How to Repair the Bubbles in Window Tint

by Jennifer Habersham

If not applied by a professional, window tinting can come out looking terrible. The most common sign of amateur-applied window tint is air bubbles. Once the tint is in place, it is difficult to remove the bubbles, however, it is possible. If you are unable to get rid of the air bubbles, the tint must be removed completely and reapplied with greater care.

Hold a heat gun approximately 6 to 8 inches away from the window tint. Move the heat gun back and forth warming the tint. This will help to loosen the tint adhesive, making it easier to remove the bubbles. If you do not have a heat gun, a hairdryer will do.

Fill a squirt bottle with water, and spray the tinted window. This will stop the tint from ripping when you push the air bubbles out.

Pop a bubble with the needle. Only pop one bubble at a time unless they are clustered together.

Place the flat edge of a credit card against the popped bubble. Drag the credit card over the bubble, continuing until you reach the edge of the tint and the bubble is released.

Repeat on all remaining bubbles. Continue to spray the window with water as you work. Failing to do so could rip the window tint.

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