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Old 27th December 2011, 07:36   #1
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One corner of the film on my rear window/wind screen is peeling, is it possible to stick it back somehow? It makes no sense to change the whole thing, it isn't visible as its on the right lower corner but it annoys me a great bit.

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It won't stick as effortlessly as the original film sticks however hard you try because the surface would now have dust on it.

What you can do is cut off the peeled portion so that in the course of the window rolling up/down, it doesn't start peeling some more film.

Worst case - get the entire film removed and replaced for that glass only.
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But what be the ideal way to stick it back, some kind of glue or ...?

This is my 6 year old car, don't wanna spend a bomb for a tiny bit of peel.
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But what be the ideal way to stick it back, some kind of glue or ...?

This is my 6 year old car, don't wanna spend a bomb for a tiny bit of peel.
What you can try is put a little "After shave" onto the peeled part (between the film and the window glass). Then with a small wiper (what is normally used at home) or a plastic ruler, with a cloth wrapped around it, squeeze it to remove the liquid in between. If the film still has some strength, it will hold as the air will be removed from the gap. However, it is is bent at the edges, it may not hold. In this case, you can just put one small drop of feviquick and glue just the edge - don't put too much as it can get a frosty look when it dries.

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Default Re: Peeling sun film. What to do?

If the film is also 6yrs old, its likely to be a little brittle too. Your best bet will be a little cyanoacrylate glue - Super glue etc. Just make sure that the excess is removed and does not jam the window channel.

If on the other hand you choose to replace the film on that window, clean the adhesive remains of the film with Isopropyl alcohol before giving it for a replacement film. Most of those guys do not bother with very thorough cleaning.
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One corner of the film on my rear window/wind screen is peeling, is it possible to stick it back somehow? It makes no sense to change the whole thing, it isn't visible as its on the right lower corner but it annoys me a great bit.

Thanks for your suggestions,
Boss all manufecturers give warranty for 2 yrs against peeling off. Go to that guy who fixed it he will replace it free of cost .I got it done for my Omini 2 yrs ago.
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Default Re: Peeling sun film. What to do?

May not be the best solution but why don't you take a clear tape and apply it on the part thats peeling.
A temporary solution until you want to change the whole film.
Applying Feviquick or or other gum might leave a mark on the glass itself and can turn out looking much worse.
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The refractive index of cyanoacrylate glues is close enough to that of glass and should not be a problem to the glass. If you need to strip it clean, use a razor blade.
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