Tint Your Ride

What is a hearse without a wicked tint job. The problem is that you have a lot of window space to tint. If you want that dark tint without paying a fortune, consider tinting your hearse yourself. It really isn’t that hard. It mainly comes down to two things. Prep work and quality film. Here is what you need to know.

First, you need to gather the supplies that you need. You will need ammonia free window cleaner, window film solution, a spray bottle, a squeegee, film and a razor blade. The first important thing that you need to know is to not skimp on the window film. Buy only 3M window film and avoid lesser quality brands. When it comes to adhesive, 3M is king and if applied properly, your tint will last forever.

When it comes to tint shade, you need to consider both your personal taste and local laws. I personally love dark limo tint but in my areas you can only apply it to the rear windows. This would make tinting more expensive because I would have to buy two different shades. Buy the appropriate shade of film for your situation.

The best time to do your tint is when it is cool and shady. You do not want to apply tint in direct sunlight because it would dry up your tint solution too quickly.

Now, for the install. Be sure to follow manufacturers directions but here is the basic install. First, you want to thoroughly clean your windows with ammonia free window cleaner. Clean them several times to make sure they are squeaky clean.

Next, cut a piece of tint to size and test fit it onto the window. You will then spray the window with tint solution and then remove the backing off of your piece of tint. Apply it to the window carefully, adhesive side down and then spray tint solution on the film’s outside. Smooth the tint out with your squeegee and you are almost done. All that is left is to cut the film around the window edge and then allow the film to dry.

Make sure that you do not roll down your window for at least a day to make sure that the tint sticks.

 

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