If you have recently attempted to apply tint to your car's windows yourself, you may have discovered that there are a few small bubbles underneath the film. If so, use the following tips to remove the bubbles without having to reapply the tint.
Heat Up the Window
Before you attempt to remove the air bubbles in your tint, you need to heat up the window. Once the tinting film has been applied, the adhesive and the tint itself becomes stiff. Heating up the window and the tint makes it more pliable so that you can easily manipulate it.
There are two ways you can heat up the window. First, you can park your car in the sun and let the heat of the rays work on the windows. You will need to let the car sit for around a half hour to an hour to allow the tint to soften. Second, you can use a hair dryer to heat up the window. If you use this method, however, you should only heat up the section on which you are working. If you try to heat up the entire window, the last section will be stiff and need to be softened again.
Keep the Tint Moist While You Work
Once you have heated up the window and tint, you need to make sure that the area on which you are working stays moist. If you try to work with dry film, you risk tearing it because it is not pliable enough.
As you work, periodically spray the window with a fine mist of water. However, do not drench the tint, as this could make it too soft.
Poke a Hole in the Centers of the Bubbles
After preparing the tint, you can start attempting to remove the air bubbles by working on one at a time. You will need a needle and a credit card for this. While the bubble is soft and moist, poke a hole in the center of it to release the air. Then, hold the credit card at the side furthest away from you, keeping it at an angle. Gently pull the credit card towards you to release the rest of the air and smooth out the bubble.
While using the above tips can help you remove a small number of bubbles in your car's window tinting, you may wind up wrinkling or tearing the film if you have a large number of bubbles. If this is the case, you may want to take your car to a professional service to have them reapply your car window tinting instead of trying to resolve the problem yourself. For more information, contact local professionals like those found at Utah Window Tinting.