Lucent SmartFilms

Quantum Cloaking Film

Basic Installation Guide

1. Slip Solution

Quantum Cloaking Film utilizes a unique adhesive different from other window films. While the installation process is similar to that of safety or security films, it differs in one key aspect: the slip solution. We recommend using distilled water instead of a conventional slip solution. The film does not absorb moisture during installation, allowing ample time to complete the process. The film fully cures in approximately 30 days, though this may vary based on temperature and humidity levels.

2. Installation Tools

Glass Cleaning Supplies:

  • Windex
  • 18″ squeegee
  • 3M 7445 Light Duty Hand Pads (available on Amazon)
  • Blue shop towel or microfiber cloth


Installation Tools:

  • 5″ x 1 3/8″ Blue Max squeegee with a non-beveled edge or equivalent
  • Teflon hard card

 

3. Protective Liner Removal:

Before installing the film, remove the protective liner on the adhesive side. The installation side liner is glossy, while the protective liner you will squeegee against is cloudy.

Liner Removal Techniques:

Draping
Ideally, having two people is the fastest and easiest way to install Quantum Cloaking. One person holds the film, while the other, removes the liner, spraying the film as they do.

Peel Boarding
This technique involves spraying an adjacent piece of glass and placing the film “backwards”, with the adhesive side facing outwards. The surface tension of the water on the exterior of the film will allow you to carefully remove the liner, then spray the film before placing it on the installation glass.

Sizing of the Film:
Quantum Cloaking Film can be installed as a band across the glass or over the entire surface. A 5-foot high band, starting about 26 inches above the floor, is cost-effective and covers the room’s displays sufficiently.

Storage and Handling:

  • Avoid bending or kinking the material sharply.
  • Store at temperatures between 50˚F and 80˚F, away from direct sunlight.
  • Keep unused material in its original packaging.


Important Considerations:

  • Correct orientation is crucial. If unsure, use our demo piece to determine the correct lengthwise or widthwise use.
  • Quantum Cloaking Film works best with most LED/LCD backlit displays 40 inches or larger. Horizontal installation may be necessary for smaller displays.
  • Install the film on the glass side facing the display, ensuring nothing interferes with the cloaking technology.
  • Use carbon steel blades for cutting, replacing them frequently to ensure sharpness.
  • Thoroughly prepare the glass surface using non-abrasive cleaning tools to avoid leaving residues.


Cutting the Film:
Quantum Cloaking Film does not respond well to cutting after installation. Carefully measure and pre-cut the film to size, preferably on a flat surface using steel rulers and carbon blades.

Installing the Film:

  1. Clean the window thoroughly with Windex and a Scotch white scrubby pad.
  2. Inspect for flaws and ensure the window and adjacent surfaces are as clean as possible.
  3. Cut the film slightly smaller than the installation space to allow for adjustments.
  4. Use a laser level to ensure correct positioning.
  5. Remove any door hardware before installation or template the glass before cutting the film.
  6. Remove the installation side liner and spray the film with distilled water.
  7. Apply a small amount of water to the glass to allow positioning of the film.
  8. Carefully position the film, spray the outside with distilled water.
  9. Use your 5″ squeegee to lock the film in position.
  10. Perform a final check of the position and start removing the water using firm pressure with a squeegee. Multiple passes may be necessary.
  11. Continue squeegeeing out the film until there is no moisture remaining.
 

After Installation: If bubbles form, use a Teflon hard card wrapped in a blue shop towel to remove them. The film allows for moisture removal even days after installation.

Film Cleaning Instructions:

  • Wait 30 days post-installation before cleaning.
  • Use Novus #1 plastic polish to clean the film.
  • Avoid abrasive tools and ammonia or vinegar-based products.
  • Do not apply adhesive tapes or labels directly to the film surface.