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Vinyl Tint Install Guide - Single Piece Design

Recommended Tools:

  • Microfiber Towel
  • Spray Bottle (Add Water & Few Drops of Baby Shampoo)
  • Bucket of Warm Water Mixed with Baby Shampoo (Optional)
  • Squeegee or Credit Card
  • Heat Gun or Hair Dryer
  • X-Acto Knife or Razor Blade

** We recommend to have a friend help with the install if you are not comfortable doing it by yourself. Having someone assist you with the installation of the vinyl overlay will greatly increase the probability of a proper install. **

If you feel that you cannot do the install yourself, then I would highly recommend bringing the product to a local professional tint installer. They should be able to install this product unless they have no experience prior. Make sure to ask if they're any good before you let them install it.

  • Make sure the surface is clean from all debris before starting! Clean the lights with soapy water and use a microfiber rag to dry it out so that all debris can be removed.

  • Peel tint overlay from backing and dip it in a bucket of warm water mixed with about 7-8 drops of soap. Squirt about half an ounce of dishwashing liquid in a bucket and fill it halfway with warm water.

  • Spray some soapy water onto the surface that you want to install the overlay on (taillight, headlight, fog light, etc.) Carefully place the tint overlay on the light surface and align it to match the light as best as possible.

  • Once you have the tint overlay properly placed onto the light, start by heating up one end for about 4-5 seconds on hot air. This will help the vinyl become pliable (soften up) and easy to work with.

  • Take a squeegee with felt tip or credit card and wrap it in a soft damp cloth to prevent any scratching on the overlay. Start using a squeegee now to remove the water in between the overlay and the light. Start by applying pressure from one end and slowly work your way across the center of it. Remember to work spot by spot and apply more water if you feel that the overlay is drying up once heat is applied. It should not have wrinkles when heat is applied since the soapy water will keep it cooled.

  • You may be discouraged because of all the wrinkles that may occur. DON'T BE!! Start heating the parts where the vinyl has wrinkles up again and stretch the vinyl when needed. (Remember to apply heat for only 3-6 seconds each time you decide to work on that part of the vinyl and stand about 7-8 inches away from the tint overlay when applying heat. Do NOT overheat the vinyl. The tint overlay is stretchable once heat is applied on it, but don't overstretch it to a point where it may rip). Repeat if necessary.

  • The vinyl should soften up with the heat applied. Start using a squeegee to smooth it out to the contour of the light.

  • Slowly work your squeegee from the middle outward. Do it slowly. This will ensure the vinyl is dispersed evenly over the surface.

  • Any overlapping areas can be tucked under the edges. Apply heat to the edges or corners, then tuck the overlay inside the edges. If necessary, use an X-ACTO knife to trim the excess vinyl if there are any.

  • Once you are completely done, it is now time to leave the vehicle in the sun/heat so that all bubbles, if any, can evaporate and disappear.