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How to install both types of Smart Tint switchable privacy film

Posted by Chris D to Privacy Smart Film
Please note: Check all material prior to installation for any defects. 
Test each piece of material easily by powering on for clear
and powered off for opaque.
All or any physical defects or damage are to be reported prior to installation
and removal of the protective coating that is on both sides of the material.

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Smart Tint is available in 2 installation types. 
Smart Cling Self Adhesive and NON Adhesive

Upon deposit payment confirmation we will provide shop drawings of your material order
 for you to confirm wiring locations and final measurements for trimming.  
Normal manufacturing time is 24-48 hours.  After manufacturing is complete all material is quality control tested for 24 hours. 
 Upon quality control approval your package will ship and we will provide a tracking number.
We do offer expedited services and can overnight your order if need be.

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Installation Videos

Smart Cling Self Adhesive White Video provided by a first time installer!

Type 1: Smart Cling Self Adhesive
The installation video below is a SmartCling Self Adhesive install demo
We include a test piece of material with every order for practice!


Please be sure to accommodate for where the wiring is attached to the film to prevent any post installation damage.
The electrical wires that attach to the film are a delicate connection and must be protected. All orders are custom so we recommend
a minimum 1/4" tolerance for the wiring connection point.

While installing Smart Tint, a dry install is recommended. DO NOT USE WATER or any other liquid slip aids.

Prior to Installaion, you must clean the glass surface to remove all oil and debree. Please make sure that the installation area is free of debris both air borne such as animal hair, dust, oil and any potential contaminants.  Apply tint with the provided installation tool and use provided micro fiber cloth to clean , making sure that the surface is 100% dry. Do not remove protective layer on finish side until the project is complete.

Please Note: It is strongly recommended to install an acid free neutral cure silicone around the edges of your Smart Cling self adhesive film to seal from moisture. If you decide to seal the edges with a gasket or caulking you must use a LOW VOC - ACID FREE - NON TOXIC product only. Please research your sealing options and apply to a test area first , allow to dry and operate for 48-96 hours prior to completing. We recommend you request a functioning sample piece with your order for this testing purpose.


Type 2: Non-Adhesive Mechanical
The installation video below is a Non-Adhesive Mechanical install demo

(This is designed for a mechanical install using a clear 3m VHB double sided tape)

For BEST PERFORMANCE install on smooth glass only please follow these quick tips:

- DO NOT store material in shipping container or drum for more than 14 days.
-DO NOT exceed 110 vac +/- 10vac
-Provide a clean and dust free work environment
-Confirm that mounting surface is oil and residue free prior to installation. 

-Clean the surface you are applying the material to with 99% isopropyl alcohol ONLY or greater.

-Remove the protective coating from the contact side of the material prior to installation of the Non-Adhesive film and clean the actual Smart Tint and the glass with 99% isopropyl alcohol only.

-Inspect the Smart Cling Self adhesive surface of the film for any burs or raised edges on the side that will be attached to the glass only and remove if necessary.

-Acclimate the Smart Cling Self Adhesive material or the NON-Adhesive product to room temperature before installation and wait 24-48 hours after installation is completed for best results.
(This will allow for the Smart Cling Self Adhesive material to out gas and adhere to the surface) -

-We provide a ready to install piece of material that is pre cut to the measurements or template you provide us. Double check your measurements and templates. All cuts are final.
-Dry fit all material prior to installation.

-Remove the protective film that is on the finish side after the film has been installed.


Here are a few installation tips.

1. Install a practice piece with your order first and see how the overall appearance is enhanced after post installation acclimation to room temperature has passed. Smart Cling Self Adhesive Smart Tint requires 24-48 hours after installation to acclimate to the surface it has been installed on. It is best to lay material flat for at least 6-12 hours prior to installation in the actual room temperature environment between 55 - 95 degrees Fahrenheit . 

2. Be sure that the installation environment is free of Debris, Oils and Dust Particles. Wipe down the glass with the provided micro fiber cloth and a 99% plus mixture of isopropyl alcohol. For mechanical NON-Adhseive installations be sure to also wipe down the contact area of the actual Smart Tint .

3. We provide an installation tool however you can also use a rubber roller to assist in the installation. Every installation is unique. To minimize imperfections please use patience and make sure there are no imperfections in the glass such as pits or scratches prior to installing with this technique. Where latex gloves to eliminate finger print oils from touching the glass and any other foreign darbree.

