Thank you. More than anything, is the proper clean space and practicing. I do this once every many years (that is between purchases of new vehicle), and it feels like I've forgotten the details that make for a smooth installation every time. That is part of the reason I'd like to document this process.Great write up saytra! Clearly you’re more talented than most of us.
Though not as cost effective, I like to buy the precut pieces of film from invisiblemask.com - saves me from messing up a cut and scrapping a piece.
I’ve tried cheaper films, but 3M is hands down the clearest and most durable. I tried R-vinyl, purchased from amazon, and it looks like I put orange peel on my headlights. I will be redoing that project.
Yes, 3M ScotchGard is quite good.
Warming the film makes the install easier (and better), imho.