How to Remove Window Tint

There is nothing uglier to a car’s exterior than a tint which is peeling off. The tint looked good once but now not it may become a reason for hinder your view and destroying the car’s beautiful exterior. It is not very difficult to remove the tint by yourself. Here are some simple steps that can be followed for completing the task.

Things Needed

  • Several razor blades
  • Fine grade steel wool
  • Black trash bags
  • Window cleaner
  • Paper towels

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Directions

Prepare for Removing the Window Tint

Step 1:

Wait for a sunny day as you will need the sun’s warmth to remove the old tint in an effective manner.

Step 2:

This work would need about four hours to complete. The time required for the car to sit in the warmth of the sun is included.

Step 3:

The car has to be parked in the sun with the rear of the vehicle facing towards the sun.

Step 4:

To have one large sheet of plastic, cut a garbage bag along the sides.

Removing Window Tint from Rear Window

Step 1:

The interior seats should be covered with tarp or some other covering object, this will protect the seats from the spray debris.

Step 2:

Now, take a window cleaner and spray it on the inside of the rear window.

Step 3:

Now press the plastic garbage bag immediately on the inner side surface of the rear window. Make sure that all the exposed glass has been covered.

Step 4:

This procedure has to be repeated approximately every twenty minutes for about two hours. You are basically steaming the tint from the windows.

Step 5:

Peel the plastic film off at the corner of the window by using the razor blade. The plastic should be peeled off in one piece if possible.

Step 6:

As you remove the film, spray more window cleaner on the window. This will prevent the glue from drying again.

Step 7:

The remaining adhesive is to be scrubbed off with fine steel wool and ammonia. Be patient as this will take time.

Removing Window Tint from Side Windows

Step 1:

Grip the corner of the film with the razor blade.

Step 2:

Start peeling off the film with the razor blade. This may have to be taken out in a lot of pieces.

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Step 3:

For removing the remaining residue, slide the razor blade over the surface of the window.

Step 4:

Use a window cleaner to spray on the window.

Step 5:

For cleaning the remaining residue from the windows, use towels and fine steel wool.

Additional Tip

A dull blade should not be used. If the blade is not efficiently sharp then the window can get damaged.