Johnson Window Films Dealer Resource Center

Becoming a successful window film installer requires dedication and passion. There is intense competition in the marketplace, so it's important to establish solid work habits to set yourself apart. Remember, there are no short cuts to success.

Basics of Automotive Window Film Installations:

1) It's important to keep the outside windows clean; they will provide the "setting" to cut your pattern. Clean windows facilitate the positioning of your pattern and allow you to see where you're cutting.

2) After placing film on a clean outside window, cut a pattern to fit that particular window. There are several cutting techniques you will need to utilize depending on window type.

3) This step is extremely important. Remove any trace of contamination before installing your film. We recommend at least three additional cleaning passes just to be on the safe side. Remember that dirt is not always visible to the naked eye; be extra thorough in those hard to reach spots.

4) Using a trimming glass, make a few final trims to your film (e.g. round off corners) to ensure a clean and even pattern. At this point, your film is ready to be installed. Remove the liner from the film and spray the exposed mounting adhesive with solution. The moisture enables you to position the film on your window.

5) Carefully transfer the film from the trimming glass to the car window. It is easy for dirt or contamination to be attracted to the exposed adhesive. Once your pattern is on the window, carefully position it into place and anchor the film using your squeegee.

6) Once your film pattern is securely fastened to the window, squeegee out all remaining solution underneath the film. This helps reduce contamination and enables you to deliver a successful installation job.

7) Remove all tools and small pieces of film that might have been left after your final trim during the installation. Dry any excess water from the door panels and rear deck that came from the final squeeging.

Practice - You know the old saying "practice makes perfect." Well, this phrase defines the window film installation business, exactly. Remember, installing window film is not easy so it takes time to master the craft. If you are just starting out, practice installing film on your or a friendís car. It takes a little while before you feel comfortable with all of the various techniques and procedures.

Patience - t's more important to do the installation job right than to be fast, at least in the beginning. Speed will come with experience so take it slow when you are first starting out. If you rush the job, it will only cost you more time (and money!) to replace a poorly tinted car. Once you are familiar with the installation process, you'll settle on a pace that's comfortable for you.

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