2 Tips For Secret Tinting Tips From A Master Installer And World's #1 Tint Trainer

by Bob Rossignol

You can save yourself a lot of frustration, time and money when tinting windows on cars by learning from a master installer who is good at teaching the skills of window tinting. This article will walk you through a simple secret technique (secret because most beginners don't know it) for tinting rollup windows without leaving any gaps. You will be able to tint rollup windows in 15 minutes or less on average. And your customers will be extremely happy with your work. Happy reading.

1. Make sure the window is rolled up first.

Because even if the window appears to be rolled all the way up, it may not be. If you start to cut your tint pattern with the assumption that the window is rolled all the way up, and it isn't, you're going to end up with a big gap at the bottom of the window when you install the tint. The reason is that your tint will have been cut too short. This is one of the most common mistakes beginners make. That's why it's a smart move to check all the windows and make sure they are completely rolled up before cutting your tint patterns.

2. How to Tint Roll Up Windows Without Leaving Gaps on The Sides

Many times, roll up windows do not roll up and down evenly in their tracks. They may shift when you roll them down. To avoid this you need to cut the tint so that it is slightly larger than the window.

This is done by facing the outside of the roll up window, spraying it, laying your tint on the glass, spraying it again (with your solution), squeegeeing it down, then taking your olfa knife and cutting the tint from the top down on the right side first.

You are using the window seal as a guide for your olfa knife and running it from the top right portion of the glass to the bottom. Now, you have the right portion of the glass template cut.

Before cutting the left side, using the rubber seal as your guide, you want to pull the tint off the glass and spray the window again. Next, you want to reposition the tint on the glass again. Only this time have the tint overlap the right seal about 1/4" of an inch.

Now, cut the left side of the pattern by using your olfa knife, putting it up against the seal and running it from top down. So, for example,if you're on the driver's window the left side would be toward the front of the car and a mirror is usually in this location on the door.

Doing this will make the tint pattern larger. The only caveat to this whole procedure is that you want to make sure that the seals on the inside of this door are smaller than on the outside. Since the tint pattern is now slightly larger, you want to make sure the tint will fit on the glass when you install it on the inside of the window.

Try this simple technique the next time you tint a roll up window that keeps giving you problems with gaps. Once you do a window or two using this method you'll wonder why you didn't think of it yourself. I hope this tip will help you make more money.

Bob Rossignol The Window Tint King World's #1 Tint Trainer Owner of Window Tint King in Portland, Oregon USA Trainer of hundreds of new tinters worldwide through his Best Selling Tint Manual and his 8 Hour Tint Training Video Series. Whether you are just starting out or have been in the tinting business for a few years you should check out Bob's Training materials. There's so much experience that he shares in them that aren't covered anywhere else: Window Tint Training Videos.


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