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Old 07-18-2005, 04:24 PM   #1
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Rear window reflective film

I'm not sure whether the previous owner installed it or it is factory, but the rear bath window has mirror/silver reflective film on the inside. The problem is it is now old and aligatored/cracked like a jigsaw puzzle. I would like to remove it but it is really on there. Anyone had experience removing and replacing? Any advice will as always be greatly appreciated..


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Old 07-18-2005, 04:34 PM   #2
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You have quite the bathroom window project going on. I posted the pictures of the back screen on the other thread for you. As for the film on the window try a hairdryer and see if that will loosen the adhesive enough so you can peel it off.
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:20 AM   #3
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I have had good luck with single edged razor blades. You must be willing to: 1. Not go much past 30 degrees off the glass with the back edge 2. Throw out a bunch, as soon as the get dull pitch it. A dull one will likely scratch the glass and 3. Be careful to not cut yourself.

The rear window will lift out if you want to work on it flat. You need to ope the window and remove the arm acorn nuts from the window frame. Then lift the window past parallel with the ground and the top hinge will separate. HAVE A GOOD HOLD ON IT!! or it will drop on the ground and may break!
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Well that was easier than I thought. I used a razor blade to get it started and just started pulling. It all came off in about 10 pieces. Used acetone to remove the residual adhesive and now I can see again. Thanks again to those who contributed.

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