If someone is going to do a project at home involving window tinting, supplies is the very first thing that they need to have on hand. The right tools and materials will mean the difference between a job that is done so well that it looks as if a professional installation company did it and one that looks like an amateur tried to do it.
There are kits that can be purchased with many of the main materials included, but even then there are still tools that are needed in order to do the job correctly. The instructions will ask for them if using a kit, but if a kit isn’t going to be used in the project, then one has to know what to have on hand before they start. Window tinting supplies and tools would include some of the following:
• Razors or knives
• Extra knife blades
• A tint meter
• Heating gun
• Push stick
Many people would say that the tint meter and the heating gun really aren’t essential window tinting supplies, so these may be optional pieces of equipment to have on hand. The heating gun is mostly used to cause the film to fit into hard to reach corners. The heat causes it to mold like a shrink wrap product. However, it is of the utmost importance that the surface glass be cleaned thoroughly. If it isn’t cleaned properly, the material may not adhere to the glass, and this would cause it to begin to flake and peel soon after installation. A razor and a scraper should be used to scrape even the glass surfaces that may appear to be clean. This will make sure that any type of debris that is there that might be too small to see will be taken off of the surface. Then, it should be cleaned again. Clean the surface several times before doing anything else.
It is important to make sure to follow the directions that are included in the kit or with the individual roll of film that is purchased. Failure to follow the instructions may mean that all of the hard work invested will end up having to be redone at the expense of buying more film.
Window tinting supplies make it easy to do this type of a project at home. However, one tool that must not be forgotten is the written laws about the state of residence, and what types of film are acceptable and which are completely forbidden by law. There are also guides in each state that offer information on whether or not the windshield may receive this treatment and if the back and side glasses are allowed to have this treatment. The law varies greatly from state to state, so this research should be done before even purchasing the film.
By following the instructions carefully and obtaining the proper window tinting supplies, it is easy to complete this project with little effort and with the final product looking as if a professional installed it.