I just landed my first account today and the owner asked me if I could remove the tape from the tinted windows without damaging the tint. I told him let me do some research on how to safely remove the tape and I’ll get back with you. I’m new to the industry and I’m not sure which product will work the best for the job. So my question for the WCR family: What products and tools work on removing tape and the adhesive from tinted windows?
I really recently was asked in restaurant to do the same thing. I asked if they had any stainless steel cleaner it worked great. I’ve taken masking tape off tinted windows with a razorblade but you have to have the touch of a Zen master.
WD-40 huh?? I’ll have to try that as I have a few places that have the same thing. But it isn’t just tape, it’s the gummy residue leftover from that 1 inch packing tape. And some places have a great deal of it. Will WD-40 work on that as well?? It won’t hurt the tint will it??
Or has anybody tried something like Goof-Off?? … I think that is what it is called.
Every situation is different. The glue is different. The length of time it has been on is different. The tint is
different. When you take stuff off of tint, you take your chances. I would consider it dumb to tell the customer
you can do it without any damage to the tint.
That’s why I usually leave it up to them to remove it (although I would like it gone so it looks good). Haha, … do I need a “allow me to remove stuff from your tinted window without liability” waiver as well??
Ive been installing tint for 21 years , if i ever have a small spot of adhesive to remove I use a little brake clean on a rag and yes it is a harsh chemical but i can honestly say ive never damaged the film with that, ive installed appox a million sqft and let me tell you most films are very durable but stay away from razors at all costs.