[s-cars] Tint Removal

Douglas Landaeta dlandaeta at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 12:48:07 PDT 2009


I just did this on a Mercedes. The heat gun works well to soften the  
adhesive. The film pulled off okay leaving a residue of adhesive that  
could only be removed with heat and a razor- that stuff does not wipe  
off or scrub off with anything. It takes time but no issues once I  
resigned myself to a lot of necessary delicate razor scraping.
A final clean up with your favorite goo release citric cleaner and  
you're good.

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On 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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