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Since I never tried this before I decided to strip the back glass of a Maxima the other day w/o a steamer. The entire tint actually came off in one piece but of course now gotta deal with the glue. I spent a good hour or so scrubbing w/ fine steel wool and simple green but there's still some junk and white streaks left. Any magical solutions or just more elbow grease? I'm sorry I doubted the jiffy :beach

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Guest r26_1999

I don't use a steamer, instead, I spray solution on the film and heat it up with the heatgun. it acts like a steamer and the tint comes right off. of course, you will always end up with glue, so then, spray simple green on the back glass and let it sit for 25 minutes. then spray more simple green on it and scrape off with very fine steel wool. should come off easily. or instead of using steel wool, use a razor blade and pull hard, don't push. if you pull, you won't damage the def. lines. I have taken off some crappy film with this method and it works for me.

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or instead of using steel wool, use a razor blade and pull hard, don't push.  if you pull, you won't damage the def. lines.

:thumb how many back windows have you stripped old tint of with a razor blade pulling it in your 0.5 yrs experience? I think you've been lucky if you havn't wrecked any wires yet ..I might suggest not making a habit of this. JMO :booga

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Great thanks for the hints. Most of my glue came off with simple green and steel wool but in some cases while I was steel wool'ing it seemed as if I was just smearing the glue around.

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Guest scotteac

For some of the tuff windows I have used paint stripper. Be sure and cover all surronding area with plastic or paper before spraying. Glue will come right off.

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Guest r26_1999

I have done about four cars with the pull method and a professional tinter over here has been doing it for over ten years. so far, nobody has complained about the def. lines. hopefully it is working.

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I have done about four cars with the pull method and a professional tinter over here has been doing it for over ten years.  so far, nobody has complained about the def. lines.  hopefully it is working.

never heard of doing it this way..apparently not as risky as I would have thought :rollin:rollin

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I have removed, well, more than I care to remember... I seem to attract R&R's! I guess I am willing to do them. But I make them worth my time!

I NEVER GUARANTEE A DEFROSTER! I use the sweat technique almost every time. If you are going to do a lot of them invest in a good heat lamp! I don't use steamers (but thats just me! :lol). Never had any

problems :film!

TTC :lol

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