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GETTING STARTED: ENVIRONMENT & TIPS

**Remove all OEM Film from surfaces before applying**

Environment Conditions

Hot Weather

Screens MUST be cool to the touch before install. After install, park vehicle out of direct sunlight for 24 hours and with windows cracked if outside.

Cold Weather

Warm the vehicle up to 70 degrees and turn off fans before installation. If the film is brought to this temperature as well, it will be more flexible and can lay down over more curved areas better.

MUST READ TIPS


⭐Application bottle has drops of soap. Just add water & SWIRL!
Instrument Cluster Film will tuck under bezel!
  • Film will be slightly larger than the visible trim surface to be protected whenever possible to eliminate edges, bothersome lines, and ensure longest lasting install.  99% of Clusters REQUIRE film to tuck behind the bezel trim.
Moisture bubbles and haziness are NORMAL!
  • Bubbles can appear up to 3 days after installing, and will dissipate on their own within 5-30 days. Cold weather will extend cure time! Please DO NOT try to force these bubbles out after curing has
    started. This will damage film and you will need to purchase replacements.
⭐ Work during daylight hours
  • Or with a headlamp. Good visibility needed to spot remaining dust and imperfections in the installation so you can correct before the film starts to cure.
⭐Clean application surfaces thoroughly
  • Be sure the interior and application surfaces are free from debris before install. Painters tape can be used to remove excess dust. Latex gloves can help prevent fingerprints on the back of the film.
Small creases or divots in film from shipment?
  • The film itself is fine! The blemishes disappear once the film is cured! Heat and sunlight will help the film self heal; the crease was in the backing of the film.
⭐ Use plenty of solution!
  • Generously spray the backside of the film then the screen with solution. Dry spots can lead to more bubbles.
⭐ Work slowly!
  • Give yourself enough time to work meticulously. Be patient, always center the film, and mist the top of the film before you squeegee. Sometimes allowing the liquid and film to dry will help curved edges stick.

INSTRUCTIONS

Follow Along Install Videos:

Install Video Part 1

Install Video Part 2

Additional Videos

1.)  Mist surface of car, wipe surface with supplied cloth

2.)  Mist surface again, gently use squeegee to remove dust particles

3.)  Mist surface so the entire surface remains moist

4.)  Carefully lift edge of film to be installed, spray edge, spray as you separate film from backing

5.)  Saturate front and back of film, more solution = easier to set properly & easier to squeegee


6.)  Adjust and align softly with fingertips to center on screen, there should be about a 1mm gap on the edges. For instrument clusters, tuck behind bezel edges

7.)  Squeegee from center of film to right, switch hands (if possible), squeegee from center to left working up and then down the film

**On longer pieces, line up the edges and tack the edges first to set the length of the film.

8.)  Lightly mist top of film again to help the squeegee slide.

9.)  Wrap towel around squeegee, and then squeegee from center to edges (clockwise or counter clockwise) around all edges


10.)  Use towel to wipe excess moisture

NOTE: If there is dust or excessive remaining bubbles (some bubbles are normal), mist edge of film and GENTLY lift while spraying (to avoid breaking the adhesive) until film is lifted past dust/bubbles/etc. Respray, relay down the film, re mist, then squeegee from inner-most lifted part outwards, using techniques above.


REPEAT with additional film/trim

For Kits with buttons or small pieces, install everything else first, empty bottle, and fill with plain water for better tacking!

On larger (Tesla style) touch-screens it isnormal for the first 24 hours for the screen to act a little erratic as moisture bubbles feel like fingers. Use extra care when you squeegee out extra moisture to help minimize the touch-sensitivity.

How to remove the product

Heat up the film on the vehicle to make it more pliable. A low setting on a heat gun, hair dryer or running the vents will help. Then using a very soft plastic, or even a fingernail, pry off the edge of the navigation screen. You can attempt to save the film if you'd like. If so, spray the back of the film as you remove it to help it come off easier. For the instrument cluster, use your soft plastic or fingernail to tear a bit of the film, then peel it off. Since this film does typically tuck under the bezel, it will be hard to pry off an edge. Tearing the film will be necessary to peel off.

If you are having trouble with the install, keep practicing on your first set of film until you get it down. We offer replacement film at a much discounted rate to ensure you get the perfect install.

Contact Us!

Don't forget to tag us (@screenprotech) in your before/after pictures and installation videos!

Questions?

Email at cs@screenprotech.com

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