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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-20-04, 02:55 AM Thread Starter
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removing window tint.

what i want to know is it a total pain in the arse to remove window tint? i have tinted windows and they arent that dark and they are scratched and have chunks missing in places so i thought if i take the tint off myself it i wont have to pay the guy to remove my tint so it will be cheaper. i have heard horror stories about getting glue off and stuff but is there anything i need to know or do i just scape the tint off and get some metho or something to clean the glue off with?
is it that easy?


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Re: removing window tint.

You can do it yourself but it stinks! Let you be warned! Basically you just use a heat gun and you can peel it off...

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and the glue goes with it??

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Not all of it... use a bit of elbow grease and glass cleaner to get that off

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Re: removing window tint.

Glass cleaner wont even touch it!
You need to use strong solvents to clear the glue off.

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Re: removing window tint.

stupid question - but what the hells a heatgun and where do you get one.

i need to do some tint removing myself.

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Re: removing window tint.

a heat gun is basically a 'man' hairdryer that you buy from a hardware store. in effect it essentially blows hot air from it and heats up whatever your pointing it at. other uses are to heat up house paint so it bubbles then it just scrapes off.

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a heat gun is basically a 'man' hairdryer .....
great answer.. had me in giggling...
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Re: removing window tint.

A heat gun is the way to go just use a blade to get started and heat film as you pull away from the window. Any glue left on glass can be removed with prepsol (available
at any automotive paint supplier). With a little patience the film will come of in one sheet. The back window is usually done in 3 horizontal strips.

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Re: removing window tint.

Well how would you get the tint of rear window ,i imagine that it must be a nightmare to get it off especially with the rear windows heating elements ?
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