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    Removing window tints

    As my insurance company don't allow modifications until I reach 25 I would need to remove window tints from a potential car.

    How easy is it to do? will it leave glue marks on the windows and look gank or will it be alright?

    Has anyone done it before here?

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    Any reason why you can't change insurance companies?

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    I've been with Direct Line on my mums policy gathering no claims for Direct line only. Moving insurers would mean over £2k, for a 1.6 A3 with tints a backbox and alloys came to over £2000 :O

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    very easy to take out
    just heat them up on front windows an pull off
    an clean any glue off with white sprite on a cloth
    rear screen is a pain an best left on i would say or get a steamer on it so it dont pull the heater bits off sceen

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    Double post...

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    I'm assuming you've rang around for other quotes? That seems massive for a 23yr old though it is an Audi...

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    Im 21.

    Ahh right if they are fairly easy then it might not be all doom an gloom as I thought, I can see then that the rear will be a pain though! Wonder if a window tinting firm could professionally remove it for me to save having to risk ruining the strips. (saying that I need to test drive the car first, it might be a dog )

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    tints wont make a diff as long as they are not on the front windows.. but anyway.

    to remove without ANY glue being left will take about 2 hrs but its worth it.
    heat gun the tint from inside so its warm but not hot and very slowly peal back t he tint and it should take the glue with it.

    as for back window. make 3 cuts in the film ( dont cut along the heating elements tho) and do the same as on the front windows.
    the smaller the strips you are pealing the more chance you have of removing the tint with the glue.. DO NOT RUSH THIS THO.

    if you have any glue left you should be able to use soapy water and a very light scouring pad to remove it.

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