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Old 02-26-2013, 11:22 AM
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Barry there's a shop in the building next to Big Choice that did my 100, and I think they did a terrific job. I forget the name... but you can't beat the location. They matched the fronts to the back windows, and also did the windshield in some type of clear film that supposedly blocks 50% of the heat. I did it last fall so didn't have a full summer, but I really did notice a difference when driving around in the day.

Edit: the only nuance I've noticed is with polarized sunglasses, sometimes you can see a little rainbow when looking sideways through the windshield... doesn't impair driving though. Here's a pic:
Ding ding! Sounds like a winner there. I frequently get caught up in Boulder anyway, so I just need to schedule it with them to start at 3:30. haha.
What did that run you? It's been over 24 years since I tinted a car, but back then it ran me $300.

But wait, they didn't tint the rear? Why does your early one look so much darker than my 03?
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:52 AM
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was about $220, iirc... and darker tink just one of the many advatages of the early model years... i got a rear locker too
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:03 PM
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Barry there's a shop in the building next to Big Choice that did my 100, and I think they did a terrific job. I forget the name... but you can't beat the location. They matched the fronts to the back windows, and also did the windshield in some type of clear film that supposedly blocks 50% of the heat. I did it last fall so didn't have a full summer, but I really did notice a difference when driving around in the day.

Edit: the only nuance I've noticed is with polarized sunglasses, sometimes you can see a little rainbow when looking sideways through the windshield... doesn't impair driving though. Here's a pic:
They did my old 4runner too. Great shop, but yeah, I can't remember the name either. Did a fantastic job that held up to a lot of abuse, and never bubbled.
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I hate tinting and my AZ sourced 60 is tinted like crazy. I peeled the tinting off the driver's side window and now there's some filmy stuff (tech term) left behind. Not quite adhesive and resistant to everything I have tried to get it off. Any suggestions for making my windows clear again?
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I hate tinting and my AZ sourced 60 is tinted like crazy. I peeled the tinting off the driver's side window and now there's some filmy stuff (tech term) left behind. Not quite adhesive and resistant to everything I have tried to get it off. Any suggestions for making my windows clear again?
WD40? Dosen't that work on most sticky stuff?

Goo-Gone?

I just saw this on the internets after a search.. seems like a neat trick. A lot of folks talk about ammonia being the trick.

"Take a black Garbage bag, mix up amonia and water 50/50 in a spray bottle, wet one side of the black bag, wet the tint, stick the bag to the glass (wet to wet), let sit in the sun for about 30 min to 1 hour, then peel off the tint and use a cotton towel and the sprayer to wipe off the remaining adhesive."



I love tint. We sleep in the rig a lot and especially at night it keeps people from being able to see the shenanigans inside. It also makes life in general during the day a touch more private.

Mine on the 60 is finally starting to peel at the egdes.... so i'll be looking up the places above to re-do it.
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Razor blades are the easy way to remove it from all but the rear window. Don't use a razor on the defroster lines!
Use a quality scraper handle, brand new blade, and change the blade often. Obviously, if you nick the blade, it's going to scratch your glass, so don't do that!

After 10 years, my tint finally failed on my old Acura, and that's exactly what I did to get it off. It did take a couple hours, and lots of vacuuming later, but it worked just fine.
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Let me reiterate:

I have peeled the tint off one window with a razor blade scraper and it left some kind of coating behind, not quite adhesive but kind of cloudy. My guess it used to be some kind of adhesive many decades of AZ sun ago.

The following has been tried and doesn't do a thing:

Razor blade scraper
Goo Gone
Window Cleaner
Ammonia
Paint Thinner
Acetone
Paint Stripper
Xylene

I have not tried power tools (like with a 3M wheel) nor have I tried inorganics such as HCl. I haven't tried steel wool nor have I tried sandpaper. I have not tried heat, as from a torch or heat gun. As far as organics, I have not tried toluene or gasoline, diesel, kerosene or alcohol.
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my wife says to try these Mr clean eraser
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Have you tried cleaning it with a ball peen hammer yet?
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WD40? Dosen't that work on most sticky stuff?


"Take a black Garbage bag, mix up amonia and water 50/50 in a spray bottle, wet one side of the black bag, wet the tint, stick the bag to the glass (wet to wet), let sit in the sun for about 30 min to 1 hour, then peel off the tint and use a cotton towel and the sprayer to wipe off the remaining adhesive."



you'll want to use a razor to scrape off the goo, but this is the method I learned from a very good friend who tints for a living.
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