Installation instructions EVOFILM non-adhesive tint film
Thank you for choosing EVOFILM® for your car. Be sure to follow the instructions and work calmly and methodically for the best results. Don’t rush. Our best professional tips to ensure successful installation are to work well-fed, well-rested and without being pressed for time.
1. Check that you have ordered and received the correct film BEFORE you begin installing it. Please note that it is not possible to judge whether the size of the film is correct by laying it against the windowpane, only the shape. The film is stretched during installation.
2. Start by cleaning the windowpane from the outside of the car with a regular window cleaner and cleaning cloth (x). This makes it easier to see where the dirt is located on the inside. Polish the windowpane with the microfiber cloth (x). Then thoroughly clean the windowpane on the inside of the car in order to remove grease, dirt and particles. Finish by wiping the windowpane with ethanol for a completely clean windowpane. IMPORTANT! Clean the edges of the windowpane particularly carefully.
3. Fill a bucket with warm water and place the films to be installed into the bucket. Mix the installation fluid with warm water in the spray bottle. Assemble the installation scraper. Put on the gloves in order to avoid grease stains on the film or glass when installing the film.
4. Apply a thin layer of the EVOGEL installation gel along the edges of the windowpane onto which the film is to be installed using the sponge brush. The gel helps to hold the edges of the film in place during the drying process to avoid the edges lifting.
5. Spray the windowpane with the installation fluid. Spray the film with the installation fluid. Place the film onto the window pane and adjust it so that it sits correctly. On fixed windowpanes such as rear windows, luggage compartment windows, etc., the film is to be placed centrally onto the windowpane. On windowpanes in doors, the film is placed onto the top edge. (See page 2 for detailed instructions on how to install film on windowpanes in doors.)
6. Spray the film liberally with installation fluid before scraping. Then run the installation scraper softly and methodically over the film in order to pull away most of the excess water between the windowpane and the film and remove bubbles and creases. Never run the scraper over dry film and do not press down too hard with the scraper, which can scratch the film.
7. Spray the film again. Press the scraper slightly harder against the film and begin drawing out the installation fluid between the windowpane and the film. Repeat the spraying and scraping process 3-5 times until all of the water between the film and windowpane is gone and the film is properly stretched. The film will normally stretch between 3-5 mm upon correct installation.
8. Once you have completed the installation, repeat the scraping of all the edges around the windowpane. Excess installation fluid invisible to the eye often collects along the edge of the film and must be scraped/wiped off. Excess installation gel that is pressed out is to be wiped off with a damp cloth. Use the rounded scraper to reach the corners.
9. Allow to dry. Park your car in a cool place with open doors during the drying process. Do not park the car in heat and sunlight directly after installation. Drying too quickly can result in the film not adhering correctly.
10. Should a problem arise during or after installation, remove the film and re-install according with the instructions. This will often solve the problem. Should the problem persist after re-installation, please contact us so that we can help you.
Installation of tint film on windowpanes in doors.
1. Begin by rolling down the window by approx. 10 cm. Apply a thin layer of the installation gel EVOGEL with the sponge brush along the edges of the windowpane. Spray the windowpane with installation fluid.
2. Take the film out of the bucket filled with warm water, place the film and fit it to the top edge of the windowpane. Place the film 2-3 mm below the edge of the windowpane so that it cannot be pulled off against the rubber seal when the window is rolled up. The gap at the top edge is not visible once the window is wound up (as it most often is).
3. Begin scraping the upper half of the windowpane so that the film is completely attached. Wipe off any fluid or gel on the windowpane’s top edge before you roll the window up. Allow the lower half of the film to hang freely over the side of the door and carefully roll the window up.
4. Lift up the lower half of the film lying against the side of the door and spray the windowpane and inside of the film with installation fluid. The loose part of the film is now to be tucked down between the rubber seal in the side of the door and the windowpane. Place the tint film against the windowpane and, with your hands, push the film partially down into the side of the door.
5. Then use the yellow, angled scraper to get the film down underneath the rubber seal properly. If the film is unnecessarily long and it is difficult to get the entire film down without it creasing, you can cut the film a little with the knife, but do not forget to wind up the window before cutting the film. IMPORTANT! The film must go down at least 20 mm under the rubber seal so that it cannot become attached to the seal when the windowpane is rolled down, so do not cut off too much.
6. Spray the film and then drag the scraper from the centre of the windowpane and all the way down to the seal in order to press out excess fluid and bubbles. The film is now in place. Scrape the film 3-5 times until all of the fluid between the windowpane and the film is gone. Don’t forget to spray the film between scraping. Use the yellow, angled scraper to scrape the film beneath the seal in the side of the door and other door seals.
7. Allow to dry for 2-3 days before rolling the window down.
8. Should a problem arise during or after installation, remove the film and re-install according to the instructions. This most often solves the problem. Should the problem persist after re-installation, please contact us so that we can help you.
NOTE! Do not install tint film at temperatures above +25 degrees or below +4 degrees (frost), as there may be problems with drying and adhesion. Do not park the car in heat or sunlight or freezing temperatures after installation. Drying time is 1-5 days depending on temperature.