Automotive Installation Guide

Heatshrinking

Many products are suitable for installation on vehicle windscreen. Installers would need to heat shrink the film to get the right fit to match the windscreen panes. Usually metallized films are harder to tint than other types of films. Automotive tinting requires practice and experience; there is no shortcut to achieve mastery in installation window films for cars.

What should you look out for?

Temperature

While relatively lower heat gun temperature will soften our film to obtain the same curvature as the windscreen, we encourage experienced tinters to use higher temperature to achieve better results. The use of lower temperature is similar to wet-shrinking practices which might not work perfectly for some automotive glass which are unevenly curved.
The curvature of automotive windshield is not uniform. Dry shrinking with a stronger heat gun temperature will focus the heat on the curved area, while minimizing expansion of film on smoother glass surfaces.

Distance between Heat Gun & Film

It is not advisable to place the blower of the heat gun too close to any solar films. Installers should try to keep the heat gun a distance of minimum 3-5inches away from the film.

Heat Shrinking Motion Speed

This is the most essential part to prevent overheating. Prolonged exposure to high temperature during heat shrinking (beyond climatic condition) may damage the film. The materials used in the making our automotive films are designed to react faster to heat, to aid heat shrinking. Therefore it is not advisable to concentrate the heat at a certain area for too long.

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