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How to Remove Old Window Tint from Residential and Commercial Buildings

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Have you recently noticed bubbles and discolouration on your windows? Then it must be that time of year when window tint replacement becomes a highest priority. By doing so, you'll be investing in a replacement film that provides privacy, UV protection, and increased energy efficiency in their window solutions, as well as an updated visual appeal. This blog will describe how to identify and treat worn-out window tint in your home or commercial property.

#1 Identify any bubbling or discolouration in your window

If you encounter any of these negative indicators, it is recommended that you seek advice from your local window tint professional. However, if you have a good grip of the subject, you can also do it yourself.

The most common reasons for your window tint to lose its effectiveness are poor film quality, exposure to natural factors, and insufficient installation quality.

Bubbling occurs as a result of improperly applied adhesive, which some individuals incorrectly seek to correct by removing and re-sticking the film in the damaged areas.

Discolouration is a resolute sign for a newer, effective window film because of the breakdown of the dyes, and the film’s connected disability to block UV rays.

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#2 Use a steamer or heat gun to remove the film

When using a steamer or heat gun, the key is to hold it close to the area you want to peel off, which should ideally start at the corner of the window and work onwards.

Then, you should pull off the film in large chunks, as you progress along the window with the appliance.

It is recommended to work on both the interior and exterior of the window with the heating process, if it’s possible.

Caution should be taken for novice learners handling this work since you may end up with an unattractive result. This refers to any film scraps on the window itself.

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LLumar Safety and Security Window Films provide that competitive edge for these communities and businesses that wish to preserve liquidity and operations while the film serves its collateral purpose.

#3 Remove any leftover adhesive with either solvents, sprays, etc.

This is an integral process since any bits of adhesive may cause complications like bubbling for the new film after installation.

Solvents and sprays can be options to remove window tint glue, and can be purchased from your nearest store.

Window films in Sri Lanka is a market that was previously undisclosed, but gained its opportunity for the net worth and growing prevalence worldwide.


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