[s-cars] Tint Removal

David Cahill djcahill at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 09:35:05 PDT 2009


I had to remove front window tint from my wife's Saabaru when I brought it
to VT. I just used a steam cleaner to heat a corner of the tinted surface
and then used a plastic scraper to pull up both layers of tint on the
corner. Then, I just kept steaming and scraping. There was some adhesive
leftover, so I treated it with pine sap remover. I don't know whether it's
easier than ammonia, but it definitely smells better while you're doing it.
I'd say it took ~1hr per window.

Either that or maybe it's time to visit your dermatologist for a medical
exemption to the no tint requirement due to your fair skin. The DMV has a
form for that.


On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 12:22 PM, Abe Berman <yellowcuda at gmail.com> wrote:

> Gents (and Ladies),
> I'm really enjoying being back in a chipped C4, I can say that.  However,
> on
> day one of having a VT plate on ur-Billy's ur-S6 Avant, the blue lights of
> our ol' nemesis Johnny Law showed up behind me.  You see, ur-Bill's brother
> tinted the glass all around at 20% last year, which is a no-no in VT (hell,
> its only marginally legal in CT and NY, where the car was previously
> tagged).
> So, I need to get those front windows cleared up or my warning will soon
> turn into tickets and points for "obstructed front windows".  Now, I could
> go into a story of how I worked the warning as opposed to the ticket
> (crying
> baby in car), or how I didn't actually have the bill of sale, registration,
> or insurance card with me, or how it doesn't even have a front plate
> bracket
> never mind plate, or even how I now am running black 17's with snows with
> massive big reds on the front boldly stating "this is NOT an A6 officer",
> ....but I won't.
> What I want is some BTDT's on tint removal.  Method I am thinking of trying
> tonight involves spraying amonia based clear (or fast orange cleaner) on
> inside of front windows and then covering with saran wrap.  After sitting
> for 30 minutes, use heat gun on outside of window to heat for a while and
> then try to peel tint off.  Any excess glue or pieces to be cleaned with
> amonia cleaner and razor blade.  Sound workable?
> TIA,
> Happy C4 owner (unnamed and anon e. mous Sgt. Schultz, thank you very much)
> Burlington, VT
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