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  1. naaman

    naaman New Member Established Member

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    So, I tried searching without much luck. But here is my issue. I am going to detail my brother’s tundra later this month, and he recently got a ticket for too dark tint so he peeled it off himself and left TONS of adhesive on the glass and I’ve never done this before! Some spots are literally the size of my palm and bigger!!!

    Any ideas wat to use to remove it? I’ve been doing a lot of research online but nothing really gives me any products to use!
     
  2. jdcobra

    jdcobra Active Member Established Member

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    Maybe try something like “Goof off?” They sell it at Home Depot or any home improvement store. Great for removing adhesives
     
  3. LuuisHernandez

    LuuisHernandez Member Established Member

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    Get a blade and spray some water on your window, or goo gone. Then, you should be able to scrape it off. Just make sure you use a slight angle with the blade and it should easily come off.


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    Drive XR7 NE Ohio's Fastest Established Member

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    Heat up the adhesive with a heat gun, use acetone and a blade, should come right off.
     
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    TK1299 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Acetone. I removed the tint from one of my vehicles with it. Let it work in there a little bit and just rub off..... the adhesive from the tint you dirty minded mofos
     
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    HudsonFalcon Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    I used my wife's garment steamer to remove the hideous tint job from my Cobra when I bought it. Came off clean no residue.
     
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    RRMBrembo Active Member Established Member

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    This is a good call. From my understanding most professional shops use steam machines to remove tint.
     
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    Be REALLY ****ing careful if you're using a blade on the back window. VERY easy to mess up the defrosted wiring that's essentially painted on.
     
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    True. The defroster lines are literally painted on.

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  12. Brutal Metal

    Brutal Metal Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Actually most shops use the garbage bad method.
     
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    Helomech74 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I used to manage a tint shop and we always used a steamer to remove the tint without leaving adhesive behind. Works like a champ.
     
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    Some guys beat me to it. Steam gun is the way to go. Great results with minimal cleanup. No need for chemicals.
     
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