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Almost 5 but not quite
on October 26, 2014
Wanted to give 5 stars but couldn't.
I read the reviews before I bought this. I blew off the reviews that said the top tape doesn't stick. The tape that comes in the box sticks very well, no problem. The ease of rolling this along is great. Makes it easier to install the plastic film. BUT the top tape alone does not stick more than a day or two. Those reviews are correct. I am assuming we are supposed to put the tape that comes in the box (not the one attached to the top of the roll), all the way around the window? I didn't. I used the roll with the tape on top as the top tape. Apparently it isn't to be used that way? I 'fixed' the film 2-3 days in a row before duct taping the top all the way across. That seems to be working.
If I had to do it over, I would have applied the tape that comes in the box, all the way around the frame then used the roll with the tape on top over that (which must be the way it is meant to be used?)
Up on first installation while using only the tape that was attached and it stuck for the first 24 hours, my spouse didn't know and couldn't tell I had applied the window film to the window! Then it started to sag, and I discovered the top tape wasn't sticking. I put it back up/on, hairdried it again, only to happen again...
Oh and yes I used alcohol all the way around.
I finally added two strips of duct tape all along the top, re hair dried it and now it is fine. The top duct tape is hidden so it doesn't matter.
Now I am happy with it.