[s-cars] Tint Removal

David Cahill djcahill at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 09:51:19 PDT 2009

This is a good point. I should add that I went the steam cleaning route on a
sunny, 85 degree day to avoid thermal stress to the windows. They were
already plenty hot.

On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 12:47 PM, <hoog23 at aol.com> wrote:

> I'd be a little leary of the heat gun.  I cracked a window at home
> stripping paint and I barely heated the thing up.
> Dave
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Abe Berman <yellowcuda at gmail.com>
> To: s-car list <s-car-list at audifans.com>
> Sent: Mon, Oct 26, 2009 12:22 pm
> Subject: [s-cars] Tint Removal
> Gents (and Ladies),
> I'm really enjoying being back in a chipped C4, I can say that.  However,
> on
> ay one of having a VT plate on ur-Billy's ur-S6 Avant, the blue lights of
> ur ol' nemesis Johnny Law showed up behind me.  You see, ur-Bill's brother
> inted the glass all around at 20% last year, which is a no-no in VT (hell,
> ts only marginally legal in CT and NY, where the car was previously
> agged).
> So, I need to get those front windows cleared up or my warning will soon
> urn into tickets and points for "obstructed front windows".  Now, I could
> o into a story of how I worked the warning as opposed to the ticket (crying
> aby in car), or how I didn't actually have the bill of sale, registration,
> r insurance card with me, or how it doesn't even have a front plate bracket
> ever mind plate, or even how I now am running black 17's with snows with
> assive 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
> onight involves spraying amonia based clear (or fast orange cleaner) on
> nside of front windows and then covering with saran wrap.  After sitting
> or 30 minutes, use heat gun on outside of window to heat for a while and
> hen try to peel tint off.  Any excess glue or pieces to be cleaned with
> monia cleaner and razor blade.  Sound workable?
> TIA,
> Happy C4 owner (unnamed and anon e. mous Sgt. Schultz, thank you very much)
> urlington, VT
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