Tips In Installing Tint On Curved Windows
Byon December 10, 2018
Homes and cars aren’t the only ones you can install window tints, you can do it to boats as well. Tinting your boat windows may not sound important but it should actually on top of your priorities. Not only because it can help give your vessel a character but it proves to be helpful as well when it comes to protecting the boat itself and the passengers as well as helping make your experience every time you’re out there in the sea more comfortable. But to consider installation of window film actually beneficial, you should know how to do it properly since boat windows can be different from other ones.
Know Your Requirements
Everything from the cost, size, number of windows, design of your choice and/or an old tint needs to be removed should be taken into account. Otherwise you may encounter problems during installation and end up needing to redo the whole thing. You don’t want that do you?
Installation Technique For Curved Windows Is Different From Standard Ones
Tinting curved boat windows is a little different to standard windows. Boats with curved windows have irregular edges that make installing the tint tricky. Heat shaping is required in order to fit the shape of glass perfectly. A heat gun is used to shrink the excess film along the edges and smoothing it out with a microfiber cloth or a hard card. Something like a hair dryer to heat up the film will not get the film hot enough.
Seek A Credible Installer Who Is Familiar With Curved Windows
When in doubt, it’s always best to call the professionals to do the job. Not only do they have more experience and training in doing this, which eliminates chances of messing it up, they also have proper tools to finish the job perfectly.
DIY May Not Be An Option
Since home and car window tints can be done on your own, you’re probably thinking that you can do it with your boat too. While buying the film itself may be a piece of cake, you have to understand that there’s a specific installation technique when it comes to curved windows. So unless you’ve been doing this as a professional, sit this one out.