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The complete guide - How Do I Remove Brittle Window Tint?

Jun 22

Window tint is an excellent way to enhance the appearance and feel of your vehicle, home, or workplace. It helps keep the sun out and keeps your interior cool.

Window tint can crack and eventually start to peel over time. Do not panic if you notice this. This article will teach you how to remove brittle windows tint quickly and safely.

Window Tinting: What's it all about?

Window tinting is the process by which a thin layer of film is applied to the windows' glass surfaces. This film can be clear or colored. It is made primarily from polyester and other synthetic materials.

Window tinting's purpose is to enhance the window's appearance, reduce glare and heat transmission, and block UV rays.

What causes window tint to become brittle?

Window tints can become brittle from a variety factors. Sunlight exposure is the main cause. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun can damage the window tint film molecules, making it brittle or peeling off.

Incorrect installation, poor quality tint film and window cleaners with ammonia are other causes of window tint failure.

How Do I Remove Brittle Window Tint

You will need to get rid of window tint that has begun to peel or is already peeling before applying new tint. The process to remove brittle window tint can be performed in just a few steps.

Heat the area using a hair dryer, heat gun, or hair dryer. This will allow the adhesive to come off the window tint. Use a razor blade or utility knives to carefully remove the window tint after heating the area. You should take your time to avoid scratching the glass underneath.

Clean the window tint with soap and water after it has been removed. Now it's time to apply the new window tint.

Things to Keep in Mind:

  • Take your time and work carefully so that you don't damage the glass below the tint.
  • Make sure you clean everything thoroughly before applying new window tint.
  • Commercial adhesive removers can be used if the adhesive is not easy to remove.

Applying New Window Tint

Now you are ready to apply window tint. For a professional, smooth finish, follow these steps:

Be sure to clean the glass surface thoroughly with soapy water. This will allow the tint to stick better to your windows.

Next, measure your glass and cut the new window tint to fit. Make sure to leave some extra film to trim the tint to your exact measurements later.

Apply the window tint to your glass. Smoothen out any bubbles with a squeegee, credit card, or roller. You can trim any excess film off with a utility knife, razor blade, or a razor.

To heat the edges of the tint, heat it up with a hairdryer. This will seal the window tint and prevent it from tearing later.

When to Call The Pros:

Professionals are best if your window tint has been severely damaged. They will have the skills and experience to remove the tint and quickly install the new one.

Professionals VS DIY:

It is possible to remove and change your window tint by yourself. However, there are many advantages to hiring professionals. They will have the necessary tools and experience to perform the job quickly and effectively. You will also receive a warranty on your new window tint. This will provide you with peace of mind that any issues are addressed.


For window tint damage, call a professional. They'll have the tools and experience necessary to perform the task quickly and easily. You will also receive a warranty on your new window tint. This will provide you with peace of mind that any issues are addressed.

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