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1 hour ago, Guest Larry said:

Will removing old tint on a rear window defroster damage the rear defroster?

 

It can yes, if it removes enough of the lines off of the glass when being peeled. At that point the defroster is not likely to work.  If the defroster lines are hit with a razor blade, they will not work and can rarely be repaired properly.  

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On 7/22/2021 at 11:47 AM, Guest Larry said:

Will removing old tint on a rear window defroster damage the rear defroster?

Depends on the quality of the line material's chemistry, the quality of the firing process used to seal the lines to the glass surface, the age of the tint, and the softness of the film's adhesive after years of sun exposure.

 

It is suggested to have it done professionally, whereby an installer has at their disposal a steaming process or and old fashion sweat process. Even with these two techniques, there remains the chance of defroster line lift based on the above factors. No installer guarantees a defroster will work after film removal.

 

 

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