Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

removing old tint?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BowtieBlazer, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2001
    Posts:
    2,462
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    I remember there being a post about this some time back....can't remember some of the best mentioned proceedures...I figure find a loose end and tear...come back and scrape clean with flat razor....maybe use some alcohol/windex solution as an aid....
     
  2. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2000
    Posts:
    11,117
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    .
    Yep..you called it. Also rubbing alcohol takes the sticky flim off good /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
  3. BIGJ

    BIGJ 1/2 ton status Author

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    896
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Central Arkansas
    Yep, that's about it. Home depot has some orange smelling grease and adhesive remover that kicks a$$ too. It makes really short work of the adhesive left from the tint.

    BIGJ
     
  4. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2001
    Posts:
    2,017
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Imperial Valley/Maricopa
    flat razor it as much as you can then use some hot/warm water with dishwashing liquid, just don't burn yourself. you'd be surprized how much the hot water alone takes care of it. had to do it to 3 cars now. dam CHP...

    ARQ.
     
  5. 91k5NC

    91k5NC 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2002
    Posts:
    206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Durham Nc
    I have used hot water like the preveas post said and it worked very well. good luck /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  6. JohnnyFresno

    JohnnyFresno 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2002
    Posts:
    194
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Clovis, CA
    I used a screwdriver and that sticker remover crap, man did I have a headache afterwards. It did clean it up pretty good though.
     
  7. chulisohombre

    chulisohombre 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2002
    Posts:
    4,140
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Bangor,Pa
    nobody else mentioned it but if you use a rasor to get one corner up and use a hair dryer to heat up the glue on the tint it will come off with minimal cleanup required.just hold it about 5 inches away and heat it with a sweeping motion almost like if you were spraypainting.i did this to a buddies car and he was amazed that this method worked so well.he had too many tickets for his tint so the last cop that pulled him over said he had to take it off.
     
  8. Blazinaire

    Blazinaire 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2002
    Posts:
    1,262
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Santa Maria, CA
    Does anyone know if/how you can remove the factory rear window tint, it is the perforated kind (little holes punched out) The tint shop said that it cannot be removed and that I need new glass, WTF?
     
  9. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2001
    Posts:
    2,462
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    mine looked almost factory wasn't bubbled or preferated....came off like nothing....worked the edges up with the flat razor, pulled with good pressure and it came off for the most part backing and all, a little alcohol and the flat razor took off what eccess glue it left behind....damn its wierd not having tint...it was onlike like 75% light blue tint but tomorrow the 2% goes on /forums/images/icons/grin.gif (insert evil laugh)....
     
  10. fulltopblazer

    fulltopblazer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2001
    Posts:
    484
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Altus,Oklahoma 73521
    The factory perferated tint will not come off its little ceramic dots that are baked on just get a new backglass Their not that expensive
     
  11. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

    Joined:
    May 31, 2000
    Posts:
    10,384
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Georgetown, TX
    Yep, look closely at the back glass. It doesn't have a film glued to it. As Carl Sagan would have said, there are "billions and billions" of little tiny dots baked onto the glass. Maybe you can find someone nearby that will trade with you. If you were closer I would trade. That "tint" is very sturdy and won't scratch easily like the plastic films will. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     

Share This Page