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#1 tegboy

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 10:29 PM

Hi all, I have stripped the aftermarket window tint off my car, because it was too dark. I am left with nasty glue residue on the windows now. I have tried a scraper and it did nothing, tried steaming it off, nothing again. Simple Green no good, glue remover, just messed up the window with sticky residue marks. I am using #000 steel wool now, works, but very, very slow and arm breaking.

What should I use, I don't want to use anything too harsh, for fear of damaging the leather in my car.

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#2 bunmango

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 11:20 PM

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?

#3 tegboy

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 11:27 PM

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

#4 siblues

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 02:10 AM

Well I used to do tint work for a living and the way we used to take it off was with a adhesive remover or a amonia based window cleanwe and get the window nice and wet and use a scraper as far as the rear window it was the same but we used to us a plastic type brillo that wasnt to abrasive and that was even taking a chance with the element but if you are carefull you should be ok or you can let the cleaner sit for awhile on the rear and just rub alot !!! that is your safest bet
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#5 TOGWT

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 04:27 AM

~ One man’s opinion / observations ~

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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#6 Quack

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Posted 20 August 2004 - 05:39 AM

http://www.tintdude.com/remove.html




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