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Old 05-01-2008, 07:46 AM   #1
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Is there an easy way to remove window tint?-I know the side windows won't be bad but what about the rear window defogger lines?-Its on a lincoln towncar.
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Old 05-01-2008, 07:57 AM   #2
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Pain in the ass,very hard to save the copper oxide on the defroster lines,patience ,is the key,peel the tint fast and soak the shit out of the glue with dishsoap and water,razorblade not on the lines and 0000 steel wool..GOOD LUCK.
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Old 05-01-2008, 08:02 AM   #3
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rip off the film..................get a can of "easy off" oven cleaner, spray it on the back window only. Let sit for 10 min or so.............the glue will then wipe off with a soapy scrub pad.
If some glue is left repeat.........
Finally clean with soap/water.

On the side windows use soap/water with a razor blade scraper........

PLease put some towels around the back window "before" you spray the oven cleaner as its potent stuff and can discolor the interior
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:42 AM   #4
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It will rip some of the rear window defrost line off.
Done that before
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:00 AM   #5
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I just went thought this. It is waaay easier to pull the window and put in another. If you can a window at self serve wrecker it can be really cheap. I paid $10 for mine.
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I just had the tint re-done on the back window of my '01 T/A and the defroster is still mint. If you don't know what that back glass looks like its huge and has alot of defroster lines. Took them all day but the guy wasn't complaining afterwards about it. So its not impossible to do without ruining the glass/defroster.

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Old 05-01-2008, 12:10 PM   #7
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I just checked with a tint shop,They said 120.00 to remove it.I suppose that aint bad-my time is worth more than that.
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Old 05-01-2008, 12:16 PM   #8
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Old 05-01-2008, 03:48 PM   #9
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windex will help take it off.
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I've used a concentrated window cleaner without diluting it.
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:26 PM   #11
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Straight ammonia in a spray bottle then put plastic wrap over it,in about 20 min the tint will peel of and the glue residue can be wiped up with soap and water,no razor blades!!
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:44 PM   #12
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Straight ammonia in a spray bottle then put plastic wrap over it,in about 20 min the tint will peel of and the glue residue can be wiped up with soap and water,no razor blades!!
Yup, worked in a tint shop 20 years ago and that's what we used to do.
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:39 PM   #13
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Yep, I accidently used windex with ammonia once. When I rolled out of the car wash parking lot I lowered down both windows at the same time and boy if the window tint didnt just slide off.
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the tint shop i worked at uses a steamer with a brass end on it after you steam and pull off slowly (going fast on the rear defrost lines will pull some of them off)after that and you got all the tint off use some glue remover of some type and spray on it and let set for a little bet spraying a couple times. then take a WHITE scotch brite pad (must be thwe white pad will not scratch the glass)and scrub it . this will take a few times to get all the glue off.after all this there is still a chance that the defroster still won't work.the $120 ie a good price to remove the rear glass tint if you have defroster.
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