Tuesday, April 30, 2013

DIY: How to apply a film on glass window?

This is my personal review on how to tint the glass window since many houses in Malaysia right now is currently being installed with the glass type of window, sliding perhaps the main door. I asked for a quote for the film or tinted installation for my house, they asked for RM2500. Dude! this is ladies task.. why is so much cost on this matter?

One of the quick method is by following this video



Tools needed
1. Razor Blade and utility knive
2. Sprayer with water or cleaner solution
3. Measurement tape or ruler
4. A tape & scissor
5. Glass crubber
6. Glass guide-optional. The small ruler can be used
7.Clothes or paper towel
8. Film for tinted

1. For the first time experience, try on small window.

Some dos and don'ts:
  • Gila® residential window film should only be applied to the INSIDE surface of standard 1/8" single and dual panes. This includes single, dual, removable storm panes, and all window shapes such as patio and French doors, and half-rounds.
  • Apply film to the INSIDE surface of exterior removable storm panes.
  • Apply film when the temperature is between 40° and 90°F and has been for at least three days prior to application.
  • Do not apply Gila residential films to plastic or Plexiglas surfaces or to motor vehicle windows.
  • Do not apply any film to frosted, etched, leaded, cracked, holed, or deeply scratched glass, or any otherwise flawed or defective glass or glass that is over 40 years old.
  • Handle the film very carefully to prevent creasing.
  • Installation on larger windows (3-4' wide) is easier with two people.

Guide how to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glGS9DZjnkg

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