window tint glue removal
Posted 19 August 2004 - 06:29 AM
What should I use, I don't want to use anything too harsh, for fear of damaging the leather in my car.
Posted 19 August 2004 - 07:27 AM
Originally posted by bunmango
goo gone, goof off, 3m adhesive remover... any old citrus based adhesive remover will do
quick question though - how'd you go about removing the tint on your rear windshield?
I didn't end up doing that, the back window on an Integra is HUGE and the window tint is 2 pieces, I am worried about damaging the demister lines in the glass, I might leave it to the professionals, but I was quoted $150 to strip the back glass, a bit steep I believe, I mean I could spend it at Pakshak or buying more Poorboys hahaha
Posted 19 August 2004 - 10:10 AM
Posted 19 August 2004 - 12:27 PM
Window tint glue removal See #4 & 6
This applies to all tinted windows, particularly ones that have defroster lines, which can be damaged by razor blades. As such, heat and chemicals are the best ways to proceed on this type of glass. This rear-windshield job took about an hour and a half.
1.Old tint can be removed with fairly common items, including black rubbish bags, Isopropyl Alcohol, steel wool and a razor blade or knife.
2.Spray the window's exterior with soapy water, cover it with a black trash bag, smooth the plastic flat, and then trim the bag to fit the glass. This will absorb heat, which makes the film expand so that both layers will peel off together.
3.Inside, protect any close-by upholstered surfaces, and then spray the window film with undiluted Isopropyl Alcohol, ensure that the spray reaches all the way to the edge.
4.Trap the Isopropyl Alcohol against the tint with another trash bag or, for small windows, plastic wrap. Then let the window bake in the sun for about an hour to soften the tint's adhesive.
5.Lift a corner of the film with a fingernail or, failing that, a razor blade. Be careful not to nick the defroster lines. The film should peel off in whole pieces; keep the tint moist with ammonia as you strip. Use a razor blade to scrape off any tint that didn't peel.
6.Remove glue residue with 3M General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner (PN 08984) and 0000 (Super Fine) steel wool, wiping with paper towel as you go
7.Finish by removing the exterior trash bag and cleaning both sides of the window with glass cleaner.
Information source: Ric Wellman 2004 (Tintdude)
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