Remove unwanted window tint by spraying the film with an adhesive-dissolving solution. Cover the damp window with plastic and park the car in direct sunlight. After 60 minutes, carefully peel the tint off the windows. Remove leftover adhesive with a cleaning solution and #0000 grade steel wool.
- Mix the cleaning solution
Fill a standard spray bottle with warm water. Pour two tablespoons of liquid dishwashing detergent into the bottle. Secure the bottle top and gently shake to combine the ingredients.
- Spray the window tint
Liberally spray the cleaning solution directly on the window tint. Repeat until the entire tint is soaked.
- Cut black trash bags
Cut large black trash bags in half. While the window tint is wet, place the bags directly on the windows.
- Park in direct sunlight
Park the car in direct sunlight for 60 minutes. Heat created by the black trash bags and sunlight assists in dissolving tint adhesive.
- Spray every 10 minutes
While the windows soak in the sun, gently lift the trash bags and spray the windows every 10 minutes. Replace the trash bags after spraying.
- Peel away tint film
Remove the trash bags and with a straight razor, or pocket knife, careful lift a corner of the film away from the window. Once lifted, slowly peel off the film. Repeat on all windows.
- Check for leftover adhesive
Once the tint film is removed, touch the window. If its surface feels sticky, or tacky, not all of the adhesive was dissolved.
- Spray with the cleaning solution
Spray a liberal amount of cleaning solution directly on the leftover adhesive. Allow the cleaner to soak for several minutes.
- Scrub away the glue
Gently scrub the window with a #0000 grade steel wool sponge. Clean in circular motions until the adhesive is removed.