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Phrog
04-03-2010, 03:15 PM
I got tired of the cave effect, so I peeled off the after-market tint on
the side windows of my 100. The tint came off easily, but it left
behind a layer of filmy glue. Any suggestions on how to best get
that glue off?

-Phrog


1972 FJ40
2003 100

Uncle Ben
04-03-2010, 03:52 PM
Goof Off

Phrog
04-03-2010, 03:59 PM
Thanks Uncle B. Yup, it works, tho it's slow going.

-Phrog

bigbluefj
04-03-2010, 06:20 PM
try methyl hydrate... or water down varsol is used for road tar removal at the car wash a friend works at..

FJ_Mark
04-03-2010, 06:33 PM
Go to a auto paint store. 3M makes an adhesive remover that is safe on paint, rubber and plastic. I think I have some around if you want to give it a try.

J Kimmel
04-03-2010, 06:46 PM
razor blade, thats how tinters get stickers and junk off windows.

Rezarf
04-03-2010, 06:49 PM
Sandblasting.

Corbet
04-03-2010, 07:15 PM
razor blade and windex has worked the best for me.

farnhamstj
04-03-2010, 08:57 PM
WD40 and razorblade

TIMZTOY
04-03-2010, 10:48 PM
razor blade and windex ...... works charms.. the windex eats the glue.. ive done it at liest 6 times on diffrent cars.. tipically takes just a few min per window.. never had a issue when using windex and razorblade

bomber22
04-04-2010, 10:21 AM
wd40 works on everything, amazing stuff :thumb:

TIMZTOY
04-04-2010, 11:00 AM
ya but your going to get wd40 all over your interior.. and i dont know about you but id rather get windex over my interior than wd40.. oh ya yor going to need about 3-5 razor blades per window.. they go fast.. and its much much eaiser with a sharp blade..

SteveH
04-05-2010, 02:30 PM
Ammonia and water - mixed fairly strong, and clean/new single-edge razor blades.

TIMZTOY
04-05-2010, 10:55 PM
Ammonia and water - mixed fairly strong, and clean/new single-edge razor blades.

i belive thats the priamry ingredant in windex. and thats why it works so well..

Ron Helmuth
06-20-2010, 12:59 AM
thanks guys very much for the ingredients... the MR2 needs this done really badly.Ammonia much cheaper than Windex- I can mix that up fairly easily.

Beachboy
06-20-2010, 09:32 PM
Just recently took some tint off my windows. Razor blade first, then windex. Worked good.