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Cutting Final Pattern

Cutting A Final Pattern

There are a couple of recommended techniques for cutting a final Safety/Security film pattern prior to installation. Use whichever method is most comfortable.

Method 1 – Trimming the Rough-Cut


Step 2 – squeegee
rough-cut

Step 6 – cut across
bottom edge
One way to finalize the pattern is to lay the rough-cut pattern onto the window and position it so the factory edge is against one of the gaskets.
Then spray the pattern with solution and squeegee rough-cut into place.
Next, using your Olfa knife cut forty-five degree angles in each of the corners that need to be trimmed.
Beginning at the top left or right, use your Olfa knife and trim across the top edge of window cutting the film as you go.
Then make a cut from top to the bottom along the vertical edge.
Finally, make a cut across the bottom of the glass edge.

Clean up any rough cuts and make sure the corners have no jagged edges. The pattern is now ready to be installed.

Method 2 – Trimming After Application

Prep and clean the window.
Remove the release liner from the rough-cut and spray the exposed adhesive keeping the static down.
Apply the rough-cut pattern to the fully prepped window.
Spray the pattern with solution and squeegee rough-cut into place.
Next, using your Olfa knife, cut forty-five degree angles in each of the corners that need to be trimmed.
Beginning at the top left or right, use your Olfa knife and trim across the top edge, cutting the film as you go.
Make a cut from top to the bottom along the vertical edge.
Finally, make a cut across the bottom of the glass edge.

Clean up any rough cuts and make sure the corners have no jagged edges.

Step 1 – prep and clean

Step 6 – trim across edge

Please note that trimming of thicker Safety/Security films is very much like trimming of regular solar control films. The only difference is the thickness of the film, so it’s important to make sure the knife blade carries into the window surface instead of just gliding down the seal. Be sure to utilize a good, sharp knife tip at all times and use a free hand to firmly hold the film to the glass right before making a trim.





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