Chevrolet Corvette Smoked Taillight Film DIY Install

Step 1:

Clean the lenses. Clean your hands. Make sure there are no residues from the cleaning process remaining on the lenses or your hands. Without removing the lens cover from the backing paper hold it up to the lens and make sure you have the correct one / orientation (i.e. Slightly ovoid lenses). If it is cool - below 65 degrees F gently warming the lens with a hair dryer will help things along. Wet down one lens with water - a clean spray bottle / plant mister works great.

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Step 2:

If it is cool - below 65 degrees F gently warming the material with a hair dryer will help things along. Carefully remove the cover from the backing paper - handling the adhesive as little as possible. Mist down the adhesive side and gently place on the lens.

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Step 3:

Handling the edges align the top third of the piece - by aligning the notch at the top and the top edges at either side of the notch the rest of the cover will come into alignment. The piece will be 'floating' on the beads of water on the lens. Be gentle the adhesive is pressure sensitive.

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Step 4:

Squeegee the top third of kit 'pushing' the squeegee as shown to the notch out at the top. Be sure not to push the cover out of alignment. After you have made a few passes repeat with firm pressure to 'anchor' the top section - be sure the kit is filly aligned first. If there is a strong contour to the lens, work in slices from the center out - like a pizza.

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Step 5:

Working from the area you just set at the top of the piece squeegee downward as shown.

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Step 6:

Now that the center section - from top to bottom is set. Squeegee outward - in the photo toward the right side. Make sure to use firm pressure on the blade and start in the section that is already set. This will help insure that you trap no air or water in the process.

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Step 7:

Repeat Step 6 on the remaining side.

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Step 8:

Now almost all of the cover is installed. Due to the slight compound curve some of the edges will be 'popped up' as shown - this is normal. Take your squeegee and go around the outside of the piece and press them down - holding for a few seconds. If it is cool out gentle warming with a hair dryer on low will help things along.

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One down and three more to go!