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Installation

 

Window film installation DIY installation

for ADHESIVE WINDOW FILM(All Buy Decorative Film products except Static Cling)


TOOLS YOU NEED
- A spray bottle with liquid soap & a spray bottle with water : An empty and clean Windex bottle may work; to make the liquid soap solution put about 6-8 drops of very mild detergent or baby shampoo in a 32 oz. spray bottle filled with water
- A plastic card squeegee : As a substitute you may use a plastic paint scraper or an old credit card
- A few paper towels (cotton cloth preferred)
- A sharp retractable knife : Someone who can give extra hands would be very helpful

1. MEASURE AND CUT FILM
It is a good idea to start with small windows first especially if you are not experienced much. Measure the width and height of the glass surface and determine where you’d like the film keeping about a 1/2” margin of film around the window frame. At this point, the cut film should be bigger than the edges of your frame.

2. CLEAN THE WINDOW
It is very important to clean the area to which the film will be applied. Make sure that it is free from grease, dirt, lint and grime to ensure the film’s adhesiveness.

3. WET THE WINDOW
With the spray bottle and liquid soap solution spray & fully wet window until beads of soapy water run down the glass. If the window becomes dry, rewet it completely before applying film. Don’t try to apply in the direct hot sun as your solution will dry up pretty fast.

4. REMOVE THE LINER FROM THE FILM
Window film has 2 parts - the film and the clear liner. Peel away corner of the liner first by attaching two pieces of tape firmly to the front and back side of film’s corner. Pull them apart to separate the little portion of liner and the film. Then wet/spray another part of window’s surface or a different window’s surface, have the liner side of film facing you, and cling the peeled corners of film on the newly wet surface. This will hold the film while you remove the rest of liner (or it is better to have someone hold the film while removing the liner). As you carefully peel the liner away, generously spray the liquid solution on the exposed adhesive sticky side of the film. Gently take the corners of film off the window.

5. APPLY THE WET FILM ON THE WET WINDOW
When liner is removed from the film, both window and film should be fully wet with soapy water. Place the adhesive side of the film gently on the glass. Handle the film carefully by holding corners to avoid wrinkles or finger prints. Once the film is applied on the window, move around the film for the right placement. If the film is stuck and not moving, you need to peel off the film a little and add more water spray on the window.

6. SQUEEGEE THE FILM
Now using the plastic squeegee move from the center out towards the edges to remove soapy water and air bubbles. Spraying water on the film’s surface will make squeegeeing process easier. Cover the squeegee blade with paper towel to prevent any scratches during this process. Although all Buy window films have Scratch Resistance Coating, sharp plastic squeegee may leave scratch marks. You can remove large bubbles with the squeegee. Small bubbles smaller than 1/8” will disappear in a few days.

7. TRIM THE EDGES
By pressing the edge of the film to the window frame with your squeegee as a guide, trim the film with knife around the four edges.

8. CLEAN AND CURING
Clean the film with soapy water. It may take a few days to dry and completely stick to the glass.



for NON-ADHESIVE WINDOW FILM (Static Cling)

TOOLS YOU NEED
- A spray bottle with water : An empty and clean Windex bottle may work
- A plastic card squeegee : As a substitute you may use a plastic paint scraper or an old credit card
- A few paper towels (cotton cloth preferred)
- A sharp retractable knife : Someone who can give extra hands would be very helpful

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Measure and cut film according to the size of your window frame leaving a little bit of margin of film around your window.
2. Clean window glass.
3. Remove the back liner of film.
4. Spray the back of film with water.
5. Install film on glass and squeegee out the water.
6. Cut out any extra film with knife and squeegee the edges dry with a squeegee wrapped in paper towel.

 

Window Film Installation Guide PDF

 

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