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Framed Wing

Framed Wing Window (start to finish)
Framed wing windows come in many different sizes and shapes. They might be smaller in size compared to conventional side door or rear windows, but don't let the size fool you, because framed wing windows are sometimes just as, if not more, difficult and time consuming as their bigger counterparts. The following provides you with the step-by-step process for installing window film on a framed wing window.

Tools Needed: Spray bottle with cleaning solution, Olfa knife, Hard card, Paper towels, Squeegee, 1" Razor blade, White pad and Heat gun.

Spray it.
Step 1 – spray outside of wing
Position properly.
Step 2a – place film on window
Cut carefully.
Step 2b – cut film edge
Use dry paper towel
Step 5 – finished pattern

Inspect & Clean
It's very important to inspect and clean the wing window before installation.
This will help prevent contamination and other installation problems.
Initial steps include:

• Checking for scratches and chips on the wing window.
• Checking if rubber gasket at bottom of the wing window is in good condition (no cracks).
• On rare occasions, there is a locking mechanism that holds the window together.
If so, you will need to remove this piece.
• Spray outside of wing window with solution and clean.
• Use white scrub pad if necessary, then wipe clean using paper towels.
Cut & Trim Film Pattern
Make sure measurements are exact so the film can be easily installed.
Please follow these procedures:

• Spray outside of wing window with solution to make it easy to move film around.
• Anchor the film to the wing window by spraying the center of the film and squeegee from the center out to the edges.
• Place film on top of the outside of the wing window (make sure factory edge is on the bottom and the liner is facing towards you) and cut a pattern with a 1" to 2" overlap all around to give yourself extra film in case of an error. Remember to use your index finger on your non-cutting hand to push down on the film as you cut. Your finger will act as a guide to help cut a smooth and consistent pattern
• Position your pattern so the film is flush up against the bottom of the wing window and cut film along the bottom (remember to use a new blade and cut at a 45 degree angle)
• Now cut the straight edge side of the window starting from the bottom and working your way up to the top
• The next step is to slide your pattern over the straight edge side window to create a 1/8" overlap. Anchor the film to the window using your squeegee and then finish cutting the remaining side of the window. By creating a 1/8" overlap, your pattern will now be 1/16" bigger and prevent any light gaps upon installation.
• Remove film from outside of wing window and place pattern onto clean trimming glass (hard coat touching glass) and trim off any bad edges.
Installation Pattern
Carefully prepare the inside wing window so that a smooth and easy installation can take place.

• If the framed window includes a rubber gasket, trim the gasket 1/8" around the entire window. This will help to prevent light gaps.
• Clean inside of wing window with solution. Sometimes wing windows have alarm stickers or other pieces of film with an adhesive. Make sure you take your hand and rub the window and remove any old adhesive that might still be there.
• Scrub with white pad
• Scrape using 1" razor blade
• Wipe edge of glass using a paper towel
• Spray inside of wing window with solution one more time and wipe clean using a squeegee and paper towels.
Window Film Installation
You are now ready to install your pre-cut film pattern onto the inside of the wing window.
Make sure everything is clean and ready before following these next steps:

• Spray inside of wing 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)
• (a) Spray adhesive with solution as you remove liner (this reduces static electricity
and contamination.
• Clean your fingers first and then lift film off of trimming glass and carry prepared
pattern to the car
• (b) Position yourself in front of window and apply film to wing
If the wing window has holes in it due to a locking mechanism, be sure to cut film out as needed
• Permanently 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 center out, and from top down using overlapping strokes.
• The second squeegee pass is done with a paper towel wrapped around the squeegee. Do not wet the film this time.
• (c) 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.
Inspect Framed Wing Window Installation
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 wing 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.
• If your wing window has a locking mechanism hole, you can either let the window sit, if time allows, or spot dry on the outside using a heat gun.
• Let film sit for 30 minutes before cleaning inside window so you don't accidentally pull it off.
• Re-install wing window locking mechanism if necessary.

Helpful Tip:
You can use your cut pattern as a template for the second framed wing window on the other side.

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.

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