Step 1 - Package opening and inspection

Step 2 - Drum Inspection and Factory Seal Removal


Step 3 - unpack and inspect package contents

Step 4 - Test Operation of Material - prior to installation-Desktop

Step 5 - Measure and Trim to fit if needed
(It is recommended that your measurements are accurate to avoid trimming if possible ) 
Warning do not trim , cut or install material will powered on.

Step 6: How to install smart cling self adhesive smart tint.

Step 7 - Remove protective film on finish side

Allow the SmartCling™ Self Adhesive material 24 hours prior to the installation to acclimate to room temperature laying in a flat position. You can work with SmartCling™ Self Adhesive for up to 96 hours after the protective coating has been removed. SmartCling™ Self Adhesive will adhere to the glass and will show its best performance after the 48 hour post installation curing time has passed. Install the practice piece first and see how the overall appearance is enhanced after post installation acclimation to room temperature has passed.
For best performance leave Smart Tint in its powered off state during this process.

Here is an example of a NON-Adhesive Mechanical install using clear 3m VHB tape to on the perimeter of the glass.
This custom cut palladium window was retro fit with Non-Adhesive Smart Tint and EASILY installed using 3m double sided clear VHB tape on the perimeter of the glass. The customer sent us a template and we cut to match prewired and shipped a ready to install kit. When measuring material be sure to accommodate for an 1/8" (3mm) gap around the perimeter of the window to allow for installation They hired a local tint contractor to install and an electrician to connect the wires to a wall mounted switch.

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Here is an example of a Smart Cling Smart Tint installation on a project box with a hole in it.


Working out air bubble is not hard to do with Smart Cling !



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How to install Self Adhesive Smart Cling on a car window


Apply to Glass with provided Squeegee - Dry Install Self adhesive Backing


Quick Facts:

1. Yes - you can trim SmartTint™ after it has been pre-wired.
Make sure the material is NOT PLUGED IN OR ENERGIZED WHILE CUTTING. We recommend that any trim cuts be made by an authorized Smart Tint Provider or a professional that has experience with this type of technology.

2. 2 types of Operating Voltages Available:
Type 1: Low Voltage 35-60 vac
Type 2: Standard USA Line Voltage Voltage 110 vac 

3. Yes, Smart Cling Self Adhesive Smart Tint can be used on automotive glass.

4. Yes, Non-Adhesive Smart Tint can be 
mechanically installed ( trim kit , glass sandwich etc.)

5. Yes, Multiple pieces can be used at the same time.

6. Yes , It is remote controllable via the internet, smart phone or standard RF remote. 

7. Yes, You can dim it


8. Yes, you can install it yourself or contact a local contractor.

9. Yes , provide you a completely pre-wired system and installation kit !

10. Yes, it is only clear when energized.


Remotely control your Smart Tint with our network device from any smart phone or web browser ! 

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Smart Tint® Film can be Wi-Fi enabled instantly switching windows from opaque to clear in less than a second. You can turn Smart Tint® Film “on” for see-through windows and “off” for private opaque windows from any smart phone or internet web browser with no software required using our hardware network device. Great for controlling the temperature of your summer home via sunlight or setting a room’s privacy instantly. Smart Tint® is easy to install and affordable, and doubles as a projection screen , digital blind , uv blocker , temperature control , privacy shield, limitless applications...

Smart Tint™ Film is also Wi-Fi enabled and simple to use. Our Smart Tint™ Film can be controlled from anywhere with an internet connection with the touch of a button.

Smart Tintis completely customizable. The SMART CLING self adhesive back allows you to simply peel and stick the film on any smooth glass surface. We also offer a mechanical non-adhesive Smart Tint that can be installed using a trim kit or simple double sided clear adhesive tape that is provided with every purchase .

Once Smart Tint Film has been affixed, connect the thin wires to a power source and you are ready to operate. We strategically place the wires anywhere on the material the best fits your application. We custom wire every piece to your specifications. The wire connections are small and can be easily hidden.



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Smart Tint doubles as the perfect Rear Projection Smart Screen or High Tech Window Treatment.

Smart Tint, is available in 7 colors .
White, Grey, Black, Blue, Green, Yellow, Pink

Contact your local tinting professional for installation help.

Contact a licensed electrician for any wiring or electrical assistance.

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