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Frameless Roll-Up Pattern Cutting

Now that you have given the door window a good inspection and cleaning, it's now time to cut your frameless door film pattern. Make sure measurements are exact so the film can be easily installed. Follow these steps:

Tools Needed: Spray bottle with cleaning solution, Olfa knife and Squeegee

Frameless windows are a good place to start.
Frameless roll-up
Spray the glass before covering with film and then spray the surface of the film to act as a lubricant during spreading or squeegeeing.
Step3 – spray film to help anchor to window
Overlap the rubber gasket, trim and then slide the pattern down to reduce light gaps in your final pattern.
Step 4 – trim the
rubber gasket
It can be helpful to pull excess film away as you trim.
Step 8 – cut top edge
of film
Spray outside of frameless door window with solution to make it easy to move film around.
Place film on the outside of the frameless door window (make sure factory edge is on the bottom and the liner is facing towards you) and cut a pattern with a 2" overlap all around to give yourself extra film in case of an error.
Anchor the film to the window by spraying the center of the film and squeegee from the center out to the edges.
Your first cut will be to trim the bottom rubber gasket to prevent any light gaps upon installation. With the knife positioned 1/16" below the rubber gasket, make a cut from one end of the bottom gasket to the other in one smooth motion.
Slide your pattern down over the bottom edge to create a 1/4" overlap.
Cut the film from one end of the bottom to the other in one smooth motion.
Cut the remaining side edges starting from the bottom and working your way to the top.
Cut the top edge of the door window starting at one end and moving across the window in one smooth motion.
Remove film from outside of door window and place pattern onto clean trimming glass (hard coat touching glass) and trim off any bad edges.

Helpful Tip:
• Always use a new blade and cut at a 45-degree angle.

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