Manufacturers of auto tint have easy removal in mind when their products roll out of the factory. This product is designed to be extremely easy to apply and to be safe for the vehicle’s glass. With just a little time and patience, the film can be removed without incident. The process doesn’t require any specialized tools. Everything that is needed to take the film off the windows can be found around the home.
There are many reasons people decide on auto tint removal. A person may need to resell the car and doesn’t want to take a chance that a prospective buyer might not want darkened windows. The car may need a new application, as even the best barriers will fade and lose their ability to filter out sunlight eventually. Whatever the reason, a couple hours is all it takes to get rid of the old product and restore the windows to their original condition.
The items needed for auto tint removal are some sort of light plastic product, like plastic wrap or garbage bags, a roll of tape to hold everything in place and an ammonia product like window cleaner. Pure ammonia can also be used for this project as well. A spray bottle will also be very useful if the cleaner does not come with one. There will need to be a little precision involved in the process, so anything that can be used to apply the ammonia solution evenly will help. It can also get a little dirty during the actual separation, so bring something to scrape the film off with, or be prepared for dirty fingernails.
When separating the film from the window, it needs to be done in a well-ventilated area and done in a place where sun can reach the window. The car needs to be left in direct sunlight for about an hour after the solution is sprayed on, so it’s best to get started in the late morning or early afternoon, and only when the weather is nice. It is also recommended that only one window be dealt with at a time, so plan ahead accordingly.
To begin, spray the window thoroughly with the ammonia. Put the plastic over the glass to hold the liquid to the film and tape the ends of the plastic down.
After around an hour has passed, the heat and ammonia will have loosened the film up enough to a point where auto tint removal should be rather easy. Using the scraper, take the barrier off gently and slowly. Once all the residue has been taken off, a thorough cleaning of the windows is a must, especially if a new barrier is going to be applied. Because the glass may get pretty sticky during the separation, it may take more than one repetition of spraying and wiping before everything is cleaned away.
Once everything is taken off the window, the new film can be applied. Auto tint removal can be done in an afternoon with minimal difficulty, and once complete, the windows will be back to their original state.