Perforated Window Vinyl: Installation
WINDOW CLEANING & APPLICATION TOOLS
- Mild soap and water
- Industrial-type, lint-free paper towels or clean, residue-free cloths
- Plastic squeegee (felt-edge squeegee recommended)
- Razor knife with new, sharp blade
- Tape measure
- Marking pen
- Isopropyl alcohol (85%) – optional
- Low-tack masking tape (1” to 2” wide) – optional
- Straight edge – optional
- Edge sealer – optional
READ FIRST! IMPORTANT APPLICATION POINTS
- Perforated films require a dry application method; do not use water or application fluids to apply the film.
- Make sure the glass surface is clean, dry and residue-free immediately prior to installation. Wash with mild soap and water, then dry the glass. Do NOT use solvent-based window cleaners, such as Windex®. If there is oily residue on the glass, use 85% isopropyl alcohol to clean it. Allow the alcohol to evaporate completely before attaching the film.
- Install the graphics within the recommended application temperature range — approximately 40° F (5° C) to 90° F (32° C).
- In cold weather, apply film in late afternoon, after windows have warmed up, or, in the case of a vehicle, in a garage or other enclosed area (with the vehicle engine turned off). Applying film to glass that is too cold may adversely affect the film’s adhesion.
- In hot weather, apply film in early morning, while glass is still cool. Applying film to glass that is too hot can cause the film to stretch during installation.
- Perforated window films are designed to be installed on glass surfaces that are flat or have simple curves.