(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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Hey, guys. Today, we're gonna be taking a look at and installing the Headlight Tint Kit for 2018 Mustangs. This is gonna be a good option for someone who's looking for an easy, non-permanent modification to change up the exterior appearance of their 2018 Mustang. The Headlight Tint Kit can complement other light tint that you may have on your car, or it can change the appearance of the car all by itself. It costs about $25 and it's easy to install. I'll call it a one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter, and we'll go ahead and show you how we got it on the car now. For this install, we used a spray bottle with a soap and water mixture, a microfiber towel, the supplied squeegee, and a heat gun. All right, guys. So, the first step of the install before you apply any vinyl or anything is to actually make sure your headlights are as clean as possible. You wanna use a warm soap and water mixture for that, then you wanna make sure that they're dried off really well. You don't wanna have any moisture at this point in time. I will say that you will need a heat gun. You're also gonna need a microfiber towel. We're gonna wrap the microfiber towel around our squeegee so we don't scratch our tint. You're also gonna need a soap and water mixture which I'll use right now. So, the first step of your actual install after you have everything cleaned up is to spray your headlight with your soap and water mixture. This is gonna allow our vinyl tint to just move around and allow us to get it placed. All right, so what we're gonna do is we'll peel the tint off and we're also gonna spray the adhesive side of the tint with our soap and water mixture. So, as you guys can see, having a soap and water mixture allows this to move around on the headlight, and allows us to get it placed perfectly. So, basically, what I'm gonna start to do is start to work out some of the soap and water mixture from behind the tint using my microfiber to grab any of the excess moisture. So, what I like to do is I like to get one corner or one side of the tint set really well, and once that grabs, it's gonna allow me to actually work the tint. So, if I get this side grabbing, then I'll be able to work the tint this way.Once again, if I use the squeegee at all, I'm gonna wrap it in the microfiber before I do so, so we don't end up scratching our tint. We're gonna use the squeegee to work any bubbles out and all of the water out from behind the back of the tint. All right, so the really cool thing about tint is it's really inexpensive in the world of modifications. It's pretty easy to install and it's not permanent. So, it's something that you guys can do in your driveway really easily on the weekend or on a weeknight, change up the appearance of your car a little bit, and then you can always take it off if you want to. So, once again, at this point, I'm basically just going over all the tint, making sure all the moisture is out from behind it, making sure that it's laying flat and smooth, and we have no bubbles. Right here at the curve, there's a little bit of a bubble, but now that I have it sitting pretty well, I'm actually gonna grab the heat gun and use that to really solidify the tint. So, one thing I will say about the heat gun is that you don't want it to be too hot. So obviously, it needs to be warm but if it's burning your hand, then it's probably too hot for the tint and also too hot for your paint. All right, guys. So, at this point, we're pretty much done with this headlight. We're gonna move over and do the same thing on the other side. All right, so we'll grab our soap and water mixture, gonna spray our headlight down, and then spray the back of the tint. So, something to consider when it comes to vinyl is actually the materials. This is 5-mil PVC vinyl. It's a little bit of a thicker material, but it's actually really nice to work with because it does have stretchy qualities. This is rated to last five years of outdoor use and the quality of the vinyl really helps with the install as well as how it looks once it's finished being installed. So, in order to help me conform this to the headlight a little bit, I just have this back corner peeled up, and I'm just working the vinyl piece by piece, kind of stretching it a little to fit the headlight. All right, at this point, we're gonna grab our heat gun. It's gonna help us get this to conform a little bit. So, another thing to point out about this tint is that you are getting a darker look, you are tinting your headlights, but you're not completely blacking things out here. This tint actually allows 80% of light to still shine through, so you get that dark look without completely blacking things out. We just have one little bubble left here that we're trying to work out. All right, guys, and that's pretty much gonna do it as far as our install goes. One thing that I do wanna say is that you really wanna make sure that you don't take your car through a car wash. You probably shouldn't wash it for about 24 hours after just so you make sure that this adheres correctly, so just keep that in mind. All right, guys, that's gonna wrap up this review and install. Keep in mind, you can always check this tint kit out more online right here at americanmuscle.com.
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(approx) 1 Hour
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