Whether you hire a car window tinter to come to your home or drop your car off at a tinting workshop near you, the application process is the same. Here’s what you can expect when you book a car window tinting service through Airtasker.Prep and clean
Your car will be parked in a covered, well-lit area. This limits the risk of dust getting under the film, causing bobbling. Your professional car window tinter will remove any existing tint film and prepare the first window. Both sides are sprayed with a special application solution (not your standard glass cleaner), wiped with a soft squeegee or sponge, and dried with a lint-free cloth.Measure and cut
Confident the window is clean
, your professional tinter starts working with the film. The outside of the window is re-sprayed with a solution and the film rolled across. Another layer of spray is applied and using a sharp blade your car window tinter carefully traces the window’s shape. Being careful of the glass, any edges and wing mirrors, the excess film is cut away and discarded.
The film is moved and aligned as needed, getting the perfect fit before it’s smoothed out with a window squeegee and dried with a heat gun.Applying the tint
Now the right size and shape for your window, the tint can be applied. This time the inside of the window is sprayed with a solution. Satisfied the film is in the perfect position your car window tinter will expose the adhesive side, smoothing out the film as they work, stopping air or excess solution getting trapped under the film. Steps 1-3 are then repeated for each car window that’s being tinted.Clean up
Depending on the number of windows and the size of your car, tinting can take between one and two hours. Once your professional tinter is done, they’ll clean up the work area taking any discarded tinting film with them. Before heading off, they’ll let you know how long the adhesive takes to try and pass on any tips about caring for your window tints.