Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 405
Erick022121
Rollin On Hubs
Erick022121

Rollin On Hubs
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 405
Tampa, Florida
Jul 17, 5:39pm - #225628 
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?

1870114927-DCP_1005.JPG
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 914
robare99
Senior Member
robare99

Senior Member
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 914
Alberta, Canada
Jul 17, 5:42pm - #225629 
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.

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,073
grcelica
Specialist
grcelica

Specialist
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,073
NW, PA
Jul 17, 6:07pm - #225630 
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.

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 184
kenny_celi
Member
kenny_celi

Member
1995 Nissan 240SX (s14)

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 184
Seattle, WA
Jul 17, 6:08pm - #225631 
If you have a steamer then you can take it off pretty easy... takes about 30 min a window.

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 411
Virtuous_One
Senior Member
Virtuous_One

Senior Member

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 411
SAN DIEGO
Jul 17, 6:30pm - #225632 
Dude dont stress it!...Let the professionals do it for ya!...Trust me!...better to have it done the right way... thumbsup

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 142
SoccerSummit
Member
SoccerSummit

Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 142
Baton Rouge, LA
Jul 17, 7:03pm - #225633 
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

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 2,224
oas
Specialist
oas
Specialist

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 2,224
Jul 17, 7:59pm - #225634 
wtf is 20 bucks this days

Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 523
JAY-C
Senior Member
JAY-C
2003 Super White Toyota Celica
Senior Member
2003 Toyota Celica

Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 523
santa barbara county , califor...
Jul 17, 10:26pm - #225635 
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.


Jay-c
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,230
FloydianSlip6
Specialist
FloydianSlip6

Specialist
2002 Toyota Celica

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,230
Massachusetts
Jul 17, 10:46pm - #225636 
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.

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 500
falkkor
Senior Member
falkkor

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 500
Lompoc, CA (805)
Jul 18, 1:36am - #225637 
/agree the 30 bucks will be worth it

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,248
Rocketman
Specialist
Rocketman

Specialist
01 Toyota Celica

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,248
Idaho Falls, ID
Jul 18, 10:01am - #225638 
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.

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 10,123
VSGTS14
05 WRB
VSGTS14

05 WRB
2005 Subaru WRX STi

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 10,123
Milford, NJ
Jul 18, 10:05am - #225639 
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.


SUBARU TECNICA INTERNATIONAL
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 874
drkramm
seabass
drkramm
2000 black Toyota Celica GTS
seabass
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 874
pa
Jul 18, 10:14am - #225640 
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
[/sarcasm]


hey thats a 20 minute phone call
"if i have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants"
derek: do you know that non dairy cream is flamable
Jennie: ...derek..what did you do
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 523
JAY-C
Senior Member
JAY-C
2003 Super White Toyota Celica
Senior Member
2003 Toyota Celica

Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 523
santa barbara county , califor...
Jul 18, 9:12pm - #225641 
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.


Jay-c
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 405
Erick022121
Rollin On Hubs
Erick022121

Rollin On Hubs
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 405
Tampa, Florida
Jul 18, 9:15pm - #225642 
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

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,154
beans
ECelica Jester
beans
2000 white Toyota Celica GTS
ECelica Jester
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,154
Philadelphia, PA
Jul 18, 9:18pm - #225643 
do it real slow . . .

slow motion for me rofl

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 405
Erick022121
Rollin On Hubs
Erick022121

Rollin On Hubs
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 405
Tampa, Florida
Jul 18, 9:18pm - #225644 
fastr just seems like more fun.. I wanna keep the windows fogged up anyway

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 16
Speedra500
Member
Speedra500
Member
1993 Honda Prelude

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 16
Alabama
Jul 19, 11:21am - #225645 
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.


hondaboy
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 430
e_degala
Senior Member
e_degala

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 430
northeast
Jul 19, 11:52am - #225646 
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.

e


Import Wars: 5/21, 6/18, 8/06, 10/08
Plymouth Meet: 5/28
HIN Boston: 4/30
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 5,346
spaztikid
dikitzaps
spaztikid
dikitzaps
1974 Toyota Celica

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 5,346
LA
Jul 19, 11:53am - #225647 
Originally Posted by beans
do it real slow . . .

slow motion for me rofl


yeah that song is ghey rofl

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 334
SPec_ceLICA
Member
SPec_ceLICA

Member
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 334
Edmonton, CANADA
Jul 19, 12:38pm - #225648 
Dont be so cheap...pay the 20-30 bucks and get it done right.


[Linked Image]
"Fate can only take you so far, its up to you to decide what to do when it takes you there."
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 30
fungusamongus
Member
fungusamongus
2002 Carbon Blue Toyota Celica
Member
2002 Toyota Celica

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 30
Tucson, Az
Jul 19, 6:14pm - #225649 
Just break the window so you dont have to peal it off, and just buy a new one.

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 405
Erick022121
Rollin On Hubs
Erick022121

Rollin On Hubs
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 405
Tampa, Florida
Jul 19, 6:19pm - #225650 
^^ Umm no! wtf


Despite The cost of living, its still popular!
Join the conversation - Register Now or Log In to add your comment


Moderated by  isaac 

Member Spotlight
jtevo4gts02
jtevo4gts02
2002 Toyota Celica GT
San Antonio,Tx

Posts: 108
Joined: September 2003
Thanks: no one
Show All Member Profiles 
Recent Topics
Modding a 1995 Toyota celica gt
by Jerry. 08/22/2017 9:40 AM
Head light problems
by Dtorres13. 08/19/2017 2:57 PM
Cargo Cover 2000 GT?
by Rosay559. 08/17/2017 8:46 PM
WTB: GTS Brake assembly, seats
by Edwyn. 08/17/2017 5:56 AM
BRS Fender Flares ?? are they still around ??
by djTOY2000. 08/16/2017 3:35 PM
93 GT what's broken now? Let's find out!
by 719GOD. 08/15/2017 1:40 AM
New Member, '01 GT-S
by GoldMan27. 08/14/2017 4:56 PM
WTB: Authentic TRD full body kit?
by Midori. 08/13/2017 3:52 AM
Customize Your Toyota Celica Privacy Policy · About · Contact
Privacy Policy · About · Contact
CelicaHobby.com is an independent Toyota Celica enthusiast website. CelicaHobby.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in any way. The Toyota and Celica names and logos are trademarks owned by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
© CelicaHobby.com, 2001-2017
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Snapshot build 20170611)