Have Lackluster Tint On Your Windows? Learn How To Remove It Quickly And Easily

If you attempted to use one of the window tinting kits that are available in auto supply stores and quickly realized that it did not give you the look you were hoping to achieve, you will need to remove the tint before you can have a professional do it for you. Removing the tint will be much easier than putting it on your windows was. The following guide walks you the quickest and easiest way to get the sloppy tint off of your windows.

Prepare the Car

You will be using lemon juice to remove the tint from the windows and do not want to get it all over the interior of your car. Place a tarp over your seats to keep any lemon juice from getting on the seats.

Wet the Tint

Add three tablespoons of lemon juice to two cups of hot water. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and shake it vigorously. Take the mixture to your car and hold a towel at the bottom edge of the window from which you are trying to remove the tint. Spray the mixture over all of the tint.

Heat the Tint

Next, you want to heat the tint so that the lemon juice can break down the glue that is holding the tint to the window. You can use a clothes steamer to heat the tint, but if you do not have a clothes steamer, an iron will work just as well. Fill an iron with water and then press the steam burst button when the iron has heated up. Some water may come out of the iron, but it will be absorbed by the towel so it shouldn't be too big of an issue.

Remove the Tint

Once the tint has been heated, you should be able to peel back one corner of the tint rather easily. Carefully pull the tint away from the window, making sure that it is not ripping or tearing. If you notice it is starting to rip, stop what you are doing and shoot the window with a few more blasts of steam. You can then remove the rest of the tint from the windows by repeating this process.

Window tint cannot simply be peeled away from a window because the kits are designed to keep the tint on the windows for an extended period of time. Once you have removed the tint from the windows the right way, you can clean them with window cleaner and take the car to a professional to have them install tint on your car that looks a lot better than when you did it yourself.

To learn more, contact a company like West Coast Solar Concepts Inc. with any questions you have.