Tight Quarter Glass Tint Tool
This week's tip is from Litespeeds
Tight Quarter Glass Tint Tool:
With all these different squeegees and hard cards that the tint manufacturer's sell, sometimes we run into windows which nothing seems to reach those really tight corners.
What I came up with is a homemade tool that everybody has in their possession, an expired Credit Card. You can use any plastic expired charge card and cut it diagonally. This will give you either a sharp pointed edge or a rounded edge that you can reach into some really tight spots especially on quarter windows.
This idea came to me while I was trying to figure out what tool I can use to squeegee the soap solution out from a Mercedes S-Class quarter glass without cutting the rubber gasket to shreds and that is when I thought about the plastic charge card. It is thin enough and flexible enough to edge out the excess solution but you have to be a little careful because the edges are a little sharp and can actually put fine scratches on the film. Either tape it with masking tape or use really fine sandpaper and smooth out all the edges.
Here is a picture of one that I just made while I was sitting around. You can either keep the rounded corners or cut it so that it has pointed corners. All depends upon what you need for the job.