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the other day I did a back glass on an old car that had no dot matrix or frame at all on the edges. I usually cut the film about 1 inch from the frame/matrix then shrink, then cut again with my light. this was the first time I did this car and it didn't turn out very well... I cut along the edges carefully to the shape of the glass and then shrink...but when I applied the tint, there were quite a few gaps showing on the edges. so I ended up using the pen. someone able to show me a better way to do this so I can do a better job next time?

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Guest thetintshop
I cut along the edges carefully to the shape of the glass and then shrink...

you did it bass-ackwards. you have to shrink it, then cut it out. cut along the rubber carefully about 1/8 inch. then trim the inside rubber just a bit. then you won't have any light gaps.

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Guest Braud Spectrum

I'm constantly moving it. Cut the bottom, slide it down a hair, cut the top and one side, slide it sideways a hair, cut the other side. Then pull it up to shrink the bottom and back down to shrink the top. :rollin

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Guest powertints
you did it bass-ackwards. you have to shrink it, then cut it out. cut along the rubber carefully about 1/8 inch. then trim the inside rubber just a bit. then you won't have any light gaps.

:rollin

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Guest Litespeeds

Those older Mercedes have quite a bit of room inside but you should still cut a little of the rubber away to make the install easier. I usually trim out the sides and leave about 1" on the top and bottom. Then I lift the film up so the bottom rests on the glass and does not overhang the black rubber. Dry shrink it until it is down. Then do the same for the top. Spray some water onto the glass and line up all the sides. Trim off the top and the bottom and on the sides, you might want to trim off 1/8" on both sides because when the film goes inside, it is too wide and you don't want to trim too much inside.

Should take about 45 minutes to complete the rear window if you take your time.

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Guest autotintplus

Yep cut it 1/16 - 1/8 inch inside the rubber from the outside. heat, install,

and use permatex Blk sealer to cover the gaps from the outside or just lay a bead

across the whole frame on outside, I dunno have to see it first. Another car --the old nissan sentra has the same problem and not all gaskets can be simply trimmed; some are hard as nails. black pen ok, but the sealer conquers all. little messy but w/ practice will do fine.

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