How do I remove tint glue from my rear car window?

I just bought a used car. Everything is in great shape with the notable exception of the window tint. It looks horrible, so I decided to remove it. Now I’m left with tint glue that I can’t remove. How do you get rid of tint glue on the rear car window?

Answer
Home tinting jobs aren’t always well done, so most used car buyers can empathize with your situation. Fortunately, removing tint glue from a rear car window only requires rubbing alcohol, WD-40, or a heating gun.
To remove tint glue with rubbing alcohol, follow these steps:
  • Dip a soft cloth in the alcohol.
  • Rub in a circular motion to remove the glue.
  • Wash with warm, soapy water to remove any alcohol or remaining glue.
  • Dry with a clean, soft cloth.
To remove tint glue with WD-40, do the following:
  • Spray WD-40 onto the glue.
  • Let it sit for about five minutes.
  • Use a rag to wipe it clean.
  • Repeat as necessary.
To remove tint glue with a heating gun, use these instructions:
  • Use the heating gun to warm up the glue until it becomes pliable.
  • Once the glue is pliable, use a scraper to remove the bulk of it.
  • Follow up with WD-40 or rubbing alcohol to remove the residue.
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Eric Schad
Answered on Dec 01, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
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