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How to Remove Window Tint

Removing Window Tint on Windshield of Ferrari Roma
Removing Window Tint on Windshield of Ferrari Roma

Removing tint from car windows can be a tricky process, but with the right tools, preparation and techniques, it can be done relatively easily. There are several reasons you may search for instructions on how to remove window tint from a car, but in most cases we see it is because the tint that is on the vehicle is defective or is damaged in some way. In this blog post, we will go over the steps for removing tint from car windows, as well as some tips for making the process go smoothly. It is common for our LAB techs to take off

window tint from vehicles in order to replace old tint and install our high end carbon ceramic tint.

  1. Gather the necessary tools and materials. You will need a razor blade, a heat gun, a spray bottle filled with water, and a tint removal solution.

  2. Use the heat gun or a steamer to heat up the tint on the window. This will make it easier to remove. Be careful not to overheat the tint, as this can cause it to shrink and become harder to remove.

  3. Use the razor blade to start peeling the tint away from the window. Start at one corner of the window and work your way around, being careful not to scratch the glass.

  4. Spray the tint with water as you remove it. This will help to soften it and make it easier to remove.

  5. Apply the tint removal solution to any remaining adhesive residue on the window. Use a clean cloth to wipe it away.

  6. Repeat the process on the other windows, if necessary.


  • Work slowly and be patient to avoid damaging the glass when remove window tint glue.

  • If the tint is particularly stubborn, you may need to use a stronger adhesive remover.

  • Keep the window wet to avoid removing the adhesive on the glass

By following these steps, you should be able to remove the tint from your car windows relatively easily. It is important that if you are installing new window tint you follow the correct steps to do so which you can find in blog "How to install window tint". If you install window tint incorrectly it can not only be frustrating and take up a lot of your time - it can also bubble or crease. Window tint can bubble because the adhesive used to attach the tint to the window is not properly activated or is of poor quality. Additionally, if the window is not properly cleaned or prepared before the tint is applied, it can cause bubbles to form. Humidity and temperature can also play a role in causing bubbles to form. If you are not a trained professional it would be best to contact your local tint shop to install new window tint. If you're in the San Antonio area, Lonestar Tint is your #1 shop for all automotive cosmetics and we're happy to help!

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