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    window tint fix??

    Wondering if anyone has an idea on how to fix the window tint on the Honda.
    It has started to bubble and from the outside you see white spots in the tint, which looks like crap and really bugs me.

    I tried letting the window get really warm and smooth out the spots but that didn't seem to do anything.

    Any guesses?
    Why did it start to bubble like that? Just old??

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    remove it
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    Of course I can always remove it............trying to figure out if there is an easy/cheap way instead of removing and getting new stuff.
    Tips???????

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    that is the ONLY way to fix it, once it has started to bubble

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    sometimes if you take a pin and poke a tiny hole in the bubble before you try to flatten it out that will help but usually you have to remove it. But if you are going to remove it anyway you might as well try the pin trick and see if it is enough for you.
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    Once it's bubbled, the glue will no longer hold the film to the window. Plus, the bubble shows the film has been stretched.

    Sorry.. but removal is your only permanent option.
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    what we do in the vinyl world when there's bubbles is what JPgirl said, poke with a pin to let out the air, then with a heat source, heat up that spot slightly, then roll it with a high density foam paint roller. you know, the small smooth ones. you can buy them from home depot, or crappy tire. you could also just use a squeegie to push the air out that little pin hole starting from the edge to the center, where you want to poke the hole.
    you might want to just heat the outside of the window instead of the vinyl tho. we just use a small propane torch, but you may want to use a heat gun. just don't hold it there too long, or you'll scorch the film, or even crack the window.
    the heat will shrink the stretched vinyl.

    if that doesn't work, you'll have to heat it all up and peel it off. then clean the surface really good with a solvent and reapply new film.

    good luck.
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