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#1 TintDude



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  11 January 2010 - 09:03 PM


Things You'll Need:

* Distilled water
* Spray bottle
* Razor blades
* Squeegee

Repair the Existing Tint
Step 1

Use distilled water to spray the edges of the wrinkled area and saturate them. Work the razor blade into one corner, and gently lift the tint from the window. This method is difficult for older tint, as the film layers tend to separate and tear. Continue to spray water on the lifted area, working it with the razor blade until reaching the wrinkles. Lift the wrinkled area, then spray a liberal amount of water on the film and glass.
Step 2

Pull back the wrinkled area, then spray a liberal amount of water on the film and glass. Daub any excess or drips with a towel. Don't tear or pull the undamaged tint; the object is to keep the tint in one piece.
Step 3

Squeegee the film back onto the window, removing any air bubbles firmly to the edge. Start from the inner area, close to the undisturbed section of tint. Work the film back onto the window, and allow it to dry for about an hour. With any luck, the glue will not be hardened with age and the film will reapply transparent.
Repair with New Film
Step 1

Cut around the wrinkled area with the razor blade, deep enough to sever the layers of film. Spray the cut section of film with water, and work the razor blade into the corners to lift the film from the glass. Continue to spray water and lift the film. Discard the removed film.
Step 2

Scrape off any glue still on the glass, spraying the area with water as it dries out. The glue will come up with the razor blade into small chunks you can pick off. Try not to disturb the undamaged tint. Wipe the glass with a towel and get as much glue off as possible. Do not use an ammonia-based cleaner, because it will damage the existing tint.
Step 3

Cut a section of new tint film slightly larger than the area to be replaced; this repair works best if the tint film is a perfect match for the existing tint shade. Spray the glass with water, then peel the clear backing off the new film and place it on the glass. Quickly squeegee the air out, pushing it firmly to the edge. Cut the excess with the razor blade, being extremely precise along the inside edges. The closer the tint's seams, the more imperceptible the repair will be. Allow the tint to cure for two hours.

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#2 scottydosnntkno


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  11 January 2010 - 09:10 PM

what kind of jackhole wrote that article :dunno
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#3 TeeDub



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  11 January 2010 - 09:14 PM

When I saw the heading "how to take wrinkles out of window tint" I had a mental picture of someone using an iron :dunno

Instead we have patchwork tinting :dunno
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#4 Texastintchick


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  11 January 2010 - 09:23 PM

Dang you mean all these year I did not have to remove all that crap, I could just smooth it out :lol2 :lol2
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#5 VaTinterPMan


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  11 January 2010 - 10:47 PM

WOW another diy, reading that I bout :lol2 all over place! What :lol2

Edited by VaTinterPMan, 11 January 2010 - 10:47 PM.

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#6 Booms


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  12 January 2010 - 04:51 AM

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  12 January 2010 - 04:59 AM

:lol2 http://www.tintdude....tyle_emoticons/default/blink.png :lol2
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#8 TintWizard


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  12 January 2010 - 07:15 AM

I wrote the article based on my personal experience ..it doesn't work for you guys :lol2

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#9 Tint_Pros



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  12 January 2010 - 07:29 AM

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#10 untouchable



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  12 January 2010 - 07:44 AM

I love these kinds of articles because when people try it they find out it not so easy and we gain more respect for our trade.
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#11 yz101


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  12 January 2010 - 07:44 AM

I'll have to try that today... :lol2
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#12 Jeff Rutherford Jax fl.

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  12 January 2010 - 07:47 AM

patch patch patch......better stick to needles and thread......
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