Glass coloring film became very popular, especially in warm climates, as an effective means of keeping inside a car cooler. It is cheaper than buying pre-tinted windows. However, as ordinary glass, it can sometimes be scratched. When this happens, you can replace the entire film window or attempt a repair that will make it invisible to most casual observers.
Things you need
Glass coloring film
Replace the entire Window Tint
From the edge or close to zero, use a razor blade to lift the dye film and remove.
Spraying distilled water on the window and remove as much of the adhesive from the window as possible.
Trace the inside of the window with a paper and pencil and crafts to create a template.
Cut out the template with scissors.
Using your template as a guide, cut out the window tint film with scissors and press the film inside of the window.
Push all air bubbles on the film with a squeegee.
Cut off any excess with scissors or a razor blade.
Repairing a Scratch
Cut around the zero in the film with a razor blade, all the way to the glass. To make it easier to repair, cut into the shape of a rectangle.
Spray the damaged area with distilled water and raise it with a razor blade.
Remove any adhesive on the window with distilled water and a razor blade.
Using a pencil and kraft paper, trace around the section you just removed to create a stencil.
Cut out the stencil with scissors.
Using a razor and stencil, cut a patch on the film window tinting. Apply the patch to the window.
Use a squeegee to remove air bubbles from the film. Cut all wrong with a razor blade.
Tips & Warnings
It is not as easy as it seems and may take several attempts to get there.
If you happen to have the replacement glass, practice on this first.