I'm not sure this is the right place for this thread, but I started today to remove my old window tint. It lasted 5 years and was turning purple. I am using a razor blade, wash cloth, and a bottle of "tint removal" from wal-mart. I was working on it for an hour and only got half of the back window done. And I nicked the defroster black lines a few times. My question is, how do the "pro's" do it? They can un-tint and put new tint on in the same day. It's mind boggling!:disgust:
I saw the guys do my Cougar from start to finish......They removed the tint that was on there with a razor blade, but it was in some sorta holder.....basically a handle that held the razor. They just scrapped it off :shrug:.
If you're doing what I think you're doing and just have the blade in hand I know it's a PITA. I did that to my first car I had and it took me about a week or so of scrappin .
In the past I have used a razor on the 2 front windows. On my '01, the quarter panel windows had some sort of factory "haze" looking tint on it. To keep from ruining it, I used hot water and a brillo pad. Same thing for the rear window to keep from destroying the defrost lines.
I have heard the soaking the rear window with undiluted amonia and covering it with a plastic bag works, but I have no personal experience with this method.
i used some "steel wool"... spray some windex or other type of window cleaner and just use that steel wool to take it off... it comes out faster and will not damage the rear windshield defrost lines.... this will help you remove the leftover glue much faster than a razorblade, plus u won't risk cutting urself!
Craig "street concepts" once suggested a way to do it. I can't remember exactly.
But it involved wetting the entire surface, and wrapping the inside of the back
window with a garbage bag and letting it sit outside in the sun, the heat and
the moisture will take its toll on the adhesive...
maybe if he see's this post, he'll clear up the process.
OK, TINT REMOVAL, 1" RAZOR BLADE MIXTURE OF BABY OIL AND WATER MORE BABY OIL THEN WATER SO THAT WAY THE GLUE WILL SLIDE OFF AFTER YOU TAKE IT WITH RAZOR BLADE,PAPER TOWLS, REAR WINDOW STEEL WHOOL FORGET WHAT GRIT TO USE, AND SOMETHING WITH A HIGH BASED AMONIA(SP) HOWEVER, BEST TO DO IN WELL VENTILATED AREA OR YOU WILL GET STONED OFF OF IT(HAD FUN DOING THAT IN THE BACK OF CARS)
A HIGH CONCENTRATED WINDEX WILL DO THE TRICK, ALSO LEAVE CAR PARKED IN SUNLIGHT BEFORE REMOVAL SO THAT WAY THE GLASS GETS HOT AND STUFF COMES OFF EASIER, ALSO TO PULL FILM OFF USE HEATGUN ON OUTSIDE GLASS BUT DO NOT KEEP THE HEATGUN CONCENTRATED ON ONE SPOT MOVE FROM SIDE TO SIDE ON GLASS
Ok guys, I thought I would let you know what I used.
I borrowed a steamer from my aunt and used that on the 4 side windows.
I would say it took no longer than 3 minutes per window, with no glue residue. Totally pleased.
For the back window, that I already messed up with a razor, I used the steamer and a green dish pad. It took longer, but that was my fault.
Thank you for all your help, and I hope someone else can learn from my mistakes.
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