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Old October 15th, 2006, 01:52 PM
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Tinted windows issues

The one thing I know NOTHING about is tinting windows or in my case untinting a window. Problem:: over the years the tinted windows on the 90 have started to unstick. In my case i was off-road in Moab and I dropped the back end off a ledge, caught teh back bumper and the impact sent the third brake light dangling. When it came off it took the tint with it. I peeled the tinted sticker off the back window and reglued the brake light but not there is this film on the window that i can't get off. I've tried a razor, turpentine, paint remover, I even think my girlfriend through nail polish remover on it (love when they work on the truck). NO matter what i do the rear window just looks foggy. Is there any tricks to this that I should know about? Dealer just wants to replace the glass all together. If they do this I'm sure they will somehow find a need for new defroster, brake light, wiring, wiper motor and latch, so I don't want to do that. Any ideas regarding chemicals to remove it? I guess i could take it to a window tinting place and get their 2 cents...
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Old October 15th, 2006, 01:57 PM
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Goof-off. If that doesn't work, you need new glass. I hope it does!
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Old October 15th, 2006, 03:04 PM
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Did some digging.... I think in this case the dealership may be giving you the best option unfortunately.

http://www.tintdude.com/remove.html
From what this guy is saying, there is two layers to the tint and you've only gotten one of them off. But the 2nd one is much tougher and will probably take the defroster lines with it. But they do give a few suggestions that you might want to try first. I'm a bit partial to the steam idea in your situation.

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Old October 15th, 2006, 09:39 PM
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Use tintdudes suggestions if you want to try it yourself, trash bag, heat, etc. But as you've removed the outer half of the poly you've got a battle. And nicking the defroster wires will ruin them. I took mine to a tint shop and paid them to remove it, I think it ran around $50 to have three pieces of glass stripped. Then I had it retinted there also.

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