Window tinting adds style and privacy to your vehicle, but it can degrade and become unsightly over time. When it's time to change or remove the damaged tint, using a heat gun can be an effective method. You can achieve a smooth and clean rear window tint removal with the proper technique and caution.
Before you begin, gather the necessary tools, including a heat gun, a razor blade or knife, and a cleaning solution. Ensure the heat gun is set to a low to medium heat setting to prevent damage to the glass or the rear defrost lines.
Hold the heat gun about 2 to 4 inches away from the tinted surface and move it steadily, sweepingly. The goal is to warm the adhesive behind the tint, making it easier to peel off. Be patient and avoid focusing the heat on one spot for too long to prevent damage.
Once the tint is heated, use the razor blade or knife to lift a corner of the tint carefully. Gently peel it off, applying more heat to loosen the adhesive. Be cautious not to scratch the glass while peeling.
After removing the tint, you may notice adhesive residue remaining on the glass. Apply a cleaning solution to soften the adhesive, and use a clean, lint-free cloth to wipe it away.
Once all the tint and adhesive residue is removed, clean the rear window thoroughly with a glass cleaner to achieve a precise and spotless finish.
It can be rewarding and cost-effective DIY task when you remove rear window tints with heat gun properly. However, if you're unsure about the process or concerned about damaging the rear defrost lines or the glass, consider seeking professional assistance.