- Hey what's up?
This is Sean from Platinum Window Tinting,
and I'm gonna show you how to tint a passenger front door
on a 2014 Infiniti Q50.
Now this window is already prepared,
so the first step we're gonna do
is spray the window with a soapy water solution
and lay out the window film.
Now the first thing we're gonna do on this car
is we're gonna line up the bottom,
cut the front edge,
and then we'll go from there.
Spray the outside and then spray the under of the tint
one more time just to make sure
it's nice and slippery.
We're gonna overlap the front edge.
And we're gonna line up the bottom edge.
You simply just push the tint down,
lift it up and put it down,
and once it hits the bottom you know it's flat.
Now we're gonna take a razor.
The method we use to cut the front edge
is we push the film in with our fingers gently.
Just push it down,
and then we slide the razor out
until it cuts the film.
Bring it up, and I'm gonna pull the tint
away from the film.
So now once this front edge is cut,
we're gonna pull it away
and slide it up about a quarter of an inch.
Now it's up a quarter of an inch,
and it's straight to the bottom.
With this car we're not gonna remove the door panel,
so we do have to shrink this piece of film.
What you wanna do is,
you wanna make sure there's a hairline gap on the bottom.
You definitely do not want the gap to be too big,
but very slight,
enough for the water to come out
while you're shrinking.
And when you place the film on the inside of the glass,
it'll go down far enough,
because you do have to shift it down from the inside
so it's not overlapping on the top edge.
Once you've shifted it forward a quarter of an inch,
and you have a hairline gap on the bottom,
you're gonna start by squeegeeing out the top
and bringing it down the front.
The next step is gonna be to cut the back.
You always wanna make sure your fingers,
the bubbles in the film,
are facing up and down, vertical.
So you can take them from the side
and just use your hand to gently push 'em down,
and see how it comes here.
And now this film goes gently across the edge.
You can do the same thing
with your razor and push it in,
and then push the razor blade out
and bring it down or up.
You can go either way.
Now we'll finish squeegeeing,
making sure the fingers are all at the bottom.
Now we end up with this one finger right here,
that we're gonna shrink.
We're gonna use our Wagner heat gun on high.
(heat gun buzzes)
And we're gonna go from the top, and shrink it down.
Now you notice when you shrink that one big finger,
it breaks up into smaller fingers,
which is good because it's easier
to shrink a small finger than it is
to shrink a finger that I just shrunk.
So let's finish shrinking these.
(heat gun buzzes)
Okay now that we have this window shrunk
we can cut the excess off the top,
roll the window down,
and cut the top edge.
Most of the time, if you cut this correctly,
you can use this for the back door quarter glass.
But we don't need that because the car's already done.
We're just doing a repair on this window.
Okay, so now we're gonna roll this window down.
The first thing we're gonna do
is we're gonna grab the top corner,
pull it away, pull it out of the back gasket,
and then we're gonna pull the bottom
away from the window so we can roll it down
without it creasing.
Now there's only about a inch gap here from the gasket,
but if you look at it,
it's about two inches from the top of the window.
Now we're gonna carefully squeegee
the top of the glass.
I wouldn't recommend that usin' a Blue Max.
I would recommend using the Yellow Turbo,
because it is softer,
and it won't crease the window tint as easily.
Then you're gonna make sure you have a fresh blade.
I always break away two blades
before I cut the top of the glass.
Every three windows you should probably
break away a blade.
Now with me I'm gonna start from the front,
and keep an even angle
all the way throughout, (razor slices)
all the way to the back.
And now we're gonna do the trimming on the edges
of this window so that it can be applied on the inside.
I always pull away the back corner first,
grab the front,
and then flip it around so all four corners
are easy access to cut.
Now with the bottom corners
I'm just gonna do a very small rounded corner,
and then the front top edge,
just cut this bottom corner.
The front top edge,
most of the time you need to continue the top
and then bring it down.
So the best thing to do,
the best method is, you have this straight edge.
So take a straight edge tool,
finish that straight edge,
and then clean up the top.
And then continue it to that straight edge.
Give it a nice clean round.
And then the last corner we do
is the back corner.
Once we have all the corners rounded out,
spray the film and the top edge of the window,
and then lay it out so that it's
about equally even,
an inch from the top of the glass.
Then we're gonna take a Yellow Turbo,
because it is soft.
It'll remove a lot of the dirt.
You're gonna do one quick pass,
just to get all the bubbles out
so you don't crease it.
And then you're gonna remove all of the water
from the top edge of the glass.
And then take your finger across the top edge,
so you collect any dirt that was on the top of that window
so it doesn't drip in.
