We advise you to complete reading this installation instruction before starting to put your car shades on if your car model requires mounting tags. (Video installation guide will be released shortly)
This Installation Guide is only for few models listed below. If your vehicle is not one of the following, you do not need the magnetic tag to put car shades on the window.
For some models not listed, we will also provide mounting tags for better & secure mount. It is optional if you want to use them if you feel necessary.
RVSUNSHADES® Car Window Sun Shades has a memory wire frame with magnets built-in. They are very easy to be located. For vehicle models with window frame metal exposed, just place our car shades on the window frame. Car Shades will snap themselves onto the metal window frame.
NOTE: Whether your car requires a mounting tag or not, reply on the car window design and trim. Our car shades are magnetic snap-on type require the metal surface to apply. For windows decorated with vinyl trim, mounting tags are required.
The majority of makes & models require no mounting tags at all, some require bottom tags to avoid shades fall off when the car door is shut hardly.
For vehicles with vinyl finishing, self-adhesive mounting tags are required. Following are procedures to install RVSUNSHADES®.
Putting RVSUNSHADES® magnetic car shades on is straightforward. If there are a question and uncertainty about installing car shades, please do contact us and let us guide you through.
The above list is not a complete list due to the number of car models. If you are not sure, please send us photos of your car window so that we can provide advice to you.
Window frames are different between models. For models that require self-adhesive mounting tags, a set is included with the sunshade set. This installation instruction uses a model with a window frame metal surface covered by vinyl.
Vinyl door trims are frequently touched & rubbed by hands. Grease and dust will prevent mounting tag adhesive tape from sticking on. Please clean vinyl thoroughly with medical alcohol or vinyl safe degreaser thoroughly on the mounting surface, before applying self-adhesive mounting tags.
Cool Surface Installation:
Ambient and mounting surface temperature affect adhesiveness. If you fit mounting tags on a cool surface (eg below 26 degrees celsius), warming up the adhesive tape with a hairdryer to improve the instant adhesiveness. You may even warm up (not heat up) the vinyl mounting surface for a better result.
The magnet pieces on the wire frame are very easy to be identified without even touching them. You will find magnets on the top frame and bottom frame.
Before attaching mounting tags to the vehicle, test positioning by placing sunshade onto the window, verify if sun shades you received are correct for your car model before starting to fit mounting bases.
The mounting tag has a metal piece on the top section and a self-adhesive tape on the bottom. With mounting base metal piece facing sun shade magnet, the mounting tag will snap on to sunshade when the mounting tag is placed close to sun shade magnet.
At this stage, do not peel backing plastic of self-adhesive tape yet.
Before adhering the mounting tag onto the car window, position sun shade again to confirm if the mounting tag has sufficient surface to apply the self-adhesive tape on.
When you have determined the mounting tag spots, adhere mounting base ONE BY ONE.
Peel-off self-adhesive strip backing plastic film of #1 mounting base, and leave the mounting tag magnet on sunshade, place sunshade on its position, then press the mounting base to anchor it on its designated spot.
After mounting the first tag, peel off the backing film of the next tag and repeat the process as you put the first tag.
We suggest adhering the bottom mounting tags first because bottom mounting tags are adhered on an upward surface, which is not flexible to adjust the position. Top mounting bases are easy to self locate after bottom mounting tags are mounted.
Reserve a gap of 1cm from window glass will ensure car shade not interfering with window winding up and down.