Window tint can be removed, but it’s often more seems like it’s more trouble than it’s worth. While you could have the best window tinting company in Milwaukee, WI, take care of it for you, you may choose to try and do it yourself.
There are two tell-tale signs of aging window tinting that needs to be removed and replaced. The first is when the window tint’s color turns from black to purple. When this happens, the dyes within the film have broken down due to time, heat, and constantly fighting off the sun’s rays. While it kind of looks cool, when your tint turns purple it no longer is doing its job. Not only are not shielding your eyes, but you’re absorbing more sun UV rays as well.
The other sign that’s time to take down your old window tinting is when it begins to bubble up. Window tint bubbles because the adhesive under the film no longer is able to do its job keeping the film stuck to the glass. Whether it was installed incorrectly or time and heat have created air pockets, bubbled tint is soon to be peeling tint.
The easiest way to remove tint yourself is to use a clothes steamer. You would use this much like you would be removing wallpaper; steaming the material and then carefully peeling it away.
Another old school technique is to keep newspapers soaked in soapy water applied to the film for about an hour and gently cut it away with a razor. However, it may not work as well as you’d hoped, and you’ll also get some pretty odd looks from others.
You can also try simply cutting it away little by little, or peeling it off a bit at a time. However, it may take longer than you would expect, especially if the film continues to shred away in tiny pieces.
Of course, for a professional job, you could call Brookfield Tint. As the best window tint company in Milwaukee, we’ll make sure your old tint is not only properly removed, but we can professionally install your new tint. Keep your car cool the easy way by calling us!