Window tinting can be a great investment for your home or vehicle, but sometimes you may need to remove it. Perhaps the tint has become damaged or discolored, or you simply want to update the look of your windows. Whatever your reason for removing window tinting, it’s important to do it carefully and safely to avoid damaging the glass or leaving behind adhesive residue. In this blog post, we’ll explore how to remove factory tinting from your home or vehicle.
Hairdryer or Heat Gun
Razor Blade or Scraper
Goo Gone or Rubbing Alcohol
Step 1: Heat the Tint
The first step in removing window tinting is to loosen the adhesive holding it to the glass. You can do this by using a hairdryer or heat gun to warm up the tint. Hold the hairdryer or heat gun a few inches away from the tint and move it back and forth until the tint is warm to the touch.
Step 2: Peel off the Tint
Once the adhesive has been warmed up, use a razor blade or scraper to lift the corner of the tint. Slowly and carefully peel the tint away from the glass, making sure not to tear it. If the tint is stubborn, you can use the scraper to gently lift the tint as you peel it away.
Step 3: Remove the Adhesive Residue
After the tint has been removed, there may be adhesive residue left behind on the glass. You can remove this by using a glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth to scrub the glass. If the adhesive is particularly stubborn, you can use Goo Gone or rubbing alcohol to help dissolve it.
Step 4: Clean the Glass
Once all the adhesive residue has been removed, clean the glass with glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth to ensure that it is clear and free of streaks.
Tips and Tricks:
It’s important to be patient when removing window tinting. Rushing the process can result in damage to the glass or adhesive residue left behind.
If you’re having trouble removing the tint, try using more heat to loosen the adhesive.
When using a razor blade or scraper, be careful not to scratch the glass.
If you don’t feel comfortable removing the tint yourself, it’s best to hire a professional to do it for you.
Call Us At Burbank Tint, we offer professional window tinting services for your home or vehicle. If you’re having trouble removing window tinting or want to update the look of your windows, contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our experienced installers use only the highest quality materials to ensure that your windows look great and are long-lasting.