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Old 03-07-2013, 05:33 PM
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Goof off I think is xylene, at least the old one was IIRC....and goo gone is citrus based with a little petroleum.
Xylene is far more toxic, probably causes cancer in lab rats, and therefore, actually works.
Xylene was one of the organics I tried that didn't do anything. Anything that causes lab rat cancer is usually better than stuff that doesn't, but in this case I was disappointed. I have not tried toluene yet though.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:31 AM
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I had '76 Ford pickup with the crispy, rock-hard window tint glue. I used a single edged razor blade and it took quite a while, but I got it off. Ammonia cleaned up the residue.

I'm sure it's possible, but I can't fathom an adhesive on glass that won't relent to a new, sharp single-edged razor blade, held at a narrow angle of incidence to the glass. Maybe a fairly aggressive scotchbrite pad would work, but you'd be risking scratching the glass with most of them. Maybe call a window-tint shop and ask what they use in worst-case scenarios?

Goof Off contains xylene, acetone, alcohols, and a mixture of various other solvents. This is why it works so well, but also why it eats into nearly any plastic on which it is spilled.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:49 AM
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What about good old fashioned steam? That may soften it up enough to scrape?
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:54 PM
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have you tried the method i did yet?
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:41 PM
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have you tried the method i did yet?
No, but the heat gun part of that might be a really good idea. I assume that this (as Steve described) rock-hard used-to-be adhesive might be softened with the heat. And Steve, I do have a straight-edge razor scraper which is what I used to get the original tint itself off, so maybe just being real patient and using a bunch of heat might be the answer.

Heck, maybe even a torch if used carefully? When I was trying to get the old weatherstrip off the doors of my 40 I tried all kinds of mechanical methods with varying degrees of success. When I finally got out the torch I just burned and melted it all off, not unlike old rubber suspension bushings.

Of course it has crossed my mind to simply take it to a window tint shop and pay someone to take it off....
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:46 PM
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and they will wet the windows down with 50/50 water and rubbing alcohol and put a black trash bag over it, let it bake in the sun for a couple hours and scrape away with a razor
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:48 PM
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Yeah, have you tried the trash bag trick yet? seems like it'd soften the hard as rock glue.

I mean it'll be warm in a few days again right? Give it a whirl.
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