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I want to know if you guys usually shave or leave a micro edge without shaving? I been having a lot hard time shaving the edges because everytime I do it, the film slips out of place and messes up the perfect cut. Do you guys think I should wait a longer for it to dry before shaving it? Do I have to use a special shaving knife to do this job or can I just use the normal cutting knife? Any help is appreciated, thanks alot.

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Guest Jerry250f

Well, Idk some people have different methods Depending on the car I usually shave on the inside of the car but I get the general curve then I line it up check for gaps on the sides then cut and squeegee.

Oh yea I use a olfa with ss blades or a single edge scraper to shave with either one works fine.

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wow, must really be a newbie. Are you installing the film and then cutting the top. Typically the top is cut when you cut the pattern on the outside of the window. The chances of the film pulling away is less likely to happen.

I finish cutting the pattern to the exact pattern from outside of the window. But once I apply it inside, there are sometimes minor excessive film that I wanna to shave off to make it look extra clean. But usually the cutting line gets crooked as I slide my blade and messes it up, do you think I should avoid having the excessive film before applying it on the inside?

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Guest Jerry250f

Make sure its anchored when you cut the top edge. I usually do a T and then I shave the edge and hold the film and move with the knife to keep it still and on the glass.

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wow, must really be a newbie. Are you installing the film and then cutting the top. Typically the top is cut when you cut the pattern on the outside of the window. The chances of the film pulling away is less likely to happen.

I finish cutting the pattern to the exact pattern from outside of the window. But once I apply it inside, there are sometimes minor excessive film that I wanna to shave off to make it look extra clean. But usually the cutting line gets crooked as I slide my blade and messes it up, do you think I should avoid having the excessive film before applying it on the inside?

Make sure the top edge is dry and try holding your knife at a different angle. :spit

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wow, must really be a newbie. Are you installing the film and then cutting the top. Typically the top is cut when you cut the pattern on the outside of the window. The chances of the film pulling away is less likely to happen.

I finish cutting the pattern to the exact pattern from outside of the window. But once I apply it inside, there are sometimes minor excessive film that I wanna to shave off to make it look extra clean. But usually the cutting line gets crooked as I slide my blade and messes it up, do you think I should avoid having the excessive film before applying it on the inside?

Im not sure I understand why you have excess on the top of the window. You are tucking the film below the gasket right? When you install the film, are you laying the top first, or dropping the entire piece on the glass while the panel/gasket is pulled off? I install the top first, get my micro edge then squeegee the top...roll the window all the way up, then tuck the sides and bottom.

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