If you have considered using your vehicle to advertise your business, you may want to add window tint to the glass panes so the wording will better be seen by other drivers. Many people use white lettering on top of black window tint for the best contrast when advertising with a vehicle. Though rofessional tinting services from a company like MidAmerica Tint are definitely an option, you may be able to tint the windows on your own with the proper tools. Here are some instructions you can use in preparing your vehicle for white graphic stickers by putting dark tint on the windows to use as your background.
Materials You Will Need
- Glass cleaner
- Non-abrasive sponge
- Window tinting kit
- Utility knife
- Microfiber cloth
You will be applying your tint to the interiors of your windows so it lasts a long time. The white lettering will be applied to the exterior of the windows, making it easy to change out your slogan periodically.
Clean The Glass
Before place the window tint, the glass you are adhering it to should be clean and dry. Use a household glass cleaner on the interiors of your windows to remove any surface dirt and grime so it does not show through the tint after it is applied. Having a clean surface will also help the tint to adhere properly. If there are areas with caked on dirt, use a non-abrasive sponge to scrub the glass. Use a piece of microfiber cloth to dry the windows.
Measure To Fit
Window tinting kits come with tint and a solution to apply to the back so it will stick to your window. Place the end of the window tinting film up against the top of one of your windows and unroll. Cut to fit using a utility knife while you hold the tint against the window.
The back window may need several rows of tint. Tape the tint in place on the top of the window and trace around the glass using your utility knife so the tint matches perfectly. Mark the bottom of where the tint is located with a piece of tape so the next row can be matched up. After your pieces are cut, they can be applied.
Apply The Tint
To apply the tint, the window needs to be sprayed with the solution that comes inside the window tinting kit. Peel the backing off the piece of tint you are placing on the glass and spray the tint with the solution as well. Place the wet side of the tint on the window and move around until it is matched up with the edges of the glass.
Use a squeegee on the dry side of the tint to press out any solution from underneath. Hold a piece of microfiber cloth up against the edges to collect moisture. You will need to squeegee several times to remove all beads of moisture from underneath the tint. When the tint has dried, you can now apply your white lettering to the exterior windows.