More and more of the top cars are equipped with colored glass Windows, because the tinted Windows has practical benefits. They can guard against the thief, avoid the outside line of sight; they help to protect the upholstery from sunlight, which might otherwise fade the fabric; and they also help keep the interior cool.
You can buy ready-tinted windows from your car dealer and fit them in place of the old ones. But this is very expensive and involves a lot of work. It is simpler to tint the existing windows.
These are available from accessory shops in two forms – as sheets of plastic film that you stick inside the windows, or as a spray-on tint in an aerosol can.
Coating color is more expensive, but use of faster, and often gives better results in curved Windows. Disadvantage is that you can end with bright and dark areas, unless you are very evenly apply color. Stick-on tints take longer to apply and are generally more fiddly, but if you apply them carefully the result can be better than a spray-on because you get an even tint.
The tints are available in a range of colours – grey, green, blue, gold and even a mirror-effect tint rather like mirror sunglasses.
Due to the may reduce the driver’s vision, dye have legal constraints on the windscreen. In law, you applied to any tonal windscreen must allow at least 75% of the light through. And the specular color is used on the front windshield is illegal, because of the risk of other drivers.
If in doubt, it is safer not to tint the front windscreen, although you can put a narrow tinted strip on the top of the screen. Choose one that progressively fades away.
Tinting car windows
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1. Remove weather strips
The tonal film applied to the interior of the window. First of all, from the window to remove any weather stripping. You may be able to reward them, but in many car, you must delete them additional door trim.
2. Clean the windows
Clean the inside of the windows thoroughly, removing all traces of dirt and grime. Wet the window with a solution of washing-up liquid and water in a spray bottle (see kit instructions). Use a squeegee to wipe away excess water from the window and dry the glass completely with a chamois leather.
3. Measure and cut
Measurement of each window, then decorate tonal membrane, and cut into the shape of each piece of glass. Cutting film at least 1 inch (25 mm) longer and Yin (13 mm) than the window width. Only one side of film is adhesive, so make sure you cut the correct shape in the right way.
4. Sticking on
Carefully peel away the plastic backing covering the adhesive side of the tint film. Use the solution in the spray bottle to thoroughly wet the adhesive side of the film and the window. Position the film on the window, adhesive side facing the glass. Make sure the film overlaps all around the window.
5. Trimming down
By pulling it gently on the edge, make a smooth film on the glass. Knife trimming excess film by hand. Cutting film, make it a little smaller than the glass edge is about 1.5 mm. Wet film and scrape off again.
Carefully apply a thin layer of non-yellowing nail varnish around the edges of the film to seal the tint securely to the window. Allow the film to dry out completely before winding the windows up or down this will normally take a few days. Replace any weather strips once film is dry.
Spray on tint
If you use the spray color, please clean all glass, make it completely without any dirt, grease and dirt. Protect nearby areas of bodywork, upholstery and trim from the spray by covering them with plenty of newspaper and masking tape. Cover up the dashboard and instruments too. Take care when masking to get a good ‘edge’ on the glass.
Wind the window down a small way so you can cover the top edge of the glass. Then, when dry, wind the window a small way up so you can cover the bottom edge.
Shake the spray can thoroughly mixed color material. Take pot left window about 6 inches (15 centimeters), with solid uniform stroke spraying glass. Use thicker than when using spray paint cans is tonal.
Allow the tint to dry completely and don’t operate th’e window-winding mechanism while it is doing so. Finally remove the masking tape from around the window edges.