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Re: Window Tint Removal

My window tint is too dark for NC standards and I'd rather try to remove it altogether rather than take it someplace and spend the dosh to have it redone.

Has anyone ever removed window tinting and, if so, are there any tricks to this??

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Re: Window Tint Removal

Go to Autozone, they have tint removal kits for like $15-$20 I think
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Re: Window Tint Removal

I have heard it is easy to remove if you use steam, although never tried it myself.

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Re: Window Tint Removal

Single edged razor blade?
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Re: Window Tint Removal

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I was thinkin' that but I wanted to see if anyone had any words of wisdom before I started slashing the windows

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BizJetGuy : Quote (Bacchus @ July 06 2003, 6:28pm)Single edged razor blade? *
I was thinkin' that but I wanted to see if anyone had any words of wisdom before I started slashing the windows
That'll put scratches into the window and it'll take forever
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Re: Window Tint Removal

ND4 - what's in the Autozone kit and what does it involve??

I'm wondering if I have to take the door panels off to get to every part of the tint on the front and rear side windows.

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Re: Window Tint Removal

Wal mart sells window tint remover also. I haven't used it but I think it's just a liquid you apply and leave for a few minutes then peel the stuff off.

A razor blade would be a bad thing for the rear window defroster too.

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Re: Window Tint Removal

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Skully : A razor blade would be a bad thing for the rear window defroster too.
I was thinking that, too.

I'll check out the removal kits over the next few days.

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ps: if I'm feeling motivated (and if anyone is interested), I may do a few before and after pics

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Re: Window Tint Removal

Ive always used razor blades, but I only have done side windows ie no defrosters, etc.
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Re: Window Tint Removal

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BizJetGuy : Quote (Bacchus @ July 06 2003, 6:28pm)Single edged razor blade? *
I was thinkin' that but I wanted to see if anyone had any words of wisdom before I started slashing the windows
Use the razor as your last resort. Especially if it was professional film. I've been there, done that, gotten the dirty looks from the neighbors.

I've never tried a removal kit but I would do that before trying to do it with a blade.

The steam idea sounds interesting.. not sure how it would work unless it simply softened the adhesive and make it easier to peel off.

What does the removal kit consist of?

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Re: Window Tint Removal

Holeshot - thanks for the input. Yep - it is professional film and I don't want to screw up the glass or defroster by using a razor.

I'd be real interested to hear some feedback from someone who has used one of the kits.

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Re: Window Tint Removal

The removal kit is a solution that you spray/spread on the window tint, put the clear saran wrap stuff on it, let it sit, and it comes right off. Then you just gotta clean the glue
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Re: Window Tint Removal

Never tried the remover kits,worked at a few auto dealers,side widows are easy.Start with one corner at the top,use a NEW razor blade to start,then peel pulling the tint down and keeping it as close to the glass as possible when pulling down.Clean the residue with a NEW razor blade and plenty of glass cleaner,I prefer invisible glass,the glass cleaner acts as a lubricant on the glass to keep the blade from scratching it.
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Re: Window Tint Removal

Take a sledgehammer to all your windows then call your insurance company.
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