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Old 05-22-2000, 05:12 PM
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I own a 95 C280 and it has orginal tint on the rear window and rear quarters and the rear windshield. It is possible to remove the tint on the rear windshield w/o pulling off the defroster lines. The reason I want to remove the tint is that its baked into the rear windshield and looks funny from the outside, also there is no tint on the front windows so the car looks awkward and I just wanted to get all the tint off - I am going for the more sport look with clear glass. Last time I removed the tint from the front myself, it left a lot of residue ; I used fine steel wool to remove it, but if left hairline scratches in the glass. Is this job a DIYer or should a professional do it - especially the rear window. Basically I want the car to look nice after the tint is removed. Thanks

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Old 06-02-2000, 10:48 PM
Leon Hernandez
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Troy, you can purchase ammonia from a hardware store and remove the tint. I did it on our Mazda 626. It was a lot of work you have to let it 'work' with the tint, patience is a virtue in this case.
On a more selfserving note I sell a glass cleaner that I used to remove old tint from my F-150 4x4 and I just sprayed it on wiped around a bit used a razor blade and it came off rather easliy without the smell and heartache of smelling the ammonia.

I'm at http:\\ without the "www" and you'll get there.
Hope this helps, best regards Leon
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Old 06-04-2000, 05:05 PM
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I have had good luck removing old tint residue with a spray bottle filled with warm water and mild dish soap, and of course a little elbow grease with a cotton or linen cloth.
Lighter fluid is also a great way to remove the adhesive residue, if you don't want to do much scrubbing... Just don't smoke!

Good Luck,

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