Film on inside shop windows

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  1. Matty H

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    Come on lads help me out here - got a call from a rather attractive (but that's beside the point) late 20's girl that's just opening a boutique and beauty rooms. Did outsides no problem (her shop opens Saturday) went to do insides and was Sellotape / paint etc so sSwear word!ed paint off and thought that felt weird when I realised there were scratches all over the glass - but no it wasn't the glass that was scratched it was a clear film that they had coated all 3 shop front windows inside with :(

    I couldn't do a thing so I want to know if anybody has come across this or know the best way to remove the film. Because until you get that film off the windows are always going to look marked. I thought of melting it off perhaps but don't want to leave residue behind which will be even harder to clean off.

    Arghhhhhhh - at least shop owner was well fit and understood the situation. She wants me to go back regular so give me the answer boys!!!! :D
     
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  2. laddergarder

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    this looks like the stuff here,

    http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/WindowInsulatorKits/Products/

    I have heard of it before, but never seen it on any customers windows, you could possibly call up the manufacture of the product linked for best advice, but going by the installation instructions it looks like it could take some doing to remove.
     
  3. Matty H

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    Thanks mate - that certainly looks like the stuff - if you look in the light you can still see where they had lettering on it etc. I thought about brick acid or a hot air gun :D
     
  4. laddergarder

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    I wouldn't take the chance encase I botched it up and ended up having to pay for it. I would just tell them that the film unfortunately cant be removed, and it may be cheaper to replace the glass.
     
  5. badbusdriver

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    Long ago i used to be a car valeter, we often used stuff called tar & glue remover. We used it mainly for removing the tar on the bodywork of the car, but as its name implies, it can also be used for glue and other assorted sticky stuff!. I remember one time having to remove window tinting film which left something like what you are describing. It was a real sh*t job, but it did come off eventually. You spray it on and it will start to break up the film, which you will then have to either sSwear word!e (carefully) or wipe off, but as i said, not a nice job!.
     
  6. bluemonkey

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    i have had this before, it is for when the window gets smashed, nothing you can do, except replace window, slightest make will scratch glass, sticking stuff to it will do even more damage when trying to remove it
     
  7. Matty H

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    Ooooooooo doesn't sound good lads - I could be there for hours trying to remove and as costs mount up she may as well replace glass I suppose
     
  8. James

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    Yeah I had another business before this one & I had that safety film accross the insides on my windows.

    It's impossible to take it off (I think someone has already mentioned that). You must replace the windows.

    James.
     
  9. Matty H

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    I told her to***ht she wants me to go and help her out - what would you do lads :D
     
  10. bluemonkey

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    get her to sign a form stating that you take no responsibility for it, it will end in disaster
     
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