Go Back   Corvette Forum > C5 Corvettes, 1997 - 2004 > C5 General
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read FAQ Vendor Directory
Search
C5 General
General C5 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech Sponsored by
Bud's Chevy

Welcome to Corvetteforum.com!
Welcome to Corvetteforum.com.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join Corvetteforum.com today!


Corvette Store
 
 
C7 Parts & Accessories
C6 Parts & Accessories
C5 Parts & Accessories
C4 Parts & Accessories
C3 Parts & Accessories
C2 Parts & Accessories
C1 Parts & Accessories
Wheels & Tires
Sponsored Ads
 
 
Vendor Directory
  
Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-29-2012, 12:18 AM   #1
NassyBlue
CF Senior Member
 
NassyBlue's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2007
Default Anyone had their coupe rear window tint go bad?

The tint on my rear glass is frosted up so badly I cannot even see out of it.

I tried using a heatgun and a razor, but it was so difficult to scrape any of the glazed tint off...I chickened out.

Has anyone else had to deal with this? I can't imagine how many countless hours it would take to scrape away at this with a razor inbetween the electric heater wires.
NassyBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 11:16 PM   #2
NassyBlue
CF Senior Member
 
NassyBlue's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2007
Default

bump
NassyBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 11:53 PM   #3
Tyteflows
CF Senior Member
 
Tyteflows's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2010
Location: Miami Florida
Default

I haven't seen this problem but seriously, I would take it to a professional to do this kind of work. Sorry I can't be more help. What a bummer. Good luck.
Tyteflows is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 11:55 PM   #4
ls4546
Junior Member
 
Member Since: Mar 2012
Location: Kansas City MO
nroberts45
Default

Mine looks like crap to, I'm taking the car to the guy who did my camaro and having him take the old stuff off the rear and do the whole car.
ls4546 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 12:04 AM   #5
chevylad
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Dec 2003
Location: chandler az
Default

I use a squirt bottle with water. Pull a little, spray water and pull some more.
chevylad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 12:21 AM   #6
02koolC5
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
02koolC5's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2010
Location: Anderson Ca
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironembraced View Post
The tint on my rear glass is frosted up so badly I cannot even see out of it.

I tried using a heatgun and a razor, but it was so difficult to scrape any of the glazed tint off...I chickened out.

Has anyone else had to deal with this? I can't imagine how many countless hours it would take to scrape away at this with a razor inbetween the electric heater wires.
After removing the film,Spray carb and choke cleaner in a rag and it will remove glue instantly, First thing I did when I bought my 02 it was terrible
02koolC5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 02:07 AM   #7
Silver97C5
Junior Member
 
Member Since: May 2011
Location: Bountiful Utah
Default

I worked at a tint shop for a while and we always used a steamer just like what you would use to get wrinkles out of clothes, steam a corner of the tint, pull it back a little, and repeat. when all of the tint is off of the window use the steamer on the glue and scrub it with a white scotch brite pad, the white pad will not scratch the glass and wont hurt the defrost lines either.
Silver97C5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 06:35 AM   #8
Vetteman Jack
CF Senior Member
MO Events Coordinator
CI 5, 8 & 11 Veteran
St. Jude Donor '03-'04-'05-'06-'07-'08-'09-'10-'11-'12-'13-'14
NCM Sinkhole Donor
 
Vetteman Jack's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2001
Location: Jefferson City, MO Sometimes common sense isn't so common.

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Silver97C5 View Post
I worked at a tint shop for a while and we always used a steamer just like what you would use to get wrinkles out of clothes, steam a corner of the tint, pull it back a little, and repeat. when all of the tint is off of the window use the steamer on the glue and scrub it with a white scotch brite pad, the white pad will not scratch the glass and wont hurt the defrost lines either.
That's what a local tint shop said they do to get old tint material off the windows.
Vetteman Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 06:52 AM   #9
pewter99
Auctioneer Administrator
Organizer St. Jude Fundraiser
Tampa Regional Coordinator
CI 4-5-6-7-8 Veteran
I believe in the Beer Fairy
Support Corvetteforum!
 
pewter99's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 1999
Location: Back from Cabo.......damnit

Default

steamer
pewter99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 06:52 AM
 
Go Back   Corvette Forum > C5 Corvettes, 1997 - 2004 > C5 General
Reload this Page Anyone had their coupe rear window tint go bad?
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
back, bad, c5, c6, corvette, coupe, defrost, difficult, hurt, lines, rear, scrapeing, tint, tinting, window, z06


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Click for Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:41 AM.


Emails & Password Backup