[s-cars] Tint Removal

Patrick Moores pfm2316 at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 27 05:11:46 PDT 2009

Oh man, where were you guys twelve years ago when I bought a, new to me, 1985 190E 2.3-16V from Reno, NV ? It had some pretty dark tint but nothing I thought exceeded the
other cars I'm seeing on the road all around me. Wisconsin's version of Roscoe P. Coltrane
 thought different. Two weeks after licensing it in Milwaukee an energetic and stoic cop
 does a 180 and pulls me over, gives me an $80 fix-it ticket with one week to:
a) put a front plate on it(ruins a beautiful front view of the 2.3-16V) and
b) remove all the tint - my jaw dropped open, local firms wanted upwards
of $300 to remove said tint, no I'll take care of it myself, nope, not once did
a heat gun cross my mind, I spent over 12 hours on a weekend scraping it
off with a razor blade - never crossed my mind that maybe the sweltering 115deg
heat in summer was actually helping me a little - no no, I continued on and got to 
the back window where I proceeded to scrape most of the copper landing off of
my rear defroster as well.....heat gun, wish I had that eureka moment, or you guys
back then....still have the Mercedes, and now an S6, and all of you, things are looking up!
I wonder if Eric Holder is going to make me license my heat gun?


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