03-27-2008, 11:17 AM
Does anyone know if you can remove the black stuff off the sunroof? The mesh light diffuser stuff? Or have any suggestion on a safe way to remove it?
I was thinking of kinda soaking it in like goo-gone and use a razor blade, but I'm a little hesitant to do so (don't want to scratch the glass).
I'd like to remove it and put a light tint on it.
03-27-2008, 01:02 PM
Do you mean like the "dot matrix" pattern like you have around the borders of your windshield, and at your mirror? That stuff should be easy for any shop to tint over...
03-27-2008, 01:04 PM
Yep, that's the stuff. I don't prefer the hazy look of it. I'd like it to be a clean see through window with just a light tint to it.
I know it's silly but I was curious if anyone knew.
03-28-2008, 02:36 PM
I know ammonia water is good for removing tint, anyone think that'll assist in getting that stuff off?
Anyone not suggest using a razor blade (if I'm careful)?
03-29-2008, 04:50 PM
Um...... razor blade? There should be no problem in using one, it'll probably be your best bet.
03-30-2008, 04:23 PM
When I worked autoglass, we used razor blades all the time. Just make sure they are brand spanking new. Otherwise you'll scratch the [:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]* out of it. I would recommend a product from 3M called General Adhesive Remover. It comes in a quart can and needs to be used with a rag in a really well ventilated area, ie windows and doors down all the way (or welcome to cloud 9).
04-02-2008, 10:52 PM
yeah, good luck. i thought that the dot matrix tinting was actually paint.
so i suggest paint thinner
do this on a hot summer SUNNY day.
cut out a black trash bag the shape and size of your sunroof
using a spray bottle, soak the sunroof and make sure every bit of the dot matrix is wet.
place the trash bag cut-out on the sunroof on the underside.
dont squeeze all the bubbles out, you want that paint thinner to stay on there.
id let it soak up for about 2-3 hours.
after this time, see if your NEW razors will scrape up the dot matrix.
if this doesnt help, i have heard that sanding works as well.
good luck and if you remove it, let us know how you fare, im interested in doing this myself. i googled it and can only find solutions on removing tint film.