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Removing window tint

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dremu, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    The prevous owner of my M1009 CUCV was a local PD, and they put in some dark-ass tint in the back ... kills my visibility at night :(

    And since it doesn't have A/C, I don't drive the truck when it's hot =))

    Anyway, I seem to recall someone telling me NOT to use Windex on tint, which would imply it would help remove the stuff ... other than patience and a supply of razor blades, is there anything I should know?

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    It doesn't help remove it, it breaks it down, usually makes it turn purple much quicker.

    To remove it, just use a single edged razor, and some dishsoaped water, can also use steam, if you have one of those portable units.
     
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    Yes, with the old tint it would turn it purple. I believe that most of the better new tint film is ok to use windex on, or so I've been told by the tint guys. I still just use a damp rag.
     
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    Razor blade and acetone.
     
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    Sweet. Thanks, all.

    Talking about the purple stuff, my sixpack had that in the rear doors ... hideous stuff, that. It looked like it belonged on a 280ZX with a whale tail and window louvers :haha:

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