Removing window tint???

Discussion in 'Tips 'n' Tricks Topic' started by speed_m5, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. speed_m5

    speed_m5 Veteran Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Baytown Texas
    Hey guys i have a 81 z with rear window defrost. Any way to remove the aftermarket tint with out hurting the defrost wires
  2. RS1979

    RS1979 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    Memphis, TN
    Get some black trash bags and cut one to cover the outside glass and one to cover the inside. Park the car where sunlight will shine on the back window. Spray ammonia on the tint and cover it with one of the bags. Push it on the glass. It will stick to the ammonia. Cover the outside of the glass with the other one. Depending on the temperature, it could take 1-2 hours for the ammonia to loosen up the tint. Check on the tint to make sure it stays wet. After an hour, try pulling a corner of the tint away from the window. If it comes off clean, keep pulling. If not, spray more ammonia on it and put the bag back on it. It will eventually come off clean with little to no adhesive left behind.
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  3. ol' grouch

    ol' grouch Veteran Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    Evansville, In.
    If the ammonia cleaner trick doesn't work, carefully trim the tint away from the wires. Spray an alcohol based cleaner on the edge of the tint. slowly work the alcohol in under the tint. You can get excess adhesive off with the alcohol and using a razor blade as a squeegee. As long as it's wet with alcohol, it will slide right off. When it dries, it's sticky and you just spray a little more on it.
  4. 79bigblock

    79bigblock New Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    I used to use ammonia when removing back glass tint's but there is this product called 'Simple Pink' and it is specifically designed for removing tint and tint adhesive. Although ammonia would be cheaper for a one time
  5. Rcrwnab

    Rcrwnab New Member

    Oct 18, 2014
    Tidewater VA
    Go to a place that sells cheap household stuff and get a steamer for clothes. . Use it over the tint. Tint will take the glue off also. Then some regular window cleaner and done.

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