The Know How Series – How to Remove Window Tinting

The Know How Series – How to Remove Window Tinting

When you have installed your home windows with tint films, it serves several factors such as increasing the level of privacy as well as creating a conducive environment that is devoid of excessive heat. This is all good until you locate another tint film that is better than the one you have and you want to change it and then you start wondering how to go about it. Should you hire an expert to remove the existing tint, or should you carry out the exercise on your own? You really don’t have to hire a professional because you can effectively do it on your own.

The first thing that you have to do to remove old tint films and replace it with new home window tinting is to select some tools for the job and this should include; straight ammonia, window cleaners, steel wool, hair dryer, tarps, plastic bags and paper towels among other items that you might deem necessary. Then you have to cover any items which are located around the window. Once you have done this the next thing will be spraying the window with the ammonia, cover it with the plastic bag and leaving it for about an hour or slightly more. However, if the sun is not hot enough to warm it up, use the hair dryer to make the ammonia take effect of softening up the tint film.

Once you are certain that it is warm enough, you should start peeling it off from one end to another. If it does not come off easily, then you have to use the razor blades to pull it off. As you work, the ammonia might dry up and as such, you have to spray it again and repeat the process if need be. Once all the tint has come off, then you should clean up your home window and start preparing for your next home window tinting installation.

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