In a previous life, the owner was a smoker. A nice burn on the driver's seat and numerous dimples on the inside of the window were a testament to that. The tint itself was also wavy, which distorted the already compromised view to the sides. It was well past time to get this off. However, you need to have the right tools before you begin to make this job quick and easy. There are no substitutions for any of this. As always, be careful as the tools and methods used can cause severe burns and cuts. You can also damage the glass and trim if you are not careful. Do this and any other fixes at your own risk. Do not even think about using this method on a heated rear window. You WILL wreck the defroster grid if you use razor blades on it. A heat gun and some solvent may be the fix here.
- You NEED a heat gun. A hair dryer may suffice on a warm day, but a heat gun will cost about the same without annoying your significant other.
- A supply of single edge razor blades, with no scraper. Figure two blades per average sized side window.
- A jar or other box to put the use blades in.
- A microfiber towel or two.
- A bottle of Sparkle glass cleaner.