Window tints can last long when properly preserved. However, like parts of your vehicle that will tire and wear over time, window tints also eventually need to be replaced. But how do you know if it is time to replace your car window tinting?
Fading and peeling are signs your car tinting need replacement. You will need to remove it carefully and install a new window tint. Window tint removal may seem an easy task, but note that removing is more difficult than installing the film.
You will want a tinting specialist do the removal as they know how to remove car window tint precisely and avoid the troubles of a bad window tint job. However, if you are inclined to DIY and want to remove the films, consider some tips to do it:
Remove window tint using newspaper and soap. This process may take more time than others but is an effective way to make the tint come off easily. Using newspapers to keep the tint wet works to loosen the adhesive. There is no need to put too much force to scrap and clean the adhesive from the glass.
Soap and scrape. This is a quick and easy way to remove window film. However, this method will require extra effort as it can get you tired quickly.
Removing window tint with ammonia. Ammonia and sun heat is used to loosen the adhesive. It is important to do it on a hot sunny day and you don’t plan on driving for the next few days, you’ll save yourself a lot of work using this tint removal option. Be careful when working with this chemical and always wear a mask to avoid smelling the toxic fumes it emits.
Once the worn-out tinting is completely removed and the adhesive residue cleaned, you can now apply the new window film. Your choices of window film will depend on your preference and tinting needs. There are different car window tints available out there that can instantly make a noticeable impact on your car. It is best to call a tinting specialist when you need your car windows tinted.