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OK guys I need some help. Reverse rolling a door on a store front. First time i tinted it i scraped twice and squeegee twice. No customers go through awesome! I blue Max twice then paper towel with five way. I start seeing specs in the window, take a look outside and sure enough scattered throughout the whole window mainly the top 8 inches. I rip it off and cut another piece. Scrape again squeegee twice black turbo around the edge roll the film on and same thing. Can anyone give me an explanation to this? Thanks for the help guys.

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When you spray the glass, don't spray the top.  Spray the top part of the film instead.  As soon as you place the top, squeegee it in place.  Hopefully you already have a nice straight top edge when you cut the film.  

 

There is also a possibility that the glass is pitted.  You will know if it is when your scraper makes a crunchy sound on the glass.  If thats the case, don't scrape it at all, and use a scrub pad to clean.  If you use your scraper on this type of glass, it will only scratch the crap out of it.

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So when i scraped it i didn't feel anything. The other windows i did but they came out fine. I didn't spray the top edge of the glass. I didn't lock it down. I'm already using microfiber towels but not really on the glass.

I feel it has got to be from the reverse roll. I'm rolling it liner in. Roll completely up, unroll about 12 inches with liner still on. spray the liner roll back up peel about an inch of liner spray film. Then unroll about 6 inches spray film again. Spray door bottom to top minus about an inch. Place top of film on glass then roll down. See anything wrong with any of this.

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I don't know if you want to try this-but it works for me....I usually set the roll right in front of the door. I prep the door. Then I lightly mist it. I pull the film directly from the box onto the glass. I pull the liner, wet the film and flip it. Believe it or not it really comes out clean. And makes life a lot easier.

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Less water is key. And try to to spray any water on the edges. Working with dry adhesive film requires much less water then ps adhesive. I precut all my flatglass jobs. Depending on gasket type. I will sometimes cut the side to side exact, and leave just a bit to trim off the bottom.

:yeah Trust the razor to taking up stuck on contaminates in one pass. Doing more than one is futile. Look at other potentials of contamination found in what has been mentioned thus far and film handling.

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