How to properly stick the film on a car?
More and more car owners these days know what car film is. With the help of the smart film, you can easily transform the appearance of your car, making it more unique, or reliably protect it from various damages if you use polyurethane film.
With the help of privacy film, you can easily change the color of the car, both completely and partially, you can use various inscriptions or drawings, or you can create your own unique design, which will definitely be absolutely exclusive.
Anti-gravel smart film will help you keep the paintwork and optics of the car in their original form for a long time, as it will protect against scratches, chips, abrasions, negative environmental influences, etc.
Sticking a tint film on a car allows you to protect the interior from the negative effects of ultraviolet and infrared rays, as well as achieve some confidentiality. Among other things, the smart film on the glass keeps the fragments on the adhesive layer, in case of damage, preventing them from scattering.
Anti-gravel and privacy wrapping
Covering the body with polyurethane smart film requires experience and skill, since only properly installed armor will protect your car for many years. It is very difficult to properly cover the car with foil yourself, because this requires a lot of different tools, and, again, experience.
The workshops have the necessary tools for pasting with anti-gravel films, such as building hair dryers, squeegees, forcing, etc., in addition, the masters will give you precise and detailed advice on pasting.
In order to properly install the smart film, you must have a sufficient number of different tools:
- soap solution and spray;
- rubber spatula;
- stationery knife;
- technical hair dryer;
- microfiber or soft towels;
- a ruler and more.
Installation of smart film
Privacy or polyurethane films are glued using the so-called “wet” method, that is, a soap solution is good to install the film.
First of all, in order to apply the smart film, the car must be clean of all contaminants.
Next, you need to moisten the paintwork and the film with soapy water, after removing the protective backing from the film. After that, the film should come on the surface, carefully straightening the creases.
It is necessary to work from the center to the edges, pressing the distillation firmly against the film to remove all residual air and soap solution. If necessary, use a hair dryer to make the film softer and more pliable.
Next, you need to cut off the excess film with a clerical knife and gently wipe the film with microfiber.
Pasting with carbon smart film
Carbon film has both positive and negative sides. A film with an imitation of a carbon surface is much cheaper than real carbon, which is a significant plus. Such a film can be glued to almost any surface, be it metal, pre-prepared plastic or glass surface.
With the help of the film, you can hide minor surface damage, such as scuffs, scratches or small chips.
Also, this film will protect the pasted surface from fading, since it does not transmit ultraviolet rays, additionally protecting the paintwork from the effects of gasoline, chemicals and pollution.
The technology for pasting the smart film is different from the previous one. The carbon film glues “dry” using a squeegee and a hair dryer.
It is necessary to press the film to the surface with a squeegee, starting from the center to the edges. Next, using a hair dryer, you need to heat the smart film, thus activating the glue and its adhesion to the surface of the car.
After heating, it is necessary to smooth out the film again with a squeegee in order to get rid of possible air bubbles under the film. It is good not to wash a car covered with a film for at least 5 days, so as not to subject the film to pressure from washing units.
Pasting car headlights with foil
Headlights need reliable protection as they are one of the most vulnerable parts of a car. Protective smart film for car headlights protects them from damage, as well as preserves their transparency and avoids expensive optics polishing.
The film for car headlights, which will give the best protection, is an anti-gravel polyurethane film. It transmits light as much as possible, and also has absolute transparency.
Use a colored tinted film.
The process of pasting headlights with smart film is the same as pasting a body with anti-gravel or privacy film. After pasting, the film needs time to dry completely, which depends on the season, temperature, as well as the room where the machine is located.
The car can be good almost immediately after installing the film. However, washing should be abandoned for a while.
Features for pasting a car with smart film
Stylish design, affordable price, protective properties are some of the few reasons why many people use films for wrapping their cars.
One of the most important roles in how long the film will last is how it applies correctly. It is difficult to cope with the pasting on your own. There is always the possibility of damaging either the film itself or the paintwork.
Improper adhesion of privacy film can lead to an untidy appearance of the car, damage and corrosion to the paintwork, as well as waste of extra money on correcting errors. It is always good to contact a professional gluer who has experience, knowledge, all the necessary conditions and tools for working with smart film.
There are some nuances that you should definitely take into account when working with film, if you nevertheless decide to take up pasting yourself.
The surface on which the privacy or anti-gravel film will glue must be clean and dry.
Pasting with film should be done with folds, both for anti-gravel and privacy films. This will avoid peeling off the film at the edges.
Smart film care after pasting
First of all, these are car washes. Always warn service workers that your car covers with plastic. The wrong angle or too strong pressure of water can touch and tear off the edge of the film.
It is always worthwhile to remove various contaminants from the surface of the smart film in a timely manner, since although most of them have short-term resistance to them, prolonged exposure can damage the film.