Window tints aren’t immune to the effects of sun exposure. After years of exposure, the adhesive that binds the tints to the window glass starts to break down, causing the film to detach slightly at the edges.
If your window tints are starting to peel, it could be because of a poor installation job, too. A poor installation could lead to the formation of bubbles in the window tints, which can cause peeling if ruptured.
Whichever category your vehicle tints fall under, it’s recommended to get them replaced before the adhesive hardens over time, becoming difficult to remove. The experts at Team Acme have been replacing window tints on numerous types of vehicles for over a decade.
Getting Your Window Tints Removed and Replaced
At Team Acme, we start with looking at your vehicle to make sure we have access to all of the windows with tints to determine how we’ll remove the film and glue. For areas that can’t be easily reached, we remove the interior trim panels to facilitate access.
We then carefully use a razor blade to lift a corner of the film away from the glass, followed by using a super steamer to loosen the tint and soften the glue. As the film is heated, it is slowly pulled away from the window glass, which allows time for cooling the tint.
When the tint is completely removed, we check the window glass for any leftover glue residue. If any residue is found, we use razor blades and a glass cleaner to efficiently clean the glass. Since the back window glass holds heaters and antennas, Team Acme uses a steel wool cloth and glass cleaner on that area instead.
In more serious instances, when the glue embeds itself into the pores of the window glass, we’ll have to replace the window. Since it’s crucial to have all of the glue removed from the vehicle, we might have to get to areas like the bottoms of panels, break lights, and various edges and corners.
Making sure no glue is left behind is crucial since any residue can actually hamper the installation of new window tints. Leftover glue can cause the new film to fall and leave visible specs behind, ultimately requiring a new window tint or glass replacement.
Contact Team Acme Today
If you try to replace your tints yourself or leave the job to an amateur, you could risk damaging your vehicle’s window glass to the point where a tint replacement will turn into needing new window glass. With Team Acme, you can rest assured that your vehicle is in the right hands.
We use the optimal installation methods as well as the highest quality materials in the industry to assure an efficient window film removal and installation process. Every tint removal job differs with each unique vehicle; while some might require minimal labor, others are more complicated, ultimately requiring more time.