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pull tint off? #225628 Jul 17, 4:39pm Jul 17, 4:39pm
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pull tint off?
So i am thinking about getting my windows tinted black and ripping off the Mirror tint that the previous owner put on... I don't wanna have to pay 20 or 30 bucks to have the old tint removed by the people doing it so can i rip it off myself? Also if so any special tools or chemicals needed?

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Re: pull tint off? [Re: Erick022121] #225629 Jul 17, 4:42pm Jul 17, 4:42pm
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Honestly, I think it's just going to be a real pain in the ass, it's going to make one hell of a mess, and you'll probably spend $15 bucks on supplies. Do youself a favor, spend the cash, & let the pros handle it. Drop off your car, come back in a couple hours and it's done, silver gone, black done.

You'll thank me in the long run.

Re: pull tint off? [Re: robare99] #225630 Jul 17, 5:07pm Jul 17, 5:07pm
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Originally Posted by robare99
Honestly, I think it's just going to be a real pain in the ass, it's going to make one hell of a mess, and you'll probably spend $15 bucks on supplies. Do youself a favor, spend the cash, & let the pros handle it. Drop off your car, come back in a couple hours and it's done, silver gone, black done.

You'll thank me in the long run.


He's right. I've stripped it before with a razor blade, and soapy water, and it was a hell of a mess and a pain.

Re: pull tint off? [Re: robare99] #225631 Jul 17, 5:08pm Jul 17, 5:08pm
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If you have a steamer then you can take it off pretty easy... takes about 30 min a window.

Re: pull tint off? [Re: Erick022121] #225632 Jul 17, 5:30pm Jul 17, 5:30pm
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Dude dont stress it!...Let the professionals do it for ya!...Trust me!...better to have it done the right way... thumbsup

Re: pull tint off? [Re: Virtuous_One] #225633 Jul 17, 6:03pm Jul 17, 6:03pm
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I heard the back window is hard to take off because of the rear defroster things.. so you have to use some speical chemical or let it sit or something..? ... I would like the pro's do it

Re: pull tint off? [Re: SoccerSummit] #225634 Jul 17, 6:59pm Jul 17, 6:59pm
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wtf is 20 bucks this days

Re: pull tint off? [Re: oas] #225635 Jul 17, 9:26pm Jul 17, 9:26pm
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i've done it before and its a piece of cake!! All you do is get a blade and pull from side to side and spray water every so often to make it a little easier. you have to go slow or you will have that glue all over but not to worry. Rubbing alcohol does the trick. i personally wouldn't spend 20 bucks for something that i can do myself.


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Re: pull tint off? [Re: JAY-C] #225636 Jul 17, 9:46pm Jul 17, 9:46pm
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if you don't have a steamer, just let the place do it. A steamer makes it pretty easy, of course it all depends on the quality of film used too.

Re: pull tint off? [Re: FloydianSlip6] #225637 Jul 18, 12:36am Jul 18, 12:36am
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/agree the 30 bucks will be worth it

Re: pull tint off? [Re: JAY-C] #225638 Jul 18, 9:01am Jul 18, 9:01am
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Originally Posted by JAY-C
i've done it before and its a piece of cake!! All you do is get a blade and pull from side to side and spray water every so often to make it a little easier. you have to go slow or you will have that glue all over but not to worry. Rubbing alcohol does the trick. i personally wouldn't spend 20 bucks for something that i can do myself.


USE WINDEX! The amonia in the windex breaks the glue down. And yes, use a razor blade.

Re: pull tint off? [Re: Rocketman] #225639 Jul 18, 9:05am Jul 18, 9:05am
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no you can pull it off yourself...

it's not hard, we have done it at toyota...

just get it started with a razor blade and pull it off...
then use some window cleaner containing ammmonia with type 00 steel wool and you'll be fine.


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Re: pull tint off? [Re: JAY-C] #225640 Jul 18, 9:14am Jul 18, 9:14am
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Originally Posted by JAY-C
i've done it before and its a piece of cake!! All you do is get a blade and pull from side to side and spray water every so often to make it a little easier. you have to go slow or you will have that glue all over but not to worry. Rubbing alcohol does the trick. i personally wouldn't spend 20 bucks for something that i can do myself.


thats a great idea especialy with the fragile foil defroster lines on the back window razor blade will strip that right off
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Re: pull tint off? [Re: drkramm] #225641 Jul 18, 8:12pm Jul 18, 8:12pm
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hey drkramm who said anything about using the razor blade all the way through. the razor is just to get it up off the window in the beginning.


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Re: pull tint off? [Re: drkramm] #225642 Jul 18, 8:15pm Jul 18, 8:15pm
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Thanks for your help everyone... I am just gonna keep the Mirror tint on it for now.. I don't think it looks all that bad and being a poor white kid i can't afford it after i buy my rims anyway grin

Re: pull tint off? [Re: Erick022121] #225643 Jul 18, 8:18pm Jul 18, 8:18pm
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do it real slow . . .

slow motion for me rofl

Re: pull tint off? [Re: beans] #225644 Jul 18, 8:18pm Jul 18, 8:18pm
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fastr just seems like more fun.. I wanna keep the windows fogged up anyway

Re: pull tint off? [Re: Erick022121] #225645 Jul 19, 10:21am Jul 19, 10:21am
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I used a little bit of baby shampoo mixed with water and a razor blade, it came right off in one big piece, with no sticky mess.


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Re: pull tint off? [Re: Speedra500] #225646 Jul 19, 10:52am Jul 19, 10:52am
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every custom shop has their specialty, including window tinting places. i'm sure their results will yield the best appearance and they'll do it with the most efficiency.

hey, they'd probably include it with the total package price anyways. a good shop should take pride in their work and do it as a courtesy.

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Re: pull tint off? [Re: beans] #225647 Jul 19, 10:53am Jul 19, 10:53am
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Originally Posted by beans
do it real slow . . .

slow motion for me rofl


yeah that song is ghey rofl

Re: pull tint off? [Re: spaztikid] #225648 Jul 19, 11:38am Jul 19, 11:38am
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Dont be so cheap...pay the 20-30 bucks and get it done right.


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Re: pull tint off? [Re: Erick022121] #225649 Jul 19, 5:14pm Jul 19, 5:14pm
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Just break the window so you dont have to peal it off, and just buy a new one.

Re: pull tint off? [Re: fungusamongus] #225650 Jul 19, 5:19pm Jul 19, 5:19pm
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^^ Umm no! wtf


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