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How to take tint of windows? help quick please

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bajaviking, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. bajaviking

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    What is the easiest way to take the tinted film of the windows /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    Razor blade and soapy water??

    Good luck to ya in the future.

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    I would like to no this too, as of now I have the sides stock, and the back REALLY DARK tint. It's impossible to see out of at night /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif
     
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    stock tint is usually inside the glass so you cant remove it, but aftermarket, just a razor and the right chemicals... soap or windex or something
     
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    Wont the razor stratch the glass itself though? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    A buddy of mine tints windows, it's a business of his, yes you use a razor blade and dish soap and water, yets the razor will scratch if your not careful, keep the blade at a decent angle and don't dig in, usually you can get the tin started and just peal it off in large pieces, then use more soapy water to remove the glue until it's all removed.

    DO NOT do this routine on a vehicle with a window defogger.
     
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    A buddy of mine tints windows, it's a business of his, yes you use a razor blade and dish soap and water, yets the razor will scratch if your not careful, keep the blade at a decent angle and don't dig in, usually you can get the tin started and just peal it off in large pieces, then use more soapy water to remove the glue until it's all removed.

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    That would be a neat job, I've always wondered how the tint is made

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    DO NOT do this routine on a vehicle with a window defogger.

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    OUCH that would suck /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    He actually buys the tint in bulk rolls of like 250ft from a supplier, then just cuts to fit winders and make some serious profit on the deal. I was actually thinkin about doin it as i have been with him several times and only have him tint my windows, it's not that hard of as deal to do, just paying close attention to detail and keeping the window areas very clean during application.
     
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    Methyl Ethyl Ketone (known as MEK) is a great tint remover. Soak a sponge (use gloves) and wipe it on the tinting, then use a razor blade. Just be sure to keep it off ya and use it in a well ventilated area. Also make sure you don't let it get all over the carpet.
     
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    A buddy of mine tints windows, it's a business of his.

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    Hey T.J. is he here in the valley? I just need to find some good quality tint. I don't want to buy a full roll of tint. But I want to redo mine since I move back to AZ from CA... The guy I use to get my tint from is still not around. So need a new supplier... Thanks
     
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    Why don't you just tint the front winders to match the back instead of removing it and having all clear windows? I could tell a HUGe difference when I tinted all my windows, stays cooler inside, not near as much glare from the sun, and looks way better. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    Oh and if the tint is factory it should be lamenated then...which means the film is in the middle sandwiched between 2 pieces of glass. You will need different glass if you really want to remove it.
     
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    I could tell a HUGe difference when I tinted all my windows, stays cooler inside, not near as much glare from the sun, and looks way better. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif


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    But it's really hard to see out of in the dark since theres no sun, at least with my back window /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    I could tell a HUGe difference when I tinted all my windows, stays cooler inside, not near as much glare from the sun, and looks way better. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif


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    But it's really hard to see out of in the dark since theres no sun, at least with my back window /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    HOT SOAPY WATER

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    I could tell a HUGe difference when I tinted all my windows, stays cooler inside, not near as much glare from the sun, and looks way better. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif


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    But it's really hard to see out of in the dark since theres no sun, at least with my back window /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    You get used to it, i had my factory side tinted windows tinted over again with a lighter tint, to make them just a bit more dark, (for those special moments /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif) Also going to the auto parts store and buying those 50 watt back up lights that are the replacements for the bulbs currently on the stock location is also a nice little upgrade.

    As far as my buddy selling material, he doesn't really do that, he buys his in bulk and uses it on a per vehicle basis, he can usually get you a pretty good deal on having him tint the windows if you wanted to go that route. He warranties all his work and will basically put whatever you want on it.

    If ya want his info, PM me and i'll get you his number. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I have double 5% all the way around with custom graphics and have to back out my narrow driveway every night. I've never hit anything because I watch WTF I'm going. If a guy can't manage to back up without hitting anything and then blames it on the windows when he does is a sad excuse...I wouldn't even let my GF get by with that one! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    I have double 5% all the way around with custom graphics and have to back out my narrow driveway every night. I've never hit anything because I watch WTF I'm going. If a guy can't manage to back up without hitting anything and then blames it on the windows when he does is a sad excuse...I wouldn't even let my GF get by with that one! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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    How do you get away with double limo?? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif Is the fuzz not as strick there as in the bayarea?
     
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    I should specify...my top and tailgate is double 5%. My roll ups and wings are 35%. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif I already have enough illegal stuff on it to worry about like no cats and no mud flaps. Speaking of that got a mudflap ticket the other day. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     

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