[s-cars] Tint Removal

Abe Berman yellowcuda at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 12:59:36 PDT 2009

Thanks for the BTDT Doug, I considered just replacing the glass, but I'd
rather use it a last resort at this point as if my better half sees me
disassembling the doors she might be less than enthused.  Time for a dose of
elbow grease and "the carbonated liquid wrench"...


On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 3:48 PM, Douglas Landaeta <dlandaeta at gmail.com>wrote:

> Abe,
> 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.
> Sent from my mobile
> Doug
>  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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