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Reasonably Priced Window Film
on December 20, 2010
A good product and reasonably priced. It produces a great look for the price and it's cheaper than some of the other products available.
The film or print pattern was stretched in the roll I worked with. This made alignment with adjacent pieces of film challenging. If you can cover your target area with a single piece, this should not be a problem.
I may have to disagree with claims this product is hard to work with. It IS adhesive backed, but if one treats the product as window tinting film, the adhesive is not a problem. I installed this product as I would window tinting, by working with the product wet. In doing so, I can move the film around without much difficulty. Once it dries, the tackiness of the adhesive holds the film nicely to the surface, even in direct sunlight.
For best results, use a squeegee. My method of installation was:
1. Clean the window with soapy water and use a squeegee to dry the surface. Dish soap works rather well. Refrain from touching the glass with a cloth to minimize lint trapped behind the film.
2. Repeat as needed to remove ANY and all debris from the surface of the glass. A single-edged razor blade may be used to facilitate removing paint and other stubborn debris. Work with razor blades on wet surfaces to minimize scratches to the glass.
3. On dry glass, work the film (with backing still in place) and cut the film to fit the target area.
4. Wet the glass surface one final time with fresh soapy water. By fresh, I mean soapy water that does not contain any dirt (again, to minimize particles trapped behind the film.)
5. Remove the backing from the film and fit the film into place.
6. Work the film until you are satisfied with the result, removing and replaying as needed to eliminate wrinkles and large bubbles.
7. Wet the top surface of the film and use the squeegee to press out any air bubbles and water between the film and the glass. Work from the center, outward. Use progressively firmer strokes with the squeegee. Reapply soapy water as needed to allow the squeegee to glide over the top surface. If the film gets too dry on top, the friction of the squeegee blade may move the film out of place. If it moves, get things wet and rework the film.
8. Once complete, dry the top-most surface. Gently use a squeegee or clean towel to dry the surface.