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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-22-2016, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Removing Window Tint Film

Is there a better cleaner way to remove the glue once the film is pulled off?

Received an 08 LS with dark tint film on the side glass, backlight, and a 9" strip across the top if the windshield.
The car would not pass state inspection yesterday due to the film transmission was measured at .17 Around here 25% is the min allowed in font sat area and 5" down from the top of the windshield.
Not arguing as-1 definations, rational, or anything, with this inspector, i gotta just remove it from the sides ant trim it or remove it from the top.
So the solution i chosewas to stam it off.

Window tint removed from door glass and a 9" strip across top of windshield using a small steamer. Rather painless once an edge is started. On first window (pass side) managed to get the film realeased about 3/4 down before running out of water. Since it was pulling off so easy why not continue pulling it off?
Big mistake!!!
It leaves enough glue and rmoving that 3" of glue was not fun.
Drivers side and top of windshield were a brease taking about 5-ish min start to finish. Then another 30 min- 1hr to get the 3 inch of glue off the pass side.

So is there a better cleaner way to remove the glue once the film is pulled off?

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The 08 Cobalt passed with out a hitch now to start to accessorize it with improved suspension and an arguing tire pressure sensor.
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Goo gone is very good for this.

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Battery is probably dead in the sensor, just replace it. They last 8 years if you're lucky. The dealer has an ACDelco replacement that will run you between $24 and $29 depending where you live. OEM is about $45. My wife's G6 had one die right after warranty and was only 5 years old.

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I always just use a razor blade to get stuff off windows, never had any issues yet
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Sorry! Yes razor blade first then goo-Gone then glass cleaner. Two days later glass cleaner again.

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Far out thanks folks.
So 8 year life on pressure sensor not out of line.
Would you trust a discount tire sensor?
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Never even needed to use Goo gone on Windows, always just used a razor blade and then cleaned the windows later... got some funny looks scraping stickers off my windshield on the durango in the taco bell drive thru one day haha
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