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help with removing window tint glue.

Hi guys.

Well today I was stopped by the boys in blue and was told that my Fiat Punto I was driving was not legal and safe. I was told that my front window tints were fractionally to dark, so I was given an option of a £60 fine plus 3 points or to take the tints off on the spot.

So I went for the wise choice of taking his generous offer and took them off on the spot.

Now Iím left with a layer of tint film glue covering my windows and having a real thought time taking it off. I was using a wire cleaning pad, which is working well, but was told by my family I should use something else since the wire pad is going to leave scratches all over my window.

Any ideas what I can use to get this glue off? and if I have caused window scratches is there quick fix?
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Re: help with removing window tint glue.

Try a bit of lighter fluid and a flat blade like a stanley to scrape it off , i had to remove a strip that was across my windscreen and this method did work , just took time and patience .
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Re: help with removing window tint glue.

A good solvent based cleaner will get it off, soak a rag and hold it over a sdection at a time to let it 'seep' into the glue, it'll come off with little persuasion. Just be carefull of excess cleaner spilling or dripping
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Nail varnish remover or thinners will do it but it takes ages and is a messy job
 
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Re: help with removing window tint glue.

take the glass out 1st this will stop the solvents screwing the window motor and allow easier removal
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Re: help with removing window tint glue.

Yes.. you just need the right solvent. Try a "Carburrettor / Choke cleaner" spray or anything with Acetone in it (nail varnish remover.. or Hammerite Thinners).

Dab a bit on the glue... let it soak a bit and then scrape off with a plastic credit card etc.

Use a lot of ventilation (both doors open) as this stuff is pretty nasty. If you get headache or feel happy stop for a few hours and get some fresh air.


Personally I'd have gone for the fine.


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