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Old 11-20-2017, 08:48 PM   #1
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Anybody ever find something that will make 27 year old window tint loosen up? I've been using ammonia and a razor blade, there's got to be a better way.
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:16 PM   #2
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use a fabric steamer or an old fashioned hair dryer to apply heat to the film then keep the heat on the area you are removing --you have to get the film warm so that it will release from the adhesive --when finished use goo gone or similar product to remove the adhesive residue--- takes time but it works---FED 387
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:31 PM   #3
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Just scrape it when dry with a razor blade in a holder. Then use Sprayway surface cleaner foam or similar. Use the scraper again.That glue was water based at one time . Might take a couple shots at it .
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:50 AM   #4
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I finally got the side windows clean. I threw every chemical I could think of at it and nothing worked. I scraped it with a razor blade and cleaned it with ammonia. The big challenge will be the monster back glass. This is my gen3 Camaro I'm working on.
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:07 AM   #5
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I went down this road about 20 years ago with my Mustang. The amount of work may not justify the cost of replacement lighter glass. I just remember using a heat gun and razor blade.

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Old 12-03-2017, 04:28 PM   #6
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Heat doesn't help at all . It just makes it gooey-er and hard to work. You won't hurt the glass with a razor blade. Bend the blade and grab it with a small vise-grip for concave surfaces, or use half the blade , then the other.
The glass opens and comes off on those, right?
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Old 12-03-2017, 05:13 PM   #7
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Maybe it depends on how long the tint has been on, but my experiance on my old 69 Fairlane Cobra mirrored what Mark said. I just used some new sharp razor blades, and the tint came off fairly easily, in large sections. Did not use any heat source. With many later car back glasses, you need to be very carefull around any electric rear defogger lines, very easy to damage or destroy, if that is a concern.
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:18 PM   #8
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a friend of mine that tints. says to soak in zep mixed with 50/50 with water and cover with trashbags for 20-30 minutes and it should come off easy said to repeat for glue but also mentioned zep is strong and can ruin door panels and carpet if your not careful, wear gloves and make sure car doors are open
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a friend of mine that tints. says to soak in zep mixed with 50/50 with water and cover with trashbags for 20-30 minutes and it should come off easy said to repeat for glue but also mentioned zep is strong and can ruin door panels and carpet if your not careful, wear gloves and make sure car doors are open
No offense meant, but that's the worst one I've heard yet.
What kind of Zep? They make many types of chemicals.
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:21 AM   #10
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Honestly dont know just passed along the info i was told, i can check more into thatbhe actually gave a list of options depending on how old and adhered the tint was this was the most extreme.
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