Window tint removal can be a real pain in the butt!…but if you follow the steps laid out in our video on how to remove window tint within this page then you can get it done with the minimum of fuss. Their will be times that customers will come to you asking how to remove window tint, don’t tell them you’re little secret, well, you can if you like, but a lot of people have no clue how to remove window tint, they just rip it from the glass leaving all the adhesive behind…and then the fun begins!!
Firstly, i will tell you how to do it properly right from the start, i will come back and deal with the situation of a window full of adhesive in another blog post.
Ok, let the games begin, fire up your wallpaper steamer and let it heat up to working temperature, it is wise to just try and peel the film from the glass at one edge, just to check that it is not one of the cheap korean films that are deigned to just peel off and leave no adhesive behind, if it’s your lucky day..by the time you have read this article, you will have the job done!
ok, it’s getting steamy in here…open a window…so, proceed to the window with your steamer in hand, always wear gloves when performing this procedure, it just reduces the risk of scolding yourself, and that hurts..i’ve been there and done it!
Lets start with a roll up window and show you how to remove window tint, lower the window a few inches down from the top, turn the ignition off right now if it’s an electric window to avoid a flat battery. Heat the top half of the film all over with your steamer, don’t be tempted to just jump straight in and rip the film from the glass, you are here to learn how to remove window tint properly, not make a mess. So, lets crack on…heat the film all over, allow 5 minutes to do this properly, this will allow the glue to soften somewhat, now using a finger nail, try and pick the film away at the top of the glass, to enable a starting point, if the window has micro-edges ( this means their is a gap at the top of the window, where the film finishes short of the top) you should be able to peel the film away in this area, if the window has shaved or filed edges, then refer to the video for instruction on starting the film removal.
Once you have a starting point and can start to peel the film, you need to test a couple of things, some films like to have the steam applied form the external face, ie, the surface that faces the inside of the vehicle, and other films like to have the steam applied to the adhesive surface, determine which window film you have, as it will respond better on one side of the film than the other.
Gently apply pressure as you pull the film away from the glass, keep your ears open as you will hear a sound if you are pulling too hard as the glue is left on the glass.
So , there you have it – continue carefully using the same technique with all windows, especially the rear window as it has delicate heater lines .
For more information on how to remove window tint and the possibilities of making a career out of car widow tinting business please visit our pages on How To Tint Car Windows