Where to get car windows untinted?

tinted car windowMike emails with an unusual question:

Is there a good place in the area to have car window tint *removed*? I bought a car with tinted windows a few months ago from someone in Brooklyn. I was recently informed on the side of the Northway by a friendly State Trooper that the tint is much darker than the law allows. I never particularly liked it, anyway, but I'm not sure either a) how to remove it myself or b) where in the area is a good place to have it removed.
Suggestions on either would be appreciated.

Fun fact: State Police actually have an instrument they use to measure window tint. Windows that allow less than 70 percent of outside light to pass through are illegal.

We're guessing this is a fact that Mike would have rather not learned first hand. And we do hope he can avoid any more roadside discussions with the State Police.

So, have a suggestion for Mike? Please share!

photo: Flickr user dno1967b

Comments

Tint King on Central is where I got my car tinted and I'm fairly certain they also do removal. 518.372.9435

ummm... peel it off and then wash your windows.

you might need a razor blade to scrape some adhesive off.

My wife was pulled over in my old car with tint and she got a ticket. I peeled off the tint, had a letter signed by a local garage stating I removed it and the ticket was waived.

It's super easy to do it yourself with a fabric steamer.
Go slowly at first, to make sure you're getting the adhesive off when you unpeel it. Use a razor scraper and/or a wetted magic eraser to get off the adhesive remnants. Finish off with a good window cleaner and you're golden.

When I found myself in a similar situation with the nice law enforcement officer, I took my car to Ziebart on central. Quick and not overly expensive.

http://www.ziebart.com/locations/111/

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