SQUID® installation guide
Step-by-step instructions for optimum fitting of SQUID®. The procedure clearly explained in 15 steps.
We recommend the installation of SQUID® only on smooth glass surfaces on the interior window surface. The color COAL is only suitable for interior glass which are completely in the interior, such as partious for
example in an office environment and not for glass surfaces of the outer facade.
It is imperative to observe when cutting SQUID® directly on the glass, to use only a very slight pressure with a minimum cutting angle, in order to cut the fibers without damaging the cutting surface.
Before installing SQUID® please note the following points:
- SQUID® must be acclimatized for about 1-2 hours at room temperature prior installation.
- The recommended room temperature should be between 15 °C and 22 °C.
- The inner glass surface of the window should be at least 10 °C or higher during installation, as at lower temperatures the adhesiveness of SQUID® may be affected.
Keep SQUID® tightly wrapped around its carton core until the moment of fixation at the window. It must be firmly attached with three adhesive tapes evenly spread over the width of the roll, center, left and right.
- window cleaning tools
- measuring tape
- cutter with stainless steel spare blades
Clean and degrease the window thoroughly with a normal window cleaner. Dry the window thoroughly with a lint-free cloth.
Measure & cut
Measure the width and the height of the window.
Cut the SQUID® material slightly larger than the window, adding +/- 5 cm extra on each side for a final trimming.
After cutting the SQUID® material, wrap the remaining material tightly around its carton core and fix it firmly with three adhesive tapes evenly spread over the width of the roll. If the SQUID® material is not kept tightly enough around the core, permanent bubbles or creases in the fabric might occur.
Fold away the plastic fi lm from the back of the SQUID® material by about +/- 15 cm and fold it so, that the fi lm is free of the textile material.
Align the SQUID® material with the top of the window and press the textile gently onto the glass without stretching the material or leaving any bubbles. Pull away the remaining plastic fi lm from the material by
+/- 15 cm each section, while pressing the fabric gently onto the window from top to the bottom and from the middle to the sides.
In the event that bubbles and/or creases form, remove the fabric gently from the surface without applying any tension, up to the level beyond the bubble or crease (A).
Lightly reposition the material and press it gently onto the surface by hand or with the squeegee. Never remove bubbles or creases by pressing with the squeegee as this would cause permanent deformations in the fabric.
Once the SQUID® material is positioned perfectly flat on the window, use the squeegee to adhere it well to the surface. Press from the center outwards (see arrows). Press over the entire surface well, including the edges and the corners.
Trim and fix
Place the squeegee over the silicone joint on your window, in order to cut the excess material with the cutter. Carefully cut the material using even pressure and a sharp angle. Use a new blade every 2 meters and for every corner, in order to avoid tearing the yarn.
Important: It is imperative to observe when cutting SQUID® directly on the glass, to use only a very slight pressure with a minimum cutting angle, in order to cut the fibers without damaging the cutting surface.
For best results, we recommend to leave 1-3 mm gap between the silicone joint and SQUID® material.
To activate the glue, apply pressure (approx.10 kg) with the squeegee while pressing the material firmly onto the surface, horizontally and vertically. This is very important to avoid the formation of bubbles in SQUID®.
Should you end up with some extra SQUID® material, keep it in its original packaging, tightly wrapped around its carton core and firmly fixed with 3 adhesive tapes evenly spread over the width of the roll, center, left and right.
You can download the print version of the SQUID® installation instructions here.