How to Make Cutouts From Smart Film
Learn how to add door handles or hardware to your smart glass or film without damaging it. This blog guides you through the process, ensuring precise cutouts without harming your smart film.
Are you planning on adding door handles or other hardware to your smart film? Do you know how to make perfect cutouts without damaging the film? Don't worry, we're here to guide you through the process!
First things first, if you have smart glass, you don't need to worry about making the cutouts yourself. We offer free cutouts for door handles and other hardware for smart glass. However, with smart film, it's essential to do the cutouts after the film has been applied to the glass to ensure that the film does not shift while being cut, and the cutouts are perfectly aligned.
To begin with, the first step is installing the smart film on the glass. If you're not familiar with the process, we recommend checking out our installation videos on our YouTube channel. Smart film is typically installed by a professional window film installer, also known as window tinting specialists. If you're handy, and the project is not too complex, you may be able to install the smart film as a DIY project- though we recommend at least 2 people should install the film together to make it easy to handle the film without damaging it.
Once you've applied the smart film, you're ready to create the cutouts. Using a sharp knife or cutter, gently cut along the edges of the hole or notch where the film needs to be removed to make space for doorknobs, handles or hinges. We suggest cutting at a 45-degree angle for smooth and clean-cut edges.
As always, ensure the blade and the installation environment are clean to avoid contaminating the edges of the smart film with dust or debris. If there are flaws in your cutouts, this is usually not a concern as the edges are typically covered by the door handles or other hardware anyways. Still, it is always best to aim for perfection!
If the film ever lifts from the glass, don't fret! You can simply smooth it back down with a squeegee or a card. This step will help ensure that the film remains in place while you work on creating your cutouts.
Once you finish making the cutouts, remove the excess film carefully. You can use a squeegee or a card to clean up the film's edges and ensure everything looks neat.
In conclusion, creating cutouts on smart film is not as challenging as it may seem. With a few simple steps, you can make precise cutouts without damaging your film. We hope this blog post helped you learn how to make cutouts from smart film, and don't forget to check our YouTube channel for more smart film installation tips.
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