade, trim any excess tint around the edges of your window.
  • Trimming the tint should not cause damage to the glass.

Difference between Tinted and Untinted glass

  • Tinted glass has a thin coating of film on the surface that reduces sunlight and heat.
  • This film is absent in untinted glasses, so more light and heat can pass through it.
  • Tinted glass saves energy because it blocks some sun rays.
  • It can also be used to cool your car during summer.
  • Untinted glasses are less efficient as they don't block out as many of the sun's rays.
  • Tinted glass can be helpful if your climate is hot.

Types and Tints

There are two main types: dyed and metallic.

  • The addition of a color to the film creates dyed tints.
  • This tint is more affordable and can wear over time.
  • Metalized tints are films that have a thin metal layer.
  • This tint is more expensive but lasts longer and doesn't fade as quickly.

Choosing The Right Tint

  • Your needs and your budget should guide the choice of tint.
  • Dyed tints offer an economical option that won't fade over time.
  • Metalized tints are a better option if you're looking for something more durable that won’t fade.
  • Consider the climate in which you live when selecting a tint.
  • Metalized tints work better in hot climates because they won’t fade as easily.
  • Dyed tints work better in cold climates because they aren't as likely to crack.


That's it! This is how you can put window tint on your car. Follow these steps to achieve perfect results every time. Thank you for reading! We hope that this helped. Cutting Edge Window Tinting can be reached at any time.

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