Richard D

Removing rear window tinting without damaging defroster?

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Richard D    9

The previous owner of my Reatta got the top of the line tinting, lifetime guarantee. It has begun to come loose, the only problem to take advantage of the guarantee I have to take the car back to Sarasota where I bought it, about 450 round trip miles. Is it possible to have an old tint removed without damaging the defroster elements? I already have one element that no longer works. Most shops are independents and will not guarantee the elements. Plus I would like to go a little darker to reduce fading.

Thank you all,

Richard

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DAVES89    317

Welcome Carlos! Good idea to bring up an older posting to help fellow Reatta owners with a problem. I just did that with a stereo/sound system options.

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Ronnie    355

Good video. That guy is speaking my language. I actually sound a lot like him.  I can act as an interpreter if anyone has trouble understanding him. :)

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89RedDarkGrey    237

I, too- find his accent quite refreshing. I grew up in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Wilmington:D

 

Richard D.- you also mentioned you have a dead defroster track? Permatex makes an excellent Defroster Repair Kit

 

Use a DVM and test from side to side, to find the open circuit. I have used these kits on many cars, living in Central New York- we really rely on the defroster. I plan on actually removing my high-mount light assembly, and creating 2 more grids where the light is. It is frosted over in Winter, and invisible. I have never been satisfied with the small amount of window the grid covers, and this kit will fix that, very easily.

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