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2019 Lexus nx300

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Had one come in to our shop today & will be replacing glass as well.

Owner's Manual states[Section 6, pages 315/316]: "The front side windows have UV protective coating. To prevent damage to the UV protective coating, observe the following: If the windows are dirty, gently wipe them with a cloth soaked in water or lukewarm water as soon as possible. Do not use any compound or abrasive product (e.g., glass cleaner, detergent, wax) to clean windows. It may damage coating."

 

Lexus Tech bulletin says CONDITION: "Some customers/dealers may experience a condition where the front door window glass can easily be scratched when an abrasive product is used to clean the windows. RECOMMENDATION: Do not use any abrasive products such as a razor blade to clean windows otherwise UV coating may be damaged."

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I came upon this problem we were able to remove the coating with hitting it with a razor dry no water.... trying to remove it with a razor with slip solution  seemed almost impossible hopes this helps people

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OK - My customer JUST left my shop with his NX 300 ...TOTALLY satisfied, AND after I scratched the SH*T out of his driver's window!!!

So, I never got the tech bulletin / warning from Eastman, and I always get those - they send them out on any bad situation that would arise from installing film on new cars, as they become aware. So like I said, the first pass of the razor on the driver's side dug right into that IR coating, and it wasn't pretty. So I read about the posibilty of removing all the coating by dry scraping, and it actually works - you can, with new SS blades (I used 6"triumph as well as regular 1" SS blades), remove the coating.  I then went over the whole glass with #000 steel wool, squeegeed and installed my piece. Voila - no bubbles, no troubles!!!  

FYI: The only glass that has the IR is the driver's and passenger's front, but not the small triangle one on the fronts.

You can actually see the IR; it starts about 1/2 inch from the top of the glass (roll it down half way and look from an angle - you can clearly see the edge of the coating.

I also heard that other Lexus models have this, but am not sure yet; will post after clarifying that. 

The image here is when it first happened, after my first few passes - I should have taken an after pic, but got too excited that I was going to solve the problem and not have to stroke a check for hundreds to have the glass replaced!

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OK - My customer JUST left my shop with his NX 300 ...TOTALLY satisfied, AND after I scratched the SH*T out of his driver's window!!!
So, I never got the tech bulletin / warning from Eastman, and I always get those - they send them out on any bad situation that would arise from installing film on new cars, as they become aware. So like I said, the first pass of the razor on the driver's side dug right into that IR coating, and it wasn't pretty. So I read about the posibilty of removing all the coating by dry scraping, and it actually works - you can, with new SS blades (I used 6"triumph as well as regular 1" SS blades), remove the coating.  I then went over the whole glass with #000 steel wool, squeegeed and installed my piece. Voila - no bubbles, no troubles!!!  
FYI: The only glass that has the IR is the driver's and passenger's front, but not the small triangle one on the fronts.
You can actually see the IR; it starts about 1/2 inch from the top of the glass (roll it down half way and look from an angle - you can clearly see the edge of the coating.
I also heard that other Lexus models have this, but am not sure yet; will post after clarifying that. 
The image here is when it first happened, after my first few passes - I should have taken an after pic, but got too excited that I was going to solve the problem and not have to stroke a check for hundreds to have the glass replaced!
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If you take your time with a Dry Blade you can scrape up all that powder coating off .it takes a while but I did it

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