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Silver Chrome Coloured Vinyl Film

Silver chrome effect self-adhesive vinyl film available by the metre. Can be used on glass, laminates, metals, plastics and any other clean, smooth, dust free non porous surfaces. Easy to apply using soapy water and the tool provided.

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Performances Silver Chrome Coloured Vinyl Film
Scratch resistant coating Help Icon NO
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Clear Single Pane Help Icon YES
Tinted Single Pane Help Icon YES
Clear Double Pane (non toughened) Help Icon NO
Clear Double Pane (toughened glass) Help Icon YES
Clear Laminated single pane Help Icon NO
Clear Laminated Double Pane Help Icon NO
Tinted Double Pane (non toughened) Help Icon NO
Tinted Double Pane (toughened glass) Help Icon YES
Low-E Double Pane Help Icon NO
Gas Filled Double Pane Help Icon NO
Triple Pane Help Icon NO
Polycarbonate roof Help Icon NO
Domed skylights Help Icon NO
Application
Internal Help Icon YES
External Help Icon YES
Warranty
Internal warranty(Years) Help Icon 5
External warranty(Years) Help Icon N/A
Against Peeling Help Icon NO
Against Cracking Help Icon NO
Against Demetallization Help Icon NO

Step by step instructions on how to apply window film & frost glass

Regardless of the type of window film or stickers you purchase, the principle will be the same. We also have several targeted video tutorials which you will find by clicking here

Glass Preparation (the crucial task)

Glass preparation before applying window film.

Make a slip solution using a few drops of washing up liquid mixed with water in a spray bottle and toughroughly clean the glass. Use a glass scraper to remove specks of paint.

Film Cutting

Unless your film is already cut to size, and if the film has a paper liner with a metric grid, measure your glass at the top and bottom, and left and right and mark and cut your film. You can also cut the film bigger than required and trim the film once applied to the glass.

Film Application

A. Throughroughly wet the glass with the slip solution.

B. Place the film face down an a flat surface and expose a small amount of the adhesive or cling side.

C.  Spray the adhesive or cling side liberally with the slip solution as you peel off the protective liner.

D. Slip the adhesive or cling side of the film on the glass butting one edge and the top against the window frame or rubber gasket (double glazed unit).

 

Squeegee Technique

A. Liberally wet the face of the film with the solution to act as a lubricant fro your squeegee or felt edged tool.

B-C. Squeeze out the solution from under the film using a firm and even pressure, starting from the top and working your way down and accross the film.

Film Trimming

Run a credit card and a retractable knife blade down the edge of the glass to trim any excess film. The thickness of the card will allow for a small gap to help any remaining solution to be squeezed out. Once trimming is complete go over the film once more to squeeze out all the solution. 

Final Checks

1. Make sure that all the solution has been squeezed out.

2. Wipe the film and any remaining solution with paper towel.

3. Inspect the film on both sides of the glass to check for any trapped solution or air bubbles.

How To Remove Window Film

Removing window film can be a very easy process, but it all depends on how long the film has been on the glass, and the type of film that was used.

Here's a video tutorial which shows the basic principal.

Typically, films are either made using PVC or PET.

PVC is  a soft material which can be peeled off the glass with a glass scraper. Any glue residue can be removed with soapy water and a scraper.

PET is a brittle material widely used for solar and safety film, and might be made of layers of mettalised material. To remove this type of film, use a wide glass scraper and lubricate with soapy water to remove the film.

As a rule, old PET film are more difficult to remove than PVC films.

For large panes, it is best to first score the film into strips with a sharp knife. This means that you can tackle it in more manageable pieces.

 

How To Care For Your window film After Installation

Window film is very easy to look after and you won't need any special products to clean it with. In fact, soapy water, similar to the solution you used to apply the film is the best cleaning product. 

Do's

Wait for at least 3 weeks before first cleaning your film

Use soapy water

Use a soft cloth or paper towel

Use a rubber edged squeegee (unless the film is printed or has cut outs) in good condition

Don'ts

Do not use abrasive products

Do not use Amonia based products

Do not use defective or damaged squeegees

Caring for printed films, or films with cut-outs

Extra care must be taken when cleaning printed films, or films which have been cut out and have exposed edges. Gently clean with a soft cloth only, and take particular care around the cut areas. Do not rub too hard or use a squeegee as it could damage the print or your cut film.

Caring for static cling films & stickers

Take extra care around the edges and clean your sticker or film from the centre out. Do not use a squeegee.

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Product Description

  • Buy by the metre
  • For glass, metal, plastic and painted wood
  • Easy to apply

What is coloured vinyl film?

Coloured vinyl film is a sticky back material which can be used very effectively to completely colour a glazed area, or part cover a window or glass door for added privacy. You can also use coloured vinyl film to cover any smooth flat surface like metal, plastic and laminates, or painted and varnished wood.

What can it be used for?

Vinyl film can be used to colour glass, metal or laminates with a smooth professional finish. The material is ideal to bring old cabinets doors back to life or add colour to your home. 

Is it suitable for glass?

Yes, this type of material is ideal for application on glass as long as the glass is smooth, not patterned or frosted.

NOTE: Please check the specifications tab to ensure that this material is compatible with your type of glass (for windows facing the sun at any time). If it is not compatible, do not apply this film as it could damage the glass due to heat build up, and apply the film externally instead.

How do you cut it the film?

When purchased by the metre, just use the grid printed on the back of the film to mark the size required, and cut the film with scissors, or a straight edge and retractable knife. 

Is it easy to apply?

Once again yes. Vinyl film was developed for the signage industry and comes with a special adhesive. To apply, all you need is soapy water in a trigger spray bottle, and we supply a small application tool free of charge with your order. the whole process for a small window or cabinet door takes minutes.

Can vinyl film be removed at a later stage?

Yes it can but depending on how long it has been applied for, it might take longer to remove so think twice about using it on rented properties for example.


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