Remove And Replace Damaged Tint From A Window In The Back Of Your Vehicle


If you were transporting long-handled tools in your vehicle and the end of a metal shovel scraped the interior side of one of your vehicle's back windows, resulting in tearing the  piece of window tint that is secured to the glass, remove the damaged piece of tint and replace it by following the guidelines listed below. 


  • waterproof cloths
  • plastic scraper
  • razor blade
  • small bucket
  • industrial strength detergent
  • hot water
  • sponge
  • scrub brush (flexible bristles)
  • glass cleaner
  • microfiber cloths
  • automotive tint
  • tape measure
  • misting bottle
  • cold water
  • flexible scraper
  • squeegee

Cover The Back Seats And Flooring And Remove Damaged Tint

Remove items from your vehicle's back seats and floorboards. Drape waterproof cloths across the seats and flooring. Use the edge of a plastic scraper or razor blade to lift the tint away from the glass pane. If you choose to use a razor blade, aim the blade at an angle when inserting the tip of the tool under the tint. By holding the blade at an angle, you will not be likely to scratch the glass pane. As tint begins to loosen from the window, use your hands to grip one edge of the window covering and peel the tint toward yourself.

After tint has been removed, you may notice sticky film on the windowpane that remains as a result of the tint's adhesive side previously being pressed against the glass. Pour a few capfuls of industrial strength detergent into a small bucket. Fill the rest of the bucket with moderately hot water. Stir the detergent into the water until small bubbles appear. Use a sponge to apply the soapy water to the sticky film. Use a scrub brush with flexible bristles to assist with removing the sticky residue. 

Clean The Windowpane And Apply Tint

Spray glass cleaner across the interior side of the window. Use a microfiber cloth to wipe the glass surface. Dry the glass pane with a clean microfiber cloth. Use a tape measure to determine the glass pane's dimensions. Use a utility knife to cut a piece of window tint. Pour water into a spray misting bottle.

After removing the paper backing the covers the adhesive side of the window tint, move the tint toward the window and adjust the window covering until it is lined up evenly with the glass pane. Press the tint against the interior glass. Lightly spray the edges of the tint with water. Use a flexible scraper or squeegee to flatten the tint across the glass pane. For more information, contact companies like Solar Tint Inc.


15 September 2017

Start Spring Cleaning Early

Every year, I make a list of spring cleaning tasks. Unfortunately, I’m a procrastinator. Therefore, I rarely complete every item on my extensive list. This year, I plan to start my spring cleaning early. One of the tasks I’m passionate about is cleaning windows. When I get finished with my windows, I want them to appear invisible due to their level of cleanness. To accomplish this task, I use both over-the-counter window cleaners and natural cleaning agents. To reduce the incidence of smudges, you can wipe your windows down with a newspaper. On this blog, you will learn how to clean your windows before spring arrives.