Tint Car Windows – Cleaning and Prepping the Window

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Automotive Expert Laurence Streidel breaks down cleaning and prepping the window for adding tint.

    Laurence Streidel: Hi! My name is Laurence Streidel. I am the owner of Winners Window Tint here in Rockville, Maryland. In this segment of Tint Your Ride, I am going to show you how to prepare and clean your windows.

    First step, including your glasses you are going to roll down your driver window about a quarter of an inch. Apply your soap and water solution to the actual glass and break out your triumphs scraper. Make sure that you scrape downward and upward. Scraper is here to make sure that is no dirt and debris or any type of contamination on the glass that can help contaminate the film.

    Well, now that our windows have been scraped clean, we are going to roll our window back down, say, about a quarter of an inch. With our trusty squeegee here, we are going to respray the actual glass itself and squeegee all the moisture and all the water from right to left, left to right, whichever you prefer. Now once that's been completed, we are actually going to use our paper towel to wipe off any leftover water contaminants along the bottom seal edges, top corners. You may want to roll it down just a little bit further, just to get the very top of the edge of the glass, just in case there is any thing there from the rubber's gasket. Our next step is to install the actual window film.