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Best way to remove window tint?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by roostr3269, May 16, 2002.

  1. roostr3269

    roostr3269 1/2 ton status

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    I am using a flat razor blade, but its taking a long time, any ideas?
     
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    I think that is the only way, but be careful not to scratch the glass.
     
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    I manage an Auto Glass shop and we come across this often. We have tried several things nothing is fast or easy. Get several single edge razor blades when they stop cutting get a new one to avoid scrathing the glass. We normally use denatured alcohol with the razor blade for lubrication and to loosen the adhesive on the window tint we have also used 3m adhesive cleaner part #8984 get the kind that you can pour not the spray kind you can get it at a parts store the denatured alcohol you can get at a hardwear store its messy but works good. hope this helps
     
  4. HarryH3

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    I've had good luck using the razor scraper to remove the tint and then spraying the window with water and just a couple of drops of soap in the sprayer bottle. Let it soak for a while, to loosen the adhesive, then it scrapes off easily with the razor scraper. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif I only use 3M window tint, which has a water based adhesive. I don't know how well this would work with some of the other window tints on the market.
     
  5. Mreetz

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    fingernail polish remover will break down the adhesive pretty good too.
     
  6. LittlePig

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    Try WD-40. The mild solvent should let you peel the stuff right off, and the thin oil and penetration agent will help the stuff get under the tint film.
     

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