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Old 16th May 2012, 14:43   #136
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Ask for thinner in Hardware shop, it will have a nice smell compared to normal turpentine, this will remove all traces of glue easily. A small knife is useful to remove the sunfilm at edges than a blade.
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Ask for thinner in Hardware shop, it will have a nice smell compared to normal turpentine, this will remove all traces of glue easily. A small knife is useful to remove the sunfilm at edges than a blade.
Yes apart from removing the glue from the glass it will also remove the paint from your car if you spill a few drops and probably ruin all plastic door pads.

Paint thinner should not be used what so ever.
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Old 16th May 2012, 15:33   #138
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hey guys... is that true that removing sun film is on hold??? can someone check bangalore FB page?

its time to get something like this ? :-) back to 10 years from now.... full privacy and easy to maintain too

http://www.qualir.com/images/car_curtains.jpg

http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm...olesalers.html

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hey guys... is that true that removing sun film is on hold??? can someone check bangalore FB page?

its time to get something like this ? :-) back to 10 years from now.... full privacy and easy to maintain too

http://www.qualir.com/images/car_curtains.jpg

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I checked BTP FB page, there is no such update. How did you get to know such rumor ? did you not check FB page yourself ?
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hey guys... is that true that removing sun film is on hold??? can someone check bangalore FB page?
Just now visited BTP on FB, no such hold is there. Just to wait and see, I will no remove sunfilm now and will go to office in 2 wheeler from monday onwards and in case, if I really need car, I will roll down all the windows and drive. It wont be that easy for cops to spot me.
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SIMPLE & STRAIGHT STORY

2 Steps:

1. Bake the car under the Sun for 2-3 hours.

2. Once baked properly, Peel of the film with both the hands slowly and steadily giving no jerks. Its comes out like a banana skin leaving absolutely no marks behind.

Note: This also worked amazingly on my rear windscreen with defogger on it.

After peeling off the film, no washing or cleaning was required as I couldn't find any glue marks with my naked eye.


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Guys, even if the glue after removal of film is not visible much just wipe the glass with any glass cleaner once. Had once removed film from our car couple of years back and left the glass untouched since no much glue was visible. However once it started raining and moisture started forming on inner surface of glass it was becoming bit translucent. Like windshield will be if not properly cleaned.
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I had the film (a very light one) removed at the car accessory store, they were removing film from atleast 20 cars a day if not more ! The 4 windows were a 5 minute job. The rear defogger thingy also was fast but removing the residual glue took about an hour & half a litre of petrol !!
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Gentlemen,
I had installed sunfilm in my car at least four years ago. Is there any special step needed to remove old sunfilms? Or the simple DIY instructions I get to see here will be sufficient to remove it? Please advice.
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Is there any special step needed to remove old sunfilms?
hi Rahul, nothing special required. Just follow the way it has been described here. I just removed 6.5 yr old film from my Sumo, without any problems.
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Ok you DIY guys.. Here is a tricky one. I'm trying to remove the sun film of my 30 year old FIAT. The windshield is off the car as the FIAT is being restored.

I tried all the methods mentioned in this thread. But partially successful.

The sunfilm is just badly stuck to the glass. It's coming off in bits when tried with a blade. Used colin, hot water etc.

What do I do now?
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Karthik, can you soak the glass in water ?
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Karthik, can you soak the glass in water ?
It's the rear windshield. I can try soaking it in the bath tub now with hot water! Let me try!

Edit: Oops, forgot that on the other side of the windshield, there is a very nostalgic sticker. I don't want that to get screwed in hot water!

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It's the rear windshield. I can try soaking it in the bath tub now with hot water! Let me try!

Edit: Oops, forgot that on the other side of the windshield, there is a very nostalgic sticker. I don't want that to get screwed in hot water!
Normal water should do. Handling the glass after dipping in hot water might develop stress cracks. Just keep a towel dipped in water at the side of the film. Keep on watering it when it dries. I think the film sticks to the glass with age and gets brittle too.
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It's the rear windshield. I can try soaking it in the bath tub now with hot water! Let me try!

Edit: Oops, forgot that on the other side of the windshield, there is a very nostalgic sticker. I don't want that to get screwed in hot water!
Did you do the soaked newspaper thing?
15-20 minutes should get it off, I would think.
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