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Old 02-15-2012, 08:48 AM   #1
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will using the rear defroster damage window tint?

I had my windows tinted over the summer,and am wondering if it will damage the tint if I use the rear window defroster? The shop the did the tinting used good quality llumar tint. I have been just scraping the ice/frost off because I wasn't sure,but I am curious if it will hurt the tint? thanks!!


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Old 02-15-2012, 08:58 AM   #2
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:00 AM   #3
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I've never had a problem with my defroster grid affecting my tint in any of my cars. A high quality film should be made to withstand the relatively low temps of your defroster.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:01 AM   #4
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I thought they got hot...
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:11 AM   #5
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If you get the ceramic tint from ford u have nothing to worry about :)
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:12 AM   #6
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I use my rear defroster all of the time and have not had any issues with the tint thats on there.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:22 AM   #7
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ok so it doesnt get hot enough to damage the tint
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:29 AM   #8
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I'm sure we've all seen a car with bubbles all over the back window tint. You probably should ask the shop that did your tint. Most reputable shops now probably use a good quality tint that would be OK to use the defroster on. Even so I still turn my defroster off manually and don't let it run the full cycle. Also, living where I do it's not much of a problem.
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yup had my tint on for 2 years now and no problems using the defroster
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I use my defroster a lot and haven't had any issues with my tint.
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