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Window Film Installation & Removal

Inside Application of Contra Vision® Performance™

Contra Vision Guide to Inside Application

For instructions on how to print & prepare Clear & Translucent White perforated window films clear read the instructions here.

Especially for when installing multiple pieces of the same perforated window film next to one another.

Inside Window Film Installation is quick and easy with Contra Vision®

Surface Preparation

Surfaces to which the material will be applied must be thoroughly cleaned from dust grease or any contamination that could affect the adhesion of the material. Complete a second cleaning using mild soap and water to ensure the window is completely clean. Finally, rinse with water only and thoroughly dry the surface. 

Using a Dry Application Method

Remember, when installing material on the inside of a window, the design side is applied facing the glass. We only recommend a dry application using a plastic applicator with a low friction sleeve. Avoid touching the adhesive, especially at the edges and corners and cut away the top 25 to 50 millimetres of the liner and begin application of the material on the window.

Start at the top using a core to maintain tension and remove the liner at a slow, steady pace as you work down, taking care not to stretch the graphic. Cut the graphic back from the edge of the window by one to three millimeters to ensure reliable edge adhesion.

Completion 

Complete a final squeegee taking particular care with the edges and when you look at the film you should be able to see through the panel. The graphic should not be washed within 24 hours of application to allow the adhesive to reach a sufficient strength.

Joins

Let’s take a look at joins: firstly be sure to use a butt join. Tape and tape the first panel onto the glass. Position the second panel to overlap and align the design then fix it in place.

Next, apply tape along the overlap and mark with horizontal lines then cut down the centre of the tape making sure not to cut through the panels. Then, remove the positional tape and apply the first panel.

Position the second panel aligning horizontal markers and fix in place then apply the top 25 to 50 millimetres of this panel. Next, remove all the tape and apply the remainder of the second panel, cutting down the centre of the overlap through both layers of material taking care not to scratch the glass and remove the trimmed excess material to form a clean butt join.

In summary:

  • Clean your surface thoroughly and use a dry application method 
  • Remove the liner with care 
  • Avoid touching the adhesive
  • Don’t wash the graphics for 24 hours

And that’s all there is to it! Now you’re ready to start applying Contra Vision Performance, the only perforated vinyl from Contra Vision.

Outside Application of Contra Vision® Performance™

Contra Vision Guide to Outside Application

Outside Window Film Installation is quick and easy with  Applying Contra Vision®.

Surface Preparation

Surfaces to which the material will be applied must be thoroughly cleaned from dust grease or any contamination that could affect the adhesion of the material. Complete a second cleaning using mild soap and water to ensure the window is completely clean. Finally, rinse with water only and thoroughly dry the surface. 

Using a Dry Application Method

We only recommend a dry application using a plastic applicator with a low friction sleeve. Avoid touching the adhesive especially at the edges and corners and cut away the top 25 to 50 millimeters of the liner. Begin application of the material on the window starting at the top.

If your graphics are unlaminated, you can use a core to maintain tension otherwise just squeegee down evenly handling the graphic with care and ensuring that no bubbles are trapped. Cut the graphic back from the edge of the window by one to three millimeters to ensure reliable edge adhesion.

Completion

Complete a final squeegee taking particular care with the edges. The graphic should not be washed within 24 hours of application to allow the adhesive to reach a sufficient strength.

Joins

Firstly, be sure to use a butt join.Apply the first panel then take the second panel, cut away the top 25 to 50 millimetres of the liner and align the design of the first and second panels applying the second panel with overlap.

Cut down the centre of the overlap through both layers of material taking care not to scratch the glass. Remove the trimmed excess film to form a clean butt join.

In summary:

  • Clean your surface thoroughly
  • Use a dry application method
  • Remove the liner with care 
  • Avoid touching the adhesive 
  • Don’t wash the graphics for 24 hours 

How to Remove Contra Vision® Performance™

Window Film Removal is quick and easy with Contra Vision®

Start in a top corner and use a knife to pick the edge until enough material is exposed to allow you to grip the material. Pull back steadily maintaining an even tension and once the material is removed, clean the window.