Window Tint Waipahu HI

Looking for Window Tint in Waipahu? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Waipahu that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find Window Tint in Waipahu.

Maaco Auto Body Shop and Collision Center
(808) 488-2222
98-746 Kuahao Place
Pearl City, HI
Hours
Mon-Fri :8AM - 5:30PM
Sat:9AM - 12:00PM
Sun:Noon - 5PM

Lex Brodie's Tire Co
(808) 671-4561
94-169 Farrington Hwy
Waipahu, HI

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Hawaii Auto Electric Inc
(808) 487-7783
98-406 Kamehameha Hwy Ste B
Pearl City, HI

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Auto Repair of Hawaii
(808) 488-7555
98-055 Kam Hwy
Aiea, HI

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Family Service Auto Repair
(808) 845-6877
2156 Kamehameha Hwy
Honolulu, HI

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D & E Automotive
(808) 676-2886
94-547 Ukee St Ste 312
Waipahu, HI

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Island Auto Air Incorporated
(808) 455-9332
96-1396 Waihona St
Pearl City, HI

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Checker Auto Parts
(808) 485-0414
4561 Salt Lake Blvd
Honolulu, HI
 
Auto Recycling
(808) 841-7872
1045 Makepono St
Honolulu, HI
 
Aloha Auto Air Conditioning Specialist
(808) 848-8887
295 Mokauea St
Honolulu, HI

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How to Remove Window Tint

By DriverSide Staff

Car with Tinted Windows
Window tint protects your car’s interior from damaging sunrays, keeps the cabin cooler and gives you some privacy while you cruise the highway. Unfortunately, the concealing film can change color, bubble and peel over time, and once it has degraded you’ll be tasked with removing it.

Removing window tint is a time-consuming process, and if not done correctly, can risk gumming up your windows with adhesive residue or damaging important components like the defroster strips on the rear window. Those who don’t feel comfortable tackling the job can get the tinting professionally removed.

Those who do want to forge ahead must first accept that patience is key here. It’s a slow process. Window tint is a double-layered polyester film that must come off as one. To prevent the two from separating you’ll need to soften up the adhesive with heat. There are two methods, and the first requires a sunny day. If you’ve got one to spare, you’ll want to spray the outside of the tinted window with soapy water, cover it with a black garbage bag and smooth out any wrinkles. Now on the inside, cover the immediate area around the window with some form of protective plastic and spray undiluted ammonia on the window. We recommend wearing a protective mask while you do this.

While the ammonia is still wet, trap it against the window tint with plastic cling wrap or another plastic bag and allow it to set in the sun. The combination of heat and ammonia will soften up the glue that holds the tint to the window after about an hour. Use a razor blade to lift the film from the window beginning in the corners and slowly moving out, wetting the window with ammonia as you go. Remember to be patient as you peel. Any leftover adhesive residue can be dealt with using even more ammonia and a soft steel wool pad. Finally, wipe the de-tinted window with a paper towel or rag and you’re done!

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