A liberal amount of plain water should be used behind the static film to make installation easier and help in removing air bubbles.
Exception to this is the adhesive privacy material which has a water soluble adhesive back so use water a little more sparingly.
Transparent adhesive material is ok to use lots of water with.
Excess water should evaporate in time, generally 24-48 hours.
Window film installation may look imperfect until water fully evaporates. If installed properly no large air bubbles should remain. You may want to protect the window film surface with a piece of freezer paper or the backing paper when installing since when the window film is first received it will be more delicate until it has time to fully cure.
Removing as much of the water possible is very important especially when using the non-adhesive window film since too much water left behind the film may cause the non-adhesive/static window film to release from the window.
Unpack the film and allow the film to lay flat for 24 hours.
Clean your window with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol, available pretty much everywhere and allow the window to dry.
Stay away from ammonia and other harsh chemicals since this will damage the window film.
Don’t worry if there are some small air bubbles when done, most times they are unnoticeable.
These instructions are provided for our customers that want to install their own window decals. Tools you will need: Scissors, Xacto knife or razor blade, rubber squeegee or protect the image with paper (hard squeegee will damage the print) or cover the squeegee with a soft cloth, and masking tape. You can also use your hands to apply the decal, but you are more likely to get bubbles in that case.
This material can be applied either dry or with water. Installing with water requires more time and patience, but it’s more forgiving of mistakes and you are less likely to end up with bubbles. Both methods are described below.
When installing on Plexiglass clean the glass well with denatured alcohol, not rubbing alcohol or soapy water and rinse. Denatured alcohol can be purchased anywhere they sell paint and associated products.
The privacy adhesive material has a water soluble adhesive so use water sparingly so as not to dissolve the adhesive otherwise the film will not stick and stay in place.
Getting out as much water from behind the film is crucial/ essential since water left behind can and will cause problems.