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Old 03-17-2014, 08:37 PM   #1
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Window tint bad

How can I clean tint out of windows, there peeling faded just bad white film build up...HELP

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Old 03-17-2014, 09:48 PM   #2
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If it is window tint film:
Wait till a real hot day.
Use lots,of Windex and a razor blade.
Then scrub.
Windows should look like new.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:05 PM   #3
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I took mine off with a heat gun and razor blade. I put the razor blade into a set of vise grips to be able to control it and get more leverage. Be careful with the heat gun though, you don't want to crisp up the window film, just get it hot. I kept the heat just in front of the razor blade. It took off most of the adhesive and then a little window cleaner cleaned up the rest of it.
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:02 AM   #4
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Great but one thing it's between the windows double window!

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Old 03-18-2014, 12:37 AM   #5
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The windows can be disassembled, cleaned and assembled. Zeppelinium has done a presentation of the process which was very informative. You could PM him and ask if he has detailed instructions for this.
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:38 AM   #6
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All of us with the vintage 'dual pane' windows suffer from that inner film degradation...

There's much written about this subject here...do a search to find the threads...

It's a real time consuming, rivet bending task to take all the windows apart, clean and reconstruct...

I chose to install some heavy outside, static cling type window tint to cover em' up... It only lasts about a year or two, though...

I've thought of trying some perforated vinyl as used on vehicle wraps to stick on the outsides of the windows - maybe have it printed in an aluminum color to match the outside skin - kind of different...
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:37 AM   #7
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Hmmm not baby idea

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Old 03-18-2014, 10:13 AM   #8
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At some point they put real tinted windows in them. My 81 has the tinted ones. On the fixed windows you have to remove rivets and you need to know how to install new ones. On the windows that open the frame will split in two pieces held together with rivets. It is not and easy or fun process but it can be done.

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Old 03-18-2014, 01:18 PM   #9
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Seen video but I don't know whether to do it might do cling for now

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Old 03-18-2014, 02:25 PM   #10
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I don't recommend this but there are some who have busted the inner pane and scraped the tint off the window and put a shim in to hold the outer pane against the frame.

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