It’s summertime once again and I suddenly realized that my car’s window tint was not dark enough to protect me from the harsh sunlight.
When I drive out during the afternoon, I could feel the heat of the sun burning on my face. Imagine, I had to wear sunblock even though I was just inside the car!
So, I decided to embark on a project to remove my window car tint so I can install new and darker ones. I also noticed that some of it had air bubbles inside them - definitely time to get them out.
One of our customers also dropped by and asked to remove the window tint from her car. Looking at the car tint, it seems that it has seen better days and definitely needed to be removed. So, I also shared with her some easy methods on how she can easily remove the tint on her own.
Well, she opted to have someone do it for her lest she causes some serious damage. Anyway, she was willing to watch me and my team perform the removal for future reference.
There are different methods in removing the car tint, and it depends on the availability of the materials that you have. Also, one method may be more difficult than another, so it is up to you to make a choice.
Fortunately, I had all the materials handy, so what I did was use one removal method for each side of my car. I’d like to share with you some methods on how to remove window tint from your car.
Method 1: Take Advantage
of The Hot Sun Plus Ammonia
The combination of heat and ammonia works well to melt away the glue and makes it easier to remove the tint. Be careful though because ammonia emits toxic fumes which are hazardous to the health so take necessary precautions and wear protective gear.
Method 2: Steaming the Car Tint
Using steam is the easiest way to remove window tint. It removes the stickiness of the glue and the tint peels off easily just like cellophane. This is by far the easiest and fastest way to remove window tint.
Method 3: Soapy Water, Newspapers, and Scraping
Soap and water also washes away the adhesive used in the window tint. The newspapers help in keeping the tint wet, so the tint comes off easily.
This method may take more time that using ammonia and steaming because you also need to scrape off the tint. However, the materials used are more readily available unlike a steamer, and is also safer than ammonia.
Upon reading the article, which of the methods did you like best? I’m sure that if you didn’t have a steamer you’d probably be out the door and buy one right away.
Personally, steaming the windows is the easiest and fastest way for me. What I normally do was also steam my upholstery to sanitize it -- it’s like hitting two birds with one stone. Saving time, saving effort, plus I get a cleaner car in the process.
What do you think? Do you have other tips that you’d like to share with us? We are also open to receive feedback, comments, and suggestions from our dear readers- don’t hesitate to contact us. We would definitely love to hear your thoughts and creative ideas.
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