Removing tint glue

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  1. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Took my tint off as the fine jumped to $250. Having a devil of a time getting the glue off. Goo Gone is just making a mess... Anyone have any advice?
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    MartyFukstein OT Supporter

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    Goof off is stronger. Solvent is strongest. Use lots of towels, as they will absorb the glue and start to spread the glue back onto the window.
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    What kind of solvent?
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Carb cleaner is a very strong solvent.
    However I tried goo gone, carb cleaner, etc, and found water made the glue dissolve like no other.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Ammonia and 0000 steel wool.
     
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    :werd: this combo's the ticket. Be careful around defroster lines, even with the finest steel wool, it still ripped one of my lines. I was scrubbing hard though.

    i've heard people tint their windshields and say "oh i'll just take it off if I get a ticket"

    never again will I ever remove tint, biggest pita ever :mamoru:
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Yea, I did it with a bucket of water and scotchbrite. Takes fucking forever.
     
  9. Morgan06

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    But be careful doing the rear window, the fumes like to linger in the rear tray and can become overpowering. Make sure you've got good ventilation.

    I've always used SprayWay and a razor blade on the side windows, probably done 100+ vehicles this way. And another +1 for being careful on the defroster lines- it's a circuit and a small amount of damage can leave it inoperable.
     
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    Sprayway works well. You can also use windex and a razor blade on the sides. For the back, windex and 0000 steel wool. and scrub scrub scrub.
     
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    windex and a razor, comes off mega easy i did it with my tints
     
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    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    I used rubbing acky and blue shop tools and just took my time
     
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    IHAVECRABS Diversity is our strength. LOLOL

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    razor blades work wonders. much better than towels or wool
     

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