How to Remove Car Window Tint with a Heat Gun

How to Remove Car Window Tint with a Heat Gun

If your car’s window tint has seen better days, it’s time to bring out the heat gun. Using a heat gun is a fast and efficient method that won’t leave much of a mess and doesn’t require ammonia. Follow these steps on how to remove car window tint and you will be on your way to a better looking vehicle.

  1.  Be conservative with the heat gun’s temperature dial. Too much heat will cause the tint to melt to the window. Pass the heat gun on the outside of the window in circular motions. Continue the process until the window is warm to the touch.
  2. Once the window is warm, use a razor blade to pull back a corner of the window tint. Most window tint consists of two layers of tinted polyester. When there is enough tint to hold, SLOWLY begin to peel the tint from the window. It may be necessary to reheat the window as you go.
  3. Once you have pulled back the tint, use an adhesive remover like Goof Off Stain Remover to rid the window of sticky residue.

WARNING: Be especially careful on your back window, or any window that has defroster lines or radio antenna wires, make sure that you don’t damage them with the razor blade.

Now that you know how to remove car window tint, all you need is your Master Appliance Heat gun. If you don’t have one already, you can find out where to buy one on the Master Appliance website.

*Always thoroughly read your user manual before using a Master Appliance heat gun.

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