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window tint removal

Posted by Wes Painter on July 14th, 1999 06:33 PM
In reply to window tint film removal by Vicky on July 18th, 1998 04:15 PM [Go to top of thread]

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When we encounter old tint it can be hard, brittle and difficult to deal with. There are commercial solutions available for sale at window tint stores, but the old fashioned remedy is household ammonia. Be aware of safety precautions to observe when handling ammonia. Protect your skin and eyes and protect any furnishings near the work area. Use full strength household ammonia in a durable sprayer bottle and spray the window aggressively with the ammonia. Then you need to apply full length strips of saran wrap or any brand of clear sandwich wrap over the ammonia and glass to seal the ammonia on the glass and let it soak. It will soften the film eventually, you may however need to lift the strips and respray the glass/tint once or twice. You will see when it works as the tint will begin to wrinkle, it may take 45min - 1 hour. Then you will remove one strip of saran wrap at a time and SCRAPE the softened tint with a new single edge razor blade in a good scraper handle, available at paint or hardware stores. Its a messy, tricky job and requires concentration and timing. After removing tint, rescrape the entire window and wash glass as usual. For professional quality home window tinting films and supplies visit our website:

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