Headlight Tint Removal in Chicago: Fast, Affordable, Damage Free

There are many reasons why you may want to get your old headlight tint removal. Professionals recommendation: do it in a shop to avoid damage to your headlights! From this article you will learn everything you need to know about headlight tint removal and will be able to choose the right options for your vehicle.

Why get headlight tint removal?

After the headlight tint warranty period expires (or if the vehicle was used in extreme weather conditions), the headlight tint needs to be reinstalled. You may also want to remove it in case you bought the car from another state, and the tinting laws are different where you live. Or you simply don’t like the tint anymore and want to change it. It is highly recommended to remove the old film in a professional shop in order to protect your headlights from damage.

Headlight tint is a thin film that is made of ceramic or other materials and which is added over the headlights for protection. Also it can provide better visibility for the fog lights if they are tinted with a yellow film. Headlight tinting should not be confused with “smoking”, which is the process of adding paint on a headlight or spraying it in order to change its color and appearance.

Pros of professional headlight tint remova

  • Fast and cost effective procedure that will protect your headlights from damage (cracks and shattering)
  • Preparation of your headlights to a new tint installation that will protect them from scratches, cracks, road debris, UV rays
  • Saves you a lot of time: the whole process takes only about 20 minutes.

Can you remove tint film from headlights?

Yes, the film can obviously be removed, whether you want to add a new film of a different color or you have just realized that the film is too old and needs to be replaced. Usually you only need a heat gun, but in some cases glue residue may be left behind, and then you need special solutions to remove it.

Headlight tint removal Chicago

Instead of wasting your own time and risking damaging the headlights, it’s better to call a professional to get the job done quickly and safely. You can find us at 3621 N Harlem Ave. and 2720 W Grand Ave. in Chicago, IL or at 1402 N Rand Rd in Palatine, IL, or call us at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I do headlight tint removal at home?

Sure, you can do it at home if you have the right tools and knowledge. Also be aware that you need a lot of patience to remove the film correctly and you also need to be very careful to not scratch or damage the headlights. That’s why it’s best to go to a professional, and Tinting Chicago is here to help!

How long does it take to remove the headlight tint?

When a professional that has done this before removes the film, the process should only take up to 20 minutes, sometimes even less. It depends on how well the film is coming off and if there is any glue residue left behind.

What tools are needed for headlight tint removal?

Usually only a heat gun is needed to complete the process. But in some cases the technician may also need to use other tools to help remove small bits of film and glue residue that may be left behind.


3621 N Harlem Ave, Chicago IL, 60634


2720 W Grand Ave Chicago, IL, 60612


1402 N Rand Rd Palatine, IL 60074


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