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AHB900
03-03-2008, 11:05 PM
Hey guys, I have a question about my tints. I have decided to get new tints because mine were cheap tints which now look green for some reason. I thought i would save myself a 100 dollars so i decided to remove my tints myself i was wondering how i should go about doing this and how i can remove the rear windsheild tint without ruining my rear defrosters please let me know how to do it. Thanks

Kronic Budz
03-03-2008, 11:49 PM
try searching or search under google or something

Mad_Audi
03-04-2008, 02:41 AM
get a trashbag. cut it open so its one large piece. get some ammonia and dillute it to 50% strength. spray the film and stick the bag to the back glass. that should break down the adhesive and make it easier to come off. let its sit for about 30 minutes.

some autoparts stores also sell plastic razor blades that have no edge on them so u could equip them in any normal razor blade scraper. scraper like this but make sure you get those plastic blades i was talkin about. good luck its a pain in the ass but it will def save you some money!
http://www.matcotools.com/ProductImages/SC52_group.jpg

DGAFxxx
03-04-2008, 07:17 AM
get a trashbag. cut it open so its one large piece. get some ammonia and dillute it to 50% strength. spray the film and stick the bag to the back glass. that should break down the adhesive and make it easier to come off. let its sit for about 30 minutes.

some autoparts stores also sell plastic razor blades that have no edge on them so u could equip them in any normal razor blade scraper. scraper like this but make sure you get those plastic blades i was talkin about. good luck its a pain in the ass but it will def save you some money!
http://www.matcotools.com/ProductImages/SC52_group.jpg



I have used the garbage bag ammonia method also on my old car. Works best on a hot day when the sun is out. although I didn't dilute the ammonia that much. But mine peeled right off. I let that the garbage bag on the windows in the sun for about an hour, and i was able to peel the tint off in large pieces.

iwearpro
03-04-2008, 07:27 AM
Yeah we just did my brothers car and thats how we did it,worked great! Illinois law changed and now its a $75 fine first offense,$500 second offense and you get a $500 fine,car impounded and you have to go to court to get the car back on the third offense so its hard telling how much that will cost so he opted to just remove his...I was going to have my white b5 done this year but after that its changed my mind..sucks..lol

Mad_Audi
03-04-2008, 01:02 PM
I have used the garbage bag ammonia method also on my old car. Works best on a hot day when the sun is out. although I didn't dilute the ammonia that much. But mine peeled right off. I let that the garbage bag on the windows in the sun for about an hour, and i was able to peel the tint off in large pieces.


the reason i say 50% strength is because having your car smell like ammonia for days blows...

DND
03-04-2008, 01:12 PM
Plain old Windex will work too, let it sit at least 15 minutes.

AudiSport12
03-04-2008, 04:04 PM
I did the trashbag method when I took off my tint too. It worked fairly well. I didn't use a plastic razor or anything because i was afraid of messing up the defroster. I just used a rag with ammonia and scrubbed it off. The side windows were cake.. took my probably 15 minutes a window.

Green tint FTL!

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e277/kyleconn/Kylescar2017.jpg


Black tint FTW!

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e277/kyleconn/muddin%20a4/DSCF1906.jpg

AHB900
03-05-2008, 04:20 PM
yehh i actually think i found a guy that might remove them for free for me cause he was the one that messed up in the firstplace. I dunno ima have to give him a call. Thanks guys