How do you tint your car windows?
What’s the best way to tint my car windows? My commute to work is always full of traffic and I feel like other drivers sometimes stare at me. I’d like to tint my windows so people can’t see me as clearly.
Tinting is a great way to make your car feel more private. But every state has unique laws regulating window tint. Check your state’s tint laws before getting started.
Once you’ve done your research, you can buy your tint! While different tint-products will have different application methods, these are the general steps you should take to tint your car windows:
- Clean your windows as thoroughly as possible with soapy water.
- Dry the window and roll it back up.
- Spray the window with soapy water to help your tint stick to the window. Roll your tint over the window with the adhesive side is facing you. Do not remove the liner yet.
- Cut the tint into a workable size, leaving a few extra inches around the sides.
- Spray the tint with water to help it stick to the exterior window, and cut the tint to fit your window’s shape.
- Slightly lower your window and prep the interior by spraying it with water to help you apply the tint.
- Peel the liner halfway down and apply the tint to the top interior part of your window.
- Use a card to press down the tint and get rid of any bubbles.
- Roll up your window, remove the bottom half of the liner, and apply it as you did for the top half.
- Repeat process for each window.
Tinting can be a long and challenging process. Unfortunately, tint jobs can cost anywhere from $50 to $600—so it may be worth trying on your own.
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