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Framed Roll-Up Install

You are now ready to install your pre-cut film pattern onto the inside of the framed door window. Make sure everything is clean and ready before following these next steps:

Step 3 – spray adhesive
with solution

Step 6 – squeegee out solution

Step 9 – spray bottom of film and window

Step 11 – squeegee with
hard card in towel
With the window still down 3 inches, spray inside of door window with solution so the window is wet to enable you to move the film into place.
Go to trimming glass and peel film liner back (use tape if necessary).
Spray adhesive with solution and peel back liner leaving 3 inches of liner on the bottom of the pattern. This will protect adhesive from touching door panel.
Clean your fingers first and then lift film off of trimming glass and carry prepared pattern to the car.
Position yourself in front of door window and apply film leaving 1/16" gap at the top. Let bottom of the film (with liner still on) rest on the door panel.
Mount the film to the glass by squeegeeing out the solution that is under the film. Spray the surface of the film with solution and squeegee working from top center to top edge and work your way down the window until you reach 1" from the top of the liner.
The second squeegee pass is done with a paper towel wrapped around the squeegee. Do not wet the film this time.
Roll up door window and tuck down rubber gasket with bone tool if necessary.
Spray bottom part of film and bottom part of door window with solution and apply film to glass as you peel off remaining liner. Repeat squeegee process to the bottom section of the door window.
Take a hard card and firmly press down on window below the bottom and side gaskets to squeegee out any remaining moisture.
The final pass is done with a towel wrapped around a hard card and should be done all the way to the edge. The towel will absorb any moisture that comes out during this pass.

Remember: the first squeegee pass is with relatively light pressure and with the surface of the film wet. This helps prevent the film from moving as you squeegee. The second pass is done with slightly more pressure. The towel is there to provide slip against the film and to absorb moisture coming out of the edges. The hardest pressure applied is during the third pass with the hard card. This final step is important to truly anchor the pressure sensitive adhesive and remove any final solution.

Once the film is installed, it's time to conduct one last inspection to make sure you didn't miss anything and the job was done correctly.

Spray outside of door window with solution and wipe clean using a paper towel.
A clean window means a happy customer!
Check for fingers, spot dry with a heat gun if necessary (on the outside) and then push down fingers.
Let film sit for 30 minutes before cleaning inside window so you don't accidentally pull
it off.
Pop up rubber gasket (using bone tool) or remove masking tape from felt gasket.

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