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Tint removal in Brisbane?
Brisbane, Queensland
385 posts
Hi all,

Im considering buying an 85 corollacoaster for close to $200. The biggest problem is that its tinting is festooned with bubbles and must be removed to be roadworthy. Apparently this is no easy job and costs several hundred dollars...

There doesnt seem to be any reason to buy a $200 car if it costs three times that to get the tint removed.

Im going to call around and get some quotes but I thought someone on here may have a mate that does it cheap or have some experience in removing it first hand and have some tips for me.

Cheers guys

08:55am 11/03/10 Permalink
08:55am 11/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
4356 posts
There doesnt seem to be any reason to buy a $200 car

Or a 25 year old toyota.

The tint is just the first thing you'll be paying to fix.

last edited by thermite at 09:02:12 11/Mar/10
08:59am 11/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
6700 posts
You buy a $200 for parts, not to drive or spend money on getting it roadworthy.
Pretty safe bet you'll have to spend a lot more cash on it to get it roadworthy.
09:02am 11/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
11657 posts
doubt it costs hundreds of dollars

i'd guess it's a pretty common occurance

heat gun would probably do it

if i can ever be f***ed i need to get the tint removed from the vadge and redone as it's pretty s*****
09:08am 11/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
386 posts
sort of, its a mate from unis car and hes got a new car. Its mechanically very good. 102 000kms with a recond engine at 80. Transmission is excellent. The aircon works and is better than my parents Lexus.

It has a few minor problems but another mate is a mechanic and is fixing it to roadworthy for a carton of beer or there abouts.

The tint he cant do and will be the real car hunt
09:08am 11/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
260 posts
I'm trying to get rid of a 1990 Ford Laser and even the wreckers don't want it, still drives too. I'm probably going to end up selling it to sims metal for $100 as scrap metal. Old cars are worth nothing if there is stuff to fix up.
09:15am 11/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
8652 posts
hair dryer and a blade?

it's summer so the car will be bloody hot anyway..
09:19am 11/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
4708 posts
i have a corolla from 1932 and it is f*****g awesome. they are the most reliable cars ON THE PLANET.
09:22am 11/03/10 Permalink
Melbourne, Victoria
4191 posts
Word of the week: Corollacoaster.
09:24am 11/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
6204 posts
metho/turps (I forget which one) and a hot/wet cloth brah

also, razor blades
(not for the window, for your wrists after considering driving around a $200 rolla - down the street, not across the road)
09:26am 11/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
387 posts
All good suggestions

keep them coming!
09:58am 11/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
4358 posts
soak the car under water
10:07am 11/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
1256 posts
Just find someone who will do a dodgey road worthy? There's still a few of them around....
10:33am 11/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
6841 posts
Word of the week: Corollacoaster.
i used to use this when i had my corolla
alternatives include
11:47am 11/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
3588 posts
11:54am 11/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
4574 posts
I'd do the windows yourself with a razor blade and some metho/turps, but it might be best to get the rear windscreen done professionally if you want the demister to still work.
11:56am 11/03/10 Permalink
1204 posts
heated baby's blood should do the trick
11:58am 11/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
28284 posts
replace all the glass with new glass
12:10pm 11/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
254 posts
01:28pm 11/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
6845 posts
I knew i'd said it before here
01:31pm 11/03/10 Permalink
Gaelic newb
Sydney, New South Wales
17449 posts
you wanker hardware
01:33pm 11/03/10 Permalink
1395 posts
You should be able to remove it yourself if it is a home film job.

Otherwise, I think it's more like $10 passanger windows and $50 the big ones or something.

$700 seems very excessive, more expensive than getting it tinted.

Tinta-A-Car: Are good, dunno if they are on the mainland but :)
01:36pm 11/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
6847 posts
thats your mums job heardy
02:27pm 11/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
2 posts
All you need is a iron that makes a s*** load of steam and a razor blade. Thats how I've gotten tint off before. Works a treat.
05:58pm 11/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
15665 posts
I removed the old tinting from my car (it too is a corolla!) the other day, just peeled it off with my fingernails & used K&H Wax & Grease Remover to get all the sticky s*** off and some glass cleaner for a streak free viewing experience. It's a piece of piss to do yourself.


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