How to Repair Auto Window Tint Film

27-07-2017 guimgo
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Glass coloring film became very popular, especially in warm climates, as an effective means of keeping inside a car cooler. It is cheaper than buying pre-tinted windows. However, as ordinary glass, it can sometimes be scratched. When this happens, you can replace the entire film window or attempt a repair that will make it invisible to most casual observers.

Things you need

Glass coloring film

Distilled water

Spray

Squeegee

Razor blade

Lint-free cloth

Pencil

Scissors

Paper Craft

Replace the entire Window Tint

  • 1

From the edge or close to zero, use a razor blade to lift the dye film and remove.

2

Spraying distilled water on the window and remove as much of the adhesive from the window as possible.

3

Trace the inside of the window with a paper and pencil and crafts to create a template.

4

Cut out the template with scissors.

5

Using your template as a guide, cut out the window tint film with scissors and press the film inside of the window.

6

Push all air bubbles on the film with a squeegee.

7

Cut off any excess with scissors or a razor blade.

Repairing a Scratch

1

Cut around the zero in the film with a razor blade, all the way to the glass. To make it easier to repair, cut into the shape of a rectangle.

2

Spray the damaged area with distilled water and raise it with a razor blade.

3

Remove any adhesive on the window with distilled water and a razor blade.

4

Using a pencil and kraft paper, trace around the section you just removed to create a stencil.

5

Cut out the stencil with scissors.

6

Using a razor and stencil, cut a patch on the film window tinting. Apply the patch to the window.

7

Use a squeegee to remove air bubbles from the film. Cut all wrong with a razor blade.

Tips & Warnings

It is not as easy as it seems and may take several attempts to get there.

If you happen to have the replacement glass, practice on this first.