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How to repair a tear or scrape in the film?

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Is there a quick permanent way to fix a small (.5") scrape in the window tint that has already been installed? I don't want to replace the area because it's hardly noticeable. Would some kind of grey nail polish work? Do the manufacturers sell a touch up paint that would fix this?

Thanks,

--Ron

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Probably only thing that might work is super glue. But that will still look like sh!t. Best to replace the piece.

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Probably only thing that might work is super glue.  But that will still look like sh!t.  Best to replace the piece.

:fbj or a paint marker..but will still look like :rollin

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I think we all have gouged a piece at the end of the job. The one and only time I did was on a 00 civic, I had it all done and was putting the child strap brackets back in the deck upon re-installation, the wrench slipped off and big fat gouge. had to re-do the window. a hard lesson indeed. :lol

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from 3mguy (postitnoteguy)

I think we all have gouged a piece at the end of the job. The one and only time I did was on a 00 civic,

1 and only time? in 15 yrs of tinting? really? Cmon now, 3mguy (postitnoteguy).

as far as the tear, RE DO THE WORK.

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Maybe twice ? honest. Maybe I was just lucky.

I have done it a number of times on a side window where a little piece of dirt or something catches the hard card in the final steps and rips it... but only one or two back glass casualties.

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OK I believe you. I honestly havent done it enough that I even remember doing it myself but I know Ive done it. :thumb

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Sometimes if I tear some film and its commonly Flat glass you can get away with this, some CLEAR nail polish will do the trick just a small amount and keep it off the rest of the film.

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If the scratch is tiny, try colour wax polish in black

It JUST covers the area, but can still be seen if you get close up

Big advantage is you can wipe the excess when dry

should really re-do it though

:coffee

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