Best way to Properly TINT Your Tesla model 3 in 2019
In this video, I am documenting tinting a one-piece full back window on a Tesla Model 3. I requested the best tint on the market 20% on the rear window, with 40% on the back doors + quarter windows, and 70% on the front doors. Tesla is notorious for being tricky to install tint on due to the difficulty of the glass size. We have not seen many of these on YouTube and here in this video and decided I would like to show a step by step video of this process. And also, I have to say what a great job they did!!!
Preparing the Windows
- Find a clean, dry workspace.
- Remove any stickers or adhesives from the windows.
- Clean up the windows using soapy water and a 1″ razor blade.
- Take a clean rag and dry the window.
- Roll the window back up before beginning, but leave your car on.
- Determine which side of the tint is adhesive.
Cutting and Measuring Your Tint
- Spray the outside of the window with soapy water.
- Place the tinting over the outside of the window so that it covers the entire window.
- Cut away a manageable slab of tinting.
- Spray the front of the film with water.
- Take your knife and cut along the bottom and left edges of the window.
- Pull the film 1″ towards the left edge.
- Cut the right edge, then slide the tint halfway back towards the center.
- Pull the film down roughly one inch, so the bottom edge is lower than the window.
- Lower the window a half inch, then use the top of the window to cut the film to shape.
- Clean up any of the corners that have excess film.
- Realign your film so that it fits the window perfectly, with some excess on every edge.
- Working from the top down, use a heat gun and a hard card to push the bubbles to the bottom.
Adhering the Tint
- Prep the inside of the window with soapy water and a squeegee.
- Peel off the top half of the release liner from the tinting film.
- Spray off the now-exposed section with fresh water.
- Line up and adhere to the top of the tint to the window.
- Slightly fold the tint to work it underneath the seal.
- Spray down the window again, then use your hard edge to push the water out the edges.
- Roll the window up, then spray the bottom half of the window with soapy water.
- Pull off the remaining release layer, then spray the exposed tint with water.
- Use your fingers and hard edge to tuck the bottom of the tint into the bottom seal.
- Smooth out the window with your hard edge, pushing all the water and air bubbles towards the edges.
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