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  • Commercial tint- external fitting

     Martyn Heath updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 4 Posts
  • Martyn Heath

    Member
    June 16, 2020 at 8:20 am

    Hi all. I do half a dozen commercial building tints a year and im looking for some hints and tips to improve the finish as there always seems to be dust and crap under the tint. Im referring to silver/mirrored tint. So heres my process-

    -Masking tape around the window frame, face and tuck into recess but not touching the glass.
    -Spray window with soapy water and blade the glass to remove dirt
    -Spray down again and use window squegee
    -spray with avery cleaner and use cloth to clean
    -Spray down with soapy and use squegee to remove
    -Spray with soapy water and reverse roll tint onto window
    -Spray face and apply
    -use straight edge to trim few mm inside frame.

    Only thing i can add is my film is oversized by 50mm all around.

    Be glad to hear your thoughts. thanks

  • Chris Windebank

    Member
    June 16, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    Done this so many ways in the past.
    I do like to scrape the windows with a triumph scraper with stainless steel blades too.
    Every window gets cleaned after then cleaned prior to install.
    Reverse roll is a good method also precut on the glass before hand.
    Finish off with yacht varnished to seal the edges

    Apart from that what else can you do to stop dust?

  • Martyn Heath

    Member
    June 16, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Thanks chris. Ye exactly my thoughts. Doesnt help that the windows always seems to be be in bad condition and nothings been washed since the day it was built.
    Smoke tint doesnt seem to show the flaws anywhere near as much

  • Martyn Heath

    Member
    June 17, 2020 at 5:24 am

    As luck goes i had another tinting job come in today. 1.8 by 3m window.

    I dont think im going to attempt this in one piece. Does the splice method work on tint? im thinking the bottom layer could be dry and leave gle by the time you splice to remove it?

    Thanks

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