RVSUNSHADESยฎ Installation Instruction

Whether mounting tags are required depending on the car window design and trim. Our car shades are magnetic snap-on type require a metal surface to magnetized on. For windows wrapped with vinyl trim, mounting tags are required.ย 

Car Shade Installationย Withoutย Mounting Tags

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.

Car Shade Installationย Requiringย Mounting Tags

For vehicles with vinyl finishing, self-adhesive mountingย  tags are required. Following are procedures to installย RVSUNSHADESยฎ.

Puttingย RVSUNSHADESยฎย 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 car 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.

Reminder:
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.

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Cold 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 and the mounting surface with a hairdryer to improve the instant adhesiveness.ย 

In case the mounting tag detached from vinyl trim soon after putting it on, DO NOT through the tag away.ย  Warm up the tag and mounting surface under the sun or use hair dryer and try again.

If the tags keep failing to adhere. leave the tags on vinyl trim but do not fit shade yet. Put your car under hot sun for a day. The heat will soften the adhesive and making the tag firmly adhere to vinyl.ย 

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Mounting Tag:

The complementary mounting tags are not magnets. They are self-adhesive plastic tag with a metal plate in it for attracting magnets on car shade wireframe. If your car window frame is not wrapped with vinyl, mounting tag is optional.ย 

We provide sufficient mounting accessories for your car shades. It is your call to decide if you need to use them. We suggest that you should first snap shades onto your car window first. If car shades stay in place, you may store those accessories away. You may or may not use them in later days.

Magnetic Car Shade Installation Example on an AUDI

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Step 1 - Locate magnets and test positioning

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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.

Step 2 - Attach mounting base to sun shades

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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.

Step 3 - Final confirmation of sun shade positioning

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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.

Step 4 - Adhering mounting bases onto vinyl finishing

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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.

Hints

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Reserve a gap of 1cm from window glass will ensure car shade not interfering with window winding up and down.

Sedan Rear Window Sun Shade Installation

There are several fitting methods for sedan rear window sun shade, depending on the available sizes.

Baby Car Seat Anchor Points

The easiest way is when pushing the top edge of the shade against the rear window top while the bottom edge of the shade lands on the anchor points for the baby car seat.

Suggested Steps:

  1. Lift anchor point caps
  2. push the shade bottom edge against anchor point caps
  3. Push the top edge of the sunshade into the rear window interior trim. If it is too tight or too loose, then you need to use mounting tags instead of anchor points.

Rear Window Sun Shades for Sedan


Self Adhesive Mounting Tags

If baby car seat anchor points are not usable in your case, you may use the self-adhesive mounting tags supplied with the shade.ย  By pushing the top edge of the shade against the rear window top, adhere the mounting tags along the line where the shade lands.

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Suggested Steps:

  1. do this on a warm/hot day. Otherwise, warm up the mounting tags and mounting surface with a hair dryer
  2. let your car rear window face the sun, and place mounting tags under sunlight to soften the adhesive for about 30 mins. The higher temperature on the mounting surface and mounting tags help adhesive stick instantly and firmly on any rear section interior materials, including the felt surface.
  3. Identify the magnet position on the sunshade wireframe. You may see the magnet pieces or feel them with fingers. Otherwise, move the mounting tags along with the wireframe, mounting tags will snap onto magnets when they get close enough.
  4. Identify the tag fitting line by lightly pushing the shade top edge against the window top, and marking the position where the shade lands.
  5. Move the marked positions towards front seats for about 15mm. That is the actual position for adhering to mounting tags. This will ensure light compression force vertically on the sunshade, avoiding the sunshade falling down while driving.
  6. Position the top side of the shade along the top edge of the rear window first, then place the bottom edge of the sunshade on mounting tags. (if you place the bottom edge first when compressing the top edge into position, excessive force might move the mounting tags from its position.)
  7. If in the first attempt, mounting tags are incorrectly positioned. Do not worry, remove the mounting tags, expose them to the hot sun for 15 mins to let the adhesive become very soft. Then, place the tags on the correct fitting line. Do not fit sunshade for 2nd attempt onwards, but let those mounting tags settle for a day, and fit sunshade as above suggested in the next day.

Clamp with rear seats

In some cases when the distance from the window top to the gap of the rear car seats, and the angle is right, then you can simply clamp the shade with the rear seat like the photo shown.

Rear Window Sun Shades for Sedan

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Effective Glare Reduction

The below video demonstrates glare reduction in the different time slots of the day and various weather conditions


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