How to remove black film/paint on rear door windows.

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How to remove black film/paint on rear door windows.

Post by CaddyCaddyCaddyMike » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:08 pm

Hi folks,

I would like to remove the black film/paint on the inside of the rear door windows and replace with a dark tint. 8)

What's the best way to do this? Is it possible? :?:

Also, I'd like to add a rear view mirror to help when I'm reversing in tight spots... :arrow: How do I take off that little plastic cone from inside of the front windscreen where the rear view mirror should be and where can I find a suitable rear view mirror to install in its place?

Cheers, Mike :D

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Re: How to remove black film/paint on rear door windows.

Post by Cabbs » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:18 pm

Is the rear window covered in film or paint? If its paint your gonna have a problem because your rear heated window wont work if you break the element lines. If its film just use a heat gun and slowly peel it away. Any residue will come off with petrol but wipe it slowly.

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Re: How to remove black film/paint on rear door windows.

Post by Mainframex » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:29 pm

You will need a heater gun for best results and than pull the film off after heating slowly.

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Re: How to remove black film/paint on rear door windows.

Post by Katiecaddy » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:25 pm

Had ours done last week, best way as mentioned is to heat gently and remove by peeling slowly

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Re: How to remove black film/paint on rear door windows.

Post by skinnyd » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:53 am

Cabbs wrote:Is the rear window covered in film or paint? If its paint your gonna have a problem because your rear heated window wont work if you break the element lines. If its film just use a heat gun and slowly peel it away. Any residue will come off with petrol but wipe it slowly. Image

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Why would a painted glass have heater elements if it was never intended to be see though?


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Re: How to remove black film/paint on rear door windows.

Post by Greg The Great » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:04 am

skinnyd wrote: Why would a painted glass have heater elements if it was never intended to be see though?


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Re: How to remove black film/paint on rear door windows.

Post by gazza31112 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:11 pm

:lol: :lol: true

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Re: How to remove black film/paint on rear door windows.

Post by Kaddyken » Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:48 pm

An older post I've just come across. I removed the film from ours last night. Just picked away at an edge with a fingernail to get a start. Then heated the outside of the window with a normal hairdryer. Surprisingly didn't need a lot of heating considering it was chilly last night. Just enough to soften the film adhesive. Any remaining adhesive came off easily by a light spray with WD40 and then a rub with a cloth. A wipe over with methylated spirits to remove the oily residue then a polish up with glass cleaner.

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Re: How to remove black film/paint on rear door windows.

Post by edie209 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:21 pm

@kaddyken Been looking at my rear windows and was convinced that it was painted because it goes to the very edge of the glass from what I can see, was your like that?
I have a rear view mirror fitted which is Strange

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