Get Commercial Window Tint Removal in Chicago: Fast, Clean, and Efficient

Window tint is a thin layer of film that’s applied to glass in residential and commercial buildings or vehicles to filter UV rays, cool down an interior, and increase comfort for those on the other side of the glass. Window film comes in a range of colors and transparencies, depending on the amount of sunlight that needs to be filtered.

Although high-quality window films, such as 3M, Suntek, and SOLEX last for between 15 and 20 years, you may want to remove film if it has become old or has failing adhesive, or if you’re moving buildings and the new owners prefer the windows without tinted film. Either way, fast, efficient, mess-free removal will be your priority.

Window tint removal is a fiddly job, particularly if you encounter stubborn adhesive on the window panes. Whether you are removing window tinting on commercial windows or residential windows, it pays to get the experts in.  Contact Tinting Chicago at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493 for a quote today!

Reasons to remove window tint film

  • Bubbling
  • Peeling
  • Discoloration
  • Time for an upgrade

How to remove window film

After many years, tint film can essentially become baked onto windows making removal of both the film and the adhesive particularly challenging. It’s a time-consuming job that’s best left to window film removal services, particularly if you have a large amount of window tint to remove.

When removing old window tint film, the aim is to get as much of the film off in one piece and for the adhesive to come off with the film, rather than being left on the window.

A heat gun or steamer is generally used to break down the window film adhesive little by little but it’s a long and time-consuming job that requires skill and patience.

How to remove window tint glue from glass

After the window film removal, a soft cloth and solvent need to be rubbed over the window to slowly break down the remaining adhesive left on the glass. Fine steel wool can be used to remove stubborn adhesive but avoid using anything sharper, such as a razor blade as this could result in scratches on the window.

Cost of commercial window tint removal

The cost of window film removal is dependent on the following factors:

  • Area of film on windows
  • How baked onto the glass it is
  • How difficult the film is to remove
  • Expertise of those removing the window film

Frequently Asked Questions

What products can be used to remove window film adhesive from glass?

Special window film adhesive remover, alcohol spray, or acetone will all break down the adhesive used on commercial and residential window tint films.

Can I get a new commercial window tint film installed once the old one has been removed?

Yes, you can, but it's extremely important to ensure that none of the adhesives from the old film remain on the window. A commercial window tint removal service will ensure that a window is correctly and thoroughly prepared before installing a new film. If any adhesive residue is left behind, the film won't adhere correctly to the window resulting in listing and bubbling over time.

How do I know when to remove my commercial window tint?

A good quality window tint should last between 15 and 20 years. However, when you start noticing any fading, bubbling, cracking or peeling you know it's time to remove the current film and install a new one.


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