Now once your tint is mounted to the outside,
you're gonna spray the inside,
making sure you spray into the front and rear gaskets.
Take a Yellow Turbo squeegee.
Start from the front,
overlapping the top edge,
and bring all of the water to the back,
doing overlapping strokes.
Once you have squeegeed all the way back,
all the way to the bottom,
you wanna wipe your blade,
come from the top edge
and bring all of that down.
Now you wanna spray down the back edge,
across the top, down the front edge,
(water sprays) and just put a light coating
of soapy water on the glass.
You wanna make sure you have enough soapy water in here,
'cause if you're only putting a light coating
and there's not enough soap,
your tint's gonna stick to the glass
and you're gonna have issues
with positioning the film.
Now we're gonna peel away the clear
down to where this door molding is.
So I usually peel the clear away
until I reach this molding,
and then I cut the excess away.
Once you got down to there,
spray it up. (water sprays)
You don't wanna add too much soapy water
because it will be too slippery.
Again, you don't wanna add too little,
because then it'll stick.
Sorry about that, but I ran out of memory on my camera.
What I did was, I grabbed the bottom
of the back of the window,
stuck my hand under.
I took the film.
I placed the back corner in first,
laying it against the window,
and then slid it back.
And then I laid the front down,
scrunching it together a little bit
so there's a bubble here,
so that I'm not touching the front of the door panel,
and then sliding it in
so that the window film is laying down.
Now, I lined it up to the top
so that there's not that much of a big gap.
It's a very fine gap, even throughout.
You're gonna spray the window up.
Take your squeegee of choice.
I use the Blue Max because it's hard
and it gets all the water out,
faster than the Yellow Turbo would.
You're gonna start from the top and push back.
And then you can take this down.
Then you squeegee towards the front.
Once I've done the back and the front strokes,
I'm gonna go all the way from the front
and squeegee back.
Take away all the extra water
that you weren't able to push all the way back in,
and push it back and down.
Now before you roll the window up,
you wanna take an EZ Reach,
I have the EZ Reach Gold.
You're gonna start from the top,
and bring all that water down.
The same thing with the front.
The front edge I like to use this part,
and just go in from the top
and push that small area down,
because it's only about a two-inch area of tint
on the window.
Now the final step before you roll the window up
is take your Bondo Card,
wrap it around your rag,
and then use your heat gun as you push out
the top of the tint.
(heat gun buzzes)
Okay now we're gonna roll the window up.
The first step is to spray the window
where that edge is,
pull your tint away from the door panel.
Don't pull it away, just lift it off.
And now roll your window up.
The best way to do that is manually.
Don't let the automatic windows take over
because most of the time
it'll think the window tint
is something in the window
and it'll roll the window back down
if the car has that feature.
You can fold your top edge onto the window,
which is the reason we sprayed the soapy water.
It allows it to stick to it.
And now we're gonna take the spray bottle
and use it to push all of the dirt to the bottom,
wetting the window at the same time.
Now we can grab our clear release
from whichever edge you prefer,
the front or the back.
And as you pull it away, (liner crinkles)
spray the film. (water sprays)
Now since we didn't remove the door panel on this car,
what we have to do
is we're gonna pull the tint back
so it falls into that gasket, the back gasket.
And then we're gonna stick the EZ Reach
into this bottom gasket and push the tint in,
going all the way across.
And same thing with the front.
Now when you squeegee out the bottom edge,
you're gonna take a Blue Max or the Yellow Turbo,
and then you're gonna take your EZ Reach,
pull the gasket away and squeegee down.
The EZ Reach is pulling the gasket away
so that the water is able to go below the gasket,
so you don't get any fingers poppin' up.
Then we're gonna take the EZ Reach as you would,
go from the top of the window
and bring all of that down.
Now we have a finger right here,
if you can see.
I'm showing you from the outside.
This is the finger.
We're gonna take our heat gun
and shrink it from the inside.
(heat gun buzzes)
Once you've shrunk that finger,
if any new fingers do pop up,
you just wanna go across the bottom edge again
with the heat gun and the Bondo card,
the soft card.
Make sure you don't use the hard card,
and just make sure the bottom is sealed,
pushing out the water and heating at the same time.
(heat gun buzzes)
Once you've done that,
you're probably gonna wanna touch up
any edges on the back,
on the back against here.
There might be a little blemish
where you folded the tint up.
All you have to do is use your Pink Card,
which is this,
and you can massage those blemishes
while heating them from the outside.
And that's how you tint a door on a
2014 Infiniti Q50.