Installing car window tinting is a great way to add UV protection and a bit of privacy to the vehicle. But if you got bad tints, they can get messy in 6 months and usually need to be replaced. You should get installed quality auto window tinting that lasts for more than 5 years.
Here are some of the best car window tint removal techniques that you can learn to do the tint change by yourself!
Peel It With The Soap Method
This one is actually the preferred method for the car owners who don’t want to buy extra accessories just to remove a window tint. Most of the required supplies like soap, knife, water, paper towels and spray bottle are easily available in every household. Here are the step by step instructions that you can follow in the soap method.
- First of all, make a small cut on one corner of the tint and start peeling off the tint.
- Keep peeling the tint to a point where it gets harder to peel off any further.
- At this point, you can use the dish soap and warm water mixture, put it in a spray bottle and spray it on the leftover adhesive.
- After the adhesive gets soft enough, you can start removing it with a paper towel. You can also use a knife to carefully scrape off the adhesive that won’t come off easily.
- That’s it! You can use the glass cleaner after removing the tints to get clean window glasses.
Using A Hair Dryer
The hair dryer method is even easier than the first one and requires you to use less products. Here are the steps you can follow.
- Turn on the hairdryer and start heating one corner of the tint from where you want to start the scraping from.
- When you notice that the tint is loose enough, start peeling off from the corner slowly but firmly.
- Keep the hair dryer near the tint and focus on the line which joins the glass window and the tint. This will allow the adhesive between the two to loosen up.
- After fully removing the tint, you can use a paper towel to remove the rest of the adhesive that’s still on the glass of your car’s window.
- Remember that you can either use a glass cleaner or use the hairdryer again on the adhesive to soften it even further before using the paper towel. Preferably, use a combo of these products for the best results.
The glass tint removes perfectly with this method, but remember to be careful with the hairdryer as it is a dangerous electrical equipment.
Use A Steamer
Using a steamer can also be a great and time saving way of removing the damaged window tints by yourself. This is literally the most time efficient way of removing the tints, and cheap too if you already own a fabric steamer. You’ll have to rent the steamer if you don’t happen to have one in your home. Once the things are ready follow these steps.
- Fill the fabric steamer with water and turn it on.
- Use the steamer on one corner of the tint and make the tint loose enough to peel off easily with your hands.
- Grab the tint from the loosened corner and start peeling it off gradually. Keep the steamer focused on the joining line to make all of the adhesive loose over time.
- After peeling off all the tint, you can clean the window glass with glass cleaner and paper towels.
This method might cost you some money if you end up renting a fabric steamer for the job. But the amount of time it can save you will literally compensate for the cost.
Use The Ammonia Method
Using ammonia to remove your car window tint looks like a new thing, but it actually is a popular method as it has its own advantages. You’ll need to arrange some additional in this method, so, follow the steps and see what comes next.
- Make a soapy mixture, put it is a spray bottle and spray the other window part with it. Use a black plastic bag to cover the damp surface.
- Spray the inner portion of the window with ammonia, cover it with a black plastic bag and leave the car in the sun with windows open for about an hour.
- Peel off the tint after an hour by starting from a corner as in previous steps.
Black plastic bags helped us trap the sun’s heat and generate enough energy to loosen up the adhesive.
Once you have removed tints from your car’s windows, go to reliable window tint shops Springfield and choose high quality tints.